GUYS. How did it get to be September? Heavens. Seattle kids are going back to school today, so let’s talk about What I Did This Summer!
* The rest of SIFF. Total of 50 features, including the marathon Best of SIFF weekend. Posts about Half of the Things under my SIFF 2011 tag here. More are coming; also note the film blog’s URL change.
* Awesome other things in the theater, including Company (so exciting because I love the show but have never actually seen it, so this was as close as I could get), Lord of the Rings extended editions & All of the Harry Potter (well, five of them in the theater), including the midnight HP7P2. Neville forever!
* Vancouver Folk Music Festival, with a surprise appearance (to us) of our boyfriend Nathan Rogers in his new band, Dry Bones. First time seeing Danny Michel live in roughly ten years of being a fan. Came home with CDs from Dry Bones, Graveyard Train, & The Burning Hell despite the tight budget. I had an amazing time, as always, and thanks to the rain this year felt freer to check out other stages. I could be damp at any stage, whereas in the past I had to strategize to keep from spending too much time in the sun. Also fabulous, of course, spending time with friends I pretty much only see at festival time.
* Finally meeting my OddDaughter during a lovely week in July when she & her parents visited from England. It is very hard having them so far away!
* Argentina for two weeks, mostly in Buenos Aires but with a bus trip up to Iguazu for the waterfalls of extreme amazing. Proper post on that to follow later, I swear. There are pictures and everything.
* A friend’s bachelorette hafla, worth the trip to Belltown for all the lovely dancing ladies. I’m sorry I only got to stay for the first part of the show thanks to my jetlag.
* My traditionally chill weekend with a friend down from Canada, marking the end of the summer.
* All of the things at Central Cinema as usual, including a pajama party where I wrote a poem about Heath Ledger & a movie trivia night where we were slaughtered by Ken Jennings. Also the most dangerous discovery that a) the walk from my apartment is a very satisfying & doable 35 minutes each way and b) that for chill movies I do not feel at all awkward going by myself.