Friday, August 31, 2007

The Office: Summer Vacation

The new season begins in a month...woohoo!!

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

First Day of School

Today was Wonder-peas first day of school; pre-k to be exact. She could not be more excited. Going to school is something she has been talking about for months. We only hope that it meets up to her expectations.

This morning when I woke up, I remembered what I didn't like about school. You have to get up so damn early. I had a scary moment of clarity "Wonder-pea getting up early for school will mean I WILL have to get up early.......every morning!!!.....CRAP it's like I'M back in school all over again!!!"

Once everyone was up, dressed and ready to go it was time for pictures so we could: A. capture the first day for scrapbooks and grandparents B. remind Wonder-pea how thrilled she was to go to school, when she starts complaining about week.

When we got to school we walked her to her classroom. The hallways were busy with little ones with lunchboxes and backpacks. One little girl's backpack was literally as big as she. Was she wearing the backpack or was the backpack....wearing her????

We settled Wonder-pea at a table with another little girl. Both girls looked at each other with that shy "I'd like to talk to you but I'm not sure how to start" look on their faces. And thus began her busy day of stories, crafts and snacks. The beginning of a long road...

Yesterday I had told her to enjoy her last day of freedom for she will be a slave to the education system for at least the next 17 years. Wow. That is a long time to be learning stuff. I am 36 years old. I have spent half my life learning stuff in an official capacity. I have spent the other half of my life forgetting most of that stuff.

And now the circle will repeat. I just wish school would start at noon.

Monday, August 20, 2007

The Phantom Blahs

Not surprising that the poll for WORST Star Wars film resulted in Phantom Menace(55%) being the winner. Second place went to Attack of the Clones(36%) with Revenge of the Sith(9%) coming in third; not a lot of love for the prequels...shocking. No votes were cast for the original trilogy...the Ewoks rejoice!

Keeping the Lucas theme going...a Indiana Jones poll is now up!!

Monday, August 13, 2007

Star Wars Come to Texas

Some ReelFXers took a field trip to Fort Worth to check out the Star Wars exhibit at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. The exhibit shows how the science of Star Wars relates to our world (robotic limbs for instance); several of the hands on interactives were actually pretty neato.

Science is all cool and whatnot, but I was mostly excited about the movie props etc. It was awesome to see practical models since sooo much of the prequels were totally digital.

And lookie over there......a new poll!!

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Rollerblade X-treme

The amount of speed this dude gets is pretty impressive....and a little scary; it's pretty cool how he takes the turns. For the curious: the mountain road he is on, Grimselpass, is in Switzerland.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Burning Safari

More cool animation from France....