The Flyer and I are huge movie fans - huge, I tell you. In the past 15 days, we've seen four movies: X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Star Trek (twice), and Angels and Demons. Suffice it to say, we've seen tons of trailers as well and have marked our calendars with various release dates. Of all of them, our favorite was Star Trek, for a variety of reasons. It was refreshing to see a sci-fi movie that wasn't based around how many different special effects they can cram into a five-minute period of time AND THEN added a plot. Attention to characters with real *gasp* actors in those roles was a novel concept. Simon Pegg is a given for us, and I could even look past Chris Pine's occasional wonky eye in favor of his charm and very pretty mouth (go ahead . . . insert whatever Deliverance reference you choose).
After seeing all three, I do have to say that Angels and Demons was by far and away the most improbable of the bunch. I'd sooner believe that metal claws were going to pop out of my co-worker's hands than than believe someone can cross Rome that fast or not check the prison castle first. The only draw back for movies? Our closest megaplex is about 20 minutes away, which isn't that big a deal, but when you know damn well that summer will bring its heat and humidity, those 20 minutes seem like an eternity when you are trying to escape the ick in relative comfort.
Since summer is just around the corner, I've been giving a lot of thought as to what I should make my priorities for knits this season. I have so many knits on the needles (did you really think that list on the right was accurate?) that I might have lost count. However, the items that must get done are:
- Lizard Ridge Afghan
- Miter Square Afghan
- Great American Afghan
- Rambling Rows Afghan . . . sensing a pattern?
- Lady Eleanore (just be done with it)
- Barfly (that will be the movie knit)
- Something for the girls (even though 1 and 2 are for them)
I figure that socks don't really count now, do they? Please say they don't . . . otherwise I should grab some anti-matter and get busy with the God particle. Sorry - did I mention that Angels and Demons was more than slightly improbable? Be glad I'm not writing this on Thursday evening; otherwise I would be trying to figure out if I should knit Pam and Jim a baby sweater or something (and don't think that Lola hasn't thought about it already).
Tons of cleaning to do this week in anticipation of the girls' graduation. Maybe I'll get a little knitting squeezed in there. Barfly is the ultimate stockinette knit; then again, it is going to go on forever. Maybe I'll cast on some new lace shawl to bide my time. That list was a work-in-progress, too.
PS - Thanks to the Flyer for the title. He really is a charming man. Oh, and the photos were the long ago promised photos from the Westscott House in Springfield. If you are in the neighborhood, it's worth the time to visit. I'd kill for a sleep porch in the summer heat.