Friday, July 21, 2006

A busy weekend

Last weekend we kept ourselves busy. :) Saturday morning I made Pastalon (one of my favorite Dominican dishes- similar to Lasagna, but with sweet platanos instead of noodles and no tomatoes). For lunch Devon, Daniel, the pastalon, and I went to an international picnic (through our church). We enjoyed very good food and met a few people. We also had fun tossing around a frisbee. In the afternoon Daniel and I did some window washing; later we picked up Devon and headed to Poor Boys for some gyros (yummy). We took dinner to Jon Lin's house (another high school friend) and there hung out with Ross, Phil, and Angie (Phil's wife). Later we went to Devon's to swim and play cards. It was so good to see high school friends and awesome to think that we can still hang out with them. It's a blessing to know that those friendships have lasted throughout the years.
On Sunday we went to church, cleaned more windows, and then hung out with the Peterson's to celebrate Daniel's dad's birthday, which included watching Pirates of the Caribbean and going out to dinner. I must admit, I was disappointed with the second pirates movie. I felt like that were trying to do too much- too many hidden subplots, too many bringing back of random old characters, and too many antagonists. Yes, the special effects were cool, and the acting was good, but it takes more than that to make a decent movie. It made me dislike almost all of the characters and the ending seemed "forced" (why did everyone suddenly get emotional about finding Jack? However, I still think there's hope though, depending on how the next movie goes- it could easily redeem it. My favorite aspect of the movie, was the part with Will and his dad, which tied into the last movie nicely and actually had character development. Well, there you have it. That's my very un-professional opinion. :) Tell me what you guys think. You do not have to be blogger users to comment. Thanks!

3 comments:

LDub said...

Speaking of highschool friends, wanna hang out before you go back to the DR?? I'm still in Gurnee and have yet to procure a job...

Leah said...

YEAH!!! You changed it! I can comment now! Woohoo! Yeah, I really didn't like POTC2 either...oh well Sounds like you had a good weekend. My youngest brother got married yesterday...such drama! See you in two weeks!

Tree said...

Linday, I'd love to see you. We hopefully won't have a car in a few days, maybe you can come down this way? :) We're busy the next few weekends, but we're free during the weekdays (maybe next week?).