10/20/08

My weekend……

I actually had a good weekend. Friday after work I went home and relaxed watched some TV and called it a night. Saturday, I was supposed to go to a book club brunch but was too lazy to get up. So I lounged for the rest of the morning and complete my homework to be submitted. And then it was time for the wedding. It was a nice ceremony, and the reception…….well we reconvened at Olive Garden. Then mister and I went to see if we could find a pub table and/or floor vase. No luck so we headed back home, then he left to go see the fight, while I stayed home watching a movie on lifetime.

The movie was entitled Living Proof. It starred Harry Connick Jr. and Regina King amongst a few others. A synopsis of the movie is:

“Living Proof” is the true story of oncologist and researcher Dr. Dennis Slamon, the UCLA doctor who helped develop the breast cancer drug Herceptin, and his effort to keep the drug trials afloat. His inspiring journey shows the sacrifices he makes in his personal life and the obstacles that he faces to get the drug approved. Thousands of lives have been saved because of his dedication. (Based on Robert Bazell’s book “Her-2.”) Renée Zellweger, Neil Meron and Craig Zadan, and screenwriter Vivienne Radkoff are the executive producers.

It was really a good movie and I teared up a few times. Regina King’s doctor was so dang on cold and callous it made me mad. One of the most interesting parts of the movie was the struggles the doctor went thru to get executives to continue to back his research. And ironically it took one of the executives mother’s bout with Breast Cancer before he could get over a major hurdle.

The characters were very believable and I really felt compassion for those struggling with this disease. I cried and laughed and by the end of the movie I jumped for joy with the storyline. I recommend you check your local listing and catch the movie.

Sunday I had a family meeting to discuss and finalize the details for our upcoming family dinner. Dealing with family can be so………cumbersome at times, is all I’ll say. Here we are trying to put things in motion to bring the family back together and we are being met with so much confusion. At any rate, we are moving forward despite the questions and nit picking.

And then last night……..I saw Musiq with his short self. The venue was nice, cozy and intimate. We arrived much later than we anticipated, it wasn’t my fault. So parking was tricky and then finding someplace to sit and see was just as tricky. Seems some people might have camped out a few hours in advance to get seats up close. At any rate we sat in left hand side of the stage and I thought I’d suffer a hearing loss due to my close proximity to the speakers.

The announcer said no flash photography or recording devices. But damn if several people up front didn’t pull out their digital cameras and snap pictures continuously through out the show. And as the end of the show neared, I pulled out my cell phone and caught a few pictures, nothing up close, and a 30 second video. Oh and I got a hug from him………………

So yeah, I had a good weekend and now I’m back at work.

Hope you had a good weekend……HAPPY MONDAY!


Peace, Blessings and Laughs

2 comments:

Opinionated Diva said...

I am so not surprised at Musiq being short...you know your short when you LOOK short on TV. Some people can fool you, but not that one. lol

Where are the pics and video?

Ahhh fam...good luck with that! lol

Living Proof...I saw the promo but didn't watch. It just looks like too much of a tear jerker.

BK said...

LOL so you were at Birchmere!!!! I passed on the show didn't feel like waiting on line LOL so I sold my tickets to my friend..

Living proof.. I have to watch it..its on my dvr