Hey guys! It’s been a minute, and I apologize. Truth be told, after the horrific events in Florida on Valentine’s Day, I felt like feigning positivity last weekend would’ve been just that, an act. I’m not going to get too political here, but I’ll just quickly say that I am so proud of those kids.
This winter has been rough, honestly the most emotionally and physically taxing that I can remember in a long time, and it looks like we’re all in this together. Lately, I’ve been making a real effort to just do more (Casey Neistat, I love you!). Doing more= less time moping= happier Leigh Ann. So, what exactly have I been up to the past couple of weeks?
Well, for starters, bae and I have seen two great comedians live. We saw Jeff Dunham in a nearly sold out giant venue and we absolutely were not disappointed. He has a new ‘little person in a box,’ and I won’t give too much away, in case you catch him on this tour, but I will say it was hilarious. See if he’s visiting your city here.
This weekend, we saw Joel McHale. When I found out he was going to be here, I nearly lost my mind with excitement. The Soup was great and all, but as a diehard Community fan, and #sixseasonsandamovie advocate, seeing Joel honestly felt like checking an item off my bucket list. (Just to drive home how much I adore Community, I walked down the aisle my wedding day to the song that Annie and Jeff had their first real kiss to. And I have no shame.) Laughing is the best cure for the Winter Blues, so check and see if Joel will be visiting your neck of the woods here.
We took advantage of the three day weekend last week and saw not one, but two movies in theaters. Going to see a movie used to be my absolute favorite thing, but now I’m all like, “I have this, that, and other shit to do today and I don’t know if I can make sitting in the dark for two hours work.” That’s such a lame excuse. My love for going to see movies was reignited last week, and that’s surely due in large part to the caliber of the two films we saw.
All images for this post courtesy of @kayl_k on Instagram!
Black Panther lives up to the hype, my friends. First things first, in the way of Marvel films, I think this was much more straightforward. Sometimes I sit through them and at the very end, I’m just like.. wait, wut? This plot line really drew me in though, and despite villainy even, every character was relatable and dare I say, lovable even.
A little podcast birdie worried that last weekend would be the last curtain call for The Greatest Showman in theaters, so I knew it was absolutely time to go. I cannot say enough good things about this film. I cried happy tears from start to finish. If you’ve ever had a dream, been an outcast, felt like you were never good enough, this movie will absolutely inspire you. Profoundly underrated, cannot recommend more highly.
Finally, Sunday I ventured out with a few friends to see Beauty and the Beast live, with all proceeds to Nationwide Children’s. It is hugely heartwarming that so many people came together to make this possible and benefit such an important cause. I was floored by the talent, and can’t believe I live in a town with Broadway worthy singers by the dozen. Astounding! Unfortunately, the show only ran for one weekend, but look out next year for The Little Mermaid. I can’t wait!
So yeah, I’ve been out living, and willing spring to get here ASAP. What have you been up to in February?
xoxo look out ‘cause here spring comes!
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