Monday, July 24, 2006

We are busy, busy people.

I don't know how we manage to get ourselves from point A to point B, but we do it and we even stop at Comic Con along the way! Fortunately we chose to show up at the conference on Thursday; as crowded as it was, nothing compares with the crowds that showed up on Saturday. By Saturday we found a charger for my camera, so Geoff, Will and Alex took freak 'n' geek pictures... too bad the camera was out of comission when we met Ray Harryhausen, and other greats in the art world. Okay, be honest, have you heard of Ray Harryhausen? How about Ray Bradbury? We have been stunned by how many people have no idea who these geniuses are. Harryhausen's work may be somewhat specialized, but it's fundamental to movies, video games and even popular culture in general. You don't have to be a geek to know their work.

Or how about Robbie the Robot?

Sometimes it feels like trouble just finds us.

It's still hot, and perhaps even more humid.
We revived our housing search; no changes.
Max finished his week at camp and did very well.
Alex and Will are at camp again this week, learning C++.
I cleaned the Odyssey.
Maria says: puppy, chi-chi, kaka, cooookie, pretty, meeeow, baa-baa, woo-woo, naynoo (thank you,) mama, dada, Nannie (Natalie,) agua, nana(banana,)
and many more chirps, whirrs, beeps, squeals and squawks.


Anonymous said...

Wow! I'm gonna have to watch my "Clash of the Titans" ("Crack of the Tight-Ones?") DVD in honor of you meeting Ray Harryhousen!

We were considering taking Nick to Comic-Con, but didn't get it together. Next year, hopefully.

Natalie said...

My virgin eyes have never set eyes on this classic, but I have seen Jason and the Argonauts many times. Bill keeps a copy handy for entertaining purposes. I think he offers to show it whenever we are around