2 Laughing Gals: Friday’s Links & Likes


Last Saturday when my daughter and I went to see the movie Beauty and the Beast, it was cold and rainy and I didn’t think spring was ever going to arrive.  Today, I am sitting on my patio basking in a sun filled spring day.  What a difference a day makes.  I am sure that is what the Beast thought when Belle wandered into his castle.

Beauty and the Beast

The original animated version of this movie came out when my daughter was two.  I remember taking her to the movie, silently munching on popcorn and being enthralled as the Beast won Belle’s heart.  We bought the VHS when it was released and watched it so many times we practically wore it out.    I was a bit reluctant to see this version because I didn’t think they could possibly do a good job portraying the animated characters of Mrs. Potts, Chip, Lumiere, and Cogsworth.

I was wrong!  I have only three comments about the movie.

  1. It was Excellent – The only negative thing I can say about the experience was that we had to sit through 30 minutes of movie trailers before it began.
  2. It was like watching a Broadway musical –   Twenty- five years after our first date with Beauty and the Beast, my daughter and I sat enthralled, silently munching our popcorn and signing along with the songs we had come to love.  Only this time, it was as if we were sitting in a theatre in NYC watching a broadway performance.
  3. Gaston stole the show – Really, no matter what the song say, no one likes or wants to be Gaston.  However, in my opinion, Luke Evans A.K.A Gaston, stole the show.  His larger than life performance of an animated character was the standout of all the show’s performers.


Next up,

App Photo Blender

This is a picture of Vivi and me when we were in NYC for the Broadway Play, The Audience.  

While looking for another photo app, I ran across Photo Blender.  A free app (there are annoying in app purchases) Photo Blender can be downloaded from both the iTunes app store or Google Play.  This app allows you to blend two photo together, add text, and stickers.  Makes for fun editing and edited photos can be downloaded directly to various social media sites.


Well, I’m off to enjoy the rest of this beautiful day, so until next week,


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