Hi! Tomorrow is Christmas which is very exciting. I finally get to open the gifts sent from my parents. My mother sent me home with a few gifts back in November when I visited, but then a few days ago she also sent a gigantic box to Durham full of even more gifts. She went a little crazy. I think she misses me.
Daniel and I have had a busy couple of days. We went back to Taberna with his parents on Thursday, and we all shared some of their amazing bacon wrapped dates, flamenquín, gambas a la plancha, and paella, with their molten chocolate cake for dessert. It was phenomenal. Again, I highly recommend it.
Today, we went to see The Hobbit. Daniel and I sat through The Lord of the Rings trilogy a few months ago, which was fine except for the fact that I really can’t stand Elijah Wood. I might have discussed this before, but I just feel like they are movies that appeal more to males. Here’s the thing: I am a girl that loves action movies. Give me any Die Hard or James Bond film, and I’m all in. But with movies like The Hobbit, it’s a lot of fantasy and sword fights. Also, there’s dragons, and over the years I’ve realized that dragons just ruin movies for me. I don’t know why, but if there is a dragon involved, I’m probably not going to like the movie. Maybe it’s because my dad tried to make me sit through Reign of Fire at 13 or 14 years old, and that is a bad movie all about dragons. Despite the fact that it starred Christian Bale, Matthew McConaughey, and Gerard Butler (in this instance, a sexy trifecta full of rippling muscles and bad acting), I could not even make it half-way through. Anyway, The Hobbit was actually good, it’s very entertaining, but I certainly felt every minute of that 3 hours. Okay, fine, to be fair, it was only 2 hours and 40 minutes, give or take. I will definitely try to finish watching the rest of this trilogy, although I am having a very hard time understanding how they could even remotely have enough source material to make 2 more films. We will see.
We also went to his parents’ house this evening to watch It’s a Wonderful Life. It’s a great movie, but watching James Stewart running around in the snow didn’t make me miss Upstate New York even a little bit.
I hope everybody has a Merry Christmas. I will share what I got on Wednesday. I’m also hoping to have a post up soon about some scarves I’ve made recently. 🙂
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