Tolkien, artist

Back to Work Again

 I actually printed out the supply lists for my classes next week.  Now I just have to actually read them and pack accordingly. 

I should also determine my route so that I can avoid most of the tolls on the Illimois roads - they really suck.  I am looking forward to the trip, though.  Not least of which will be to see my friend Shruti.  I don't have any charms made for charm exchange, and I don't have the time to do any either, so that's the way it goes. 

Yesterday I bought the Blu-Ray extended edition DVD's of Lord of the Rings.  Actually, my DH bought them because he will be writing me a check to pay for them.  EXPENSIVE!!!  But of course, with three hours of addtional "stuff" I had to get them.  Addict?  Moi?  I also noticed that I get digital download rights for a year with this, and I will certainly take advantage of that!  I also bought a couple of light-weight short-sleeved shirts for the shop because I only have a single one that's in wearable condition.  Wearable is highly recommended - LOL.  I also pre-ordered the DVD for Game of Thrones, another thing that DH is paying for.  I still don't know when it will be released, but I'll have it coming to me when it is.  With my Barnes & Noble membership discount and free shipping, the price was great! 

I wanted to get to Barnes & Noble yesterday to buy a copy of Empire.  The current issue has Gandalf and Bilbo on the cover and goes into some detail about the making of the Hobbit movie.  Unfortunately, my time simply didn't allow for the trip.  But I got a lot done yesterday.  I had a 40% off coupon for Dick Blick and ended up buying a bright red irredescent paint for use with air brush.  I have been wanting to do a lacquer-type finish on one of my boxes for more than a year.  So I'll sand one of them down and start playing.  I really enjoyed playing with the airbrush for my Big Bang picture which I will show all of you more towards the end of the month.  I want to play some more with the airbrush and explore some additional possibilities.  Fun!  
That blu-ray set sounds great, all that extra stuff behind the scenes! I wonder what content they put up for download?

I'm undecided about buying it because I feel New-Line are being greedy, releasing the movies so many times in so many editions - will they issue a new one with The Hobbit, with even more new stuff? However, my husband may decide it's an easy b-day pressie, LOL.

I understand your hesitation, and the $100 price tag almost stopped me dead. But LOTR is one of a few sets of movies that my DH and I watch often so even though we don't even have a BluRay player yet, ... OK, I know I'm a bit nuts - LOL.

As for the digital download, you can download the movie from the disks through your computer onto your iPhone or Android phone or, as I understand it, onto your computer to watch on your laptop. I've bought movies with digital download components to them in the past, just have never bothered doing it. But...hmmm.....

As many problems exist with LOTR, it's still stunning and does a better job of bringing Middle Earth to life for me than anything else produced to this point.

Well, it's 6:15 am - time to get going to my local coffeeshop for a nice cuppa, some oatmeal, and an hour of reading Clash of Kings.

- Erulisse (one L)