Archive for February 23rd, 2006

Madea’s Family Reunion

Okay – I think a lot of people missed Diary of a Mad Black Woman.  But my mom bought it, and I have to say that it is an absolutely hilarious movie.  If you missed it – try to get your hands on a copy because it one of the funniest movie I’ve seen in years. 

If you don’t want to rent Diary of a Mad Black Woman, go see Madea’s Family Reunion in the theaters.  I’m so excited about it – I think I might go see it tomorrow afternoon. 

The mastermind behind this movie is a guy named Tyler Perry.  I think he is genius.  And he has an amazing story.  He went from being homeless to being a multimillionaire.  I love his story.  He now lives in a mansion on a 12 acre estate outside of the ATL.  Here is what he has to say about his house:

"I wanted this house to be vast. I wanted to make a statement, not in
any grand or boastful way, but to let people know what God can do when
you believe," he says. "I don’t care how low you go, there’s an
opposite of low, and as low as I went I wanted to go that much higher.
And if there was an opposite of homelessness, I wanted to find it."

Diary of a Mad Black Woman was originally a play, and when they made it into a movie, Perry’s house was used as one of the sets.  So if you want to see what the house actually looks like – watch the movie. 

He was on Oprah a couple of weeks ago and I have to say that of all the famous people I would be excited to run into in the ATL – he is number one on my list.  Go to Oprah’s website – there is a lot of great stuff on Perry. 

Just thought I would give you all a heads up and make sure that you see the movie you know what an amazing story is behind it.  Read the article – it makes me want to cry. 

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…and make me feel like I am crazy:

1.  Rolling up my yoga mat.  C-Ra-Zee.  I can never make it roll right. 

2.  Folding towels and washclothes.  Just don’t watch me do it.  Seriously – it will make YOU crazy. 

3.  My laptop power cord.  I’m getting better about this.  First year it was a real problem. 

4.  Fans that blow my hair in my face when I’m trying to sleep.  I like sleeping with the fan on – but only if it isn’t blowing my hair in my face. 

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A Generic Email

To:  Anyone
From: Charlsie
Re:  …

        I didn’t sleep well last night.  I don’t know what the problem was, I very rarely have a hard time sleeping.  It might have been the fact that I didn’t get out of bed until noon yesterday, but I think this is a poor excuse.  I mean, maybe that would have kept me up till 1 or so – but I didn’t finally drift off to slumber until around 3.  Luckily – I was finishing my novel – The Devil Wears Prada – which I highly recommend. 

I’m so glad it wasn’t pouring down rain when I woke up this morning.  I think I would have started crying.  It poured all day yesterday – and for some reason I am incapable of not getting soaking wet when it is raining like that.  My poor little shoes had to stay home today and recover because they have pneumonia.  They really don’t want to go into the dryer, so hopefully they will be able to recover on their own. 

My ears are ringing today.  Which probably means I’m too ill to be at school.  I’ll chew some gum and see if that makes it better. 

I wonder if Neiman will call on me today?  Hmmmm….I really wouldn’t mind coming to class if I didn’t have to worry about being humiliated in front of 100 of my peers.  Obviously I have a high tolerance for humiliation, but what ev. 

I’m going to Augusta today.  Katie finally found someone to sublease her room, and I have some furniture and stuff in the room that I need to take home.  And Travers and Elizabeth are going to be there this weekend and I haven’t seen them in forever.  Another exciting part of going to augusta is that I can catch up with the tivo all the television I have missed lately.  I know it is hard for you to imagine that I’ve missed any television lately – but the damn networks keep switching everything around for the olympics and american idol and other such nonsense.  But they can’t fool tivo.  Bella and Bo also miss me and want to hang out. 

I love coffee.  Have I ever told you that?  LOVE IT.  I also love chocolate chip cookies. 

What should I eat for lunch today?  Maybe Quiznos?  K-Bob?  Gyro Wrap?  Decisions, decisions.  I’m starving and I still have FOREVER before I get to eat!

Also – the laundry – it is taking over my life. 

Okay – I’m going to pretend to pay attention and read for a class I have in ten minutes.  Let me know how your day is going. 

Kisses –


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