Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Our hobby is viewing new movie releases, and we see about 50 a year. In January we attend the Palm Springs Film Festival, and at home we have our Tuesday evening movie date night.
I am so excited about the event we are attending tonight. This is how the invitation is worded -
A taste of Hollywood in the desert, really? Yes, we will be rolling out the red carpet for you so you can join us for a spirited pre-Academy Awards event which is put on by University of California, Riverside Palm Desert. Join in a reception with theater snacks! View and discuss film clips for this year's nominees. Learn all about the Academy voting process! The party will also feature trivia, take home ballots and lots of fun.
Speakers will include film producer/development executive John Schimmel, screenwriter William Rabkin, and writer/critic Tod Goldberg, all faculty from UCR's low-residency Master of Fine Arts program in Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts.
Later our group is going out to dinner (will look at the nutrition data online).
I have not been Sparking as much - needed to take the focus off my weight loss. I got frustrated with my lack of progress and must be on a plateau. I am still walking daily and yesterday I bought new hiking boots, I tried them out last night and they feel very good. Today I will get socks, maybe bamboo.
When I am walking at night, I look up and see the moon, stars and the palm fronds. I am going to try taking a picture of the beautiful night sky.