Today after work I created this little clip (3.5 mb Quicktime) of Anna-Maria chasing me through the backyard.
I am going to Disneyland. It’s official, Anna has purchased our passes, there is no turning back now. However I have some good news. It appears that I may be finishing school earlier than expected. I don’t believe I have any final exams outside of class time — which means I may be done as soon as December 6th. I am not sure how this will affect my desire to stay and swim for the last couple of weeks that Andy has practices sceduled. Actually I’m very certain this will negatively affect my desire to stay. Hmmm, and how am I going to explain my absence? I’ll keep you posted.
Anna put her hands in the cement mold of Marilyn Monroe’s outside Mann’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. I kid you not when I tell you that Anna said, “Oh they’re really hot”. Even after all these years, who wouldn’t expect them to be?
The presentation of my book was successful as expected. To celebrate, Anna-Maria and I, are ordering pizza and watching Maid in Manhattan on DVD.
It might be too early to say that Maid in Manhattan is just a chick flick not worth watching, but I’ll give Anna-Maria the benefit of the doubt and sit through it with her.
The other night we rented The Count of Monty Cristo. I give it 7 out of 10. For those of you that don’t know, I can be very critical of movies. So a 7 out of 10 is pretty good. Anna gives it a 7 or an 8. Glad to see I’m on the right track, after all she is the dramatic one.
Here is an update on Anna. She doesn’t like me writing too much about her, but I don’t think she’ll mind if I write a quick update. She has been busy with all her rehearsing and school work and just showed me the enlarged fish hook that she has been carving. It is a 200x replication of a fly fishing hook that, so far, looks pretty good. It still needed the feathers and line attached, but it looks like a pretty nice hook.
Tonight while I slave away on my homework here at the University, Anna is at home watching White Oleander with Zee. Hopefully I am done sometime before it’s too late to go visit her tonight, but at the speed this other machine is rendering, it looks like I might be here all night. The project I am working on is a portfolio of all my projects and therefore it’s going to take aproximately 1000 years to process the whole thing. I guess I could be studying for my music final in the meantime. Ok — that’s it for the update on Anna-Maria.
Created in the summer of 1996, I just discovered, “Skiing in the Middle of Nowhere” on an old hard drive.