Tuesday, October 27, 2009

astro flies... or not

So, Astro Boy came out in the cinemas. Hmmm. It basically flopped ($6.7mil). Bummer.

Having working on it for almost two years & being very passionate about my opinions and about everything I work on I can't honestly say there aren't quite a few things I would have done differently in the movie. But, I would have liked it to have done well at the box office. If nothing else to reward all the hard work that went into it and to keep and create jobs for the people still working at the studio and the ones hoping to make Astro 2. Now, I'm not sure what will happen.

I have obviously seen the film MANY MANY times but only saw the whole completed, mixed, music filled version last Monday at the premiere. Sadly, I don't think I could stand to see it again =( It's too painful. All I see are the things that don't work & the things that I tried to get them to change that still don't work. There are quite a few sequences that are really fun and, as stand alones, work well, but somehow as a whole, not so much.

When I was growing up my Dad would always leave screenings right after they started & I didn't quite understand it. He said he'd seen it too many times but know I fully understand & know it's just too painful. Even in a "great", successful film if you are one of the film makers you can only see what you didn't do right or have time to finish.

So, if you go see Astro Boy please enjoy it! =) And if you stay for the credits you can see my name twice (once as a voice and once for editing) and Alex got his name in the "special thanks" section. Yea!!

Go Astro! =)

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Saturday, October 24, 2009

wires wires wires

well, now that the house is done we've finally moved Mom totally in to Mel's house. phew! On thursday I went to unload my car & help set her up. I moved the copier/fax/scanner in the office as that is the only place where there in an internet connection, thus the vonage connection, thus the fax. We transfered the phone to a new vonage # so I set up the modem, the wireless router, two vonages & two phones! yikes! There ae so many wires & plugs involved it's not even funny! wouldn't it be nice if that weren't the case? well, at least she's all set to communicate! :)

Thursday, October 22, 2009


At the cleaners today...

Saturday, October 17, 2009


Wishing my Mom the happiest of

Happy Birthdays!!!!!!

Huge hugs & love momma! =)


Friday, October 16, 2009

off it goes

The pod that we had my grandparents extra furniture & stuff in whilst we sold the house is going away today. The house is almost empty & we have one more day to finish cleaning up. Then... Done!

Monday, October 12, 2009

I wish I could just sit & look out my window without the neighbours looking in. I wish there wasn't so much noise outside (street, neighbours, workmen). I wish I had a yard. I wish I had laundry machines in my home. I wish I had a graage that wasn't crumbling & dusty. I wish... I guess I wish I had a house to live in. But... What if we move & it's even worse!? (it's happened before) I dunno. Just having a low day.

Sunday, October 11, 2009


6 - October 11
Today is our 6 year anniversary! Weird. It doesn't feel like that long. What a wonderful wedding day we had. It sure has been an amazing time these past years and I am so lucky to have such an amazing husband. Thanks sweets! And I'm looking forward to the adventures the next many years ahead will bring.

Lovesloveslove to you sweets. xoxoxoxo =)

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Friday, October 02, 2009


Pardon the crappy phone picture but... We found an old tape player in the garage & it has a tape in it! It says it's "R2D2 sfx". How cool is that?! Now... I just have to find a tape player that works to see if it is what it says it is.

Updates to come...