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So I went to hang out with my friend Becky for Single Awareness Day.

We had a great time.
Cebolla's for Dinner, although the Elvis impersonator made conversation difficult. [1]
Then Slumdog Millionaire.

Let me just say, this is now in my top 10 movies of all time.
I think it was beautiful.
Harsh.
Painful.
Precious.

I really loved it. 
I think that you should all go out and watch it now.

I especially loved that it was filmed in the slums of Mumbai. It had such a level of realism and brought out both the beauty and the chaos that is in this city. The progression of the lives of the three main characters was interesting, how one hardened himself, one held on to a dream, and one sold herself.  All of them to survive. 

And then, the host of Millionaire.  Yikes. A more smarmy bastard you couldn't find.
The sound track was lovely and I think I'm going to go hunt it down too.

We also then had Starbuck's and conversation with Fiona.
And Texas Roadhouse half off courtesy of a former long term guest at My hotel.
Then Yummy Pepperoni/Cream cheese/pickle treats and Girl Scout Cookies with Roger and Fiona over Dr. Horrible's Sing-a-long Blog.

Overarching theme of conversation between Becky and myself throughout the weekend was why Becky and Kelly would or would not be great friends. [2][3]
(pros being deep love of Buffy and being on Team Angel, Veronica Mars appreciation, the respect for the urban cave, scary movies, the importance of a good read,  Heartbreakers, and sharing a deep love of Playing by Heart, Obama, anti-Sarah Palin sentiments, Great use of sarcasm, and a mutual understanding of my awesomeness :), Cons (on Becky's side) Kelly's not having seen Firefly, and the dismissal of Wonderfall's greatness) Kelly, Becky would like to know your stance on a) Moulin Rouge and b) Ben Affleck.

Anyway, enough of this random silliness. It was a good weekend, despite having to go to walmart, and spending way to much at World Market, and not getting to go to the Ft Wayne Art Museum.  That will have to be next time.
I'll blog about my great reading stretch later.

1.  My brother called while I was in dinner to debrief after watching the Meh Vicky Christina Barcelona.  It was so loud, Elvis wannabe crooning "It's now or Never" and he asked " Are you in your car?"  I was much offended to think that he had such a low opinion of my music tastes.  Egads.

2. I go through life on a daily basis reading or talking with either Becky or Kelly and think (depending on whom I'm talking to) that it sounds just like something the other would say.  I'm constantly saying to myself  "self, you should introduce the two." Then I'm worried about what might happen to the universe if they did ever meet.

3. She was convinced until I happend to mention that Kelly did not appreciate Wonderfalls, which was a deal breaker, until I mentioned that Kelly had read a book that seemed like Heartbreakers, and had a quoting knoledge of the same movie and it's random Jason Lee-ness.

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Weekend update

Ok, so I left you mid way through the week of classes.
Class was interesting.  The three highlights?
Creating a 'themed' menu for Rusty Shackleford's seafood restaurant.  (Props if you can figure out the reference).
Having an instructor who loved boxers and therefore thought Toby was a gem.  And he is. He is the most adorable and

sarcastic dog ever

Third highlight.  At the end of the week of classes the instructor took me aside and told me he really appreciated my insight, and what I had brought to the table that week.  I thought it was rather sweet.  Then he said it out loud to the whole class that he really appreciated what I had contributed and the insight I had brought.  He didn't single anyone else out like that (except for thanking the two guys he picked on for being such good sports).  I was pretty nonplussed.  I didn't think I brought too terrible much.  Made me feel good though.

Then came the fun!
I had a wonderfully time with JennyExiled and Kelly.  If you don't know them you should.  They are swell.  We had good talks, good bonding with Sam, 5 (I'm sticking by my number ladies) cosmo's each, and FABU sushi!  Plus 'Weeds' so how can you go wrong.  Then Kelly and I had a wonderful and long and meaty conversation on the phone which helped keep me awake on the way to see Artzy Carmen.  BTW we did go see Kelly's place of work, and walked in a circle like 5 times.  We met 3 people that are Sam's favorite person in the world. And you can see the great pics of us on Jenny's Vox.

I spent the rest of the weekend with Carmen, her husband, and two lovely dogs.  I was very impressed with the view and the KITCHEN was phenomenal.  So clear that it had a lot of sweat equity.  Well done.

Plus we got to sing together, which was exciting, and also just be, and talk about life, and where we are, and what is holding us back, and politics, and music, and Zion, and knowing who you're meant to be.  It was good.  I miss that.

Then I drove home, stopping to sleep in Ohio, and went directly to my mentoring group, then to momentum, then to my friend Margaret's house for an all night LOTR marathon. YES the extended versions.  Caught a few hrs of sleep, went to book club, and finally, to bed around 6 on Tuesday eve.  Back now to the grindstone for me.

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