We have been to the movies three times in the last three weeks but I haven't got round to blogging about them.
The first was Ratatouille, an animation about a chef rat who helps out a human in a fine dining establishment in Paris. It stars the voice of Patton Oswalt who plays Spence in the King of Queens. Once you get your head around it being OK to have rats running round in a kitchen it is quite a good story with a good ending!
The second was Knocked Up starring Katherine Heigl - you know, her out of Gray's Anatomy, no not her, the blonde one who plays Izzy - about a girl who works in TV and accidentally gets pregnant on a one-night stand. Definitely R rated if only for the graphic birth scenes - I wonder who played Heigl's stunt va-jay-jay (as Oprah says!)? Whoever it was, I really wished they hadn't - it so was not necessary. Anyway apart from that another good movie with a good ending.
Finally we all went to see Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix on Sunday for Lucy's birthday treat. I don't know what to say really. It was the longest book crammed into the shortest time and to me it seemed to flit from one thing to the next to get all the action in. Of course lots of stuff was missed out too. It seemed like the characters were just chess pieces being moved around the board and there was no time for much character or relationship development. Most of the main secondary characters were only in it briefly and there weren't many side plots. I think I need to see it again in case I missed a lot of stuff!
Anyway I am definitely champing at the bit to read the last HP book - we have two on order from Amazon so there will be no squabbles over it. We are going to California at the end of the month and I will have two days to myself in Anaheim - Gary and Edward are going to BlizzCon - so I am planning some quality reading time by the pool or in the hotel room. We have planned an interesting trip. On the first day we fly to San Jose and will be visiting The Tech Museum of Innovation which is a fantastic, very hands-on place. We have been before briefly, as we arrived late in the day, but it set Edward's standard for museums and he was very disappointed that none of the Washington DC museums were anything like it. There is also a very nice Quilt Museum in San Jose that I hope to spend a little time in. Last time we were there there was an exhibition of Katie Pasquini Masopust's fabulous quilts.
Then we are driving down route 1, which Gary has always wanted to do, spending a couple of nights in Monterey Bay (Aquarium and riding on surrey quadracycles) and another night or two further along the coast before reaching Anaheim in time for BlizzCon
Then we fly home from Anaheim. It should be a fun time each of us doing something we have always wanted to do!