Monday, July 26, 2010

netflix instant!

I lived in darkness, but now there is light.

Friday, April 09, 2010

Percy Jackson V Clash

I saw both Percy Jackson and the Lightning Bolt Thief and Clash of the Titans, and I prefer the kids' movie. Although there were flaws with Percy Jackson, I was highly entertained throughout the movie and would happily watch it again. Clash left me totally underwhelmed, and I can't recommend anyone pay full price to see it.

The two movies are the same basic story of Perseus' heroic quest, and the movies both hit the highlights of the Greek myth. Percy Jackson, however, is set in modern times, and I guess this is one of the reasons why I like it more. I love the idea of the Greek Gods being real, but forgotten.

One big difference in the movies is that in Percy Jackson, Percy (Perseus) is said to be the son of Posiedon. Now, this makes for some pretty awesome abilities of Percy's, thereby giving us some pretty awesome fight scenes using water, but the problem is that according to Greek mythology Perseus is Zeus' son. I'm not sure why they made this switch, and I'm not sure I completely care. It just seems an unnecessary choice.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

can it be done?

My to-do list:
  • dishes
  • mop floors
  • laundry
  • grade tests
  • grade late binders
  • lesson plans
  • baby blanket
  • walk Cooper
  • work out
  • make dinner
  • pick up baby stuff from Beth
  • pick up dog stuff from Laura
  • buy pet shampoo
  • bathe Cooper
  • change cat litter