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Friday night started off with getting together with a friend who I hadn’t seen in a couple months. We decided to go see a movie, and she ended up picking Parental Guidance. I thought it was going to be funnier than it was – there was a lot of kid humour, but not many adult jokes.

Saturday was pretty much housework and reading. Not very exciting, but that stuff has to be done every week.

Jubilations Ghostbusted January 20 2013 (1)

Sunday morning I went to church. Afterwards I went over to the boyfriend’s place to hang out before going to see Ghostbusted at Jubilations with him and some of his friends. I had never been before, but I had a lot of fun. It’s basically a dinner theatre with lots of singing. The food was good, and our server was awesome. I’d definitely go back again.

Did you do anything fun over the weekend?

I had an awesome time Saturday night despite the cold, snowy weather we had.

The boyfriend and I decided to go for dinner before the show started at 8. By the time we got downtown and found a parking spot (it was an amazing spot BTW, right across the street from the theatre), we weren’t sure where we wanted to eat, but decided to take a walk and see what we came across.

We ended up deciding on the Gypsy Bistro Wine Bar. It reminded me of a cute little restaurant in Paris. While the food was definitely pretty tasty, the service was awesome.

Pride and Prejudice October 25 2012

By the time we finished dinner we walked over to the theatre. While we were waiting for the show to start we read the program. There were some guidelines for courtship in England the late 1700’s and early 1800’s. Apparently as an unmarried woman I shouldn’t be alone in a room with the boyfriend and I should curtsy and he should bow when we leave each other.

Pride and Prejudice October 25 2012 (1)

The show was pretty awesome. It was a lot funnier than I thought it was going to be. My favourite part of course was when Darcy and Elizabeth kissed at the end. The acting was perfect, and the characters came across just as I imagined them in the book.

All in all it was a pretty fun night. If you’re in the Calgary area and thinking of going to see Pride and Prejudice, you should definitely go. It was a great production.

How does Monday morning always seems to sneak up on me so fast? Here’s what kept me busy over the weekend.

 

Friday the boyfriend and I went to see Sinister. I think Ethan Hawke is a great actor, plus I love scary movies, so I had mentioned wanting to see it. It wasn’t the scariest movie I’d ever seen, but there were definitely a couple parts that made me jump.

After the movie we went for dinner. The first restaurant we tried had a 30 minute wait, so we went over to Schank’s instead. We ended up deciding to split a chicken quesadilla and chicken fingers. The service wasn’t that great, but the food was tasty, and we didn’t have to wait half an hour to eat.

Saturday night I finally got to see Pride and Prejudice. It snowed earlier in the day, so I ended up wearing a different outfit than I had planned, but I still felt pretty cute in it.

The show was amazing! There were lots of funny parts, and the actor who played Mr. Collins was great. Of course my heart melted at the very end when Darcy and Elizabeth kissed. It makes me smile just thinking about it.

It made me realize how much I miss going to see live theatre. The same theatre is putting on a production of Anne of Green Gables in April. I might have to save up to go see that one next.

Sunday night I had my yoga class. I really wasn’t motivated to go, but I knew that once I got there I would be glad I went. Of course that’s what happened. I came home super relaxed – it felt so good.

Did you do anything exciting this weekend?

Little Black Dress

I’m already thinking about what I’m going to wear to Pride and Prejudice when I go in October. Yeah, I may not be very girly, but it’s been a long time since I last got to dress up.

I bought this dress a couple years ago for work. I know the photo isn’t that great, but I really like how it looks on me. It’s the only dress I own. Or have owned in a very long time.

I haven’t worn it since I bought it. I’ve definitely gained a little weight since then. It still fits, but it could definitely look better. So my plan is to watch my eating and make sure I get in all my workouts every week and lose a little weight so it looks amazing again when I wear it to Pride and Prejudice.

Cause we all know a night of “sucking it in” isn’t fun at all.

A week or two ago while I was reading the newspaper I saw an ad for Theatre Calgary’s upcoming season. When I saw that one of my favourite books, Pride and Prejudice,  was being put on I knew I had to find someone to go with me.

Pride and Prejudice Tickets September 8 2012

I asked the boyfriend if he wanted to go with me. I wasn’t expecting him to say yes, but he did, and I didn’t even have to talk him into it. Although we’ve been on lots of dates, I think this will be our first “fancy dress up” date.Our tickets aren’t until October, but I’m super excited about it.

Whenever I think of Mr Darcy, Colin Firth automatically pops into my head. He did such a great job playing him in the BBC version. I’m hoping this theatre one is just as good as that version.

Pride and Prejudice Tickets September 8 2012 (1)

The last show I saw was The Lion King a couple summers ago. I had wanted to see it for a long time, and when it came to Calgary I knew I had to get tickets. I’ve also seen The Phantom of the Opera, Show Boat, and South Pacific. My favourite has to be The Phantom of the Opera.

What’s your favourite movie version of Pride and Prejudice? What’s the last show you’ve seen at the theatre?