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The Magic of it All…

For the fourth time (once for each new movie release), Terrence and I went to the midnight showing of the latest Harry Potter movie – the Goblet of Fire! It was fantastic, even with the omission of a lot of ‘content’ from the book. The characters are maturing, as is their audience, and the chemistry these actors have together is wonderful! The movie had everything… romance, good vs. evil, friendships, morals, ethics, family relationships, fantasy… it was just great. It’s so much fun to sit in a theater with hundreds of other fans – young and old(er) and be swept away by the magic of it all…

And speaking of magic, another sort of magic I’m discovering is the coveted response to the question “What did you do this weekend?” – Nothing at all! In the hustle and bustle of day to day life, not to mention the holiday season, doing ‘nothing at all’ is a treasure! Doing nothing at all can take the shape of vegging out on the couch watching mindless television, catching up with friend’s blogs (modernmuse), wandering the mall or the Apple store, visiting Cold Stone Creamery, trying new restaurants, walking the dog, feeding four cats, reading for pleasure, grading papers, sneaking some cuddle time with my Sweetie, talking about future plans, and sitting in silence alone together or at least with the dog right between us.

And speaking of dogs and magic, how many people can say they’ve dressed up as Clifford the Big Red Dog? Well, I can now add that to my resume! Wait for the picture to post… then you’ll believe me! How fun is that?! I was so stressed first thing this morning – there’s a lot of things that go into putting on a parade – and granted, I’m not the parade director, there’s still a lot of things that go into putting on a parade that fall on me. I want so badly to do a great job with this and prove my salt at the Chamber so that perhaps I will be given more responsibility. I really enjoy Chamber work and the people I work for and with. I look forward to immerseing myself in the Oakland Community as I have done in SL and Alameda. Only time will tell… patience has never been my virture.

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