Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Herro

Last night I drove out to Palm Springs for the premiere of Elizabeth: The Golden Age. Since Mike works for a big fat newspaper, they give away tickets about every 2 weeks to movies that the radio station also gives away as prize packs. Anyway, we've gone to a few of these lately, and usually it's a rowdy croud, people who did crazy stuff to win tickets on the radio, tshirts being thrown around etc...but last night...the crowd was predominantly 65+. I understand that as it's a period piece, and the subject matter is fairly if not entirely historically based.

Anyway, let me tell you, this movie was absolutely fascinating. I'd not seen the first Elizabeth movie starring Cate Blanchett and Geoffrey Rush(1998) and although I did know what story was going to be told, it still was exciting and put you at the edge of your seat. The visuals were inCREDIBLE. When the Spanish Armada came to the shore of England, and there were all these ships in the middle of the night just looming in the distance, the clouds were hovering, the wind blowing and the sound was reminiscent of the cannon scene on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride, and as they panned out and you saw Elizabeth in her armor...it was breathtaking. Plus, Clive Owen is one tall drink of water, mmhmm! And you know how I loves me the tall boys...(6'3" to be exact)



I'm one of those people who don't claim to be a history buff, but each and every time I read a historical novel, or watch some movie based on deep history, I always seem to shock myself at how much I love it! I will freely admit I love the History Channel, and probably DVR 3-5 shows on there a week, but something deep inside me won't let me allow myself to say that "Hi, I'm Allison, and I'm a history addict!" But I digress!!! (as usual!)

So anyway, after the movie was over, it took seriously 10 minutes to get out of the movie theater because people were gathering their walkers etc. (I kid you not) and wheel chairs. Afterward, we went to the Kaiser Grill again on the Palm Springs "strip" and ate outside on the patio. Oh and our server looked like Goldie Hawn circa 1975 Laugh In days. So much so that when I said to her "You look like somebody...do people tell you that?" she laughed and said "Yes, Kate Hudson?" and I said to her "Yes, but moreso Goldie Hawn than Kate. As a matter of fact, you look more like Goldie than Kate does" and she really really did. Oh and her name was Helen...and she was probably 28. She was adorable.


Anyway, I went to the DI, and some thrift stores with Tiffany, and we've been taking pictures of her in old bridesmaid dresses etc. for my portfolio, and here's one of her that we took yesterday afternoon. Here are the rest, if you're interested.


10 comments:

ashleyO said...

Woot!!! Clive Owens is magical!!! I like tall boys too but somehow I only get the ones that are my heightish! Anyway, I love the pic of Tiff! awesome. and yes I want to see this movie now. Shanks!

p.s. I too love the History Channel. I love shows on war and such as vell.

Alli Fantastico said...

It's been my experience that Oblad girls don't mix well with short boys. Trust me on that. Um, Napoleon complex anyone?

ashleyO said...

hahaha....5'9"ish isn't too bad right?

shauna said...

Who's 5'9ish? Someone new?

ashleyO said...

just some guy that i've been hanging out with...and now em has joined us and his roomie...it was just me, him, and the roomie until just Wednesday night! It's nothing right now. I think I like him but I dunno....eek...

Alli Fantastico said...

oooo!

Eliza said...

Curtis is 5'9" ish. We all (Me, Ash, Curtis, and Isaac) measured ourselves on Sunday at my house and Curtis thought he was 5'10" HAH! Isaac was measured so we will know how much lift we need to put in his shoes for DL.

EmDab said...

I'm so glad you loved Elizabeth 2 (that's what it is, essentially). I'm going to it next week, I think. Man, Elizabeth is my GIRL!

EmDab said...

Oh PS. Don't worry Oblad Clan. I'm Ashley's new chaperone;) JUST KIDDING! :D :D :D

ashleyO said...

grin grin grin she says!

yes famerly she is hanging out with me! chaperoning! jk