Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Dark Knight Rises.

So last night was an interesting night. After having stumbled upon the viral campaign for the newest Batman movie The Dark Knight Rises, I found myself standing in line with the Beau with the prospect of seeing the seven minute 'prologue'. It had been screened in Los Angeles a few days prior, but now we were among the first few fans to actually get to see it before it was released along side Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol. Now, I'm not going to call myself a 'movie buff' or anything like that, but the idea that I could nerd out with fellow fans and my fiance was enough of an excitement for me. So we waited. And waited. And eventually after two hours were ushered into the theatre to see what the host dubbed 'the best seven minutes of our lives'.

I have to say, it was pretty fantastic. Those seven minutes were probably the most intense and exciting seven minutes I've experienced in a while. Ignoring Bane's slightly muffled and occasionally indistinguishable accent, I was still able to follow what was going on and it was quite stunning. Hans Zimmer's score set the mood perfectly and made me wish the release date of July 2012 was that much closer.

The free t shirt was a nice touch as well, despite it's three-sizes-too-big appearance. But I suppose that's why we have sewing machines.

Monday, December 12, 2011

White Wonderland.

You know, I thought I hated winter. The snow was only around because it was cold after all, and who likes having to venture out into -30C weather? Cars sure don't, since you are almost required to plug them in once the thermometer reaches -25, so why were us Albertans so adamant that life needed to continue on once the colder months approached?

And then this year happened. It was, dare I say, gorgeous weather for most of November and for a province that tends to get it's first snowfall by October 31 every year this sort of thing was rather alarming. At first I enjoyed it, laughing to myself as I passed my snow brush in my entry way, but then slowly as December crept up I was a tad upset. It didn't feel like December, never mind Christmas. Dare I say I almost shed a tear.

But finally we've received the ample coating of that lovely snow and needless to say I'm feeling ready for Christmas and the subsequent break from work and responsibilities. Not to mention it being a tad bit chilly gives me an excuse for a Starbuck drink now and again, and who can really complain about that. Maybe, despite my initial dislike of Albertan winters, I actually enjoy it all along. This is certainly an interesting revelation but as I clutch my Grande Caramel Brulee Steamer I can't say I'm complaining.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

I made my blog pretty.

That's all I really have to say. When work is slow I'm able to mess around with this thing, and I'm finally happy with the result. Now I'm starting to look legit, it's kind of impressive. Nicely done, self. You deserve a Peter's Egg Nog Milkshake.