The Help

This morning I shot out of bed at 6:40AM.  Some may think that this is early, but for me this is rather “late”- I’m usually up at 5- 6AM (I know, call me crazy!)… Unfortunately, today was not the best day for me to “sleep in” since I had to take the GRE exam at 8AM.  I was hoping to get out of the house early enough to swing by Sbucks… and I did!

After 45 minutes of driving [anyone in the DC/ MD/ VA area understands how awful driving currently is due to road work and construction, aka a living nightmare].  When I arrived at the testing center, I realized that I didn’t have any quarters to feed the meter.  FAIL.  My options: find a local convenience store to get quarters, not pay and risk a parking ticket, OR pay by phone *phew* [yay, modern technology]!  It was so simple to pay by phone: download an app, enter your credit card information, and your location.  The best part is that whenever you return to your car, you just go into the app and select “end parking,” so you only have to pay for the time you’re actually parked in the spot- saves you from having to carry coins!  Two and a half hours later, I finished the test… I’m  happy to be d.o.n.e.


This afternoon I met up with a girlfriend to see… “THE HELP”!  WOW!  The cast, the script, the clothing, the setting, the EVERYTHING was FABULOUS!


From the official movie site…  “Based on one of the most talked about books in years and a #1 New York Times best-selling phenomenon,  “The Help” stars Emma Stone (“Easy A”) as Skeeter, Academy Award®–nominated Viola Davis (“Doubt”) as Aibileen and Octavia Spencer as Minny—three very different, extraordinary women in Mississippi during the 1960s,  who build an unlikely friendship around a secret writing project that breaks societal rules and puts them all at risk. From their improbable alliance a remarkable sisterhood emerges, instilling all of them with the courage to transcend the lines that define them, and the realization that sometimes those lines are made to be crossed —even if it means bringing everyone in town face-to-face with the changing times.

Deeply moving, filled with poignancy, humor and hope, “The Help” is a timeless and universal story about the ability to create change.”

I laughed, I cried, I shook nervously, but mostly, I enjoyed EVERY scene!

I’m off to bed… Or I may stay up to watch Jersey Shore 😛


Question: Have you ever paid to park using an app?

Question: Do you want to see “The Help”?


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