Saturday, July 18, 2009

Happy Blogiversary to me!

It's been 3 years since I started this blog. How fitting that I have lots to write about today!!!

Over the past several weeks, there has been sock knitting:

Pink and Green Stripey Socks
Pink and Green Stripey Socks (Knitterly Things Wee Skein Kit)

Embossed Leaves Socks
Embossed Leaves Socks (Panda Silk)

Fawkes Sawkes
Fawkes "Sawkes" (Lorna's Laces in "Flames")

There has been cooking:

Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pie
Chicken Pot Pie from "Cook Yourself Thin" (crust was too olive oil-y and insides too water-y for my taste)

Chicken Sausage Pizza
Chicken Sausage Pizza from "Cook Yourself Thin" (one of my fave recipes so far)

There has been playing with Dottie and Buster:


Dottie attacking the camera

Buster and Dottie on the Blue Chair

And today Sandy, John and I went to see Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. We got our tickets and headed off to the Fancy McDonald's for breakfast.

Sandy at Fancy McDonalds.jpg
I called it the Fancy McDonald's because of the comfy chairs at our table. Here's Sandy all comfy-fied with her orange juice.

We got to the theatre, went potty and then John got his Reflective Captioning do-hickey. A few minutes after picking our seats, we were approached by a man asking what the do-hickey was.


I explained that it is for captioning. The guy asked it if was for recording the movie (since when can one record a movie only using a piece of acrylic?) and I said no. He said he was with Anti-Piracy and almost accused John of making an illegal recording. Finally he left and the previews started.

Several times during the movie, he re-appeared with what we found out later was some kind of infrared device to detect camcorders. It had a bright red light on it and he was shining it all around the audience at least 3 separate times during the film. It was quite distracting. When the movie was over and we went to turn in the captioning device, Sandy and I complained pretty loudly about the anti-piracy guy. We were told he works for Warner Brothers. We voiced our concerns about the red light being distracting and how rude the man was towards John. The lady behind the counter gave us free movie passes...maybe we can go see the movie again in Imax in a few weeks without the distractions.

All in all, the movie was pretty good, however I do wish I hadn't re-read the book beforehand....I was getting frustrated with all the changes and deletions that were made. I understand that they couldn't put in everything from the book, but I felt that several major parts were left out and I am wondering how they are going to "butcher" the 7th book in the next 2 movies.

So that is how I spent my blogiversary. Here's to another year of blogging...hopefully I will not be away from it for long periods of time as I have been these past several months.


bobbins said...

congrats on the blogiversary! The sock pictures turned out nicely, but not as nice as getting to touch them...

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Happy Blogiversary!! Love all the socks!! Okay, the stripey ones are my absolute favorite, but they are all so cute!

Loved Harry Potter! Hope you did too!

kateribethrose said...

ohh love the socks! and the puppies!

Bogdana said...

ugh people suck! I've had people accuse me of sneaking (plastic) knitting needles onto a plane. puh lease! I love how the little guys are looking out for the big moneymaking execs (anti piracy).

we should chat... email me when you get the chance with why you're still on the fence!