Well, last night I finally got a hold of Chip. Good’ol IRC helped with that one. It’s kinda tough when you don’t have AIM, email or phone numbers, but I gave IRC a shot and luckily Chip, Dave and Jason were on. So, I drove into Milford and hung out with Chip and Dave at Simpro, eventually deciding to go to a movie. I didn’t really care what we saw, so long as I got out of the house and did something. We ended up seeing Harry Potter, which, while being three hours long, wasn’t half bad. It was a good showcase for digital effect however. You simply can’t make magic without CG. The story wasn’t half bad either. It took a little while (at least an hour) to figure out what the story actually was, but it turned out ok in the end. The one thing that bothered me didn’t actually have anything to do with the movie, but the film itself. The actual, physic film that the movie is projected from. The copy at the theater we went to was very badly developed. Being a photography major and having worked with positive films before, I could spot the sections where the film wasn’t properly developed, or at the very least, under-fixed. Chrisp whites started being muddy and yellowish and everything was shifted towards a warmer color cast when the film was under developed. At least thats what I’m guessing happened. Anyway. The movie itself was pretty good, and if you go see it at 10pm on a Wednesday like I did, you can avoid all the little kids who wouldn’t be able to sit through it. Actually, there was a grand total of about 6 people in the theater we were in, including the three of us. Very enjoyable. Movies are always better when you don’t have to listen to the idiots behind you going “I don’t get it”. (That happens a lot in GA, trust me)
So, that leaves me here at the house, sitting on my butt, watching “Wonder Boys” for the third time and wishing that these people had cable. It’s almost over though. Tomorrow night the owners get home and I get to back to MY home and sleep in my own bed again. So, I’m spending most of today picking up what little I’ve disturbed or moved since I’ve been here so that everything is perfect for them when they get back. House sitting was fun, but I’ll be glad to be done with it. Also, the temptation of finally checking my own email again appeals to me above all. I’ll set the ‘puter up when I get home tomorrow and have at it. Ok, nearly dinner time. Later.