Saturday, June 27, 2009

Notes from DC Carnival

Between the hot weather, the music and the sights and almost felt like the

This is DC Carnival Weekend...

Monday, June 15, 2009

More Movie Madness

Believe it or not, in the last few weeks I've been able to knock a few more movies off the list:

The Good, The Bad and the Ugly I'm not crazy about Westerns, but this one was very good!! I have a new appreciation for Clint Eastwood. And may I say, if you like characters in a movie..."Angel Eyes" is a cold blooded beast.

It Happened One Night Cute comedy. Clarke Gable. Not too shabby! ;)

Seven Samauri Ok, so I found out the movie Magnificent Seven is actually a more American remake of this movie (chalk that in the trivial pursuit/useless fact It's subtitled, but easy to watch and keep up with. If you were ever a fan of kung fu theater type movies this might be up your alley.

Some Like It Hot Marilyn Monroe. Jack Lemmon and Tony Curits--IN DRAG. It doesn't get much funnier than that.

Sunset Boulevard I may have to add this one to my new list of favorites. I was not expecting to like this movie as much as I do, but I literally couldn't stop watching it. A broke writer. A pseudo love plot involving a manipulative crazy older woman and a younger man. Delusions, attempted suicide, and a great plot twist with a psycho scene at the end that just keeps you hanging on the edge. I see now why this made the list.

"...You used to be big... I AM big, It's the pictures that got small."

I have to admit most of the yahoo movies have been pretty good (save that ONE that I hated!). TCM has several more coming on this month, which I'm going to try and TiVo and/or squeeze in...gotta love modern technology.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Check. Item #55- Attend A Earth, Wind and Fire Concert

I'm back on my game plan.

So of course there is a story to tell with this...

For the last 3 weeks, it has rained almost every day here in DC. Last night was the Chicago, Earth Wind and Fire concert. Of course it was outdoors and of course I had lawn tickets. You see where this is

It started raining heavily about ooooooh time was 7:30--not just raining-- THUNDER STORMING. It rained all the way up until, I kid you not...the second Earth, Wind and Fire took the stage. And suddenly a hole opened up right over the whole venue. I had managed to find a great spot on the ledge of this wooden patio, so I was up off the wet grass and able to see over the sea of umbrellas.

Best. Show. Ever.

At first I was kind of disappointed because they did all of my favorites-- Reasons, Fantasy, Let's Groove Tonight, Serpentine Fire... all EXCEPT one. Then Chicago came out and the rain started I like Chicago...not a huge fan--I tend to think of great/cheesy 80s hits like "You're the Inspiration" (which they performed last and "Glory of Love" from the Karate Kid...but I do like them!

About 11, I contemplated leaving since the drive back was long (the show was way out in Maryland), but something told me not to go just yet...

EWF comes back out and performs... September! (which if you know me is sort of my unofficial theme song)

I can officially be happy I laughed, danced and sang with the people around me. All in all I had a ball. So check another one off the list.