I had a pretty low key weekend. Friday night was a birthday party with some great sushi followed by The Diary of a Mad Black Woman with Gina and Lauren. Gina and I have been aching to re-watch the Tyler Perry movies. They finally arrived via blockbuster.com and we immediately sat to watch the first in the set. I have written about these movies in the past. I love then even though they are not something that I can connect on a literal level. I have never experienced the things that these movies portray. But the stories involved create an immediate empathetic response in me. Every woman wants to believe and have hope in the possibilities. That there are men who will give a woman intimacy rather then sex; who will miss us when we are not there and want to see us happy and smiling; who is not perfect himself and doesn’t expect perfection from us. One who is willing to work towards perfection together. I am looking forward re–watching Madea’s Family Reunion tonight. It is to be our own private family home evening.
I have also finally finished the Harry Potter Series and have moved on to my next choice. In review, with no spoilers, I found the final book to be intriguing. I had to reread the entire series to make sure my memory was accurate. I still think book 5 is my least favorite (I can’t handle Delores Umbridge…ugh!). Book 6 and book 7 made me cry, as was expected. The similarity of the reign of Voldamort and the reign of Hitler was rather pronounced in book 7. The Muggle restrictions, trials, and torture brought to mind my studies of the Holocaust. I thoroughly enjoyed it and am glad that I know own all 7. When I have time I will probably read them again.
For now I have moved onto The Dark Materials Trilogy by Philip Pullman. Book 1 is The Golden Compass. My friend Ben suggested the trilogy and loaned me all 3 books. So far I am intrigued. I shall be interested in how they make the movie this winter.
Other then reading and movies, I slept a lot, talked with roommates, and just plain lazed around. It was a good weekend. Lol! I certainly enjoyed it, even if I feel I should have been a bit more active.