Monday, July 21, 2008

Batman review

Jody and I along with some of our friends Matt, Sarah and Pete were amongst the crazies who went and watched the midnight showing of Batman-The Dark Knight last week. Yep that's right...we defied age...although I was feeling it in the morning.

Unless you live under a rock you've heard all the stuff about Heath Ledger playing the Joker and then ovedosing on prescription drugs...which added to the hype of this movie. And since we drove by Heath Ledgers apartment last weekend on our NYC trip, I thought we owed it to Heath.

Anyway, the movie almost lives up to the hype. The cast is great in this film, but Heath Ledger is the star of this movie...he will be in the running for an Oscar for his performance as the Joker. He was simply fantastic in this role. He plays the part with commitment and creativity. Sad that he was only 28 years old when he died. Don't take your child that's younger than about 13 to the's got some disturbing violence. A great film, but it's not perfect. It's long, over 2 1/2 hours it could have been a little shorter. It was long enough that I had to go to the bathroom really bad for the last 30 minutes of the movie. Also the Two-face character's makeup job was a little cartoonish for me, which kind of took away from the "real-ness" of the Dark Knight. But all in all it lead to great discusion of morality and if man is basically good or evil.

Friday, July 18, 2008


Jody and I went to New York City last weekend. It was actually a suprise gift for Jody's birthday last April (I won't mention how old she is).

It was a blast. Here's the quick photo tour. If you'd like to see more visit Jody's facebook page.

Conan O'Brien's desk

Met's game - we had Maury Povich's seats.

We got to talk to Al Roker.

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Fourth of July weekend

It is sooooo good to be home. I can't get over how awesome summer is in Bozeman.

Thursday we went to Music on Main, where they close down mainstreet in Bozeman and usually cool bands play. We managed to eat some tasty vendor food and enjoy some ice cream.

Friday we hung out at home in the 96 degree weather. Jenna now has a kiddie pool in the back yard. We bbq'd, had dessert with some friends and then watched the fireworks from our backyard...a perfect view of the big ones out at the fairgrounds. Although the the big ones were almost outdone by all the locals around us shooting off their own personal fortunes in fireworks. This was only my second Fourth in Bozeman since moving here in 1997 and I was reminded of how crazy people are about their fireworks.

Saturday, We loaded up the car for some sweet yardsaling action and a trip to the huge Farmers market, which again speaks to Bozemans awesomeness. Jody made these delicious muffins the night before...which speaks to Jodys awesomeness. I took a nap in the afternoon. We went to our church for the first time in a couple of months and then I closed the evening by reading a good book on our back porch looking out at the sun setting on the Bridger mountains.

Not bad at all.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Finally an update

I know, I know...I'm a blogging delinquent. Well that's about to change...I'm about to to wow you with my amazing stories of adventure and witty humor in far-away lands. Stay tuned.

In the meantime check out this amazingly stacked pile of wood somewhere in Austria.