Monday, November 13, 2006

Conversations with Ariel

There have been times recently when the most intelligent things I hear all day sound like this...'Hooooooooooooohhhh..... errrERRRerrrrr.... aaaaaeeeehhhhhhhhh.... eeehh... eehhhh..... ppfffffftttttt!'

Thank goodness for little girls.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

My dearest friend...

So today Toby & I drove down to the Seattle area, in Monroe, to witness the highly-anticipated Nightmare Before Christmas in 3D. It was great...looked so crisp and beautiful on the big screen again. You could see all the wrinkles in the foam latex and even some tie-down holes in the sets, all the while getting sucked into the characters and Jack's passionate life. That character still resonates with me alot. I felt really good at the end scene, as it reminded me of proposing to my wife, since I used the scene to do so. Jay is my Sally! Hopefully now that my cinematic fanboy indulgence is satisfied, I can see her more often, and Ariel too...I miss my girls.

Anyway, it's weird, I go to see movies in the theater so rarely these days that whenever I do, it invokes a sense of nostalgia, especially when it's films that I discovered long ago. The strangest thing about this theater, however, was the stock footage they had interspersed with the standard advertisements before the movie started. Just a very bizarre montage of water, 1930s New York, baby chickens, a cat losing interest in a fish, time-lapse city films, and a giant American flag with a completely unnecessary dissolve into itself. All that was missing was applause from the Women's Institute.

Jay tells me a big storm is hitting us tonight. After the weather we've had all day, I believe it. Hopefully Ariel won't freak out...knowing her she'll probably sleep through it, if she's anything like her Daddy. If there's thunder, hopefully she'll enjoy it, also like her Daddy. Maybe the freeway will be flooded and I can stay home tomorrow! Well, like I said, prayer works! Better get on my knees...