Last Wednesday, November 20th I was invited by the kind people of Event Mania & Local Flavor to attend the premiere preview show of Pilobolus’s Shadowland. This award winning show presented by an American Modern Dance Company has made Kuwait its first stop in their Middle East tour.
Going into the show, which was located in the Ice Skating Rink (could we just stop using the Ice Skating Rink as a venue for everything.. It’s cold even if they melt some of the ice and it just isn’t insanely comfortable). The invite mentioned we would be attending a Premiere show, which I thought meant seeing the entire deal but unfortunately we were just given glimpses into the show by witnessing four small acts.
Some of these new show pick ups will come as a shock to others such as “Dads” (which in my opinion should’ve been cancelled a while back) and some might not surprise you such as “The Originals” but it’s news for the most part along with some veteran show renewals and cancellations. So if you’re a TV Show junkie like I am, then you’ll find the below information quite interesting.
“DADS” is a new multi-camera comedy about two successful guys in their 30s who have their lives turned upside down when their nightmare dads unexpectedly move in with them. Starring Seth Green (Family Guy) as Eli and Giovanni Ribisi (My Name is Earl) as Warner who are lifelong best friends and co-founders of Ghost Child Games, a successful video game company. Vanessa Lachey (as Camila) Martin Mull (as Crawford – Warner’s Dad) and Peter Riegert (as David – Eli’s Dad) also star. I personally found the show offensive sometimes and just too much of a cliche to continue watching but it is a distraction so proceed at your own risk.
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Razer Blade 14″ is the World’s Thinnest Gaming Laptop
To say that I’ve been busy these past two weeks or so would be an understatement especially since I actually made use of my time in New York and spent a major part of the day outside walking around in the beautiful weather (visiting my Electronic Shops & Bookstores) catching some movies, meeting up with friends and then coming home to just crash and rest my poor feet. For the first time in months I am actually so behind in watching all my TV Shows, that I need a vacation to actually do that. (Luckily enough I’m still unemployed so everyday is a vacation!)
Last Saturday, 16th of November was the day my plane landed here in the beautifully humid Kuwait, the moment I stepped out of the airport I realized that I missed the cool weather of New York and how I would get burns on my face because of the cold air blowing in my face all the time hehe. The best part about the flight coming back home was the fact that Steve Wozniak was on the plane with me!!!! I couldn’t believe it!
Unfortunately I was a bit shy, especially since I always think that being on a plane makes you either 1) grouchy, tired, non-friendly or 2) craving some alone time without weirdos pestering you. I wanted to say hello but I chose not to because I didn’t want to bother him, and be that pestering fan who wouldn’t get a hint and stop talking and such. So instead I spent part of the flight asleep and the other part playing games and watching TV Shows. I thought I could get a chance later on to grab a picture and signature but unfortunately that didn’t happen, but I did end up meeting him 2 days later so more on that in a bit.
Long story short, this last trip to New York was filled with fun and adventure and I had a blast I want to share bits and pieces of it and because I am hibernating at home for a while I guess I might actually get the chance. I am just such a lazy bum I need to actually write. So let’s hope it happens.
In the meantime, I’M BACK WITCHES!!! :P
P.S. Jetlagged like a, I don’t know like what but I am jetlagged insanely!
Little did I know that the minute I arrived I would want to be out every single minute of the day, and that the minute I would arrive home I would be so exhausted I’d ditch any thought of writing about my day or even watching any of my episodes. At the moment I am behind by 44 episodes of my shows, that’s not including the ones that aired today (damn I need to multi-task and clear that que out).
Let’s get back to the trip, to say that it’s been the most fun I’ve had can be an understatement. You see this trip I’m sort of doing it solo, my sister is busy with school and stuff and I’m all alone left to wander this big city. I have no one nagging me to just finish doing something and leave and I can do whatever I want without any judgement from others. So far I’ve spent my first full day going to Best Buy (and buying gadgets), having lunch at Max Brenner’s (alone), and walking around the city. My other days were spent by catching a couple of movies, going to Barnes & Noble, going to all 3 Apple Stores, Build-a-Bear, Toy’s R Us, and Disney (to feed my inner child I swear I didn’t want to leave myself!).
The weather was quite warm when I first arrived and now it’s dropped down to a single digit hehe, which has me wanting to hibernate a bit (because it’s insanely cold to walk with the wind blowing in your face and freezing your bones off) and at the same time wanting to have fun in the city. I pretty much thought I had everything planned out and ready but as the days go on, I’m not sure what new places to try and have lunch/dinner at, or places to visit. Maybe I should check out the Empire State Building and so forth.
Well the day is still young and I should stop this blabbering and get moving. I happen to share all my moves on Instagram so if you’d like to see what it’s like to live vicariously through me, be sure to follow me @Jacqui on Instagram.
Wednesday, October 30th (Somewhere over the ocean)
She made her way to the airport with her luggage in tow, wait whoa! Wait a second why am I writing about myself in the third person? Must be this lack of sleep I am feeling.. Today is the big day, actually today was the big day where I would fly to New York City to enjoy two weeks of relaxation and fun!
Not that I’m too busy to enjoy Kuwait but it’s just not the same. Life in New York, albiet a bit expensive is so much more fun when you get to walk all around the city enjoying the sights and taking in the beautiful weather and scenery, God I missed it!
The flight so far has been uneventful which in my books means it’s going quite well. I’ve been trying to fall asleep but I keep getting only an hour or two. Something must be broken in my sleep cycle but I guess I should stop this post and try to get some shut eye. If it doesn’t work I will be back!
I hope I’m going to bring back the old Jackie (not with the ‘qui’) back and just share everything about my days! I miss that version of myself!
[A couple hours later]
After tossing and turning some more, I actually ended up getting roughly 3 hours of broken sleep on the flight. The rest of the 12 hours 40 minutes were spent either catching up on some TV Shows (I’m behind for some strange reason) or reading on my Kindle.
We landed safely in New York City at around 3:45pm which meant we were quite early. Immigration didn’t take long and I was out waiting for my luggage in less than 15 minutes, my bag also came out early. Lots of changes in the airport, something cool I observed were the electronic kiosks made for American or Canadian Passport Holders which is basically a self-serve or a do it yourself check in, it felt cool and I guess was kind of bad because pretty soon people will be replaced with machines?
I made it safely to my sister’s apartment in one piece with my luggages (I think that’s a word hehe :P) and ended up just unpacking and staying in. I wanted to catch a movie but then felt I needed to catch up on the sleep, which I did and that led me to have an awesome (technically) first day in New York City.
Stay tuned for more…