Give It Up – Lent 2014


I guess I’m writing this blog to go on the record as saying I am giving up all dessert for the 2014 Lenten season. I’m still talking myself through it! If you know me well, you know how much I LOVE cookies…and cake..and cupcakes and ice cream, and well many forms of the “dessert” variety. I know it’ll be a tough challenge, but I think the mental & spiritual (and possibly physical too), benefits will be well worth it. I just have to keep all temptation FAR away from me and my kitchen!!! 🙂 1 day down, 39 more to go…


Doubt is a new movie based on the Pulitzer Prize winning play Doubt: A Parable, both directed by John Patrick Shanley. It’s a very intense drama that explores the subject of abuse in the Catholic Church. When I went to the screening, it was almost like sitting through mass! I really enjoyed it. The film had my full attention and just when you think you have it figured out, a little doubt might creep in on ya! After I left, it took a minute for me to snap out of it… The acting was great, and the film’s been nominated for 5 Golden Globe Awards! I was a bit apprehensive about interviewing Meryl Streep, but she’s a seasoned pro and very sweet! I couldn’t help but to reminisce about my school days at St. Patrick’s in San Jose, and yes Mom, I was listening when you told me stories about the nuns ripping your skirt hem when it was too short…I even told Meryl!