Mary Poppins at the Dryden Theater

 I’m so excited that Mary Poppins will be playing at the Dryden Theater on Sunday September 9, 2015 at 2pm, as part of the Dryden Theater Kids Series  at the George Eastman House. If you know me, you kow what a big Disney Fan I am and Mary Poppins is one of my favorite classic Disney Films. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious indeed!
  

The George Eastman House recently announced that all Dryden Kids film screenings will now be FREE for attendees 17 years old and younger. In keeping with its mission to promote the art and history of cinema, the Dryden Theatre is encouraging younger audiences to see films on the big screen in their original formats, as they were intended to be. 

 

“Our goal is to share the beauty of cinema with people of all ages, and what better place to do that than on the big screen at the Dryden Theatre?” said Jurij Meden, curator of film exhibitions, George Eastman House. “Film is such a beautiful art form, and educating young minds on the history of film by using 35mm prints, projected on the big screen, is an experience unlike any other, and can be found right here at George Eastman House.”

Dryden Kids ticket information
– Adults: $8

– Eastman House members: $6

– Students: $4

– 17 and under: Free
All tickets can be purchased at the Dryden Theatre box office. More information at dryden.eastmanhouse.org

As a Disney Fan, I often post about Disney themed events and news that I believe my readers will find interesting. 

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Brat Cat Meow Monday

All of our cats have catitude, but Jezebel is the original brat cat. There’s no denying she’s a beautiful cat and she was very affectionate when she was a kitten, but once she grew up, she turned into a miserable brat. She lives with us, but beside being her source of food, she wants nothing to do with us. If we dare touch her or pick her up she gives us an annoyed meow and stalks angrily away. 

  
That’s been the norm until we got back from vacation. All of a sudden she loves me, a lot. She sits in my lap and meows and meows at me. She’s so weird. I’m giving it another week or so before she figures out that she doesn’t need us anymore. Shouldn’t be long now.

  
Here’s one cat who will love you, meet Rose, our Lollypop Farm Pet of the Week.

Rose

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Little Rose is a 1 1/2 year old female domestic shorthair mix who’s looking for a new home, some window sills to perch on, and some warm laps to snuggle into for her next life adventure. Come meet her at Lollypop Farm!

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Pardon My French

Last week I wrote about making some changes in my life and on this blog. Nothing huge, I’m trying to be truer to myself on the blog and to feel less stressed both at home and work. Those are easy things to put out there when you’re at the tail end of a relaxing vacation, but not so easy to put into practice once you get back to the real world. 

I’m back at work and, as you can imagine, it’s not as relaxing as the beach, but I’m trying. Next week the kids are back to school and I’m totally dreading it. Sissy will be a senior (sob) this year and J-Man is going to be in 8th grade. I can’t believe she’s in her last year of high school!!! She’s excited about next week and J-Man is decidedly not. It’s always a big adjustment for him to get back in the swing of things after summer and that can make for some stressful mornings and nights. Don’t even get me started on the whole homework crap that will be starting up again. Ugh!!

In other news, my mother gave me permission to use the word “shit” on m blog. Way to take the fun out of it mom. 

  

It’s possible she’s still using reverse psychology on me, she’s pretty clever like that. To be honest, I learned it from her. Until I was about 5 or 6, I thought it was French, because every time she would say it, she would follow up with “Pardon my French”.  Apparently, it’s not. 

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Time For Change

 Time For Change

 
Roadtrips give you a lot of time to think because you’re  stuck in the car for hours on end. What else is there to do besides snack? Lots of snacking. This roadtrip gave me time to think about a lot of stuff. Namely, what I want to do with, and about, my blog.

I feel like I’ve had writer’s block for the past year or more. Every time I sit down to write, nothing comes to me. Just my inner voice telling me that there’s nothing for me to write, it’s just boring shit anyway, and who, besides your mother, is even going to read it and she’s going to be mad because you used the “S” word. Then I give up and walk away. I think it was easier when I first started because not too many friends and family knew about the blog. I could write what I wanted without wondering what someone might think, or say, or be unintentially offended by what I wrote.  

But, I feel like I’ve more than reached the age where I can write what I want without worrying what someone else’s reaction might be. Not that I’m looking to write scathing blog posts about people I know or work with, but I feel like I’ve been walking a line of pure vanilla to try not to offend anyone and it isn’t working for me. It’s boring to write, which means it’s boring to read. 

So, what the hell. I might as well start writing for me again. Maybe the writer’s block will disappear, maybe not, but I think it’s worth a try. 

Boundaries are another issue I’ve thought a lot about on this roadtrip. I need to set some personal boundaries and stick to them. Home and family time is just that, and deserves my full focus. Setting aside time to blog and to just focus on the task at hand, not try to juggle 5 different things while I’m blogging, and to leave more of my work at work. 

I’m sure I will have to keep working on all of the above, especially when I go back to work and the kids go back to school. It’s always easier in summer with longer days, no homework, and less stress, but these 2 weeks have me feeling good about the possibilities and it’s time for change. 

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Meow Monday

George, just being George. 

   
 

Meet Sasha, our Lollypop Farm Pet of the Week

Sasha

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Sasha is a 4-month-old male domestic shorthair mix with a handsome grey coat. There were too many pets in his previous home so, he’s at Lollypop Farm looking for some new humans. All cats are available for reduced adoption fees until Sunday, August 9. Come meet all our feline buddies!
  

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