Month: December 2004


It feels so good to be home! Ben and I left Wednesday morning at 9:30. At 11:00 we hit standing traffic in Glenwood canyon. We were routed back to Glenwood Springs and told to wait a couple hours. Apparently a semi-truck jack-knifed on the part of the canyon already down to one lane because of a rockslide last month. Oh, and all of this with pounding rain and a cat mewing in the back seat. We had to stay in the car because of Molly, which made the situation even more unpleasant. At 3:30 the road was still closed. I asked a cop if they thought it might be cleared tonight, and he said he didn’t know. Geez. Ben got us a cheap hotel room and we ate Kentucky Fried Chicken and watched Mythbusters. All in all, it wasn’t a bad night, just a bad day and a total waste of time. This morning, Thursday, we left at 7 am and it still took us 4 whole hours to drive the remaining 160 miles to Denver because of bad weather.

But all that aside, we had a great, relaxing trip home for Christmas. We had some good food and good times with the family. We saw The Life Aquatic again, and I’ve decided that it is a really good movie. Just as predicted, my enjoyment increases after contemplation and repeat viewings.

It’s been a long two days. I’m going to bed now, but I’ll post some photos later, after I learn to use my iPod Photo.

Advance screening

I just got back from seeing a sneak preview of The Life Aquatic. Feelings are mixed. Some parts really clicked, some were not nearly as great as they should have been. Some characters were good, some were poorly formed. I think it might grow on me. I felt the same way after seeing The Royal Tenenbaums, and now I really enjoy that film.

The security check for recording devices was annoying. After waiting outside for 40 minutes for the door to open, they announce that you have to put camera phones back in your car because they are not allowed in the building. Right as they open seating they tell us this! They could have at least given us advance warning so we could put our phones away without losing a seat. Ben ran my phone out to the car (what a sweetheart). They did the whole purse check and body swipe-with-a-beeping-stick thing. Funny thing is, I could have easily snuck in a camera in my yarn ball of knitting if I’d wanted to. They hardly glanced at it. 🙂

Holiday season

We’ve been busy with holiday errands here and there. I wish it would snow more, it’s gotten up to 60 degrees! Now is the time for parties and I’m scouring the Martha Stewart site and magazines for the perfect festive finger food. I’m looking forward to going home for Christmas. Ben and I are taking our cat, which is bound to be an adventure in travel! Work is pretty hectic now with vacation schedules, moving offices, employees shifting roles, and sharing space with a spinal doc. I’m excited for a break.

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