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Monday, December 27, 2010

Gulliver's Travels



Ehh... It was funny.... for the most part. But lots of it SCREAMED little kid movie, although it had plenty of adult jokes in it.

Jack Black was good... kinda felt forced though. I like Jack Black, but I'm going to go with a pass... You don't need to see this movie... at all... You could rent it if you are like me and love watching movies of all kinds. I'm glad I saw it, and might want to see it again... but not any time soon.

2/5 stars from me...

Friday, December 24, 2010

Vikings Game

WE WENT TO THE VIKINGS GAME! Gretchen was going to go, but didn't. Tom was going to come, but couldn't (snow). But we still made it out... and just for the game, I made this little number...
With Gretchen's supervision of course, but I did all of the sewing myself. Turned out nice.

The trip to the game started off with the voyage to Chevis and Dan's neighborhood. I ended up just meeting them at Dan's school. We probably took off from there about 3:15 or 3:30 and we didn't get to the park and ride until after 6pm... I think... It was crazy. Traffic was SO SLOW!

But we made it. And we sat outside in the cold to cheer on the vikings... and dan, his sister and her boyfriend cheered the bears.... :/

This was our posse. from left to right, not including me... there's Dan, Brian (Ana's Boyfriend), Ana (Dan's sister), and Chevis.

This was the first time I had met Brian... REALLY cool guy. He's a pilot and we asked him a ton of questions about flying and protocol and why we can't use cell phones on planes... it was great.

Here is the controversial football team couple. Dan, Ana and Brian all cheered the bears while Chevis and I rooted for the Vikings. There were even rowdy, drunk vikings fans that were giving Dan crap about the bears... but he's the best sport about it and he wasn't afraid to give it back as soon as the scores tipped in his favor... and then fell off the board in his favor... maybe next year... :(

Anyway, it was amazing. BEST Vikings game I've ever been to... Only Vikings game I've ever been to... But still great, even though we lost. I couldn't have had a better group of people to go to my first game with. If only Gretchen would have been there, then it would have been complete. But regardless, it was still amazing.

When the Vikings got a touchdown, people threw snow in the air... so awesome

A guy ran onto the field and then was escorted off by the POlice.

and Chevis was getting her groove on... it was good.

I think this may be a yearly thing from now on... Vikings vs Bears home games... we'll be there!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Tron Legacy



Last night, at midnight, I saw TRON Legacy with Zac, Ashley and my friend/coworker Dan. We all loved it. SO AWESOME! We ended up going to the IMAX at Rosedale and we saw it in 3D, but not before we watched the original TRON at Dan's house... also amazing.

Dan had never seen the original TRON before and I think all of the talking that we did, his roommates and us, kinda brought down the experience. But he still liked it.

It was really fun and anyone who was a TRON fan should definitely see this, and in 3D if at all possible. It's worth the extra $3... I shelled out the extra $6 per ticket for IMAX 3D and the experience was one to remember.

TRON Legacy... See it...

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Two More Bots

These guys just Arrived. They are called Armstrongs.

Left to right (African Defense Armstrong, Lunar Camo Armstrong).

Bertie takes roll call on all the newcomers.

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Very fun to watch. I saw it with Paul and Britney. Paul really liked it. He read the books. I thought it wasn't bad but it's not my favorite thing... Seemed pretty preachy with the whole, "everything is related to christianity" thing...

Still, entertaining enough.

Didn't see it in FAKE 3D...

Friday, December 10, 2010

New Member to the Family

His name is Desert Rat Bertie.
He's HUGE!
A SOLID 13 inches... not including the stand.

And he came Locked and Loaded.

Left to right (Badbot Popbot, Desert Rat Bertie, Snowballer Dropcloth).
Good stuff.

Tangled

Tangled...


Was actually pretty awesome. It was a LOT better than I originally expected. Disney really did a good job with this Computer Generated (CG) movie. Gretchen and I saw it in Disney Digital 3D and it only enhanced the experience.

The plot was CLASSIC Disney, princess, hero and all. I am still surprised how they actually pulled it off, what with their track record of... ALL of their CG movies to date SUCKING. This one being the only exception. Keep in mind I'm not including Pixar movies or Disney live action films.

The animation was so fluid and right that it could easily have been made in 2D from the get go. Disney really did a fine job with this one and my hat goes off to them.

I highly recommend seeing it while it's still in 3D. It seems like 3D just pulls that little bit extra into the film, although it wasn't the GREATEST 3D, still better than usual.

P.S. - The movie kinda seemed like a foot fetish movie... The chick NEVER had shoes on... Just different.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

WORK WORK WORK

I've been doing a lot of that lately. It's nice. This week my boss is out of town so I've been going over to a co-workers house (Dan).

A bit about Dan:
This is Dan.
SURPRISE SHOT!

He can do THIS!


And THIS!