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Sunday’s rehearsal was small – there were only six of us – but I loved it! Sure I wasn’t able to blend into the background but it was good to have some one-on-one coaching, especially since we were working on a dance that is particularly trying for me. I had a couple of minor breakthroughs which was encouraging. Now if I could only remember how that blasted step that I conquered on Sunday goes…
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Karl and I celebrated Independence Day in great company and with great food. (Read here about why I don’t celebrate the 4th of July.) And by great food, I mean bacon wrapped hot dogs. Bacon.Wrapped.Hot.Dogs. Pure deliciousness! And some amazing shish kabobs, prepared by our lovely hosts – the earlier referenced Great Company – John, Lindsay, and Jacob (Karl’s brother and sister-in-law and their son). Although I didn’t see Jacob “prepare” much, he did help with the taste testing. Seriously, the bacon wrapped hot dogs blew my mind!! I move to make those an Independence Day tradition! Anyone second that?
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I’m still pushing the East Village Arts Party ! It’s NEXT weekend!!! I can’t believe it’s almost here! I still have tons of work to do in preparation! Aughhh!!!!! I’m praying I get it all done in time!!! Come to Immaculate Conception Church in the East Village (14th & 1st) on Saturday, July 14 at 8pm to see whether or not I pull it all together!!!
Don’t forget to make your reservation today! (Reservations are not an obligation, but they do help with planning. Pay when you get there.)
Also performing at the Arts Party will be several members of RAINation, a hip hop, jam rock band. I happen to know their violinist quite well. See that handsome guy with a great smile, second from the left? That would be the incredibly talented Karl, also known as the love of my life. So come to the East Village Arts Party to see BOTH of us perform!
Sr. Helena Burns wrote an amazing review about the movie Magic Mike. It’s a bit long, but well worth the read!
“What??! A nun went to see ‘Magic Mike’?” No, she did not. This is a historic review. This is the VERY FIRST TIME I am reviewing a movie that I have not seen. “Well, then, how can you possible review it?” I am reviewing the CONCEPT of the film and the FACT that the film exists (also historical). I have watched the trailer, read quite a few reviews and listened to the online chatter. Continue reading…
I saw “Brave” last week with Karl’s sister, Kathleen. We both enjoyed the movie, but were a bit disappointed that it was a princess story with no potential prince. To be honest, I was surprised by the lack of amiable and respectable men. I realize the movie mostly focused on Merida’s relationship with her mother, but just because the movie is about strong women doesn’t mean all the men have to be floozies. Had there been even one viable marriage prospect, it would have given more weight to Merida’s decision.
It was not what I was expecting, and I did enjoy the movie in spite of its flaws. The animation was impressive, and the music delightful. And perhaps there is a sequel in the works where a strapping, witty Scotsman arrives and is able to hold his own with the spirited Merida… I know Kathleen and I would LOVE to see that movie!
Yesterday, I asked friends to pray for a special request. Looks like the situation for which we prayed is going to work out! It is not entirely resolved, so please keep praying!!!