Making time

Today I'm trying to make progress on a couple of different fronts. The laundry's in the machine, I'm doing a little writing, and I've just mixed up a batch of print paste (a gallon of slippery ooze that used for printing with dye). This afternoon Dan and I are going to Home Depot to get some insulation board to redo the surface of my print table. This might not sound like an exciting day to everyone, but it's pretty good so far in my book. I've got some ideas for a design I want to work on, and I'm hoping to be able to do some printing tomorrow afternoon.

Dan and I went to see the new Harry Potter movie last night (Order of the Phoenix). We walked into the theater lobby and ran into about 10 people from church. It ended up being a nice, effortless group outing. The movie is good. I enjoyed it as an entertainment undo itself, but I don't think it creates the same sense of darkness as the book. The book is long, and obviously has to be cut to make a tolerable screenplay. For me, the resulting film seems a bit fast paced, and there are elements of plot and character development that end up being present only by implication or through an understanding based on having read all of the books up through Order of the Phoenix. All that said, I don't think I'd want to sit through the 6 hour film that would result from leaving nothing out!

Tonight is Karla's farewell BBQ and "celebrity roast." Should be fun.