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A Great Weekend!

Monday, January 28, 2008
My sister and I had lots of fun this weekend! We hit two movies ("The Savages" and "27 Dresses) and we went to the St. Cecilia's Flower Festival. I also went to a movie by myself, "Michael Clayton."

I tried to find some pictures of the flower festival, but could only find an outside picture of St. Cecilia's.


This place is beautiful! Every winter they have local artists and florists create an indoor paradise. This year, the theme focused on music. There were numerous paintings, sculptures and mixed-media pieces of art that focused on music. Then the assigned florist created an arrangement that complimented the piece of art. If you live in the Omaha area, you really need to try to go next year.

OK, movie review time! I went to see "Michael Clayton" on Friday.

See that guy? See George Clooney? Even if the movie had been awful, it would have still been great because HE is in it!! But, the movie was actually very good! It was suspenseful, thought-provoking, funny and just plain good! I can see why it has some Academy Award nominations!

Movie review #2. "The Savages"

One of the great parts about this movie was the fact that it was only showing at Film Streams."

Film Streams is a non-profit theater that shows independent and foreign films. It's located in what's lovingly called "NO-DO" which stands for "north downtown. It's a cool little building and they have very good popcorn!
Anyway, the movie is perfect for those of us in the "baby boomer" years. This brother and sister are trying to deal with taking care of their aging father with dementia. It's a great movie and it's actually very funny at times.
Movie review #3. "24 Dresses"

This was also a fabulous movie! I actually expected it to be a typical "chick flick." But, it really had a good story-line! It was very funny and actually quite touching at times. All in all, it was a great movie.

So, there you go. Three movies, three bags of popcorn over one weekend. Life doesn't get much better than that!!

Thanks for reading!
Annette

6 comments to A Great Weekend!:

Kathy said...

I want to see 27 dresses, but cannot get my husband to go...maybe on DVD. I am not comfortable yet going to films alone...as soon as I get my lift for my scooter in March, I will not need him to get it out of the car for me and I will be more independent...can I have your email? I have some other questions for you- thanks :)
-Kathy

Annette said...

You bet, Kathy! I'd love to "talk" to you! I'll send it to you!
Annette

Colleen said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend, Annette! I might go see 27 Dresses with a couple friends this weekend. I haven't been to the theater in ages!
*hugs*
Colleen :)

Sue "T" said...

Annette,
The movies sounded wonderful. I have not been to an indoor theater in probably 20 years. I think I want to have Bob take me to see 27 Dresses. He would humor me and go. I'll get salt free popcorn too, hehe.
Your whole weekend sounded very nice and I would be in heaven going to the flower festival. It did sound like paradise and I am glad you enjoyed it. The Cathedral is breathtaking.
How are you feeling? I hope better!!
Many hugs and blessings,
Sue :-)

Jen said...

Wow, sounds like a really busy yet fun weekend...
Are you still resting after all that popcorn??? Keep your feet up for sure..Thx for the reviews!!
Hugs,
Jen

Nita said...

Hey Annette! Here's a movie recommendation for you : the "Bucket list " - you are already doing it ;-) Hugs, Nita