Saturday, March 28, 2009

Bed Time


It's nice to know that after 20 months of Mama putting the little one to bed(with only a couple of exceptions), Patrick will go to bed for daddy as well.

I was never jealous of his fixation on her. I knew he loved me, just as much as the At some point he would favor me and the go back to her and so on.

I am just happy I can give my wonderful wife the freedom to go straight from work to an event without coming home to put the buddy to bed. She can go have fun. Adult fun. Without the kid.

So here's to you, always.



Monday, March 23, 2009


So I just bought the movie Twilight. Yes, I know it was directed at teens. In particular teen girls. But I bought it. And the books. Deal with it.

I am predisposed to like movies like this. Meaning those pulled from existing novels. It always grates on me when someone gets on a soapbox and has to tell everyone in the tri-state area how it didn't follow the book. And how bad it was. Guess what? You still paid to see it, and I bet you bought it as well. (Hrmm...Guess that was a soapbox of my own. Hee hee.) This movie was no exception.

As a matter of fact, I thought the movie improved a bit on Meyer's mediocre writing. In pictures and dialogue, the movie described better what was going on in two hours than the whole of the first book.

To give her credit, Meyer's writing improved greatly over the four book series. Perhaps that was due to the fan base being different that she intended. Not all of us are pre-teen or teen girls. Oh, and not all of us are that whiny. But I digress.

I enjoyed the movie. I enjoyed trying to figure out what places in Oregon they were. I know some of them from reading, but I recognized the Columbia river and gorge during the top of the tree scene. And I'm pretty sure I have been to the beach the used for La Push. The lighthouse rang a bell or two.

The movie flowed well. The fight with James could have lasted longer, but oh well.

The only bit that bugged me a little was the cars. I can understand the Volvo. She never really mentions what model it is in the book, only that Edward takes the family to school in it. But Rose's car. Meyer specifically names it as a BMW M3. Not a Mercedes.

Anyway, have I rambled enough? Bottom line, I'm glad I bought the movie. Tomorrow I will by the new James Bond. Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!



Tuesday, March 10, 2009