25 July, 2011

Weekend Recap

This weekend was outstanding!

Friday night we watched Part 1 of HP and the Neverending Camping Trip. Saturday we went to the movies and saw HP and the Final Battle. Good job, again.

I always have mixed feelings about movies based on books. Some of them are good, some are painfully terrible, and the majority are neither, they are just disappointing compared to the experience of reading the book. For example, the Lord of the Rings movies were pretty and shiny and star-studded. For me though, the whole series was a large letdown. They got the mood wrong in several places, added in made up romantic details that made me squirm in embarrassment, and left out the actual romance that was right there in the books.

 At the theater we saw a poster for a new Conan movie. What the helicopter? It would be hard to convince me that the Adulterator needed to make his versions thirty years ago. Now they are making them again? Ugh.

Saturday night we went to a crab boil at our friends' house. Shrimp, corn, and lots and lots of crabs. Everything was delicious, and the conversation was top-notch. David, a friend of our friends, was there, and good grief, that guy is a card. He's one of the best storytellers I've ever met. His story of having an ultrasound of the testicular region made me laugh so hard that I couldn't catch my breath. I started wheezing, and thought that at least I would die laughing.

Yesterday was a lazy day. It's important to have the occasional profoundly lazy day. It was as hot as the hinges of hell, as my Texas cousin says, and all the get up and go was melted out of me. I did get some work done on Italian Tiles. I figure if I crank out five blocks a day I will be finished with the block in less than a month. Then I can figure out whether to sash it or not. That is the kind of dilemma I am faced with, sash or no sash? Huge decision, isn't it?

If anyone wants to do a sew-in, let me know!

1 comment:

  1. I love those moments when you laugh so hard that there is no time or space to breath. The only problem is that now as I get older it's accompanied by the overwhelming urge to pee...