Sunday, Sept. 15
Sunday morning began with the ritual coffee and morning paper. While my wife and oldest girl were at church, I took The Baby to run a few errands. I picked up my anime cel, which we'd had framed. I then went looking for a Gozilla toy for my three-year-old, who adores the Big G. I was unsuccessful, but I did fins a trio of cheapo DVDs that I had to have. They were double-feature discs, which means six movies for fifteen bucks!
I was a little apprehensive about the Night of the Living Dead DVD. There are numerous versions of the flick floating around, and while some are quite high-quality, others are the total opposite. Of course, when I'm spending five bucks for a movie I have a certain tolderance for spotty picture quality. So I popped it in directly I got home, and I was pleasantly surprised to discover that the picture quality was quite decent. I havent' watched it all the way thru yet, so I can't comment on the sound quality or whether there are a bunch of egregious edits, but so far, so good.
After lunch I took my oldest girl to visit her friend Joe, who lived next door to us until a few weeks ago. Upon our return I put her down for a nap and cleaned house, as we were having company for dinner. Our friend Lifang, her husband Qing and son George came over about 5, and I served barbecued ribs, along with kale and garlic mashed potatoes. After dinner we adults had coffee and pie and watched Strictly Ballroom, while Cecilia and George watched a dinosaur movie upstairs. Cecilia stayed up late, on account of her friends' visit, but fell asleep almost as soon as they had left, and I pretty much followed suit.