I know it's a lil' early, but I just watched the new A Christmas Carol! Me and my mom and my littlest brother went last night. It was pretty good. I've seen (just as I'm sure you have) many different versions. I really liked the Mickey Mouse version (haha with Scrooge McDuck!) and the Muppets version. But this was good. Jim Carrey was really good. There was also a few other stars in it as well: Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, and Bob Hoskins, to name a few. Even if you didn't know who they were, you can see it in their character's faces! They look just like them! (And all you have to do is listen to Bob Hoskin's character and know who it was, maybe not his name, but his voice is unmistakable.) But all in all, it was a good movie. It was 3D, so there was a lot of pointing and shooting at the audience, but it was memerable. The animation was top notch too, Scrooge's nephew has movements that were really life like (thas the one I noticed first, when he is in Scrooge's office, walking toward the fire place. You'll understand once you see it). You shoulg go and see it for a jolt of holiday fun. It really puts you in the mood to decorate for Chrsitmas, even if it is too early....
Well, I'm back. I know I haven't really been keeping up with this blog, but life gets in the way. But, its not like I have been busy! It just all me and my laziness. I have been taking a few online classes and studying for my GREs (wish me luck!). I have no job and am constantly looking for one. I do recieve unemployment. There are a few things our government does right, and unemployment is pretty spot on. Its nice having all this time. I have been doing a lot of baking and cleaning and sewing (wow, domestic I know). I have tried a few recipes that have turned out pretty great. I have a chocolate chip cook recipe, curtosy of Alton Brown (no I don't do all that fancy stuff. I just use margorine and microwave it, and just use regualr 'ol spoons to put it on the cookie sheet, yadda yadda yadda....) that turn out splendid. I also have a focaccia bread recipe from King Arthur Flour that turns out marvelous. (Yes, it does take the 18-19 hours quoted on the website. Like I said, I have a lot of time on my hands. But, most of the time is just spend waiting for the dough to rise, a few times. Its really quite easy). This time off has lead me to think about what I want to do in the near future. I have decided (well, almost decided) to take a cooking class next semester at the local jr. college here. Its a long class (7 hours to be exact), twice a week. I also want to take a sewing class too. I really like to cook, and I figure, if this whole forensic anthropology thing doesn't work out, I'm gonna try cooking. But, we'll see how the class goes next semester.
I've also been enjoying my brother home on leave. He is in the Air Force, now stationed in Idaho. He makes his whole family proud and I swear, everytime I see him, he has grown like 3 inches. My other little brother is headed off to the Air Force in January. Wow, they grow up fast.
Anyways, that all I have to write right now. My dryer is screamin at me that my clothes are done.
Peace out ya'll!
Posted by mardelle at 12:05 PM