Monday, March 09, 2009

pie party and a new hobby

i know i always say this but i really can't believe that the weekend is over already. this weekend was a pretty relaxed one for me. no huge plans. on friday night we had tix to the imax screening of watchmen at the burbank 16 (who knew they had imax?). we had at wait in a very long line upstairs and around the corner from the theater. my friends and i were joking that the signs were leading us to imminent death because we had to go down this creepy, narrow hallway that had no escape. we emerged from the line unscathed though and even managed to get good seats in the back. i actually really liked the movie. i had read the book a long time ago and re-read it again recently to prepare myself for the movie. i'd seen footage at comic con last year (which looked awesome) so i was looking forward to this and was trying not to have too many high hopes, lest the movie not meet my expectations. but i was pleasantly surprised that they managed to get almost all of the back story told in a cohesive way and visually it was great looking. patrick wilson was a really good nite owl and jackie earle haley was the perfect rorschach. i must say though that i couldn't tell that our theater was an imax theater. the sound was really good but the picture quality, to me, looked like any other theater. if you're going to see it in imax, i would suggest going to a theater whose imax screen is dedicated solely to imax films instead of one that is only used for imax once in awhile, like the theater we were in.

saturday was also our day for a pie party. i have a few friends who love the tv show pushing daisies as much as i do. we are so, so sad that the show has been cancelled but i am glad that it will live on in dvd and there have been talks of some kind of movie to wrap it all up. so we decided to have a big pie party to celebrate the awesomeness that is the show.

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we have blueberry, cherry and chocolate cream pie. i like that we have 3 pies for 5 people. it's a good thing that i decided to bring ice cream instead.

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this is my friend's dog edie asking for a slice of pie. sadly, i had to say no.

i also have a bit of a new obsession.

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i bought a drop spindle a couple of years ago. it was a part of a learn to spin kit that also included various rovings and a how to spin book. i tried it once or twice right after i bought it but i never really got the hang of it and put it away in a drawer until now. seeing all of the beautiful batts and rovings and spinning wheels at stitches renewed my interest in learning to spin and, last week, i picked up my drop spindle again. the first few times i tried spinning were not so pretty, but i kept practicing and i had a friend at work show what she knew and now i have a lovely little ball of yarn. the yarn in the picture is my second ball. i am trying to spin enough so that i can ply the two together. i bought a couple of really pretty rovings from stitches west and i can't wait to spin them up.

and that was pretty much the weekend for me. what did you do?

1 comment:

  1. Those pies look yummy and your spinning's looking great!

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i love comments almost as much as i love pie.

Monday, March 09, 2009

pie party and a new hobby

i know i always say this but i really can't believe that the weekend is over already. this weekend was a pretty relaxed one for me. no huge plans. on friday night we had tix to the imax screening of watchmen at the burbank 16 (who knew they had imax?). we had at wait in a very long line upstairs and around the corner from the theater. my friends and i were joking that the signs were leading us to imminent death because we had to go down this creepy, narrow hallway that had no escape. we emerged from the line unscathed though and even managed to get good seats in the back. i actually really liked the movie. i had read the book a long time ago and re-read it again recently to prepare myself for the movie. i'd seen footage at comic con last year (which looked awesome) so i was looking forward to this and was trying not to have too many high hopes, lest the movie not meet my expectations. but i was pleasantly surprised that they managed to get almost all of the back story told in a cohesive way and visually it was great looking. patrick wilson was a really good nite owl and jackie earle haley was the perfect rorschach. i must say though that i couldn't tell that our theater was an imax theater. the sound was really good but the picture quality, to me, looked like any other theater. if you're going to see it in imax, i would suggest going to a theater whose imax screen is dedicated solely to imax films instead of one that is only used for imax once in awhile, like the theater we were in.

saturday was also our day for a pie party. i have a few friends who love the tv show pushing daisies as much as i do. we are so, so sad that the show has been cancelled but i am glad that it will live on in dvd and there have been talks of some kind of movie to wrap it all up. so we decided to have a big pie party to celebrate the awesomeness that is the show.

IMG_2865

we have blueberry, cherry and chocolate cream pie. i like that we have 3 pies for 5 people. it's a good thing that i decided to bring ice cream instead.

IMG_2870

this is my friend's dog edie asking for a slice of pie. sadly, i had to say no.

i also have a bit of a new obsession.

IMG_2921

i bought a drop spindle a couple of years ago. it was a part of a learn to spin kit that also included various rovings and a how to spin book. i tried it once or twice right after i bought it but i never really got the hang of it and put it away in a drawer until now. seeing all of the beautiful batts and rovings and spinning wheels at stitches renewed my interest in learning to spin and, last week, i picked up my drop spindle again. the first few times i tried spinning were not so pretty, but i kept practicing and i had a friend at work show what she knew and now i have a lovely little ball of yarn. the yarn in the picture is my second ball. i am trying to spin enough so that i can ply the two together. i bought a couple of really pretty rovings from stitches west and i can't wait to spin them up.

and that was pretty much the weekend for me. what did you do?


1 comment:

  1. Those pies look yummy and your spinning's looking great!

    ReplyDelete

i love comments almost as much as i love pie.