July 5th, 2010

golden gate bridge

The story of a weekend, as told in photos of the Golden Gate Bridge

It's the final day of my second four-day weekend in a row. I just can't tell you how happy I was to be able to arrange this. Today is my official work holiday, but since T got Friday off I took an extra vacation day, and it's been more than worth it.

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Unless you go a fair bit out of the way (sometimes in bad traffic it's actually faster to go the long way around, but we almost never do), a drive from San Francisco to Santa Rosa necessitates a trip across the Golden Gate Bridge, which means that I've been over it easily hundreds of times. And that's how an amazing national landmark becomes commonplace. So I sometimes like to take a step back and admire it, look at it the way a tourist might (or a photographer). It's such a beautiful and dramatic piece of architecture, even more so than its cousin across the way, and I try not to take it for granted.

So now the long weekend draws to a close with a day where I have not much at all planned, which given how busy the rest of the days have been is probably a good thing.

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narnia - edmund coat

"There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb..."

The trailer for The Voyage of the Dawn Treader has been out for several days at least, but somehow I missed it until now.

This is one of my favorite books in the series, and the one I've been most looking forward to seeing as a movie. And there are some things that look promising. But Collapse )

So, I will approach this one with caution. I expect I'll see it, unless it reviews really terribly, but I will keep my expectations low. (Which worked last time, so it seems a reasonable course of action.) But it's still disappointing; I pretty much loved The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, and I'd hoped that the rest of the series would live up to that standard. On the other hand, I had serious reservations about the trailer for LWW, too. So we shall see.

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