Monday, July 23, 2007

My life update

So I feel like it has been a long time since I have blogged because we do not have the internet at the new place. So this is a catchup of what has been going on in my life so far!

I was able to see the Harry Potter movie the saturday after it came out. We went with Lou and Ten and had a great time. I loved talking about the details with others who appreciate the story. Speaking of Harry, Nik and I attended a midnight release party of the Deathy Hollows at the U of U bookstore. It was fun! We even get 5 galleons to spend through out the store. And a $5 gift card for ordering the book online. Vivians husband jake met us there a little later, and it was great fun had by all!

We are now partially moved into the new place. Every room is still stuffed with boxes but we are making slow progress, and I have high hopes for finishing around Christmas. As I mentioned before, we are still without much tv and any internet. Nik hooked up the antenna the second day we were there, but only about 2 channels come in clear, and one of them is spanish. The others are quite fuzzy. I get to watch the news in the mornings though. That is important.

I misplaced my cell phone on thursday and we have searched everywhere numerous times to no avail. Nik, who has the interweb at work, was able to check the phone status online and saw that many calls had been made since the lost date. So, we stopped looking. I suspended the service online and will collect the insurance over the phone and should receive a new phone as well. Keep your fingers crossed.

We went to cute Christophers first birthday party yesterday! I was happy to see him again and to see him dive in to the cake. It was lots of fun.

Tomorrow is Papa Charlie's birthday and we will be going to his party. Nik says that he doesnt remember how old he will be, but suggested something like 87...I think he may be exaggerating. But only by one or two years. I am looking forward to tomorrow.

My job will come to an end on friday. I am both happy and sad. It has been a trying experience, but also a learning one. I am glad I got the opportunity to help Mike with these amazing windows, and hope to continue the craft later.

That is all for now, NIk needs his computer back!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Last night, 12:00am, the next installment of what is probably the highest grossing and most popular movie series' in the world premiered. I am sorry to say, that I was not there to witness it. Nik and I debated going and even found tickets still available at the last minute, but decided against it. Sadly, Nik and I were more concerned with sleep and needing to pack than with keeping up with entertainment. This is a short blog, mainly to warn anyone who sees it before me to keep their mouth shut. There will be reprocussions. I have to put it on the back burner till after the move, so it should only be a couple more days. Cross your fingers for me!

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Robots in Disguise

Monday night my family, and me and Nik had the oppertunity to see Transformers the Movie at the 8:00pm opening show. I was really excited to go and I think Nik may have wet himself a little when i told him my parents had invited us to go with them. We went to Jordan Landing and were able to walk right into the theater and get great seats. My dad had purchased the tickets on Fandango so we didnt have to stand in line, but even when the previews started the theater was not full. I was surprised, but I guess the majority of the population may not have known there were very early showings. Tuesday was probably packed. Anyway, the movie was pretty good. I watched Transformers when i was younger, but i was definitly not obsessed. And my younger brother watches the new series, and he likes it quite a bit.

The CG stuff was amazing. I am more and more impressed with technology with each animated movie I see. One thing Nik really liked about it was that the voice of Optimus Prime is the same guy that did it in the cartoon, Peter Cullen. Now, I think I would have thought, "Wow, that guy sounds a lot like the guy in the cartoon." But I never would have thought it was actually the same guy. I love Shia LaBeouf, the boy that plays Sam, and he did a wonderful job. He is so funny and plays the panicy, sarcastic part to a tee. And Nik thought the girl was hot. Which is a plus. Some of the scenes were a little too long, which made the whole movie drag, but I think a younger audience would have noticed.

Going back to the animation thing, I think the act of transforming was just a little too complex. It took a little too long for them to transform and sometimes it was hard to make out the different parts due to the mass of electronic and hydrolic parts visible. They looked really cool, but you know.

There was quite a bit of product placement and all the cars were GMC or Chevy, but they were all REALLY cool. I cant wait for the release of the new Camero. It looks like the new Mustangs and Chargers, so that makes it cool.

Overall the PG-13 rating is good. There is violence, but only by the bad guys, and there is no blood. Nik remembers more swearing than I do, but I dont think it was very bad. There was a lot of shooting and you figure that some of the people do die, but you dont see it and again, there was no blood. I think I would give it a B+.