I hope everyone had a happy and healthy Thanksgiving. I had a really happy and fun one…although I am going to the gym like crazy for the next week to work off what I ate, so it wasn’t exactly healthy!
I had a great time with my mom’s visit. It was an action packed activity filled weekend!
We saw two films, the first, “Precious” which was good and all but could easily be a made for TV Lifetime move if the editing was done differently. I am NOT dissing this film or Oprah. I think it has an important message, but Oprah certainly hyped it up a little more than I thought necessary. I was expecting to be blown away, and yes it was good but I was NOT blown away. That usually happens when the media over-hypes. I love you Oprah….and I love you too Gayle King! (and Thanks for having me on your show a few months ago Gayle! I’d love to come back!)
Then we saw “The Blind Side”. The movies were slightly similar in certain ways, and I found myself tearing up during this new Sandra Bullock vehicle that people are also raving about. Call it PMS or something…but I did tear up. Sandra Bullock’s performance was decent, but not nearly as “amazing” as the critics made it out to be. Ahhh…if only bleaching ones hair was enough to get you the credit of a “performance of a lifetime”…
We were also uber lucky to have caught Zero 7’s first New York City Concert ever! You know who Zero 7 is! You’ve so heard this song:
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And if this video/link doesn’t work….forgive me, and just google Zero 7.
Their music is totally chillout stuff. However, the girl standing beside us was really getting into every song. Like headbanging, swaying, jumping. Finally I think she walked over to another part of the crowd and vomited, and her stoner boyfriend escorted her out. It was a pretty amazing show though.
At last, we saw Carrie Fisher’s “Wishful Drinking”at Studio 54. AWESOME! It was inspiring and really cool to hear someone speak so candidly about their life. Who knows…maybe I’ll throw together my own show. It could be interesting…more later!