So around Cincinnati trick-or-treating is limited to certain times. It just ended in my neighborhood. My sister and older nephews teamed up with their neighbor to hand out candy around a fire in the driveway.
Here are the Jack O'lanterns.
I'm not sure what this is.
This one was made from a pattern though, somewhat cheating.
It was a good movie. I'm not sure about all of the historical details but am inclined to be lenient. First, how many historical films are 100% accurate anyway? Secondly, it was a wonderful piece of cinamatography (sp?). And finally, I think some details of Genghis Khan's early life are sketchy--it isn't as bad as some of the fiction we see in the newspapers masquerading as fact.
The movie was in Mongolian, but that didn't hinder my enjoyment. It was similar to the manner in which Apolycapto and The Passion were still very understandable despite the foreign language. Sometimes I think I catch more dialogue in subtitled films, e.g. whispers.
If you like historic films or grand epics give this movie a shot.
I read that this movie is hopefully the first of three. I hope this is true, and I'll definitely look for the others (reportedly the sequel The Great Khan will be released in 2010) when they are made.
I've always enjoyed playing games. It must have come from my mother's side as my dad never plays board games and only rarely plays cards.
My (maternal) Grandad was a great game player, even near the end of his life when his dementia grew worse. Until nearly the end he could still beat the best of us in a game of Rummikub. However my favourite game memories are of playing cribbage.
I'm pretty sure that my grandfather taught me how to play the game. I certainly remember that I rarely beat him. When browsing the iTunes app store for games recently I stumbled across a cribbage application. I had to download it soon thereafter.
Playing this game on the computer isn't the same as with a board and deck of cards. However I don't have any local friends who play, so it is better than never playing any more. It does bring back some fond memories, even if this time around I'm playing solo on my iPhone. ~Matt
I clocked in at the Creation Museum by six this morning to work the Raptor Run and am currently at the Myseum Center working an evening event.
The Myseum Center is in the middle of a huge campaing to get a tax levy passed. Personally I don't like many taxes, but this one is worth thinking about. Union Terminal is a beautiful old Art Deco structure well worth preserving.
The problem is that the building was abandoned for many years. When the Myseum Center was created it inherited a beautiful but somewhat fragile building. They have done a spectacular job preserving the structure and creating a world class museum. But museums don't make money like other places. So if people want to vote in a small tax to help the place it is at least better than all the taxes imposed from on high with less rationale and no discussion.
Here is a scale model of Cincinnati from the 1940s: part of "Cincinnati in Motion."
I love the History Museum and always enjoy an event in here. Old station wagon, just inside the Museum's entrance.
World War II section:
These "cartoons" were oil painting samples for the mosaics in the Rotunda.
Namesake of Cincinnati, the Roman statesman Cincinatus.
And finally a three-quarter scale steamboat on the Public Landing.
The Museum has so much more, you should explore it for yourself!