Ah, weekend ahead and I had the car washed at the office, this means I have now single handedly guaranteed rain for least the evening. However even with a slow and cruddy ride home made coming home to some good eats very nice. Of course we still had to get some groceries and this is when the storm finally rolled in. Luckily we were in, out, and down the road before it finally dropped and we sat listening to the ebb and flow of some really heavy lighting before turning in for tomorrow…
We had celebrated our 1st Anniversary a few weeks ago and as a gift I presented Kellie with tickets to ‘Breakfast with a Biologist‘ so we headed downtown early in the morning and arrived a bit early. Turns out that was just fine so we got to tour around the sitting area watching with uninterrupted pleasure the Ocean Voyager tank which was breath taking! Finally we got to enter the ballroom and sit down to breakfast by the staff of Wolfgang Puck catering which was absolutely amazing! The lecture in question was in regards to Sea Turtles and the Georgia Aquariums involvement in Rehabilitation and Conservation projects around the Southeast. We learned of the turtles that have visited and stayed with the aquarium prior to release into the wild as well as some of the conditions that effect these wonderful creatures. It was a very informative experience and honestly a lot of fun for us, but while this is certainly a family friendly event I couldn’t imagine small children sitting still nor enjoying such a discussion except in some very rare cases. After the lecture and questions we were allowed to enter the Aquarium and explore as general attendees. I had never been so I took a lot of pictures (badly) and put the new Flip to use. We plan to go back with hopefully a little less crowd but until I’ll just share videos I threw together…
|Georgia Aquarium in under 2 Minutes||Whale Sharks @ the Georgia Aquarium|
After our trip we headed home and just tried to relax and take care of a bit of house what-nots. It was a pretty good afternoon after most of the house hold settled down a bit. We ended up having some Rubello’s for dinner quite an order with calzones, pizza, and wings! It was all delicious as usual and I gave their calzone a try for the first time, really quite tasty and very well made. Will definitely have that again!
Sunday we didn’t have much in the way planned except my Grandparents coming to visit us and see Ripley. They brought her some gifts and stayed for a while visiting. It was really nice to have them over to the house and have them meet Ripley and just spend some time together. They got to meet Barbara and I do believe everyone made good impressions and we’ll have to do it again sometime.
After my Grandparents left we settled down took care of Ripley before watching the new Clash of the Titans… can’t say that it was the best choice but for a review and spoilers see the block below…
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Clash of the Titans – 1 out of 5 Krakens
While I like some of the twisting of the tale they took from the Original this reboot/remake/rehash had the very plot and cohesive story line ripped right out of it. The acting is mostly sub par with a few one line exceptions sprinkled through out the film. Liam Neeson plays Zeus hungry for devotion, Ralph Finnes plays Hades out to take power and get even with Zeus, and Sam Worthington is Perseus a demi-god who wants to just be a (hu)man by doing things a (hu)man cannot do. Perseus is so tied up in his efforts of being just a (hu)man that he refuses aid given freely by the Gods to him this of course costs him when everyone, EVERYONE but Perseus dies on their long mission to defeat the Kraken and defy the Gods. So they want to defy the gods, only Zeus wants to help Perseus and his fellow travelers encourage him to accept this aid, so they can defy the gods… wait what? Yeah that what just happened. Perseus is also told if he defeats the Kraken and fulfills his destiny he will die, only he doesn’t everyone else does. The rest of the original film is draped around this film for merely having the parts from the original still in this remake, they don’t offer any real value and often are just in the way. Wait til you see Andromeda simply tossed off the tower and Perseus is shown going after her minutes later, when he honestly has no reason or purpose to do so… I guess he just digs diving after people. Egh.
The plot and points of the movie becomes so muddled that you can’t really walk away from it with a clear picture of what it was you were suppose to have really gathered from the movie. It was a bunch of pretty scenes and great effects but really what was the point? Sadly there wasn’t one so the story veers off in what seems to be almost three different movies spliced together to make one workable film before the production deadline.
Had higher hopes for this title as the original is a classic and a much loved favorite of my wife. It just wasn’t meant to be a I guess and this movie sadly strengthens the thought that sometimes you don’t mess with a classic, that’s why it’s a classic.
I had some folks ask me about prints of pictures for Ripley as well as when I might put some on the blog so while all of our images are mainly digital I’ve put them on Flickr and here, but on Flickr you can order prints if you so desire. I also updated and tweaked some other pages as well, check out the links below:
- Ripley’s Photos on Flickr: View & Get Prints if you want
- Family Photos Page Added
- New Calendar
- Chris Bio Update
- Watched & Played: TV & Movies Updated
Thanks for checking in on us and we hope everyone out there is had a great weekend too!
“A long and wicked life followed by five minutes of perfect grace gets you into Heaven. An equally long life of decent living and good works followed by one outburst of taking the name of the Lord in vain—then have a heart attack at that moment and be damned for eternity. Is that the system?”
- Job: A Comedy of Justice by Robert A. Heinlein