Green Streen Hooligans - Good movie. Sometimes I say a movie is good but that I wouldn't watch it again. I would watch this one again - in fact, I did. It's full of cussing and street fights, but I liked it anyway.
Well, I guess if you read Steve's blog, then you'd know that I'm married to an MMA guy - so I'm kinda attracted to movies with good fights. Like I've said, I didn't care for Brad Pitt before I saw Fight Club.
I didn't go to the Flame Tree Festival this year because there would be some major smack talked about me if "they" saw me take my almost-two-week-old son out to any place other than the doctor's. Well, I took him out. We had to go grocery shopping so Jacob came along for the ride and stayed in the car with James while Katelyn and I went shopping.
But the point of this is not that I took Jacob out of the house or that I went shopping, the point is that I didn't go to the Flame Tree Festival. And I think if I didn't have a newborn, I still wouldn't have gone. OK, that's not true, I would have gone yesterday at 1pm to watch the best Polynesian dancers on island, Alana'ia, perform a Hawaiian tribute to my former instructor and my brother-in-law's mother, the late Lorraine Johnson; and I would go again tonight at 9 to watch them perform a full Polynesian show. But if my sister's group weren't performing, I wouldn't go.
We went shopping at Carmen Safeway so we passed by the civic center twice....and twice I was not impressed. There appeared to be a lot of empty tents, it was dusty, it looked dry and hot, there were almost no spectators, it appeared to be about 1/3 the size it was last year...it was a sad sight. I know that A LOT of hard work goes into the annual festival and I'm not trying to criticize anyone's efforts. And as I said, I didn't stop in at the festival, so perhaps it was quite different from the view on the road, but nothing about this year's venue invited me to check out the festivities.
I don't know why it was moved back to Civic Center, was it the cost? It really doesn't matter to me. Just please move the Flame Tree Festival back to American Memorial Park.