AVP Austin

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It was a nice, cloudy, cool day in Austin for the AVP to have their finals.  The women’s and men’s favorites won their matches as the packed stadium cheered them on.  April Ross and Whitney Pavlik won $15,000 in the women’s bracket, and Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena did the same in the men’s bracket.  I think Phil Dalhausser is still my favorite volleyball player, with him winning the gold medal at the Beijing Olympics in 2008 with partner Todd Rogers as my favorite memory.  It is so much fun to see all the volleyball professionals play live in the stadium. Catch them on tour this summer if you have the opportunity.

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Alien: Covenant

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For me, this Alien movie was best when it was at its most basic – humans making poor decisions and aliens using their awesome powers to wreak havoc.  These scenes brought me back to the greatness of the original film by Ridley Scott.  If you are a fan of the series, then this installment shouldn’t be missed in a theater.

“We don’t leave Earth to be safe.”

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The Phantom of the Opera

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One of my favorite musicals, The Phantom of the Opera.  How awesome was it to have this tour stopping in Austin.  If only they joined the age of the internet and let you take a photo inside the theater either before or after the show.  So much free publicity that could be had on social media sites.  You will just have to trust me that the show and the sets on stage were great.

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