Movie sets, Kurios and Upcoming events :)

Yup, its a little mash up of a weekend personal post and little updates.

Its been a slow and quiet week over here in Tranquil Dreams.  I’m slowly getting back to my normal routine and getting back the energy as the jetlag settles down.  I’m hoping that at least my sleeping pattern will get back to normal soon.

The world around me hasn’t really been as quiet and this last week has been pretty exciting.  Its really helped to bring my energy back to par.

We have a few things to get through so lets get straight to it! 🙂

Since I’m laying off movies for a while, Netflix finally put up Season 4 of Glee.

Glee Season 4

Still missing Season 5 to be caught up. I binge watched all of it.  Its not quite as good as the first two seasons but I kind of like the mash-ups and the fresh blood brings an interestingly cute vibe to the group.  Plus, the whole New York NYADA times is cool. I love Kate Hudson’s character even if she’s not a regular.  Now I’m ready to get on with Orange is the New Black 😉

On Tuesday, I left work to a somewhat transformed street in front of my work. Its turned into old New York for a shooting of a film called Stonewall.  I read up and I believe it is directed by Roland Emmerich.

Stonewall

Stonewall

Stonewall

New York Taxis and Police cars

So very cool, right?

But it doesn’t stop there…

On Wednesday, apparently a section of Chinatown was transformed for the filming of The Walk directed by Robert Zemeckis starring the extremely charming Joseph Gordon Levitt.  My friend’s store was just outside the set so she had given me the heads up, unfortunately, I was really disappointed because my health is more important and I have my chiropractor appointment (which made me feel better).

But, things always have a way of working out and I took an extended walk on Thursday after work and guess what I found out? Evening movie set and shooting just on the street behind my work! Yay! 🙂

So, I dropped by to see if I could take any pictures and of course, they didn’t allow it when the actual filming started but the cars and setup was just amazing.  And no, I don’t believe I recognized anyone…

On Friday, the much anticipated Cirque du Soleil show Kurios, which my friend and I bought tickets for in May finally came around.  I left work a little earlier and went off to the ports of Old Montreal to the Cirque du Soleil tents full of excitement.  It was pretty chilly that day so I’m packed with layers.

Kurios

At the front door 🙂

Kurios: Cabinet des Curiosites looked amazing right from the get go.  Its my first Cirque du Soleil experience. Here’s a little trailer before I continue.

Apparently, even before the show started, my friend said I looked like I was ready to jump out of the chair while watching all the characters walk around.  And when the show started, the music was so upbeat and fun.  The show itself was exciting and everything was just perfect.  A mood booster right there! It has a somewhat steampunk style and a little Wizard of Oz sort of out of the world experience.  I know it’ll be touring to Quebec city, Toronto, San Francisco and whatnot.  You can go check out the site.  Its REALLY worth your time 🙂 I’m almost contemplating going to see it a second time…thats how awesome it was.  I just can’t wait for the soundtrack to come out!

Let me take a minute to calm myself down from all the excitement of just remembering it.

Okay! All good!

Saturday was pretty busy.  I had a few errands to run, a load of chores to get cracking on and well, I decided to go plant shopping with  my awesome friend, Phoebe @ Starry Traveler’s Road. I think it’ll be the last time this summer because its already getting a bit crazy. We discovered a new little place for plants on the way to the garden center we went to last time.  Here’s my new plants: some flowers and herbs 🙂

Scroll over the pictures to see what they are…

I have lots of new flowers since my yard needs a huge changing around.  The previous owner didn’t tend to it much so now I have a few mods to make during the summer.  I’m going to doing pots of nice flowers and trying to figure out what works with what.  Coming back from vacation, my basil was all grown up.  And the next thing is to try out the mosquito repellent container garden.  I hope that it works because it’ll be pretty awesome.

Yesterday I didn’t get to transplant any of these plants into bigger pots but I will be tending to that gradually in the next week.  This weekend was very busy since after that, I had to head over to my boyfriend’s nephew’s birthday party. It was very nice to hang out with everyone.

The highlight might actually be watching a bunch of grown men playing bean bags 😉

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As for today, I just got back home from some lovely tree adventure.  I’ll be posting about that in a few days, as I didn’t have hands to take pictures but my friends did and they turned out pretty good 🙂 I’m interested to see how it turned out 😉

I was going to go on about something else but its getting a bit long so I’ll talk about that next week after I put a bit more thought into it.  Maybe we’re looking at some new project ideas that I’d like your opinion on.

For next week, Hong Kong and some movies reviews from my flight.  This should be for about 2 weeks so it’ll give me time to plan out whats afterwards.  Especially since, July is going to be pretty jam packed with a friend’s wedding around the corner (with it a bachelorette party), my best friend flying into town, some outdoor adventures like maybe another tree and water slides, and also, FANTASIA FILM FESTIVAL! I’m waiting for the schedule of that to go up.  I also bought tickets for Montreal Comic Con which is in September.  Boyce Avenue concert is coming up in October.  Life is happening, eh?

I constantly get asked whether I actually sleep.  Believe me, I do 😉

Before I leave, lets give you some happy music from Virginia to Vegas called Colourful.

Hope you’ve all had a fantastic weekend! 🙂