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My Weekend in Review

First, I am ashamed to admit that this weekend was my first time at Rooftop Rhythms. I think its wonderful that there is a spoken word venue here for us to enjoy.It felt like home.Its been so long since Ive gone to an event like that. It used to be a regular occurrence for me.When we reconvene next school year, I plan on being a regular. I ended up being a judge for the slam competition. It was good and there were some really good artists. The MC, Dorian,had a wonderful piece that made my eyes water.It was magnificent.

sn:whenever I see,hear, or think about something that I reeeaaaally like, my eyes water.go figure

I had to turn around and wake up way too early, but for a good reason, I went to Dubai for-well two good reasons. First, I took (engagement) photos for two of my friends here.They were so cute together and it was something different from the beach or dessert, which was my aim. Had it not been for the nap I so desperately needed, I would have come home and poured over them. Tomorrow.
portfolio should be coming soon!!!! eeeeeeeeeeeeeek

I also had to go to the dentist. I was hoping for good news. My bite is coming together but have one last stubborn space. I figured that once it closed I was done and was hoping to go to China sans brace face. Not that I dont like being a brace face.For what it means, I love it! No such luck  though. Even if the space is closed next month, they want me to continue with the bands so that my jaw doesnt revert back.Id love to see the side view of before and after because it never looked off to me.I was probably chubby when I got them so idk how that will look,lol. I wont even think about the fact that I could have booked my ticket a few days earlier since I wont have to wait around for a retainer.Wasnt I presumptuous???

All in all, a good weekend! Oh, and it started off with a new slow cooker that produced wonderful results with lemon pepper chicken. Its too big for one person but Im sure Ill have no problem filling it for functions.


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