How am I doing, Carol Merrill? The Dale family has finally zoomed into the millennium with a new television Yes, we have succumbed to peer pressure and finally ditched our old tube style Sony. We have flat screens in other rooms but have not upgraded the main t.v. So here is that bad boy-all 72 inches of him! The pic is HD and extremely clear and the 'sound bar' makes it seem like we have surround sound speakers everywhere! Don't yet get the BluRay thing. Something called bluetooth enables my smart phone to play thru the thing without any other electronics. I abhor wires showing and I love that it is wireless-or at least hidden in the wall. Yes, I love it and feel like a regular Judy Jetson!
Last weekend we went to the theatre and saw 'Life of Pi'. Can I just say that it is the ultimate in movie theatre experience? I sat there with the dorky 3D glasses on and jumped out of my skin at the reality that is provided by something that I always blew off as a gimmick. The movie was directed by Ang Lee and he does not disappoint. The story is simple and sweet with lots of action thrown in. There is very little dialogue since Pi mostly interacts with animals-especially one large Bengal tiger. The cinematography is simply stunning with amazing oceanic views. I ducked down in my seat more than one time as it appeared that a fish or whatever was going to land on top of me. I must also add, that all day I was so excited for the ultimate carb loading experience that is 'theatre popcorn'-you know the large tub that practically comes with a warning from the Surgeon General. I imagine it to say something like, 'upon complete consumption of this 8.00 tub of salty, fake oiled and extremely buttery tub 'o corn, proceed without haste to the nearest E.R. and request an artery blowout providing you still have one left open.' That test should be immediately followed by a brain scan for dropping 8 bucks for ten cents work of popcorn. I barely escaped Dr. care by eating only about a third of that hot mess! And by sneaking in my own water, I saved another 4 bucks! Yay me, both healthy AND thrifty!
So now that my home theatre is in place, I think I'll just settle in and watch one of the zillion channels that I overpay for. In the comfort of my own living room with my own popcorn. I just gotta figure out that 'BlueRay' thing. Oh, and does anyone have a good recipe for that damn popcorn? xo
P.S. A huge shout out and thanks to our friend and technological genius, Tom who spent most of his Saturday here at the ranch, hooking us up. Couldn't have done it without you. Giant hugs and samootches! xoxo