Saturday, January 16, 2010

Looking Forward to some Fun in February

Every February, Santa Barbara has a big Film Festival in the downtown district known as State Street. There are 5 movie theaters within a few blocks of each other! 3 of them have multiple screens and two are really big so they host concerts and plays as well as showing movies.

I've always wanted to go to the film festival here but we'd never made it until last year. The hubby and I just headed downtown to see what was happening and Mickey Rourke was receiving one of the few "career achievement" awards so we hung out in front of the Arlington Theater to await his arrival. We got to talking to one of the volunteers there and soon had two tickets to enter the building and enjoy the show. It was well done, an interview with clips from the various movies starring Mickey Rourke. I'm not a huge fan, but I have enjoyed some of his movies. Haven't seen "The Wrestler" yet though. Mickey is an "interesting" person.

Anyway, this year I was looking at the website for the Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) and found that Sandra Bullock is going to be honored this year. I adore her. I have seen every movie she's been in and I enjoy every single one multiple times. That was my tipping point. I signed up as a volunteer to help with the festival the year.

I have an orientation meeting this morning at 10am down at the City College here in town...that campus is AMAZING in location and beauty. Check it out! When he was campaigning for president, Barack Obama stopped here to speak. His first words: "You all go to SCHOOL here??? Where can I sign up?" I digress...

I'm excited and I hope, I hope, I hope, I get to work at Sandy's (I like to call her that, it's fun) appearance. Volunteers also get some cool shwag: a shirt to wear when you're working, film pass that allows you to go to 3 shows, a special party for the volunteers...I am so excited!

Orientation is in 1.5 hours and then I will stop in at the "Del Sol" store downtown and take a look at their color changing nail polish...there is one - Island Fever that I really like, and a second one I might like - Day Dreamer if it truly does what it's supposed to do. Then, it's "date day" so the hubby and I will be enjoying some one on one time together.

This lizard needs to sun herself on a rock somewhere. :) Have a wonderful day!

P.S. If you want to see some photo spam of Santa Barbara, just click!


  1. That sounds like a lot of fun! My husband would be in heaven! He is a huge movie buff.

  2. I believe you! I've seen pictures of the movie collection! OMG! :)


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