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Small Update

April 27th I saw Kathy Griffin. She got a little too much into politics from time to time for my taste, but I had a very good time. ~E~ and I went. We had tried to get tickets but the show sold out and a second show was added. The first show of the night included a Celine Dion story which we didn't get. Instead, we got an Andy Dick story. I don't think I could ever look at him the same way again. There is a comedy special on Bravo coming up and I understand it has about 50% of the same material in it. The good thing was that I was able to get out for a few hours and just have a good time. At the end, she relayed her ambien experience while on tour with the troops. I was laughing so hard I was crying and it was getting hard for me to breathe.

A movie that should have a revival is The Fortune starring Jack Nicholson, Warren Beatty and Stockard Channing. I'm afraid I did fall asleep for a few moments during the film but that had nothing to do with the movie and everything with me. There are some truly funny moments in the film. It's a period piece about two con artists who would do anything for a fortune.

A movie that shouldn't have a revival is 9 Songs. It's a love affair told through music and sex. Lots of sex. Real sex. That's about the only thing interesting in it. They were beautifully filmed so you're looking more at the shadows and bumps when they have sex than getting turned on. The main actress is a model and I just thought she was too skinny.

I've seen some more of the William Wegman DVDs. I've seen a few of William Kentridge's movies. This weekend brought Once Upon a Time in China and a few Shaw Brothers releases: King Boxer which was originally released as Five Fingers of Death and Jade Tiger. I was into the story of Jade Tiger until the son who is avenging the death of his father makes it into the castle of the opposing family. The double-crosses didn't make it confusing for me, it just seemed unnecessary.

I told my husband I didn't want to see Flight 93 but maybe I will. 9/11 is just an emotionally charged topic for me. We flew back from Toronto that morning before all of the airports were closed.

I did finish Maybe Baby and have moved on to The Best American Essays 2005 guest edited by Susan Orlean. The series editor is Robert Atwan.

I have raised $145 of my $200 goal for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. I may be doing the walk solo this year.
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