Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Double, Double, Toil and Trouble!

This last Saturday, Gardner Village had their annual 'Witches Night Out.' Last year, my mom and I wanted to go but it didn't work out, so we ended up going the Thanksgiving Point for their YaYa Sisterhood Party. It was fun, but we really wanted to go check out the witches this year. My friend, Ali, joined us along the way for some wicked good fun!

It was a beautiful evening, so warm and clear; we could have stayed out all night, but holy cow, talk about crowded! Apparently, all the other women in Utah decided they wanted to be witches too. It was hard to get in and out of the shops and also to get food. We really wanted to get some yummy soup in a bread bowl, but we couldn't find the right line so we ate at a little bakery instead. I was hoping there would be more activities, but it seemed mostly like a good excuse to get dressed up and go shopping, which, hey, I'm not complaining about, I just wanted a little more witchy stuff. Well, they did have a cackling contest. I was called up to cackle, but I discovered I'm not much of a cackler. More of a high pitch laughter kind of girl. We had a fabulous time! I always love hanging with good witchy company.

A dark Cave. In the middle, a Caldron boiling. Thunder.

Enter the three Witches.

1 WITCH. Thrice the brinded cat hath mew'd.
2 WITCH. Thrice and once, the hedge-pig whin'd.
3 WITCH. Harpier cries:—'tis time! 'tis time!
1 WITCH. Round about the caldron go;
In the poison'd entrails throw.—
Toad, that under cold stone,
Days and nights has thirty-one;
Swelter'd venom sleeping got,
Boil thou first i' the charmed pot!
ALL. Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and caldron bubble.
2 WITCH. Fillet of a fenny snake,
In the caldron boil and bake;
Eye of newt, and toe of frog,
Wool of bat, and tongue of dog,
Adder's fork, and blind-worm's sting,
Lizard's leg, and owlet's wing,—
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.
ALL. Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and caldron bubble.
3 WITCH. Scale of dragon; tooth of wolf;
Witches' mummy; maw and gulf
Of the ravin'd salt-sea shark;
Root of hemlock digg'd i the dark;
Liver of blaspheming Jew;
Gall of goat, and slips of yew
Sliver'd in the moon's eclipse;
Nose of Turk, and Tartar's lips;
Finger of birth-strangled babe
Ditch-deliver'd by a drab,—
Make the gruel thick and slab:
Add thereto a tiger's chaudron,
For the ingrediants of our caldron.
ALL. Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and caldron bubble.
2 WITCH. Cool it with a baboon's blood,
Then the charm is firm and good.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Hamster Dance video and The Weekend!

So, I saw this fun post over on Live imperfectly with great delight! on 10 fun things they did on the weekend, so I'm stealing the idea and doing it myself!

1. We went to the farmer's market Saturday morning, and I bought a big box of honey crisp apples and Asian pears. Also we ate a huge breakfast burrito and some cookies for breakfast.
2. We hung out with Brenden and Tiffany and watched the season finale of Dr. Who season 6.

3. I made an apple breakfast cobbler in the crock pot for breakfast Sunday morning. It was delicious. I have actually started a love affair with my crock pot, especially with making breakfast the night before. It is so nice to wake up to a hot breakfast on these crisp fall mornings.

4. Porter and I went to Olive Garden and shared my favorite fall treat, pumpkin cheesecake from the Olive Garden. It you haven't tried it, you NEED to. Do it!

5. Speaking of the Olive Garden, my parents and I went there for lunch on Saturday after a matinee of my show and I locked my keys in my car! And to add insult to injury, they were on my front seat, mocking me. Grrrr.

6. My sweet, awesome hubby left his tech rehearsal to come rescue me. He came driving up, a knight in shining armor and with a swift stroke he unlocked my car, saving me from hitch-hiking my way home.

7. I visited Porter's Rehearsal for 'The Wizard of Oz.' I was able to catch up with a friend from college who I haven't seen for a while. It was lovely chatting with Ms. Shannon Musgrave. She is choreographing 'Wizard.'

8. My family came to see "My Fair Lady" Saturday afternoon. It is always fun to see them.
I also got to meet the cute girl my brother has been dating. Don't they look cute?!

9. My father-in-law came over and visited. We haven't seen him since last spring. He lives on a boat down in So. Cali, but he is up visiting for the month of October. It was nice catch up with the ole sailer!

10. Sunday afternoon we visited Hooper. We hung with the fam, and relaxed. So naturally, the next course of action would be to make a music video. Hope you all enjoy our 'Hamster Dance!'