Monday, July 14, 2008

Golf Pros

We've seen two movies recently: Juno and Prince Caspian. Juno was not as good as I was expecting it to be, but still reasonably entertaining. I thought Allison Janney stole every scene she was in, and that it had a very witty script. We saw Prince Caspian with the small boy two weeks ago. I didn't like it as much as the first movie, but it held all of our attention for the full 2 1/2 hours (not easy).

We've both been wiring our way through the Dresden Files books, having watched the series on DVD. The books are fun, especially having seen the series - it's like getting a whole new set of episodes that we haven't seen!

J and I went to the Suffolk Smallholders' Show today at Stonham Barns - it was pretty cold for July (we were glad we had our jackets) but the usual sheep, sheepdogs, geese, chickens and tractors were all out in full force.

We were pretty much smallholder-d out after an hour and a half, so we walked back to the car. As we went past the driving range, I suggested we hit a bucket of balls. Instead, we played 9 (little) holes of golf. Fun times. Except for my experience on the first tee with the group behind us watching when I sliced two balls into the pond in quick succession. Luckily, we had some extra.

John won, by a few shots (he's had more lessons than I have!) and we had a blast. We were enjoying the spectacle of the guys in front, too. We were both playing with somewhat beat-up rented clubs, and I was wearing flip-flops. They were dressed to the NINES and had the full set of clubs, fancy bag and trolley, and all the required accessories. And they STUNK. Balls in hedges, over fences, in the sand, onto greens other than the one they were aiming for. Teehee.


Kat - Taylor Made designs said...

I totally agree with you on Juno. I saw it a few months ago and though I was entertained... I imagined it to be so much funnier. Alison Janney rocked. I loved the scene in the doctor's office with her telling the technician off.

Mark said...

I really liked Juno and I'm surprised you didn't. Not my kind of film at all usually. It's not at all heavy or gritty, but it tells a story at a nice pace. I guess it doesn't have a driving plot, just a nice little story.

Again, I suppose it depends on your expectations. Alison Janney was good, but I thought Ellen Page was absolutely charming in her role. If you'd seen Hard Candy a few years back, you'll see the wide range of her acting skills. She's definitely one for the future and how Marion Cotillard beat her to the Oscar is a mystery to me. Maybe she's just a little "left field", I don't know.

C said...

I've been reading the Dresden Files books too, so we'll have to discuss when we meet up! After I mentioned reading the first one on my blog I got a stack of sequels in the mail from Cam - did you know she edits them?!? I turned quite a vivid shade of green when I heard that.