Well, the weekend was really nice, actually, and, as usual, I can't believe it's already over. Friday night Jamie went to some kind of fashion show with Nicole, and Ryan and I went and ate some barbecue and then went to see The Forbidden Kingdom. The Forbidden Kingdom was pretty good, but not awesome. It had some really cool kung fu, including the work of superveterans Jackie Chan and Jet Li (who reprised a couple of their most famous roles, as the drunken master and the silent monk), but it also had a sort of weak plotline involving an American kid who's a kung fu movie junkie and who basically gets bonked on the head and fantasizes his way into ancient, feudal China (the plotline with this kid isn't all that dissimilar, sadly, to the plotline of 1993's The Last Action Hero). Anyway, the movie had some cool martial arts, some interesting special effects, and some genuinely funny moments, so it was enjoyable despite a sort of weak plotline.
Saturday I got up and went to Curra's with Jamie and Ryan for breakfast (which was cool because normally they eat before I get up). I like Curra's. It's one of my favorite places in Austin for breakfast.
After breakfast I took Cassidy down to the spillover at Barton Springs, and Ryan eventually met me down there with Lucy. We had fun in the sun and water, and eventually wore ourselves out (well, it took over an hour of chasing after tennis balls to sort of wear Lucy out).
Saturday night we had dinner with Team Steans plus Matt and Nicole. It was a nice dinner.
Yesterday I got up and rode all the way out to the Lake Creek Alamo Drafthouse for a showing of the original Superman movie (It was some kind of anniversary of the Action Comics issue where Superman 1st appeared. Or something like that.). Needless to say, I went out there with Jamie and Roundball, and as soon as the pre-movie Superman trivia contest started up, it became clear that Roundball's hand was going to be the first hand shooting up on every question. Well, he still won some passes, but I talked him down so that other kids could have a chance to play (and because we could only win passes to the Lake Creek Alamo Drafthouse, which is like at least half an hour away from our house). There was also a costume contest for people dressed up like their favorite superhero, which was sort of cute since we were at the matinee show and lots of kids were in attendance, dressed up like little Supermans and Batmans and whatnot (there was also one adult who showed up in an absolutely awesome Spiderman costume- seriously, he looked like the Toby McGuire Spiderman from the movies). The superman movie was fun, and I realized part way through it that I've actually seen Superman 2 a lot more times than I've seen the first Superman (Gene Hackman's Lex Luthor really makes that first Superman movie pretty entertaining, even for people who aren't huge Superfans).
Then last night we had Mono Ensemble practice. Frank didn't make it, but we played pretty well, even without him. I'm happy to say that Flightless Birds made a reappearance (and that will mean something to about 1% of you). When we were getting ready for the last gig that we played at Club Deville, I think we realized that we have a lot of older songs that we're just not quite comfortable playing at the moment (some of these have been "on the shelf" for quite some time), so we spent part of practice trying to refamiliarize ourselves with some of those songs.
And that was the weekend. Hope you guys enjoyed yours.
Well, I don't have a lot else at the moent, and I sort of need to run, but mayhaps more later.