Monday, November 26, 2007

Thankful for Movies

I hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving! We had a good one. My husband cooked the turkey and stuffing and Mom and I did the rest of the side dishes. I think it turned out quite well.

On Thanksgiving evening, we left my husband and brother-in-law to watch football and went to see BEOWULF in 3D. I enjoyed it although seeing blood splatters in 3D doesn't really say "Thanksgiving" does it? My mom got the giggles over all the nudity. I guess it is pretty silly to see Beowulf fighting Grendel in the nude. But hey, maybe that's how heroes used to do it!

Gary took me to see "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium" yesterday and it was utterly charming. I was surprised he wanted to see it but he really enjoyed it. In fact, in his true "grumpy man" fashion, he said, "That film is too good for kids!" It is, in fact, very sweet and doesn't talk down to its audience. And I was pleasantly surprised that there wasn't some unnecessary villain thrown in for no reason. Very cute.

I started knitting a Christmas present and I am reminded about what a slow knitter I am. Maybe I shouldn't have taken on such an ambitious project. I may have to find something smaller. But at least I'm knitting again.


Literary Feline said...

I am glad you are knitting again, Amy! It sounds like you had a nice Thanksgiving. :-) I'm curious about Beowulf, but I know I wouldn't be able to drag my husband to see it for anything. It may have to be a rental.

Gary said...

I'm guessing it would take supreme concentration to fight in the nude with swords and battle-axes. But Beowulf and Grendel were a couple of bad-A dudes, so they could probably do it just fine.

I'm looking forward to hearing more about your knitting project!