Thursday, August 06, 2009
Finn has figured out shopping. Last night, we went to the local Quickie Mart to buy some ant killer. Stupid ants. Anyway, after selecting our insecticide, we wandered over to the toy section. In quick order, Finn found an Elmo book and sat on a bench to look at it. After a while, we told Finn it was time to go. I thought there might be some sadness at having to leave this new-found Elmo book in the store and was ready for some tears. Instead, he calmly got up, put his Elmo book in the cart, and gestured to be put in the cart and to go. Add book to cart, and book will be paid for and brought home. Really, how can you argue with that kind of logic?
Wednesday, August 05, 2009
Another summer, another Harry Potter movie! I don't get out to the movies much, but I do want to see this one. I like the books. I've read them all, a couple of times. I find them entertaining, satisfying, and most important, really easy to read. I reread the entire series during both babies early days -- those dark, no-sleep, "Oh my God, I thought this kind of sleep deprivation kills people, but somehow, I am still alive. Or am I" days. The seven books were great because even at my worst, I still needed something to read, and Harry Potter really doesn't require much in the area of concentration. I
The movies, on the other hand, I have not enjoyed so much. I've tried watching all of them, and I either get bored halfway through, or I fall asleep. I am still hopeful when a new movie -- yet another movie -- in the series comes out, and the Half-Blood Prince is no different. I don't have high hopes, and I don't expect to enjoy it nearly as much I enjoyed reading this laugh-out loud funny review of it: http://www.calgaryherald.com/entertainment/movie-guide/Review+Harry+Potter+Half+Blood+Prince+injects+love+into+magic/1789585/story.html