Thursday, January 24, 2013

An Unexpected Journey

Gandalf and Galadriel make a lovely couple.
We had a private screening of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey last night.  The theatre sold only two tickets to watch the adventure in 3-D with High Frame Rate.

If you like fantasy, its a good movie!  Although 15 minutes of the 20-minute battle with goblins could have been eliminated, I enjoyed it.

I don't normally tolerate 3-D movies, but I think that Peter Jackson found the key to headache relief.  HFR plays at 48 frames per second versus the century-old standard of 24 fps.  This technology seems to play nice with the optical center of my Middle-Earth brain.
No cheap shots of scary things jumping out of the screen at you ... it was well done; a demonstration that high production values can produce a worthy 3-D experience.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Temple University Physical Therapy Class of 1976

The American Physical Therapy Association is holding its 2013 annual meeting in San Diego.   Gloria attended a reception for alumni of Temple University, and was delighted to meet five of her classmates there.  Also thrilled that Hy Dervitz, who founded Temple's PT program, was able to attend.

Friday, January 18, 2013


Our dining room table was occupied today as Gloria and her friends hand-painted these silk scarves.