With fingernails that shine like justice...

and a voice that is dark like tinted glass, she is fast, thorough and sharp as a tack. She is touring the facility and picking up slack...

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Left! Left! Left, right, left!

Yesterday we went to see March of the Penguins at the Egyptian Theater. It was beautiful. And the theater was awesome! I recommend it highly.

The entrance to the theater is deceivingly tiny, with the inside being airy and open. The Egyptian Theater is a former Masonic Temple with a very cool deco/Egyptian theme. It has a HUGE screen and seats, probably, 600 people. It is home to the Seattle Int'l. Film Festival . They won me over with the espresso bar at the concession stand!

The movie is magnificently filmed, with soothing narration by Morgan Freeman. It shows the migration of the emperor penguin to its breeding grounds. A frank and true depiction of nature, it is void of the blood and guts seen in most wildlife documentaries. It is not all happiness and light though, there is saddness and death...of penguins, chicks and eggs. You see a sea leopard with a penguin in it's jaws, but don't see it ripping the penguin's flesh....you get the gyst of what has happened, without the gore. It is because of this that, I think this movie is appropriate for children of any age.
During the credits, you get a glimpse of the making of the movie, which I would watch as a feature itself...really interesting.

After watching this movie, I no longer view penguins as cute, waddling, tuxedo clad creatures. They are one of the toughest animals on earth!

The DVD is definately on my future xmas list!

After the movie, we hoofed the 20-something blocks to the ferry, stopping a few times along the way to shop. Mozzy(thats my mom), being an overindulgent grandparent, bought Blaine a $36 T-SHIRT from ZebraClub. A very trendy boutique, indeed....I would stab myself in the eye before paying that much for a friggin' t-shirt.

We arrived at the terminal just as loading had begun, paid our fare, and hurried onto the boat. We arrived on Bainbridge Island where my dad was waiting to pick us up...which was great because the uphill walk with bags and tired kid in tow would've sucked. After getting back to Mozzy's, we ordered a pizza and sat outside to eat it.

After dinner, Blaine and I drove home, talking about everything from the movie we had seen to her deciding not to shave her legs yet. It was a great day.