This is the beginning of Sidewalk Film Festival week, which is so special & important to me that it’s almost bigger than the holidays.  This is the 13th year of the festival, but I’ve only been attending for the past 8. In fact one of the first things I did when I moved back from Atlanta in 2004 was go to the very first Sidewalk Salon, their monthly meeting/presentation held at Rojo.  I instantly made friends that I’ve kept to this very day, and I fell in love with independent film.  It’s really amazing that we have such a nationally recognized festival here in Birmingham.  Every year I try to be involved as much as I can, whether through managing the Sidetalk panels or having a movie in the festival myself like I did in 2006 with Piece of Cake.

Today also kicks off my reviews for Birmingham Restaurant Week.  Be on the lookout for a post on all things delicious at Ted’s Restaurant around lunchtime today.

I kept having the strangest dream last night, that someone was in my room near the landing of the staircase.  I even woke up once and screamed.  It was a man and he was green.  How spooky is that?  I am pretty sure it’s because of the scary movie I watched with my friend Rebecca, Insidious, a few nights ago.  It was pretty cheesy for the most part, but we still screamed like little girls several times during the extra creepy parts.  I really don’t think that my carriage house is haunted, it’s just my imagination going crazy.  Famous last words…