Sunday, January 3, 2010

I wanna live on Pandora


I'm back! Now all I gotta do is unpack three people's luggage, put away all the Christmas decorations and do ten loads of laundry. Think I'll watch a few episodes of Gilmore Girls that I DVRd and drink some decaf instead. Under a quilt. By the fire. Have you seen how cold it is here?

Lemme just tell you. You must see Avatar. I am in love with those blue people, I tell you. Awesomely awesome movie. MAN it was some kind of good movie. And I got to wear 3D glasses too, always a glamorous fashion choice. But I love the fantasy/sci fi genre, so some of you may think I'm cracked if you see it. Robyn is really horrified that I loved Waterworld and The Fifth Element. But I am unashamed to say that I did. Do.

It is rare for me to see a movie in the theatre, and more rare to see two in one weekend, and a rare bird indeed to see two truly great ones, but I also took in Sherlock Holmes and believe it or not (after the whole Waterworld thing) it was also FABULOUS. So. Good. Seriously. I was clenched the whole time. If you are not into sci fi then try on some old school detective good vs. evil. And I am so relieved to finally figure out where I've seen the actress that plays Dr. Watson's fiance, Mary. She's the same chick who plays Mr. Bingley's snitty sister in Pride and Prejudice. Whew! That was buggin me.

When I climb Mt. Laundry and get settled back in, I'll share some stuff I made and received for Christmas. Happy 2010!

24 comments:

  1. YEY!!! ok so I am officially your blog stalker. love eveything you do and look forward to seeing what else you have come up. Chantal, Australia. P.S it is so hot here, I miss winter.

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  2. another Aussie sufering in the heat and also another blog stalker :-) Loved, loved Avatar too, our family has anounced it as our absloute favourite movie. Loved that it had something for everyone in it, action, comedy, romance, tragedy, gosh I could go on and on.
    Happy new year.

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  3. i too loved that movie, for ages after i could not think, let alone go home! i did not trust myself to be in a car, i just had to walk and find some trees.
    Yes i agree, the best movie of the year.

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  4. Thanks for the reviews! I really have been wanting to see both of those but movies are too expensive these days to see bad ones in the theater. :P

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  5. Dear Larissa ,
    I wish you a very happy and creative New Year 2010!

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  6. I just saw Avatar yesterday. No 3D here in Podunk but I too LOVED the movie! Sherlock Holmes previews did not interest me at all though.

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  7. I may go to see it 3D next week! I cant wait, everyone is writing more than amazing comments about the movie!

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  8. So glad you are back! Can't wait to see what you've made and what you will make! You are such an inspiration!

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  9. Ugh. Laundry. I've been home for almost a week and I'm still in denial. Shh.

    Pandora was great, aside from some really cheesy lines. (Just keeping it real.) And the fact that the 3D glasses started to give me a migraine, so I had to watch the 2nd half of the movie in pain and with fuzzy characters. Boo.

    Glad you're home and back online! Could you go update my blog while you're at it?

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  10. Oh I loved Avatar! Just saw it this weekend, in 3D, with those silly glasses. Also The 5th Element is like my number 1 movie.

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  11. I totally agree about Avatar...it was amazing! Totally worth the 12 years it took to make!

    Happy New Year
    :o)

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  12. Just watched Avatar yesterday and man I loved it too! The whole 3D glasses thing gave me a killer headache but it was worth it!

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  13. Hey, y'all, thanks for the sweet thoughts.

    Aussies Chantal and susy, man send some heat this way. c-c-c-c-ooold here. And stalking is welcome, but only the non-creepy kind.

    I Purr-Furr, I wanted to see it again immediately after it was over.

    Skooks, I know right? $9. for a MATINEE.

    Steffi, thank you! Happy twenty ten to you!

    Robyn, I don't remember the cheesy moment you mentioned. I must have been gibbering over the astounding CGI during that moment. I'm super sorry about the migraine! That was so WRONG to get it in the middle of the movie. You'll have to see it again without the 3D. And I'm having a fine time of it just keeping up with my own blog, so you are on your own. ha! but update soon so I can drool over all the stuff you made for other folks.

    Hilda, sorry about your 3D headache too! How uncool was that?

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  14. I can't wait to see your Christmas projects this year!! So hurry up and finish that laundry!!! ;)

    I'm happy to hear your review of Avatar. We've been wondering whether to see it (we have free tickets but hate to waste ;). We're both sci fi lovers, but this one looked a little silly to me for some reason (the animation maybe?). I'll give it a try!

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  15. My hubby and I are planning a date to see that one in 3-D. We've got a really nice theatre in town that is only $5.14 for a matinee showing. I've never seen a movie in 3-D but it sounds like fun :). I've heard the movie is really good, I'm looking forward to it.

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  16. Micah, I'm sure to disappoint with all that build up! As for Avatar, the animation doesn't even look like animation. It is pretty incredible. Pretty soon, we won't even need real actors. A. Ma. Zing.

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  17. You are so very, very right about Avatar. It was an excellent movie. I am also a sci fi/fantasy geek. Just don't tell my husband because he thinks he has to "convince" me to watch.

    Glad you arrived home safely and I agree with you on the quilt and fireplace. Too dang cold to do anything else.

    Happy New Year and stay warm.

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  18. I saw Sherlock Holmes and really liked it. I was wondering where I saw that lady in the movie. Then in the middle I thought that snot in P&P!! Gack she wasn't so nasty in this one.

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  19. I cannot wait to see this movie!

    We went to see Sherlock Holmes and really liked it!

    I don't think Ron can handle the motion in Avatar... he gets motion sick really quick so I need to find a girl friend to drag with me!

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  20. just wanted to say hello and that i have really enjoyed your blog these last few months. about avatar, at first i thought is was based on the cartoon that my daughter watches but i guess not. But it must be something because everywhere i go people are talking about how good it is. i guess we will have to check it out:) happy 2010

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  21. I have been reading your blog for a while and find myself checking everyday to see if you have made something new. I have to say I enjoy everything you have made. Keep on sewing!!!

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  22. I also loved Avatar. I thought the animation was brilliant and I had a little weep at the evils of colonisation. In Australia the Aborigines have a deep bond with their land and the white settlers sent them away. I wondered how strongly they would identify with the blue skinned race.

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  23. So crazy to find that one of my favorite crafters is also a fellow Fifth Element enthusiast. Loved Sherlock Holmes, so I'm betting I'll love Avatar too.

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