Monday, November 23, 2009

Vampire Chick Flicks

I have to lament that I like a good vampire movie. I'm easy going enough to like Underworld and comic crazy as well to love the first 2 Blade movies (the third was just embarrassing though, poorly Wesley Snipes). Of course, I'm a huge Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan (she's good looking and fights evil being enough to make me sit down and then later buy all the seasons on DVD).

The Twilight movie is a not too bad. I enjoyed it when I saw (and I've seen it many times since). I think I was in the right frame of mind and looking for a fun story, which it was. Even though not all the scenery shots were from Forks, WA it was still nice to see WA scenery, especially La Push in the movie.

Lavinia though liked the film quite a bit. So much so that as I write this, she is downstairs with some friends watching it again as they get ready to see New Moon.

I will never judge her for this as I recall a similar event when Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey was released when I was in college. I just hope that the next sequel movie for Twilight is better than Bogus Journey, or at least Lavi and her friends get bombed before the movie like we did.

To me Twilight is a little like Buffy in that the story arc has characters that are vampires, and later werewolves we learn, but the story is about what a teenager feels at that age. Buffy was more about a girl trying to fit in at high school than it was about beating demons, although the female kung-fu is always appreciated. I wondered if he ever commented on it and found in his own way that he had, check out the article here.

I found a cool re-mix of Buffy vs. Edward from Twilight. Cracked me up. Buffy would so own this guy. Near as I can find it is pretty unanimous that Buffy would kill Edward and then go pine after Angel while having a quickie with Spike. I never need a reason to post Buffy Comic Book art, but this picture should leave you with no doubt.

If the apocalypse comes, beep me.
--Sarah Michellle Gellar Buffy Summers in "Buffy The Vampire Slayer"

Monday, November 16, 2009

Friday, November 13, 2009

The 2 year check-in

Jack had his 2 year check up today. He is doing super and the Doctor just loves seeing him because he's so easy.

Today's stats
Height: 36.5 inches - 92nd percentile
Weight: 34.5 pounds - 96th percentile
Head: 49.5cm - 75th percentile

Now if you track that against his Dadna he is just like me in weight but some how seems to think he is Uncle Mark in the height area.

The old wives tale is that if you double the height at age 2 that is how tall he'll be. It is looking like he'll be dwarfing his Mom & Dad easily in the future.

All that and he's super cute too! Here's a picture from the pumpkin patch visit. He was more interested in kicking leaves and stomping in the mud puddles actually.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Bad Boys

Here's a fun picture that Jack made for his friend Calvin. Jack framed it and gave it to Calvin on his birthday (with Dadna's help of course)

Graph Jam

Sunday, November 1, 2009