Tuesday, June 30, 2009
In the meantime, I encourage all readers of this blog (all three of you) to donate to FilmAid International (FilmAid's webpage can be found here), as they are trying to show the film to viewers in Southeast Asia. Said friend who informed me of this film also works for this organization. And I can tell you with a 100% guarantee, that any organization that Blaine Johnson believes is worthy of his efforts is 100% worthy of my or anyone else's monetary support. There are very few people that I would say that about, and that underscores how worthy of a cause that I believe this is.
US Screening Dates:
20-May – New York, NY – Film Forum
29-May – Los Angeles, CA – Laemmle Sunset
05-Jun – Irvine, CA – Regal Westpark
05-Jun – Portland, OR – Regal Fox Tower
19-Jun – Charlotte, NC – Regal Park Terrace
19-Jun – Boston, MA – Coolidge
24-Jun – Portland, ME – SPACE Gallery
26-Jun – Tallahassee, FL – Regal Miracle
26-Jun – Austin, TX – Regal Arbor
19-Jul – Santa Fe, NM – CCA
24-Jul – Cleveland, OH – Cleveland Museum of Art
31-Jul – Washington, DC – Landmark E-Street
07-Aug – Salt Lake City, UT – Tower
28-Aug – Seattle, WA – NW Film Forum
Thursday, June 25, 2009
I plan to make it a part of my monthly giving. Please check the website out and learn about some of the people that you could be helping. You could be helping someone like Vivian Duamor of Ghana.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
So here are some highlights from his trip.
Mr. Knightley spent an extraordinary length of time in various automobiles. I say various, because in addition to riding in mine, he also rode in both my father's truck and my mother's car. Here he is in Dad's truck, exhibiting the great deal of patience that he maintained throughout his car rides.
On the way down to Mississippi, we stopped at Grammy's in North Carolina which gave Mr. Knightley time to inspect and approve of Grammy's hydrangea bush.
When we finally arrived in Mississippi, Knightley was quickly reacquainted with his old best friend, Ralphe the Great.
They wasted no time at all catching up and picking up their friendship right where they left off after the winter holidays. Some friendships are like that.
Mr. Knightley also quickly resumed his position as a respectable country gentleman canine.
Here he is inspecting the fields and gardens, making sure that all crops meet his rigorous standards.
Mr. Knightley also enjoyed visiting my old hometown, Pensacola, Florida and walking along the bay.
Of course, this trip to Pensacola also proved challenging for a city dog, unfamiliar with muggy days along the Gulf Coast. He cooled himself in sprinklers along the way.
This taste of the joys of water was just the beginning for Mr. Knightley. Here is where his vacation really began. He discovered the joys of swimming (and thus, officially became a Street) at Dog Beach on Bayou Texar.
Hesitant at first, Mr. Knightley ultimately succumbed to the refreshment of head to toe wetness, and realized that when soaked in water, he bore some resemblance to a harbor seal.
The wonderful new adventure in H2O was a life-altering moment for Mr. Knightley. On our return trip to Lake Norman, he was no longer content to simply pace dockside.
Rather, once again, he felt it necessary to wade straight in.
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Small Dose #1: The DC Temple is lovely.
Small Dose #2: Many Monuments must be visited when first time DC visitors come to town.
Small Dose #3: This may also mean having pictures taken of you in front of large monuments where the way you are standing means that your backside looks entirely too saggy and too large.
Small Dose #4: Mount Vernon is always beautiful, even on rainy days.
Monday, June 08, 2009
Wednesday, June 03, 2009
Although, I can already hear ringing in my ears the loud cries of the BYU cheapskates --
Their drink menu sounds particularly refreshing. I could go for the kiwi martini right now.
1. Books on CD by Truman G. Madsen who recently passed away. Brother Madsen was my stake president for awhile when I was at BYU. He was a spiritual giant who was also one of the best teachers that BYU has ever known. I can't wait to listen to his commentary on the teachings of Joseph Smith on my Sunday drive!
2. The Moody Blues - They remind me of my Mom, and from time to time, they are the exact right thing to listen to. I believe that this weekend will be that time again.
3. Jimmy Buffet - No trip to the Gulf Coast this time of year is complete without a little bit of parrothead paradise. In the car I can sing along loudly at the top of my lungs with only Knightley to annoy.
4. Mix CDs so old that I have forgotten what comes next - back in my university days, I could make a mean mix. I would agonoize over what should come next and liked having an element of suprise for listeners. Now, it has been so long since I have listened to my old mixes, I will have that element of suprise, not sure of what comes next. Will it be Radiohead followed by some old school Zairian pop music? Or will it be followed up by some Ella Fitzgerald? I just don't know.
5. Paul Simon, Graceland - Always. Every road trip requires this album. I am singing it in my head already, "For reasons that I cannot explain there's still part of me that wants to see Graceland..."
Here's to the road...
Tuesday, June 02, 2009
It shall be classic. Or at least fodder for the website awkwardfamilyphotos.com.