hudson200The National Anthem – I’ve heard it sung a zillion times before. I’ve heard women sing it, I’ve heard men sing it. I’ve heard people butcher it (Rosanne Barr comes to my mind here.) I’ve heard people sing it and it sound great.

But never in my life have I heard it sung so absolutely amazingly beautiful as it did last night on the Super Bowl when Jennifer Hudson sang it. I got chills.

I got a little worried at first before a note came out of her mouth because she looked a little nervous – had to be rough as it is her first public appearance since the death of members of her family but she sang it so amazingly and I’m sure her family was looking down with pride.


I finally augustrush.jpggot to see the movie August Rush. I’m not really big on going to see movies in the theaters and prefer to do watch them in the comfort of my own home, so now that it is out on DVD, I had a chance to see it.

It was a pretty good movie. It has an adoption story line, although an adoption never actually takes place. It reminds me of a modern day Annie. The music in August Rush is really amazing and Keri Russell is brilliant as always!

Edited to add: I wrote a more detailed review of August Rush in the Open Adoption blog, if you want to check it out.