24 May 2007

Moving on....

Here are some pictures from the Norwegian parade in Ballard on the 17th. A great time was had by all...especially the people standing around our small group of trouble makers. For those of you who have never been a Ballard parade it's important to know that Ballardites are very proper, sombre and quiet at these types of events (which is why Fremont is better). And then there are those crazies who start making lots of noise, clapping and shouting and generally carrying on...that would be oonams and friends. My dad was even there, clapping REALLY loud whenever he especially liked a float or drill team performance...meanwhile, no one else around us was emitting a single squeak, let along whisper. Great fun!

10 May 2007

I Heart SIFF

It's that time of the year again! The Seattle International Film Festival is gearing up and getting ready to begin! The schedule comes out today and for the next couple of days members will get first dibs on tickets (which I am one of this year....finally I don't have to freak out about buying my tickets the second they come on sale for the general public, just to be sure that I get into my top film choices!). The best part is that there are a lot of French films this year...including Paris je t'aime, which I have been waiting to see for ages now! I haven't had a chance to look over the entire schedule yet (I have to work after all)...but I'll post a more detailed list of what looks good to me later on once I've had to time to peruse the full schedule. And if anyone out there has any suggestions for me, by all means send them my way!

09 May 2007

Georgia Does Not Rule

Here's just a quick post to let y'all know that the film "Georgia Rule" is a terrible terrible movie. Don't bother going to see it...especially don't bother paying money to see it. Granted I didn't really read anything about it before seeing a pre-screening last night, but I was under the assumption that it was a comedy...some sort of feel good thing where three generations of women in a family work out their differences and come together with lots of laughter and merriment for the audience. Um...not quite. It's sort of like that, but add in a really bitchy Lindsey Lohan who was basically playing herself in the movie...and then add in a story line about Lohan's character having been sexually molested by her stepfather (who happens to be Westley from Princess Bride....he's not supposed to be the bad guy!!! Even if he has added a few pounds since his "asssss yoooouuuuuu wiiiiiissssshhhhhh" days). Anyway, the whole thing was terrible...even though I will fully admit that there were some scenes that were funny, and that kept me engaged. But really, I could only stand so much of the weird acting, editing and overall strange handling of the sexual abuse storyline. I went with Jonah to see the film, and we both agreed that overall the stepfather totally got away with being a skeezy bad guy and wasn't even punished for his crimes! In fact it seemed like the movie was placing the blame on the women in the film for the stepfather's criminal acts!!! Not cool. Really, really not cool!!!

So yeah, don't go see this movie.

01 May 2007

Happy May Day!

In celebration of the first day of May I've included some pictures of Lilly of the Valley flowers to share with you all. Since I can't give all of my friends the flower itself as a celebration of May Day you'll all just have to do with looking at a picture of them. And for all of you who like to study botany I've included the image below (thanks wikipedia). I'm very sad, however, on this 1st day of May, because usually I can pick Lilly of the Valley from my garden...but apparently the plants were either accidentally dug up...the squirrel got them...or the other plants suffocated them...but we no longer can find the flowers! So sad!!! I tried to buy some new plants but so far all I've found are the stupid little miniature pink variety. booo! Oh well, I guess I'll have to look harder next year. And for those of you out there that have today off in celebration of Labor Day, enjoy!