Sunday, March 22, 2009

A weekend with "Frenchy" and drama students

"Frenchy," as his friends call him, or properly called Olivier is a French foreign exchange students living with his host parents in Avalon Park. From Paris, he is taking classes at Timber Creek High and is part of the drama program there.


If you want see how close people can get to each other try spending a weekend with high school thespians. These students truly love what they do and love each other. Truth in that is the relationship Olivier has built with his best friend Rami over the past school year.

Olivier, acting as a hobo, enters the stage as his best friend Rami, upstairs, acts as the lead role in "Little Shop of Horrors."

Noticing other's relationships didn't stop there. Chelsey and Derek are in a long-distance relationship. Talk about affection. Derek lives in Missouri, Chelsey in Florida. They hadn't seen each other in three months.


Backstage at a high school production is an interesting place. You see all type of excitement...and crazy dancing


Olivier is a very large part of many people's lives at Timber Creek, and he hasn't even been there for two semesters. Everyone else has been at Timber Creek for up to four years. Olivier is the subject of piece I'll be producing over the next week.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Chicken and Waffles

This past Monday I finally ate a restaurant in downtown Atlanta I've been trying to get to for four years! Gladys Knights' Chicken and Waffles has been on my list since hearing of it from a friend during the National Scholastic Press Association national conference in 2005. I've driven through Atlanta at least eight times since then and Monday was the first time I actually was able to stop and indulge in the deliciousness of chicken and syrup covered waffles. It was worth the wait, yet I hope I don't have to wait another four years for more.

chicken and waffles correct

I was able to spend the rest of the week with my dad in our house in northern Georgia. The good eats continued there. We ate fried apple pie with vanilla ice cream under the portrait of the animal we eat for the main course. Ah, Rib Country.