Monday, March 3, 2008

Back in the Bay

I had a great, but all too short time with my family in LA over the weekend. We went to the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, as planned. Had a great time seeing everyone.

We also got to drive through Beverly Hills and Rodeo Dr. All I have to say is that the pretty parts of BH that you see must be access only, because I sure didn't see it. Did see some huge houses though. And Rodeo Dr.? Big deal. I still don't see the glory of it. Wow, people shop there, spend lots of money. Whoopdeedoo. See me in 10 years. Ask me if I still don't care. The answer is probably going to be no.

So, I got back to Silicon Valley, did a few errands, and went to see "The Other Boleyn Girl". Of course, having read the book, I was slightly disappointed in the movie. BUT- I do have to say that what they edited out was ok, although I think they could have kept a few things as part of the plot. And the things they changed seemed to work also. The true star of the film is Natalie Portman. She gave one hell of a performance. I'd give her a cookie for that movie. Good job, Nat. And a heavy set of kudos to Eric Bana, for being a believably mean Henry VIII. Good job to you as well. You didn't really like Anne Boleyn in the book, but in the movie I felt quite sorry for her. I recommend seeing it just on Natalie Portman's performance alone.

Anyhow, I just got home 12 hours ago from a weekend vacation, and I am back at work for the night shift. To pass time, I brought my photo printer and some movies, and CD's. Yay. Lemme dig into this hot pocket.


Steve said...

Have you ever seen Jim Gaffigan's comedy bit on hot pockets? He's got one on bacon, too, and they're hilarious.

Swartzie said...

No, but I will look into it when I get home asnd can access YouTube. Thanks Steve!