It’s a “Fantabulous Friday” according to the kids that make morning announcements at the school where I work.
Urban Dictionary ( http://www.urbandictionary.com/ ) defines fantabulous as . . . Sort of like “fabulous” but much more fabulous than the word “fabulous” can convey. Like supercalifragilisticexpialidocius but shorter and easier to spell. It is an adjective which describes something fantastic and fabulous, generally beyond belief or expectation. Fantabulous is an adjective meaning something is of the highest quality. It is a combination of fantastic and fabulous, which was commonly used in London in the 1960s and 70s to describe various aspects of pop culture and fashions. It was especially popular with Chelsea girls like Joanna Lumley. It is still in use in England today, but not as much as it used to be. (TMI?)
- “Black Swan” Mike Medavoy, Brian Oliver and Scott Franklin, Producers
- “The Fighter” David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman and Mark Wahlberg, Producers
- “Inception” Emma Thomas and Christopher Nolan, Producers
- “The Kids Are All Right” Gary Gilbert, Jeffrey Levy-Hinte and Celine Rattray, Producers
- “The King’s Speech” Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Gareth Unwin, Producers
- “127 Hours” Christian Colson, Danny Boyle and John Smithson, Producers
- “The Social Network” Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca and Ceán Chaffin, Producers
- “Toy Story 3” Darla K. Anderson, Producer
- “True Grit” Scott Rudin, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, Producers
- “Winter’s Bone” Anne Rosellini and Alix Madigan-Yorkin, Producers
I will need to see 127 Hours (http://www.foxsearchlight.com/127hours/ ,) Winter’s Bone (http://www.wintersbonemovie.com/ ,) The Rabbit Hole ( http://www.rabbitholefilm.com/index.html ,) and The Town ( http://thetownmovie.warnerbros.com/dvd/ ) if I want to be completely informed. Maybe a DVD movie fest is in order!
It is no coincidence that I began writing about the Super Bowl and ended up writing about the Oscars! The Academy Awards Show is my Super Bowl. There are 23 days left until the big event. I love it! I always know what my plans are on Oscar Night. I make everyone leave me alone. I make a nice dinner and stay in. I like to watch it uninterrupted, live, from the beginning of the pre-show and red carpet interviews, to the last “what were they wearing” and “the winners” talk shows! (Big sigh! It’s still 23 more days!)
Since I am expecting a sunny and warm weekend ( http://www.weather.com/outlook/recreation/boatandbeach/weekend/91311 ) I want to do something outside, at least go somewhere that requires a drive. Tomorrow I am taking Roman downtown to a rehearsal at the Music Center. (http://www.musiccenter.org/?gclid=CNihhYnq76YCFQRvbAodaA2GEg ) He is going to be performing with his school choir in a production of Noye’s Fludde with the LA Opera ( http://www.laopera.com/production/0809/flood/synopsis.aspx ) We are very excited for him! It is a great opportunity. Tomorrow he finds out if he will get to operate a puppet. The choir is performing as the animals on Noah’s Ark. We are imagining something similar to the animals in The Lion King’s stage performance. But we really have no idea what it will be like.
While Roman is in rehearsal, I will have some time to hang out in the downtown area. I used to work there, so I know my way around and I have some favorite hang outs. There is so much to do there! I might go to Olvera Street and grab lunch at Phillipe’s. Or, I might go to the Central Library ( http://www.lapl.org/central/ ) and see the Forty Years of Sesame Street Illustration Exhibit. I could swing over to MOCA, The Museum of Contemporary Art. ( http://www.moca.org/index.php ) Every time I went there when I worked downtown it was closed. It is closed on Tuesday and Wednesday. My friend Victoria and I would go to lunch at the Arco Food Court and then stroll through the MOCA gift shop. I would love to go to my favorite restaurant in that area, Ciudad. But I just found out that it has closed! I am so sad, that was a terrific restaurant!! It is now a Border Grill owned and operated by the same people, ( http://www.ciudad-la.com/ ) so I might check it out. However, in the same location as the Border Grill ( http://www.bordergrill.com/bg_dtla/bg_dtlawel.htm ) is one of my favorite lunch spots, La Salsa. If I end up in that part of town, I am certainly having some Mexican food. It’s ironic that I would go to Phillipe’s ( http://www.philippes.com/ ) if I hang out at Olvera Street ( http://www.olvera-street.com/html/olvera_street.html ) which is a little village with a traditional Mexican style plaza area full of shops and restaurants. But I love Phillipe’s Original French Dipped sandwiches! I am partial to the pork sandwich with blue cheese, double dipped of course!
That sums up my potentially funtaboulous weekend. I may end up doing laundry and watching tv, but the very fact that I have options and the ability to do these things makes me very happy! Have a fantabulous weekend my friends!