This weekend was all about the dogs. Saturday we spent the afternoon with them in the second of six dog training classes. They know the basics already, but we're working on consistency and socialization with other dogs. Sunday afternoon we had a doggy play date at the dog park with Sassy, a schipperke from class. Sassy had the dog park thing down pat - she had a great time running with the other dogs. Newton and Mac didn't quite get it though... Mac spent the afternoon running around getting love from the other dog owners, while Newton tried to avoid a pug/chihuaha mix that would not leave him alone, if you know what I mean.
With all of the doggie doings, I didn't have much time at all to knit on Frieda. I got a few more rows done on the first sleeve, but that's about it. I'm in no hurry to finish though, as the weather is still too warm for sweaters anyway. Hello, Mother Nature? It's October! Enough of this 85 degree stuff - bring on the cool weather!
On Saturday night, we went to see "A History of Violence." We chose the movie based solely on the preview (it looked decent), and the fact that Viggo and Ed Harris were in it. How bad can a movie starring Viggo and Ed be? Um, really, really bad. If you've seen the previews, you've seen all of the good parts of the movie. Everything they didn't include in the previews is truly awful. I have never seen so much graphic violence, gratuitous sex, and blatantly unnecessary product placement in one movie. The sad thing is that the movie could have been quite good - it had a lot of potential, and for the most part I enjoyed the first half of the movie. The second half went downhill quickly though - with enough blood and gore to make me cover my eyes half the time. And, there was an ENTIRE scene (a bar scene between the main character and a seedy mobster) that had to have been included in the movie soley for product placement: "After you finish up that beer, I'll take you over to Richie's in the Escalade." What?? In the Escalade? What does that have to do with anything? But, without this scene, there was no way the Escalade would have made it into the movie. Ah, gotta love commercialism!
On a brighter note, here's picture of the boys from March 2004 - aren't they cute?