Spur of the moment close-ups

What a great weekend so far!!  Friday after work I curled up on the couch under a blanket and spent the whole evening finishing the amazing book I was reading.  Then, yesterday Mikey and I decided to go and see the movie Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters, but when we got to the theatre we found out that Lincoln was finally playing.  We have been wanting to see Lincoln since it came out a few months ago, but it never seemed to be playing at any of the small town theatres.  Now that it has been nominated for an Oscar, I guess they’ve decided to widen its exposure.  My son, Bryan, and his girlfriend, Cayley, saw it when it first came out and raved about it, so we decided what the heck, we’ll see both movies.

First was Hansel and Gretel, and it was a blast.  No, it will never win an Oscar, and it was totally unrealistic and fantastical, but it was so much fun!!  I love going to the movies and being able to lose myself in another world and be totally entertained, and this movie definitely fit the bill.  After the first movie, we did some shopping and then went out for a nice dinner before showing up at the theatre again for the early evening show.

One word description of Lincoln – WOW!!  It was incredibly well done in all respects and moved me beyond words.  It’s one of those movies that really gets you thinking and stays with you long after the closing credits have rolled by.  In fact, we talked about it for the entire 45 minute drive home.  If Daniel Day-Lewis doesn’t get an Oscar for his role as Lincoln I will be very surprised.

Now on to my photos for the day.  This morning before everyone else was up, I was sitting on the couch in my furry housecoat and a blanket wrapped around my legs playing with Zipper, my son’s leopard gecko, who you have all met before.  He looked so cute trying to tunnel in and out of the furry warmth that I decided to snap some photos.  As I didn’t want to dump him off of my lap, I was limited as to the angles I could shoot, and he doesn’t exactly like to stay still for too long, but I was really excited about how well these close-ups turned out.  Say hi to Zipper everyone :).

Zipper 1

Zipper 2

Zipper 3

Zipper 4

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32 Responses to Spur of the moment close-ups

  1. zannyro says:

    Hi zipper! You have the most beautiful eyes!!! Lincoln is the first movie we’ve seen in awhile, where people stood and watched most of the credits roll down the screen at the end of the movie……I’ll admit it…it made me tear up a little….so moving……This is truly an Oscar worthy movie 🙂

    • I totally agree. All I could think of after the movie was what would have happened if he hadn’t changed that telegram. Do you ever wonder what the world would be like now if Lincoln hadn’t pushed the 13th Amendment? I mean, would someone else have come along with the same idea? And how long would it have taken? I think it’s good when a movie gets us thinking like that! I’m glad you enjoyed it too :).

      • zannyro says:

        My daughter’s first urgent question was “ does he have any living descendants”…..sigh…the world was very lucky that it got a chance to have an Abraham Lincoln exist…..I wonder too, would someone else have had the burning drive to accomplish what he did???

      • I know – nothing could make him give up on what he believed in! What did you think of Tommy Lee Jones’ character (Thaddeus Stevens)? Wasn’t he hilarious? I just loved how he tore strips off of the other congressment!

      • Oops, that was supposed to be congressmen

  2. beckyday6 says:

    I went to go see The Hobbit again yesterday but this time in 3D with the 48fps rate (and I have to say, I preferred it in 2D!) and I saw a trailer for Hansel and Gretel! I thought it looked quite interesting, I remember seeing something about it when I was researching for my book to film adaptations post but this was the first time I had actually seen anything physical about it, lol! I’m glad to hear you enjoyed it, should I consider going to see it if I get the time? 😛

    I haven’t heard anything about Lincoln but I’m glad to hear you liked it! 😀

    • I could totally go and see The Hobbit again. It was fantastic! I generally hate 3D movies because there is never anything jumping out at you to make you really feel the 3D. So, I was kind of bummed out when I found out yesterday that Hansel and Gretel was in 3D, but it turned out it was actually quite good for effects. I actually dodged to the side a couple of times when things came flying at me LOL! As long as you can enjoy a movie without taking it too seriously, I would definitely recommend that you go and see it because it’s a ton of fun :). It’s not realistic at all – I mean it looks like they are back in the 1700’s or 1800’s, but Hansel has this big, badass gun that looks futuristic, and boy can he do some damage with it. I have been enjoying how they are taking old fairly tales and putting different, more adult twists on them, and this one certainly has an interesting twist. Hope that helps :).

  3. Hi Zipper! He is a cutie. You’captured some great shots here.

  4. Thanks Edith! He has become my little buddy (and my responsibility) since my son is away at college LOL :).

  5. Hi Zipper. He would make a cute change purse.

  6. munchow says:

    Those photos of Zipper are great. Love the big eyes, the colours and pattern of the skin, and the close-up pictures. I need to see Lincoln, although I might bypass Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters, despite your enthusiasm.

  7. benzeknees says:

    Very nice pics! Is it your housecoat that is purple? Purple is my favorite color!

  8. TBM says:

    Howdy Zipper! He’s so cute. And don’t you think other actors cringe when they find out that Daniel Day-Lewis is up for the same award. That guy is amazing. He could be talking and dish soup and I would be glued to every word. Haven’t seen Lincoln yet, but I think it opens up soon here.

    • Yes, I was watching the Screen Actor Guild awards last night, and I really felt sorry for all the actors up against Daniel Day-Lewis. They didn’t have a chance and you could see on their faces that they knew it! I really hope you get a chance to see Lincoln – I know you will love it!! Hope you are having a nice day today :). I’m really pissed off because the school buses are cancelled because we are under a freezing rain warning, but it hasn’t started here yet. If I get stuck at work, I’m going to be really angry. Why couldn’t Mother Nature get her act together and drop the freezing rain during the night so I had to stay home today???? LOL

      • TBM says:

        Be careful buddy and if you stay in a hotel will your work pay for room service? I think they should! Tell them I said that. people listen to me … they just don’t heed my advice all of the time.

      • Well, I got to work safe, and there was only one car in the ditch so far!! As for the hotel idea, the town I work in is too small for a hotel LoL. There’s only a seedy little motel. I’ll just go to my boss’ house instead and drink all his booze and eat all his food! He better have chocolate!!

  9. dorannrule says:

    Zipper’s not exactly a cuddly lookin’ critter, but I’m glad you find him cute and I suppose we can get attached to almost any living thing. And your day sounded wonderful – two movies in a row and very different ones too. It’s a wonderful life. 🙂

  10. adinparadise says:

    Hi, Zipper! He’s so cute, but I’m glad he lives at your house and not mine. 🙂 I have to see ‘Lincoln’…..it sounds like an awesome movie.

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