20 Jan 2012
in Hot Topics, livermore, Meghan's World, Theater
Tags: Annie, Annie the Musical, Bankhead Theater, Downtown Livermore, Film, Livermore, san francisco, Theatre, Tickets, Tri, Tri-Valley, Tri-Valley Rep Theater, TVRT
In 1982 I was 6 years old. The same age my daughter is now and when the movie Annie came onto the big screen it was the most wonderful and amazing thing I had ever seen in my whole young life.
The music, the attitude, the sweetness and those fabulous orange locks! Annie was my kind of girl and I learned every song word for word after listening to the soundtrack album on my record player. I knew she’d always hold a special place in my heart.
That’s why I couldn’t be more excited to be giving away FOUR TICKETS to see the live production of Annie being put on by Tri-Valley Reparatory Theater at the beautiful Bankhead in Downtown Livermore!
That’s right, my friends at TVRT are back and better than ever with their production of Annie! The show will be opening tomorrow night and running through February 5th! Performance dates are, January / February 2012
Jan. 21, 22, 27, 28, 29; Feb. 3, 4, 5. You can buy tickets here via the Bankhead Box Office. More
12 Dec 2011
in California, Christmas, livermore, Meghan's World, writing
Tags: CHristmas, Christmas music, Christmastime, Ho ho ho, Santa, Santa Claus, Stoneridge Shopping Center, Tri-Valley
My memories of going to see Santa when I was a kid pretty much all revolve around one place, the mall. Growing up here in the Tri-Valley there was pretty much one place to see Santa (and pretty much the only place to do your shopping as well) and that was Stoneridge Mall. My memories of Santa’s Village right there in the middle of the mall are of the beautiful Santa’s Village full of mechanical reindeer, elves and Santa’s cottage. And so much fluffy white fake snow it could make you go blind of your stared too long. And of course very long lines that stretched out as far as the eye could see.
Everything a trip to see Santa is supposed to be. More
22 Aug 2011
in fall, livermore, Meghan's World, writing
Tags: Autumn, Ecotourism, fall, Mother Nature, Pumpkin pie, Recreation, Specialty Travel, Travel
The foliage has been losing its freshness through the month of August, and here and there a yellow leaf shows itself like the first gray hair amidst the locks of a beauty who has seen one season too many. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes
Last night I went grocery shopping, alone. Since summer vacation began in June there have been very few times that I have been out running errands alone and it was a nice break. I listened to what I wanted to, had the music up as loud as I wanted and was able to walk around the grocery store leisurely perusing my shopping list and going at my own pace. It was nice. I know, the things that we enjoy as adults are pretty simple.
27 Jul 2011
in livermore, Meghan's World, wordless wednesday
Tags: california, Livermore, motherhood moments, wise words for wednesday, Wordless wednesday
To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment. ~Jane Austen
25 Jul 2011
in JamsBio, livermore, Meghan's World, Music, parenthood, Raising Girls, writing
Tags: Arts, Chris Isaak, Clubs and Venues, daughters, Huey Lewis, Livermore, motherhood moments, Music, Sun Records, Weird Al Yankovic, wente winery, Wicked Game
Believe it or not my very first concert was The Monkees and Weird Al Yankovic. I know, kind of weird, except I’ll put good money on the fact that at least a few of you will read this and say “Me too!” Because it was a pretty popular tour that year. I was in the third grade and a pretty avid Monkees fan (thanks Nick ay Night) so when they came around my parents took us. This would be the beginning of a very passionate and life-long love for live music. More
20 Jan 2011
in livermore, Meghan's World, writing, writing prompts
Tags: california, Forecasting, Germany, Livermore, National Weather Service, Snow, Weather, Winter storm, Winter weather advisory, writing prompts
One of my goals for 2011 is to get back into taking part in the fun writing workshop over at one of my favorite blogs, Mama’s Losin It! by taking part of her weekly writing prompts. This week I made the obvious choice and decided to write “A photo journal entry…show us what winter looks like in your town”. *snicker*
It’s mean, I know. I say that because winter is a little… well different here. Not that we don’t have really cold weather, we do. And not that we don’t see a little snow on the local hilltops once or twice a year, cause that usually happens too. But here we also have this kind of weather during the winter months, More
07 Jan 2011
in California, livermore, writing
Tags: 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, 1994 Northridge earthquake, california, california earthquake, Earthquake, Earthquake weather, Larry Graham, Livermore, San Andreas Fault, United States
So some of my local pals may have felt the earthquake that occurred just a little while ago and clocked in at a small but respectable 4.1 on the good old Richter scale. Right away I logged on to Facebook and enjoyed the fun of guessing the size and getting confirmation that there was indeed an earthquake, and I was not going crazy.
It’s hard to explain the mystique and reaction to California earthquakes to anyone outside of California. So I won’t bother trying. More