December 23rd, 2012

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Poem for Sunday, The Hobbit, Beans in the Belfry

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Everyone in my family slept late on Saturday -- well, as late as the cats would let us -- so after an early brunch and some pre-Christmas-travel chores, we picked up Adam's girlfriend and went to see The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. I neither fell in love nor felt monumentally disappointed -- I enjoyed it, felt very nostalgic to see various familiar Middle Earth locations again, LOVED seeing various LOTR characters again as well as meeting their relatives, loved the songs, yet thought the movie was too long and awfully derivative of The Fellowship of the Ring only without the gravitas, which would have been fine if it had been a bit more humorous and had a few -- well, a lot -- less battle scenes. Collapse )

When we got home I rushed out to take a walk before it got dark and ran into a neighbor whose cat was missing -- it is a cold night and I looked for her for a while, I hope he found her but I don't even know which house is his. We had ravioli for dinner and watched the Falcons-Lions game. Here are some photos from Beans in the Belfry, the former Reformed Church in Brunswick, now converted into a coffee shop with fabulous breakfast food and sandwiches, plus several reading nooks, a kids' play area, a decorative fireplace, and seating upstairs in the former choir area:


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