We have tickets to see the midnight showing of Star Wars Episode III tonight_ update: I got the date wrong, it is NEXT thursday. Friends of ours got tickets a few weeks ago. I was talking it over with Ian and we both agree that the first two movies in the series did not live up to expectations. Episode I tried too hard to be apealling to kids and rushed the development of alot of characters, Episode II casted Anakin badly...not that he didn't look the part or acted badly...but that there was NO on screen chemistry between Anakin (Hayden Christiansen) and Padome (Natalie Portman)... so the love and the actions taken made little sense. I did not feel like I got lost in the story (as I do with any decently written book or movie) and I did not have any sudden urge to see either one again (a good indicator of a entertaining/fun/involving movie.
I HOPE that #3 is the charm...
QOTW: Given the option, would you rather buy a chart and get the material and floss together yourself, or buy a pre-packed kit?
I hate kits...mostly because I don't like Aida, and kits almost never have evenweave. Also I rarely see anything I like. Now when a LNS prepaks specialty fibers for a chart, that I love...cause then I don't have to spend a fortune for the fibers when the chart usually calls for lass than a full skein. Thats how I got seaside garden by Victoria Sampler...all the fibers came with it and I have enough fabric stash that it is ready to go.
But I am still working on santa...I have now moved on to another page. I photocopied the original chart onto 4 working pages, cause the original chart is very worn, especially along the folds. Actualy I am missing quite a few symbols and kinda have to guess in places. But I am now working on either side of the dove and should finish to the bottom of the left side within the next 4 weeks.
I do not think I will take Santa to New Orleans with me...I'll take both the May and June flipits and my current RR ornament.