Well Christmas is upon us. The good, the bad, and the ugly happening out there this time of year. Sometimes people get to wrapped up in self and consumerism. Cheryl and I aren't that big into Christmas other than seeing family. When we get presents to give they are usually small but there is a thought behind them. It's not just buying for the sake of buying something. There's usually a story to tell.
So we went out looking to knock as many off the christmas list as possible so as not to keep stringing the shopping along. We shopped small to no avail. Not finding what we wanted we headed to World Market ne Cost Plus. On Saturday afternoon everyone was out and World Market was packed. So packed we drove by and kept on driving for a while. Eventually circling back with the lot maybe 2/3 full. So it was on like donkey kong.
Cheryl had to get stuff for coworkers and family. Me I was grabbing for Cheryl's sister. The pressure to get her coworkers good stuff got to Cheryl. We powered through the freakout and got the first meaningful gift. Knocking one off made the process easier and soon we were finding the goods and grabbing good stuff. End of the expedition we were mostly finished with the recipient list. Some minor things to grab but a certain specialness behind all the purchases.
After the shopping meltdown it was time to chill and remember the spirit of Christmas. So it was decided that we were to watch A Charlie Brown Christmas after looking at Christmas Lights. We got an early peak at the Fab 40's Christmas lights(still a work in progress), grabbed a Papa Murphys Pizza and entertained ourselves with Charlie Brown and company. I recommend you do the same and come down from holiday shopping.
The Million Dollar Quartet at the Harris Center was fantastic as expected. The ending was an epic rip roaring foot stomping good time. The four donned sequined jackets and ripped into a medley of songs. Hello Vegas.
The actors tried to mirror their "originals", some better than others, but they stayed in character and added little nuances throughout the production. This was a show to be seen many nights to catch all the little things. For al intensive purposes the Jerry Lee Lewis actor was The Killer causing grief and running amok being a freak of nature and putting on one hell of a show. This show rocked!
No we didn't win the lottery. At least monetarily...
Sam Philips of Sun Records did though back in the 50's. But the star power of Elvis, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins broke his financial resources and he had to upsize Elvis to the Major Labels to survive the mounting costs. One day they all were at the studio at one time and laid down some tracks and of course there was a photo shoot. Born was the "Million Dollar Quartet" and tonight is Date Night so we are going to the Harris Center at Folsom Lake College to see the National Touring "Million Dollar Quartet" show hit the stage.
The Harris Center is always top notch and we're looking forward to rockabillying the hours away tonight. In a perfect world we would have also reserved a spot at Land Ocean down the street or headed to Old Town Folsom first but unfortunately I have to work late tonight so pre-show festivities are limited. The show ran Thursday, Tonight, and still has one more show Saturday you may be able to make.
Picture Courtesy of Harris Center