Just found out that Comcast named a date for cable modem access in my neighborhood – Monday. Woohoo! What stinks is that I won’t know if I can afford it now until HealthGuard makes a decision about my wife’s surgery. I’ve waited four years for high speed access at home, and now I have to keep waiting. Hrmmmm.
Saw Fellowship of the Ring again tonight. What an awesome movie. It’s even better the second time. Ian McKellan deserves the Oscar. He is Gandalf. I also thought that Viggo Mortensen was awesome as Aragorn/Strider.
Not to be one of those Tolkien snobs, but there were a few parts of the movie where I felt the story was marred. The first was when Frodo and Sam left the Shire. I thought it was a bit contrived how they just happened to bump into Merry and Pippin in Farmer Maggot’s fields. The “conspiracy” in the book was much better. I also felt that Lothlorien was a bit rushed. Lothlorien, and Galadriel in particular, were just “weirder” in the movie somehow. I don’t know. But I’m nitpicking – I thought the movie was absolutely wonderful, and definitely Oscar-worthy.