If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.
Last night we saw Troy. I would describe it as a bonanza of spurting blood, cool costuming, glistening muscles, fancy sword tricks, neat special effects, and did I mention blood? We all thoroughly enjoyed it, though our mockery of Brad Pitt’s blonde hair and blue eyes (along with a couple of other characters’ un-Greek looks) harrassed Ian to no end. Though rather long, clocking in at 2.5 hours or so, it did not feel lengthy but in a few sections. Thankfully the movie makers decided to avoid the whole ten years of siege and waiting business that Homer includes in the Iliad. The fighting was cool, and overall I would deem Troy a fully entertaining movie watching experience But, as Colleen said, “Do you suppose they should have called it My Big Fat Greek War?”
Happy Birthday to Uncle Bob, whose age I will not smear all over the internet. When I was born on May 23, Mom and Dad called Nana and Grandpa to share the great news. Unfortunately they called late at night, after Nana and Grandpa had taken their hearing aids out – this left only Uncle Bob, then a mere 16 (I think) to answer the phone that night. When he picked up the receiver, he heard: “Happy Birthday, Bob! We’re giving you a niece for your birthday!”
Last night Ian and I walked up Norway Hill from my house; then, out of curiosity, we decided to follow the road down. Unbeknownst to us, though, it has no intersections the whole way down. Once you start walking towards Cedar Park down the hill, you either reach Cedar Park or you have to turn around and walk back up the hill. Thus our nice hour-long walk turned into an hour and a half walk, taking us rather a lot farther than we planned. But we saw some neat houses (I fell in love with one) and, from the top, a jaw-droppingly stupendous view of the sunset from Lake Washington 180 degrees. We could even make out Mercer Island and the bridge. It was heart-thuddingly, soul-wrenchingly beautiful, I tell you.
As my final thought, a quote from one of today’s sharper cartoons: “Warning: failure to provide your child with atleast two hours of T.V. watching per day can lead to severe outdoor playing, chronic book reading, and spontaneous recognition of family members by sight. Neglecting to use daycare may exacerbate these effects.”
– KF –