On Saturday I went to Western Wayne High School's play with my mom and brother. The cast and crew did a great job putting on "Beauty and the Beast."
From Belle and the Beast, to Cogsworth and Lumiere, the students played their parts well. Even the "unpopular" characters like Gaston had a new light shed upon them by how the students made those parts their own.
It was a packed house Saturday night and I'm sure it was quite full on Sunday's showing. The costumes and set design were awesome and the pit band did an excellent job with the music.
It's been awhile since I've attended a play and I'm glad I went to this one. I want to commend all of the students involved for a great job well done. From the cast in major and minor roles, the pit band, the stage crew, the sound and lighting crew, those in charge of the production and everyone else involved, congratulations on a great performance.
Earlier that afternoon my Phillies were playing the Mets in the second of a three game series (which we swept by the way). Normally I wouldn't do this kind of thing, but Saturday's game changed my mind, which also means Kevin Edwards should appreciate this too.
In the newsroom we tend to bust on Kevin about how his team isn't that great and it's quite entertaining. He's a good sport about it though.
But this time, I'm turning the tables.
This time I'm putting aside our team rivalry to commend the Mets for what they did on Saturday.
As I've mentioned several times before, April is Autism Awareness Month. Sure, as you're reading this it's the last day in April, but that doesn't change anything.
The three game series was in Mets territory this time and they chose Saturday as their Autism Awareness Day in collaboration with Autism Speaks and local autism organizations.
Knowing a little more about me now, you already know this is a subject I'm very passionate about. The Mets also let an autistic boy throw the first pitch with the help of his father. It was the cutest thing and everyone cheered for him.
Before going on I must not neglect the other MLB teams, who all teamed up with Autism Speaks during Autism Awareness Month and each picked a certain home game to support the cause.
I had no idea prior to watching the game that the Mets chose Saturday to support it. Even for just one day, I let that rivalry slide and thank them for taking part.
See Kevin, even though we swept you this weekend I can still be nice (insert rebuttal here).
Page 2 of 2 - Sunday only continued a nice weekend. Sean and I went bowling and had a lot of fun. We each won a game and broke 100 when we won. I also had, not only my first strike in awhile, but a double strike.
Sean came right back and also had a double strike in the next game. It was very interesting. It's never a competition when I play against him and we had plenty of shared high fives for great games.
After bowling we took our dog on a nice long walk, just enjoying the day. We took a break at my old elementary school and I went on the swings for the first time in years.
Of course it was so much fun and I reminisced back to the days where we'd be on the swings with friends and we'd see how high we could swing. We'd also see who could jump the furthest. There's always the thrill of leaning back and looking towards the ground as you swing, as if you are swinging upside down.
It was another adventure I got to share with Sean and it made for the end to a great weekend.
Waters is a staff writer for The Wayne Independent and can be reached at email@example.com.