May 17, 2017

Dear Summer,

The days of late spring and summer are finally here. We are a little ways into May and it seems good to wear shorts and t-shirts. Although you never fade into Winter’s drab garb in someplace and you never quite seem to visit others. But here in Eastern Carolina we are thrilled you’ve come to visit. 

Threes days of “summer vacation” are drawing to a close. Tonight we should be laying on a blanket under the stars listening to the waves caress the sandy beach. Instead I am in my room getting ready for work and the rest of the week tomorrow. 

Tuesday was fun. Guardians of the Galaxy vol.2, popcorn and drinks. Afternoon fun hidden from summer heat. Monday was nice too, even if I grilled alone. The flames reminded me, fire is a sneaky beast and will burn the meat if your attention should stray. 

All in all Summer thank you for three nice vacation days. Cheers, james

The Hobbit: The Desolution of Smaug

Oh my this was as good as the first movie! Ok i mentioned in my second post I think Mr. Tolken is the gold standard for fantasy writing. I just watched Peter Jackson’s second installment of The Hobbit. I enjoyed it thoroughly even if we had to pause for s’mores. Oh those were so good too, maybe better than popcorn. Anyway one thing that caught my attention was the way the movie filled in some gaps from the book. 

Since Hobbit is written from Bilbo’s prespective it makes sense that when Gandalf leaves Bilbo wouldn’t know what happened until later. I am trying not to give anything away in case you haven’t seen it yet. I so enourge you to watch both movies if you like Lord of the Rings or fantasy adventure. I give it two thumbs up and s’mores. Ok thats my two cents worth. Cheers,