Sunday, January 11, 2009

Slummin' Around Town

Salutations Bloggy Friends!

Did you have a nice weekend? I hope so. We sure did. After a week of mostly being here alone throughout the week, it was nice to spend quality time with Alan. The winter weather has been fairly mild in Philadelphia this year. It's strange because it seems like cities all around us are having snow and chilly temperatures. It's like we're in an oasis. Maybe a bit of that sunshine we brought from California is still sticking around to keep us warm. I hope it stays this way. Anyway, this what we did all weekend:

Friday night we went to see a movie I've been wanting to see for a while now, "Slumdog Millionaire." It was so good. We've heard so many good things about it, and it has been nominated for several Golden Globes (on tonight), so we just had to check it out for ourselves. It's a very cute, multi-layered movie about a kid, living in the slums of India, who makes it on the Indian version of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire." Throughout the process of telling us how he came to be on the show, the viewer is also provided insight into the harsh conditions of the Indian slum life. It's funny, telling and excellently shot. I highly recommend it.

Saturday we did some shopping in Center City. We had a list of several things we needed for the house, so we got some of that accomplished. We stopped into one of my favorite tea bars, Remedy Tea, for a little break from the running around. To stick with the movie theme from the night before, we had dinner at an Indian restaurant called Minar Palace. I give it three thumbs down. Sorry Minar Palace. After dinner we drove out to the airport to pick up my friend Kelly, who had just arrived from a Christmas trip to San Francisco. Her boyfriend, Ed, met us there as well. Before we took them home we went to Lonestar Steakhouse (Ed's choice) to celebrate his birthday. Alan and I had already eaten, so we just enjoyed a glass of wine and chatted. We had a great time. It's always nice to see Kelly and Ed. Did I mention they are newly engaged? Congratulations guys!

Today we have been up to our same ol' grocery shopping shananigans. We're in that period where we are out of a lot of things at once, so we had a lot to pick up today. We enjoy grocery shopping, though. It's one of my favorite times of the week.

I hope you guys had a nice weekend. What were you up to? What's the weather like where you are? Are you watching the Golden Globes tonight? We are. I'm looking forward to it. Whatever you're doing tonigh, I hope you have a great time at it. Take care. I'll chat with you soon!

Love, Joshua

8 comments:

Rick Watson said...

No Globes for me. I have homework. I'm not even going to turn on the TV. That would be a mistake.

Anne Hathaway wins best actress in a motion picture per a GG media blunder!

Have a nice Sunday evening Whit!

luv4piggy said...

today have been great as much the fagulous weather we have in Hollywood.

just taking it easy today.

have a great week.

luv4piggy said...

today have been great as much the fagulous weather we have in Hollywood.

just taking it easy today.

have a great week.

Mnowac said...

I want to see that movie! I'm glad to hear you liked it, I've been meaning to check it out. I love grocery shopping too, I always spend way too much $$ though.

Bill Fogle said...

Absolutely adore grocery shopping. Gary HATES it. Sometiems he will run out and I'll say "Want me to come with you?" He says no because I slow him down. It's like a joy trip for me. "Weee, lookeee, BOK CHOY!"

I especially like the facial close-up at the bottom of the blog (in fact, it reminds me of old photos of me, especially the lower jaw), but I'm not sure what I think of the new ID photo. But I love it when someone talented throws you a curve ball. You know there's something good in it.

Bill Fogle said...

P.S. What lowered your opinion of the Indian restaurant? I'm merely curious - would be interested to know. We had an Indian lunch today (a spinach dish). Indian is my 2nd fav cuisine after Italian.

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Edro Edro said...

Slumdog is at the top of my "To See" list.

Great pic at the bottom of the post. You're simply glowing! =)