We go together

“Like rama lama lama ka dinga da dinga dong. Remembered forever as shoobop sha wadda wadda yippity boom de boom. Chang chang changitty chang shoobop. That’s the way it should be, wha ooohhhh, yeah.” 

For those of you who know me, you know exactly where that’s from and that it’s one of my all time favorite movies. That’s right… GREASE!! This past weekend, my love and I went to see a local theatre put on the production with my grandmother and one of her friends. To say that it was amazing would be an understatement. It was brilliant, loved every minute of it and couldn’t help but to sing along. I would go back and see it again, over and over. Yes, it was THAT good! The individual parts were spot on and I couldn’t imagine anyone playing them other than the ones that did. 

The theatre is a small, intimate setting styled theatre so no seat in the house is a bad one. The two hour production went straight through each scene/song without an intermission. They did pause for a little friendly twist battle between two audience members but that was it. That was the fastest I think I’ve ever experienced two hours going by. For Grease Lightening, they used a golf cart (again, it was a very intimate setting styled theatre). Remember in the movie during Blue Moon when the boys mooned everyone? Yep, they even included that (on more than one occasion). Ha ha! My sweets was hoping they were going to include the part where the hot dog jumps into the bun, but they didn’t. Maybe next time? 

One of the funniest things was to watch during the entire performance was how much the Jan character ate. I laughed so hard, she played that part perfectly between the fruit cups, twinkles, and even hamburgers. All in all, I was in awe and wanted to watch it again. I want to give a huge kudos to the Winston Salem Theatre Alliance and I look forward to seeing more of their productions in the future. That’s it for now, folks!

For more information on the theatre and future productions you can visit their Facebook page here.


Freedom isn’t Free

Today as we celebrate America’s independence, remember what led us to that point. Many of us associate the Fourth of July with cookouts, pool parties, baseball, picnics, parades, fireworks, and other activities involving family and friends. But, do any of us truly understand the background of this federal holiday? I myself, could give a brief description but that is about it. So, I have done a little research in order to give us all a better understanding of what today is truly about.

During the American revolution on July 2, 1776 the legal separation of the Thirteen Colonies from Great Britain occurred. All based on the approval of a resolution of independence proposed by Richard Henry Lee in June. That’s where the Declaration of Independence was formed, being approved on July 4, 1776. The day before it was approved, John Adams wrote the following to his wife, Abigail.

“The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.”

It’s been debated on by historians whether the Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4, 1776 or if in fact it was signed on August 2, 1776. Oddly enough, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, the only two who signed the Declaration of Independence that served as President of the United States, died on the same day: July 4, 1826. This day, was the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.

Independence Day also know as the Fourth of July, is celebrated nationally. Popular patriotic songs associated with this day are: “The Star-Spangled Banner”, “God Bless America”, “Yankee Doodle”, and others. It is said, the first week of July is one of the busiest travel periods for Americans.

As you celebrate with family and friends, take a moment to observe the true meaning of this nationally known, federal holiday.

Information from this post was found at: Wikipedia


Behind the Blog

Why “Arbitrary Simplicity”?

That’s an easy one. The idea behind Arbitrary Simplicity is to be raw, vulnerable, and honest. The posts you’ll read are just that of my opinions, my stories, situations I face and simply put, my journey through life. The thought to create a space where I can vent, share ideas, and basically just be me seemed effortless. I have blogged in the past on other sites but felt myself yearning for more than just myself sitting behind a computer screen typing a post. I yearn for followers, for avid readers, for individuals, some like me and some not like me, who I can connect with through posts, comments and blogs of their own. I yearn for my posts to be read whether understood or not. All of this while, not being judged for simply being me. 

So, here’s to just that. My random, sometimes simple, and with no other reason behind them than to just share a piece of my life with you, posts.

“Be yourself, everyone else is already taken.” -Oscar Wilde

Eeekk, Sinuses!

When we came back from a relaxing, awesome week at the beach, I have felt like I couldn’t breath like normal. For some reason, the salty air cleared not only my mind but my nasal passages as well. For a week and a half now I’ve been battling some sort of sinus, possibly allergy, mess. 

It started with my throat and a couple of days later the pressure behind my eyes was horrid. I have felt stuffy, congested and like my head is a huge bubble just waiting for it to pop. A week and a half later, still haven’t made the trek to the doctor’s office (not a fan and don’t go unless I absolutely can’t bear not to), and have switched meds. I started out with OTC allergy medicine which didn’t touch my symptoms one bit. As of yesterday, I’m taking Mucinex Sinus Severe for both day and night time. It definitely helps me sleep and has caused me to clear an entire box of kleenex in one day but I still feel icky. I know, I know, it’s going to take longer than 24 hours but wah wah, I’m over it. My aunt suggested this nasal spray that I’ve given a shot too, called Afrin. I guess it’s still too early to see if these attempts are making a difference. If they don’t, I’ll have no choice but to take myself to the doctor. 

Hope you are keeping healthy and free of this nasty little thing called sinuses!