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02 January 2006 @ 11:31 pm
Weekend Activities  
The last couple of days have been great. I spent new years eve here in Leesburg with my mom, Sherry and the kids. It was nice to just relax and be there with the family. We had some party food like a cheesball & crackers, little sausages, a meat tray, and soda. We watched the movie 'Slingblade' which was written and directed by Billy Bob Thornton. He also starred in this sad but amazing film.

On New Years day I went to Columbus where my good friend Gary and I went shopping a bit and we had dinner at Applebee's. We also saw the movie 'Brokeback Mountain', which I thought was wonderfully acted. The film set in Wyoming in the 1960's was the story of two cowboys who fall in love with each other while working on Brokeback Mountain. I thought the film was a worthy see because I felt it gave a true depiction of what people felt like during that time. While the movie was slow all of the characters were developed well. You really feel for everyone involved especially since the the two guys go on to have families of their own. On the opposition, my friend Gary didn't like it all. While he said the acting was good, he felt it was entirely too slow and he felt that gay people shouldn't just like it because it is gay. I do have agree with him on that last note.

Later that night there was 'Church' at Havana where he was performing (as Samantha Rollins). There was also Anisa Love and 6 male dancers. It was my first time seeing the beautiful Alexander and my goodness, what a butt! I really wish that I had my camera.

Today we woke up late (around noon), went shopping just a bit and then we went to Renoir exhibit at the Columbus Museum of Art. The whole exhibit was truly beautiful and I became quite inspired to explore my own creative expressions.



On the Terrace ~ Pierre-Auguste Renoir ~ 1881


After the museum we went and seen two films at the theatre. 'Memoirs of a Geisha' was a wonderful film. The whole picture was just really well acted and the imagery on the screen was just stunning. I haven't read the book though and I have been told that this could change my opinion on the film itself. Still, I think it is one that is worth seeing.

The second film that we saw was 'Wolf Creek' and it was definitely one that I could have done without. It is set in Australia and was supposedly based on a true story. It reminded me of 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' only it was far worse and very gory. I guess I just don't like these types of movies any more. I haven't seen any of 'Saw' movies and I have no desire to see the new one called 'Hostel' coming to theatres soon. Call me a pussy if you shall, but I love my sappy dramas.
 
 
 
curiedawg on January 3rd, 2006 09:26 am (UTC)
being the quasi LJ stalker that I am... I browsed some friends' friend's pages and found you. I read a few entries and think you seem pretty cool so I decided to add ya. Hope that works for you!