Saturday, December 26, 2009

Forgotten Present and a Movie

I am so mad at myself, people. So very mad. Remember this cute little bag, my very first felting project? I've been working on hand-sewing beads all over that sucker. Dad, working in the emergency room, had to work until 5:30 pm on Christmas, so I was going to have all day on Christmas to finish beading it. All day! It was turning out so beautifully, too! Then I was going to stick it in a pretty box and watch Mom's face light up when she opened it. I apparently left the damn thing behind in Maryland when I was packing. I am furious at myself. I mean, sure, she's okay with getting the present later, but I was really excited about it, because it was turning out so well! Grrr.....

Instead of spending the whole day beading (since I didn't actually have the materials)(grr again), Mom suggested we go to the movies. We went to see Avatar. Seriously, if you haven't seen it yet, go. Right now. It was absolutely freaking fantastic. I'm not so sure that the 3D part was necessary- I was having a little trouble focusing on it, and it was an extra $3:50 a ticket!- but the story was incredible. There really wasn't a dull moment at all. It wasn't really a kids movie, as I was afraid it would be. It does some really good character development, and has a great plot. The visuals were also amazing. It wasn't like they just made the forest look like another Earth; rather, they created entirely new, beautiful organisms from scratch. Additionally, unlike in Beowulf where the characters moved a little jerkily, the computer-generated characters here were smooth and life-like. My poor mother made a mad dash for the bathroom as soon as it was over, because she had really had to go but didn't want to miss a second of the show. I don't want to say any more without giving it away, but really- go see it.

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