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Weekend Update

galinda822 showed up for our Friday night Movie Night to watch Casino Royale. While I enjoyed the complex story line, and the individual scenes which made up the movie prior to tying everything together, I had but two disappointments. The title sequence, and the complete lack of Q. Of course with the downplay of high-tech gadgetry in this film, I understand it. I just didn't like it. The womenfolk, however, were only interested in reminiscing about how swoonfully gorgeous Pierce Brosnan was. We're all in agreement though, another viewing is definitely in order. I smoke-grilled the most perfect burgers for our evening, and galinda822 provided yummy ice cream & magic shell toppings. We killed the 5-litre mini-keg of Heineken and called the evening a success.

The next morning, my wife took the boy and I took little girl and went our separate ways running errands. You can accomplish quite a lot when you divide and conquer! This also marks the first time I've actually seen the cartoon Avatar: The Last Airbender I was duly impressed with the subtleties of the characters and both the great cinematic direction and the stunning imagery. Wife found the DVD box set at Target for $58. That and Oban Star-Racers appeal to me. I'd like to watch more of them both. ximo is probably intimately familiar with them both.

That evening we had dinner with the neighbors. A traditional Palestinian meal. Grilled pork kabobs sweetened with allspice, ground beef & parsley kabobs, and eggplant, onion & poblano pepper kabobs. Homemade hummus, barbecue chicken, and for desert, homemade baklava. It was a fantastic meal and a nice time visiting. Since there were eight children there (including my two), and our hosts had them all day, I took five of them home with me when we left.

That's when we popped in the only other James Bond I have on DVD, the officially dreadful, Die Another Day. I think I'm going to dust off my laserdiscs so I can watch Goldeneye when this one is over. Unfortunately, I'm on another SRT this weekend...the good news is, it's not mine!




...we are now in Don Quixote's bedroom, where he has fallen into a coma. Antonia, Sancho, the Housekeeper, the priest, and Carrasco are all there. Sancho tries to cheer up Quixote. Don Quixote eventually awakens, and when questioned, reveals that he is now sane, remembering his life as Quixote as a vague dream. He realizes that he is now dying, and asks the priest to help him make out his will. As Quixote begins to dictate, Aldonza forces her way in. She has come to visit Quixote because she has found that she can no longer bear to be anyone but Dulcinea. When he does not recognize her, she sings "Dulcinea" (reprise) to him and tries to help him remember the words of "The Impossible Dream". Suddenly, he remembers everything...

DON QUIXOTE
But this is not seemly, My Lady.
On thy knees? To me?

ALDONZA
Oh, my Lord, you are not well!

DON QUIXOTE
Not well? What is sickness to the body of a knight-errant?
What matter wounds? For each time he falls he shall rise
again... and woe to the wicked! Sancho!

SANCHO
Here, Your Grace!

DON QUIXOTE
My armor! My sword!

SANCHO
More misadventures!

DON QUIXOTE
Adventures, old friend!

DON QUIXOTE
Oh the trumpets of glory
Now call me to ride,
Yes, the trumpets are calling to me,
And wherever I ride,
Ever staunch at my side
My squire and my lady shall be!
I am I, Don Quixote...

DON QUIXOTE, ALDONZA, SANCHO
The Lord of la Mancha
Our destiny calls and we go!
And the wild winds of fortune Shall carry us onward,
Oh, whi...(Don Quixote falters)

ALDONZA
My Lord!

SANCHO
Master!

DON QUIXOTE
Whithersoever they blow
Onward to glory...Aaaah!...I go...
(Don Quixote crumples to the floor, dead.)

ALDONZA
My Lord...

SANCHO
He is dead.
My master is dead.

ALDONZA
A man died.
He seemed a good man, but I did not know him,

SANCHO
But...

ALDONZA
Don Quixote is not dead. Believe, Sancho, believe.

SANCHO
Aldonza...

ALDONZA
My name is Dulcinea.
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