Tuesday, November 25, 2008

One Month

...until Christmas! I'm holding off on decorations until December 1st at the very least, but I'm proud to say that I'm nearly done with my Christmas shopping. I find it so much easier--on my stressload and my wallet--to spread out the shopping and finish early.

This weekend felt like an early Christmas present what with the release of Twilight the movie and the return of Jack Bauer with the 24 'movie'. I also met a friend from my summer online writing class in San Francisco Friday night, which was lovely. We went to hear our instructor read and talk about her book, The Witches Trinity. I was greeted with a fireworks display when I arrived at the Ferry Building, and although I'm still not sure why, it was quite festive.

The Twilight movie was not quite as good as I hoped, but still entertaining, and given their budget constraints it was impressive they were able to capture so much. 24: Redemption also didn't quite live up to the 24 standard, but it was satisfying and I'm eager to begin watching season 7 in January.

As for the shopping I haven't done...I'm off to do some last minute Thanksgiving grocery shopping and desperately hoping I don't get mobbed. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday everyone!


marmiteandtea said...

I LOVED Twilight, I may have to go again.
And 24 was brilliant, imagine those men thinking they could make Jack talk by burning his ear off, pah! That's nothing!

JJ said...

We'll see Twilight with the kids at the weekend .. and I'll go and see 24 just to dribble a bit over Jack! Yum.

Happy thanksgiving to you.

Angie said...

m&t, I think I might have to see it again to reevaluate. I did like it, but thought some of the 'significant looks' were overdone, etc. Of course, there were twitching girls and texting in my theater so perhaps a second viewing would be best!
I know, what were they thinking? This is Jack Bauer we're talking about. The Chinese couldn't break him after a year!

JJ, have fun! It was entertaining, but I got my hopes too high after the teaser trailers.
Jack is dribblicious as always. :)

KatW said...

Well done on the Christmas shopping! Alas I am far far away from finishing (or barely starting even)

Have you read the book of Twilight? Is is good?

I have Jack saved on SKY+ and ready to watch on an evening this weekend. I can't wait to curl up with Jack. Even if the script fails to deliver I am sure Jack himself will keep me happy!

Kat :-)

Aunt Kim said...

Yes, I think in the absence of 13 year olds it might be better! I still can't get over the sunglasses he had on though....

Angie said...

KatW, Thanks. We don't live near family, so we either ship the gifts or we travel, so no last minute allowed for me. (It helps the stress too!)
I read all of the Twilight books and LOVED them!
Hope you enjoyed 24. Jack is back!

Aunt Kim, I think you're right. :) The glasses were awesome. Very James Dean. Or 1980s.

JJ said...

Angie, there's an award for you over at mine. JJx

JJ said...

Angie, your meme letter is S.

Angie said...

Oo, double thanks, JJ!