Posts Tagged ‘Savannah GA’

Saturday night I went to the CMT Summer never ends concert in Savannah GA. The headliner was Jake Owen and the show was incredible. High energy great music, just had a really good time!

While at the concert in line waiting for drinks I began to notice first the theater. I really like this theater in the small town that is just forty minutes away from the small town I live in. There is a mezzanine and a balcony as well as a pit. The lobby is not decadent but not austere it is a great combination and the theater is used to host all kinds of events. I have been to dramatic and comedic plays in this theater, there has been the country music concert (like tonight) there has also been rock, rap, jazz and blues. I have with the kids seen the circus in the theater as well. The second thing I notice after taking note of the theater is the people at the concert are all dressed the same, and yes I include myself in that. Plaid is the order of the day and I wonder if the same people went to the other events like me and dressed differently like I did.

I am always amazed at how multi faceted people are. The world is a unique place and is full of many unique well-rounded individuals.

Oh yeah this guy Jake Owen and this concert is really good if it comes to your town or a town outside of your town you should definitely check it out worth the time and money

 

peace

john3c

 

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Yesterday immediately after work I abducted my girlfriend and drove her 45 minutes away. We arrived at one of the older movie theaters on the other side of town and watched what may have been, the best movie of the year. “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel“, that’s the name of the movie! If you get the chance definitely watch this movie.  The movie follows a group of British retirees to India. The retire to The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, which is a young Indian mans dream.

The movie showcase some great acting and the beautiful culture sites and sounds that are part of a really amazing country, India. 

There is one retiree who absolutely hates the move from the U.K. to India and another who is completely at home, it is during one of their dialogues that I have stolen todays post title. The woman who is miserable, asks the man who seems to be in heaven what he likes so much about the country. He goes through the standard answers, colors, climate but then he says he loves the way people live their lives there as though Life is a privilege not a right.

  Watching some of the actions of people I often feel that we can forget that are life is a gift given to us by god or providence or chance, depending on your religion, and definitely not a right. When something is a privilege you respect, cherish, and protect it. When something is a right it is easily overlooked. When something “just happens”, it can easily become mundane and normal. I am convinced that if we learn to live our lives as though they are indeed a privilege we will see and experience a more full and wonderful life… Just a thought

peace

john3c

So Sunday was an interesting day for me, how about you. My Sundays are usually consumed by worship and food, however yesterday was not the case for me and my girlfriend. (Get yours gasps ready.) Yesterday me we decided to play hooky from church service (insert gasps here). We spent the morning hours watching an older comedy, which I had seen before and she had not, it was “Red” (great movie if you haven’t seen it you should, men Mary Louise Parker does a really good job and for the ladies, my girlfriend says Bruce Willis is still hot in it), after the ,movie we decided to explore the nearby historic Savannah GA.

We do not live in Savannah but we are close enough to enjoy a ride to the Empire city of the south every once in a while, like when you skip church or something.. Have you ever read “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil”, or seen the movie of the same namesake? Pretty good book and movie and both were set in and really showcased Savannah GA.  Savannah is a beautiful southern east coast city. If you ever get the chance come see Savannah.  Savannah is unique in the south because it has retained many of the old buildings and ambiance from days past, thanks in part to the gifting of the city to the president during the civil war by the malevolent General Sherman.  It is the architecture and feel of the city that we were enjoying and that also caused my girlfriend to twist her ankle. there are steps leading to a street that are very steep and treacherous and these steep steps did their dastardly deeds on her ankle.

Older architecture is something to look and marvel at however it is not always the most well received for getting around on. However the city of Savannah is excellent at creating a juxtaposition of old and new structures and it is in this delicate dance that we found an elevator to carry us back up stairs to market street.
Now because we took the elevator as opposed to the 100-year-old steps we were in a different area than we were earlier. Walking back, slowly gingerly to the car ( I offered to go pick it up while she waited at one of the cities beautiful squares benches, but she would have none of that. It was during our slow walk that we realized that the Historic Savannah Theater was putting on a show at three o’clock that day.

Looking down at my watch and her cell phone we realized it was 3 after 3 and we decided to pay the box office a visit. The lady at the box office let us know that there were two tickets available and (drumroll) they were Front Row Seats! I love live entertainment and I can count on one hand the amount of times I have sat in the front row. The two of us watched the cast from the Historic Savannah Theater, act, sing and dance their way through “Jukebox Journey”. We absolutely loved it!! If you are ever in Savannah do yourself a favor and see any production this theater is putting on! Well don’t take my word for it.. “If you get to Savannah go to the theater on Bull Street and watch a great performance!” –Reba Mcentire.

My girlfriend apologized for hurting her ankle I told her that if she hadn’t hurt her ankle we would not have walked they route we did and therefore would have missed a great show and wonderful afternoon, so no apologizes were needed. 

The ankle is still swollen, she has decided to try to stay off it for a while and see what happens. Life is full of twisted ankles and unplanned events, embracing them and enjoying the directions we take make a world of a difference.

Peace

john3c