Sunday, March 23, 2008

"Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns"

This morning I called my Great-Aunt Theresa and asked if she was doing anything special this afternoon ( yes, I know that it's Easter Sunday - she already got her prays on) and she said no. So, we popped into Tal's on Florence Ave.,
In Inglewood, CA and had brunch. The entire staff was there - Bridgette and Leonard and Rose, and it was very nice. The food was good old traditional Southern comfort food. Aunt Theresa had Salmon Croquettes, grits and eggs, and I had bacon, scrambled eggs and home fried potatoes (the ones with onions and bell peppers) and she had green tea and I opted for coffee. It was as if I'd stepped into a diner in Shreveport, Louisiana - yes, that good!
Well, we then drove over to Hughes Shopping Center, right off of Sepulveda Blvd., and Centinella, and saw "Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns". Aunt Theresa was thrilled to see Madea in action again. We sat and laughed so hard throughout the movie! Aunt Theresa kept saying, " That Tyler Perry is so so smart!" Or, " That Tyler Perry and Mudea are at it again, and I just LOVE it!" Auntie is 80+ and thinks that Tyler Perry brilliant, and wants the world to know it - so it is done!
Angela Bassett, Jenifer Lewis, and that oh so fine, fine, fine young man named Rick Fox were all excellent!

I love the fact that Tyler Perry always ties in the importance of thinking about how one's choices in life will have a positive or negative effect on one's future.

The entire cast was great and I am encouraging everyone to go out and see "Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns" this week if you want to see something with flavor.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

It's Saturday Morning!

Woke up to a cool 61 degrees, and opened all of my windows and doors to let the fresh air in. It's Saturday, and I've decided to do several things today - or nothing at all. I'll give myself another 30 minutes before I make a decision. I've been running non-stop for the past 2 weeks, and last night was no exception. My day started at 5:00am with getting ready for a very nice networking breakfast at El Torito's Grill in Beverly Hills. I got quite a bit accomplished on my 'Things To Do" list, and wound down the evening meeting my friends at The LUXE Hotel Rodeo Dr., for dinner. Otto, the Bartender at Cafe' 360, located in the LUXE Hotel, makes the best pomagranate maritini's in the world! So, that is where we kicked up our heels. I ordered the Grilled Salmon on a bed of spinach with grilled red potatoes and beets - ummmm - very nice! Jennifer, Andre, MiMi and I had such a great time wrapping up our week. We were discussing Jennifer's trip to Greece this summer. Andre suggested that she take a route though the Southern part of Italy, and I suggested that she start up North in Italy, and work her way down south and then over to Greece. We'll see what route she takes, but what ever route she takes, it'll be a great experience. Jennifer and I then stopped into the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf for tea and coffee and desserts. Yes, I had quite a busy week, but it's always nice to wind down with friends.

Well, I've got to run! I've decided to get up and on it!

Chat with you soon...C