This weekend has been entertaining so far, and I still have most of a day left.

Last night, I went to see a local production of Avenue Q.  I laughed until tears ran down my face.  After the show, they had a "talk-back" where we could meet the cast and ask questions.  My friend graciously agreed to stay so I could fangirl like mad.  It was a stellar show, and I had forgotten how much I love the music.

This morning, I took the Doodlebug to the vet - she needed to get her bordetella updated for a future kennel visit.  The people that work at Berry Hill Animal Hospital love on her so much, it makes me happy - and she adores them and lavishes them with kisses.  She's gained a few pounds, so we need to cut back on her snacks, or find something healthier...I don't know - she gets a ton of exercise, but we could both stand to walk more.

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Mortadella.  No relation to bordetella, except that they remind me of each other.

This afternoon, we went to a showing of Destry Rides Again.  If you haven't seen it, I recommend it.  It came out in 1939, so it has to contend with Wizard of Oz and Gone With the Wind.  It is a simpler film.  Black and white, a Western, and a fairly believable story grounded in reality.  It's not an epic saga.

But it ages well.  It has a message that withstands the test of time, and has some relevance today.  I thoroughly enjoyed it.  Before the film, a Vanderbilt German Cinema prof gave an intro to it, and it was really thoughtful and interesting.  I wish my film prof had been that good.  Mine was a guy named Carey something or other - I think Adams?  He gave me a C on a paper because he thought I had bought it.  I asked him what was up, and he said he'd fix it - it was a lecture hall class - and once he put my face and name with the paper, he must have realized I was a smarty-smart capable of writing the paper.  I made an A in the class.  Carey showed us some total weirdo movies though.

I napped a little, picked up dinner, and caught up on my Always Sunny in Philadelphia.  I liked it, but I think maybe - just maybe - it's slipping a little.

I also read that they're killing someone off on Modern Family this season.  All I can say is...why?  Phil's Mom already died, right?  So who can they possibly kill off that wouldn't incite fan riot?

Well, time will tell - I liked TV better before spoilers - so much more magic.

But I love being able to look up everything about movies on IMDB.  So internet - good and bad.  Discuss.

I am hoping to get a manicure at some point tomorrow before I hit the road.   It's a matter of precision timing, and that, as we know, isn't my strongest suit.  But if I can, I will.  If not, I may try one night this week.

I leave for Alabama tomorrow afternoon, and I am more or less ready.  Or, as ready as I will be.  It's a challenge.  It's always a challenge.  I need to put my meds together tonight.  Laundry is in good shape, and I can throw together the rest in mere moments.

So that's where I am.

It's a good place to be.

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Kind of like Avenue Q.