I made it home this morning in record time considering it's a holiday weekend. As I unpacked, I turned on a movie... Children of Heaven. I'd never seen it before... it won major awards. It's also the saddest movie. Maybe ever. An Iranian (?) brother and sister, very poor and still in grade school... lose the sisters only pair of shoes and they spend the whole movie sharing a single pair of converse sneakers while trying desperately to find her shoes before their parents find out. Sometimes the thing we are so desperate for is incredibly simple and totally out of reach. It was gut wrenching. But you should see it.
I almost put on my PJ's after that... I almost let that be the end of my weekend... But then I noticed that my friend Skylar was performing a short stand-up act in Burbank... We met up for a quick bite and and walked over to the club... Flappers in Burbank. It was fun. And funny. This last part was a relief... (What would I do if it didn't go well? Cause I am a terrible actress.) On a side note, I think stand-up comics are super brave.
He was fantastic! And the show overall was tons of fun. A much better way to close the weekend.
Good night. Tomorrow will be full of lesson planning.