Monday, April 27, 2015


Thank God It's Monday!

This past weekend I was blessed to see my first theatrical production at Los Angeles City College (LACC): "Flyin' West."  Chris Cleveland knows one of the actors in the play, so our tickets were comped.  Thank goodness, 'cause the play had its moments, but it didn't make me wanna give 'em a standing ovation at curtain call.  But, of course, I did anyway!  I ALWAYS applaud anybody who mounts students for mounting their productions!  ALWAYS!  Haaa!

Last night, I attended a Q&A screening of BET's "The Book Of Negroes."  Per usual, Pete Hammond moderated the affair.  Dang, I wanna do what he does!  I know, I know.  Just DO it!  Anyway, again, I applaud the filmmakers for getting this miniseries completed, but it isn't really my cup of tea, so I don't suspect I'll see any more of it.  I'm hella happy for the project's star, though: Aunjanue Ellis.  She's been kickin' around Hollywood for a minute, so it's great to see her take front and center for a change!  She's a true talent!

Last Tuesday, I flew to Sacramento to attend a special day at the Capitol as a representative of the Saban Community Clinic.  The day-long event that included meetings with senators and assemblymen (and women) was sponsored by the California Primary Care Association (CPCA).  I had a BLAST!  I had never been to the State Capitol before, so walking around the building and meeting with politicians was really cool.  I was put up in the Hyatt Regency, which is directly across the street from the Capitol.  How's that for convenience??  And I have to say, the hotel is really nice.  However, they sure hiked up the price of a room for that week.  I stayed in a room that usually goes for a little over $200.  On the night I stayed there, it was $439!  Ouch!  Capitalism is a real mother!!!

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