Ah, the 4th of July. As you can see from the liberty bell on my costume, the freedom which America represents is very dear to me. July 4th is rich in tradition for me, the most important of which is the musical, 1776. While the historical accuracy is, at times, questionable, a great deal of it is deeply rooted in fact and history. For anyone who has ever had an ounce of pride in America, in its founding and in those who founded it, it is a marvelous play/film.
As good as Alba is with fire, fireworks are somthing else entirely, and we went to the show at Thanksgiving Point, a good half hour long program with a nice variety of fireworks. I'm a big fan of color changing and shaped fireworks, as well as screamers. Alba really likes the "wiggly ones" - the ones that look like swarms of fireflies or ants and take off in random directions in midair.
We knew we'd have to leave before traffic arrived in our area for the Stadium of Fire, so we also saw Wall-E at the Thanksgiving Point megaplex. Another Pixar winner - HIGHLY recommended to everyone. The trouble with Pixar is that their advertisements, while cute, never do the show justice. Half of Pixars trailers leave me scratching my head, then the films are fantastic. I think they need a new P.R. department or something.
In Wall-E's case, the trailers give you no idea of the plot - they just tell you there's a robot love story. It speaks nothing of the social issues addressed, nor of the eventual triumph of man over machine and, in the end, over himself as well. A truly heartwarming tale of sacrifice, friendship, devotion and the evils of sloth.
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