Tonight started my week of vacation. I went to the movies (Mamma Mia!) with a co-worker and that turned out to be the perfect decision. We had dinner at California Pizza Kitchen (mmm!) and wandered around Brookstone's a little before heading to the Kendall Square Cinema. The food was tasty and my drink was also tasty.
Mamma Mia! Well, I didn't know the story except that it was a musical based on some of Abba's songs. I'm not a huge Abba fan (ask Brad), but I like a good musical and I loved the cast, so that's what I wanted to see. That was a great idea. It was a fun movie. It looked like the cast was having a great time (overall). And now I have Abba songs stuck in my head. ;)
It was a perfect way to end a week of stress and start a week of vacation. (We're staying in town and doing Boston-local touristy things.)
I've seen a lot of movies this summer, which is unusual. But my sweetie likes to see movies and it's fun when a group of us go. Of the ones I've seen so far, my three favorites are: Wall-E, Iron Man and Kung Fu Panda.
We've also seen (listed alphabetically): The Dark Knight, Get Smart, Hancock, Hellboy II, Horton Hears a Who, Indiana Jones, Prince Caspian and Speed Racer.
I think that's all of them so far. Not too much is coming up in August, but we're slated to see Mamma Mia!
I definitely want to own Wall-E once it's out on DVD.
What about you? What have you seen and loved (or seen and not loved)?
I recently had to recreate my iTunes playlists and made a new one for my iPod first. I decided to pick people who I hadn't listened to in a while and it's worked out really well. I had kind of forgotten how much I liked Paul Simon's work.
Yay for deciding to poke around in my collection more (I have over 60G of music and only a 4G iPod).
What a wonderful show. Seriously. I had no idea what Avatar was when my sweetie first mentioned it to me, but I was willing to watch an episode and see.
Well, we finished Book 2 last night and wanted more... So we went to Blockbuster and rented the first volume of Book 3 and watched all of it. We'll have to rent volume 2 from Blockbuster soon and watch that and then wait for the rest of Book 3 to air. And buy the whole Book.
Amazing stuff. Really amazing stuff.
A new friend (*waves to figment_j on LJ*) sent me this when I told her about my heart people.
i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
my heart) i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go,my dear;and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)
i fear no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet) i want
no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you
here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart
i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)
We were crazy movie watching people this weekend. Because the Bourne Ultimatum was out, we wanted to watch the other two (which was good because I think I must have been exhausted the first time I saw Bourne Identity and dozed through it that time), so we watched both of those this weekend. I really enjoyed Bourne Identity and liked Bourne Supremacy, but hated (HATED!) the filming of Bourne Ultimatum. I ended up either closing my eyes or covering my good eye so I could watch things fuzzily rather than deal with how much the camera was jumping around. Annoying.
We also saw Stardust, which we all enjoyed a lot. I think that might have to go on my "to own" list at some point.
I still need to see the Simpsons Movie and Ratatouille, but they can wait. :D