saw this earlier today. I
had read all the books and chuckled throughout the movie, as well. It was good
and very, very British. This is one of those movies where you can't talk
or you will miss something witty -- and there are special effects aplenty!
I thoroughly enjoyed myself.
On the other hand, my husband actually fell
asleep and, when he was conscious, he kept looking at his watch like he
was being tortured. Oh well, maybe he did not appreciate the dry British
humor here. When I last checked RottenTomatoes.com, opinions were evenly split among the professional critics, too.
This is funny, especially if people try to
write words, Mostly, they were just drawing circles when I visited. By
going to this site(Beauty &
Chaos), you are
connected live with other site visitors. Using your cursor, you can draw
on a blank page -- all of you, all at once.
Here's a 3rd party review (from
one of my favorite sites, dpreview.com) of the newest
version of Photoshop. I wish I could afford the entire Creative Suite.
is a great program. I have been learning as much as I can and I still feel
like there's a lot more I could learn about this extremely versatile and
The release date was posted as being in May, but I ordered my
upgrade directly from Adobe's website and my copy just arrived in the
I've been playing with it for a few hours
now. I am impressed. The "browser" is MUCH improved, an entirely different
program. The sharpening is better and smarter. Some controls are more
intuitive like the healing tool which does not require separate clicking.
(See the link in this posting).
Chuck Bobo sent this link to the best walking cities in the
U.S. from Prevention.com. He walks even more than
I do around here. We are both fans of walking. I walk 5 miles a day for
exercise. Chuck walks to go places (as well as exercise). He lives in a
place where he can walk to the store, to the bus stop, etc.
Due to the
good weather, I thought Huntsville, Alabama, would be high on the list,
but we rank 50th in our class. I think we need more sidewalks.
Still, it is good in so many ways ---
countless ways --- to get some exercise and walking seems the most
practical for most of us. Lack of exercise (according to one report) is
the number one preventable death in this country.
My husband wanted a printer that would print
directly onto a CD and DVD. We found an inkjet Epson Stylus R200 that
will do this as well as print well right on paper AND make borderless
photo-sized prints of good quality. It is a nice little gem of a printer.
We've printed on over 2 dozen DVDs - all very nicely turned out.
Specially-coated DVDs and CDs are needed, but Sams has them (as well as
Speaking of online, we went to the local big
mall yesterday (here's
a picture I took of it). The mall had obviously gone down in attendance -- it was sad,
in a way, to see the crowds thinning. Times are changing. We figure the
low attendance was due to the Internet being a great shopping place -- and
plazas like Wal-Mart and Target drawing in more shoppers. Are malls dying