I just made some minor updates to this blog. I forced all images to have captions and I added a "permalink" to the end of each post. A permalink is an address that can be used to link to a specific post at any time, even after that post has fallen off the first page. Anyway, there shouldn't be any problems with these changes, but if there are please let me know.
This weekend was much more relaxed than the previous. Friday night we had the annual deck opening party at work and I also went with Kim to see a set of films at the Worldwide Short Film Festival. The party was lots of fun, and I went back to it after viewing the films. The films included Chris Landreth's new short, The Spine, and although I'd seen it before, it was great to see it again on a proper screen. The set of films focused on psychological issues and so some were quite disturbing (and Chris Landreth's film fit right in). I really liked a couple of them, in particular the short called "After Tomorrow" from the UK. The set ended on a lighter note with the new Wallace and Gromit film, "A Matter of Loaf and Death." Wallace and Gromit is always good and was a fantastic balance to the other, heavier films.
On Saturday we did some shopping, took care of some wedding things, and watched the extended edition of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.
Sunday we went with Chris and John to the Taste of Little Italy festival, mainly to go to Dolce to get some yummy Gelato. We also had lunch at Craft Burger. The festival was alright, but other than the Gelato it didn't seem that special. We did get a chance to visit three random open houses though which was pretty neat. The last one was especially nice (only $650,000). Also on Sunday, I managed to watch the extended editions of the other two Lord of the Rings movies: The Two Towers and The Return of the King. I have no idea how I fit that in since that is like nine hours of movie. Good times!
Of course I took a bunch of pictures too, and here is a selection.