So anyway, we watched Meet the Robinsons on Friday night, and it was Awesome, just like we remember it. The only two problems we have are that there are a heck of a lot of characters, and you don't really get to spend much time with any of them except for Lewis and Bowler Hat Guy. There was nowhere near enough of Wilbur. The other problem is, the voice acting could have been done a little better. It certainly wasn't bad, but if it had been super great, maybe people would actually remember Meet the Robinsons exists instead of only thinking about Ratatouille and Shrek the Third (not to say those are bad movies, of course; we like Ratatouille a lot, but haven't seen Shrek the Third).
In Japanese, they have a word for "bad example from which to learn how not to do things." I forget what it is, but Bowler Hat Guy is a good example of that. Explaining any further would require me putting things under a cut, and I don't know if I have enough to say to justify that, so go watch the movie and find out what I'm talking about! Anyway, he's a really fun character, and I'm kind of hoping Meet the Robinsons shows up in some future incarnation of Kingdom Hearts.
And now today is Super Bowl Sunday. We are officially staying here today, while Mom plays the hostess at her place. We mostly just feel bad for Kimee, because it would be awful to be the only person not interested in football at a football party. Especially when you're little. We told Mom she could come over here, but I don't think anyone would want to go to the trouble of bringing her. That, and we don't have all kinds of crazy foods for her, nor do we have a working light in the living room. Fortunately for Kimee, she does own a Nintendo DS.
As for us, we get to have a nice calm Sunday to ourselves. Unless Kimee comes over, but then we can have a nice Sunday with Kimee. That version would probably involve more video games. It's interesting how in America most people seem to think that gamers are kind of reclusive, but in Japan, video game consoles are called "famicom," which is short for "family computer," meaning the idea is to play video games as a family. Of course, there are definitely video game fan recluses in Japan, too...
Anyway, Athena says if Kimee comes over we're going to show her the awesomeness that is SailorMoon. Yes, I think that's an excellent idea.
Today I'm thankful for the beautiful rainy/sunny weather outside, Wilbur Robinson, still having our SailorMoon collection that we recorded all those years ago (wow it was seriously like twelve years ago; maybe we really should have gotten the series on DVD), family computers, and learning to let go.