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Good Morning, LiveJournal! (Think: Good Morning, Vietnam!)

It's around 7:30 a.m. here. I've been up for ages, though. Made tunafish sandwiches and a pot of coffee and the usual morning routine...

Marilyn mistressmarilyn is long off to an early-morning Duathlon meeting! She just keeps plugging away, come hell or high water.

It's Fat Tuesday, with Lent beginning tomorrow. As in several previous years, we're giving up all sweets for the duration.

We went to dinner with sister Sue this past Sunday at our fave Mexican food restaurant. She was sick twice during dinner, but I guess that's just something we'll need to get used to for the time being. (sigh) I felt bad for her. She really can't take in much food at all. But she's doing great with the weight loss -- more than 60 pounds since Thanksgiving. Her face shows it like crazy.

The Old Man and the Sea -- by Alexander Petrov
Old Man and the Sea - 1   Old Man and the Sea - 2
(More pictures under the cut.)

So things went well last Thursday night. We did the political thing, signing the poster and grabbing more buttons to wear. (No. We don't usually wear political buttons all that much...)

The movies? Amazing! Especially Director Alexander Petrov's "The Old Man and the Sea." This is an animated film based on the novel by Ernest Hemingway. To create the entirely stunning film, Petrov actually painted more than 29,000 images on glass, directly under an IMAX camera!

I was near tears watching it! "The Old Man and the Sea" is one of my favorite Hemingway novels to begin with, but it's impossible to describe what it was like viewing this film.

Afterwards Ira told me it was the only IMAX movie to ever win the Academy Award, taking if for Best Short Animated Film in March 2000.

The following pictures don't even begin to show the beauty of this film, but they were the best I could find to share...

Old Man and the Sea - 1   Old Man and the Sea - 2

Old Man and the Sea - 3   Old Man and the Sea - 4

Old Man and the Sea - 5

Old Man and the Sea - 6

I loved both Ira and Brian and their Sig-Os! I gave all of them big hugs, telling them we'd be like family before long. (smile)

And it was truly humbling to be in the presence of so many truly brilliant minds. I can't believe we're evening getting such an opportunity. One of these men is responsible for creating the special effects used in "The Lord of the Rings," believe it or not!

Several of them were delightful! They did look just like those genius scientists in the movie "Independence Day" (which is how Marilyn had described them to me). I felt a kinship with them, living life so differently from what might be considered the norm.

Everyone was so friendly! It went very, very well.

I've been private posting so many tutorials to test them recently that I can hardly find anything! (grin) I was hunting for a certain recent entry that wasn't a test, and it was mind-boggling trying to find the one I had in mind.

I guess I'll have to tag the tests more carefully. As well as the entries I post that contain useful links, etc. (smile) What a mess!

I've been going back and tagging a bit at a time, trying to make things more orderly here, but it takes a lot of time. (And after all, I've only got so much of it!) Oh well. (sigh)

I think I need some breakfast now!

Tags: mexican-food, sister-sue

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