Saturday, July 25, 2009

Thoughts from the Dark

It's that time, screen fans! The 10th Annual Real to Reel International Film Festival is in full swing in the neighboring town (they have the big screen space; the multiplex in town doesn't want to give up a screen for four days of indy film) and it's been a hoot!

For me, the festival is a way of gauging my time in The City of Pleasant Living, as it began the same year I moved here. I must say, the quality has greatly improved over the years - we started with VHS tapes and moved to digital and now hi-def. For me, last night's winner was Our Neck of the Woods, a short featuring spontaneously combusting lawn deer. Certainly not something you're going to see in the local multiplex!

Speaking of all things filmed, I ran across this (it's embedded below) the other day and it made me smile. In the midst of early wedding prep, I think it's good to keep in mind (1) different can be nice and (2) it's good to remember that the ceremony is intended to be joyous. I don't think I'll be doing this, but . . .

4 comments:

Araine said...

It takes a mighty big woman to give up the bridal march. I don't remember much about mine and Rainey's wedding it went by so fast. Just that she was stunning and that at one point the preacher reached down and grabbed our hands because we kept fidgeting. Good luck with the wedding plans. If there's room on the guest list Rainey and I would love to attend, if there's not I fully understand.

amnbsdad said...

I left that comment not Rainey, I guess I need to check and see who's signed on before I start leaving comments.

Mockingbird said...

I figured it out! We haven't really gotten to the planning stage just yet, aside from deciding that this will be a very small shindig. Big party afterward, though! And it's good to hear from you!! There should be more of that sort of thing!

Whedongeek said...

Do it, do it! Have fun -- I hope that will be your mantra! (And knowing you, I'm reasonably sure you will not have the cow I did for my wedding...)