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This weekend was the Myanthea one-day. As usual, that meant that [livejournal.com profile] sarrciano and I drove to my parents' house (20 minutes from the site) to crash there Friday night. My dad was there, and we chatted a bit and watched an episode of Macguyver, which was really fun.

Saturday we slept in a bit, then headed to Myanthea )

Anyway, Myanthea was a ton of fun, except as usual, we didn't get out of there until well after midnight. Happily, a bed in my parents' house was still only 20 minutes away, so we drove there and crashed.

On Sunday, we were mostly brain-dead and spent most of the day sitting and staring blankly at stuff, or napping. Then, around dinnertime, got asked if we wanted to go see Hunger Games with a bunch of friends. Sure, why not?

I liked the movie. My main problem with it was that we were sitting in the second row, and the shaky camera thing started making me *very* nauceous 20 minutes into the movie, to the point where I started staring at my lap in order to not have to leave the theater. Eventually I figured out that if I tilted my head at a sharp enough angle the black above and below the screen would be in my field of vision and I wouldn't get sick. After that, really enjoyed the movie. Katniss is a badass, and so different than many of the female heroines. :) Will have to read the book.

Then we decided to go to dinner, which was a ton of fun, but probably not the best idea, as it led to us not getting home until after midnight. 6:20 AM came very early for me Monday morning, and I suspect 5-something AM came even earlier for [livejournal.com profile] sarricano. Ah well, was worth it. :)
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Was a good weekend. Nothing terribly exciting, but a lot of fun stuff. We did some more unpacking and bought some storage containers to help with the organizing. The mattress was delivered Sat morning, and it is quite comfortable. Went to RJC's birthday party Sat night and had a lot of fun talking to people and playing on the jumpy thingee. We got Netflix streaming stuff and started working our way through FMA: Brotherhood, which has been quite fun so far. On Sunday we met some people for lunch (and talking) and then went and watched Conan.


[livejournal.com profile] callierat was quite disappointed that we never got a good look at the random depth-perception-challenged female archer, and thus never were able to examine her armor.) I think, in fantasy movies, there is a certain threshold of female nakedness that needs to be hit before they will let the females wear clothes. Amusingly, in this movie, that quota was hit by random slavegirls and the female antagonist, so by the time the protagonist arrived on screen, she got to be mostly dressed for most of the movie (she definitely had on more clothes than Conan, which was extra amusing).

Fun times.
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Busy weekend. Friday night we drove to my parents' place to crash (it's 20 minutes from the Volta 1-day site), a plan which was marred only by both [livejournal.com profile] sarrciano and I forgetting our contacts at home, so we had to drive back there, resulting in a somewhat later bed-time than was optimal.

Saturday was Volta. The weather was pretty awful, but we mostly managed to stay on top of it via continuous consumption of fluids, and a hilarious field fight.

Volta highlights )

Sunday was recovery day, and Captain America was awesome :) Watch out, some vague spoilers below. )

We got back later than we intended, but it was a great day overall.

fun weekend

Apr. 5th, 2010 11:27 am
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Had a fun and low-key weekend.

Sat morning was spent wasting time on computers and doing a bit of house-cleaning before someone came into our apartment. Around noon, [livejournal.com profile] winterswan came over, and we all went out to lunch at the restaurant down the street. Yummy food, and talking, and then back to our apartment for yet more talking. Fun times. After that, [livejournal.com profile] sarrciano went north to do a bit of gaming, and I did my taxes, and then sat around some more and worked on some bracelets/cuffs I've been futzing with for a while.

At some point on Sat, we'd decided that we wanted to go watch 'How to Train Your Dragon', so Sun morning asked a bunch of people if they wanted to go see it that afternoon/evening. Most people were interested, and we agreed on a theater in Dedham as being vaguely centralized. The rest of the day was mostly devoted to being lazy (again), except for when we decided we were starving to death and should probably go pick up some food at the grocery store. Eventually we headed out to go see the movie, and were the only people in our group of six (us plus [livejournal.com profile] silway, [livejournal.com profile] thedeviantangel, [livejournal.com profile] callierat, and Gent) who didn't have horrible problems with traffic getting to the theater. Luckily, there was a second showing of the movie that started a half-hour after the one we were aiming for, and everyone managed to get there by that time. And the movie was a lot of fun. :)

The theater was located in this neat little (well, big-ish) shopping complex that we need to look around at some point, and the theater itself is huge with lots of different types of food available and two different lounge rooms that are just spaces with seating areas. Is totally on my list of places that are good to meet people, because if we'd had more time and been less braindead, I totally could see us hanging out in those lounges just talking for a while.

Good weekend.
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Was pretty good. Very pretty movie, seemed to move very fast, cool special effects. Wasn't the best thing I've ever seen, but I had a good time. I especially liked their portrayal of faeries/fae creatures, in that even the friendly ones weren't so, well... friendly. Or reliable.

Birds!

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