September 30th, 2006



So today was the first day of General Conference. It really is interesting how there always ends up being a general theme running through all the talks. I know for Sacrament Meetings they do that on purpose a lot, but I hear with General Conference that's not the case. This conference the theme seems to be making it through trials. I've always liked that theme for some reason, but I don't know what that reason is, because except for 2004, I never felt like I was going through really hard trials. And the end of last year/beginning of this year, with the not having the rent. Now I'm worried I've jinxed myself.

On a different note, while our computer was supposedly defragging last night (it claimed to only take about two hours, so I ran an analysis which told me we should defrag, even though that's what we'd supposedly just done), we watched the directors' commentary on Beauty and the Beast. It was really awesome to learn a bunch of behind the scenes stuff I didn't know before. And it reminds you just how much work goes into these movies. And it was really funny, like how Gaston and LeFou were at the tavern, and they're like, "They're drinking root beer! Very flammable root beer..." And they pointed out things I never noticed before, like what an awesome job the animator on Mrs. Potts did, basically animating a bouncing head. Athena points out that the reason we never noticed before is that it's that good.

Anyway, if anyone has the special edition DVD of Beauty and the Beast and hasn't watched the directors' commentary, I highly recommend it. Now we have to go watch the commentaries on all our other DVDs that have commentaries. And we could be getting The Little Mermaid any day now! So many commentaries to watch...

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Today I'm thankful for the cloudy weather, getting to listen to General Conference, having Pringles, finding out once and for all that the Beast really doesn't have a name (which is actually very sad, but at least we know for sure), and kitties on my bed.