Some Christmas pix and a movie review

A few pix from Christmas Day:

A familiar expression

Sous chefs prepping the stuffing with help from Birdie

Daniel learns how to stuff a turkey

And so does Taylor

Jean, did you send the catnip or did Gail? I’ve blanked on it but the cats thank you – here are Dizzy and Cody stoned out of their minds

Daniel and the Tart

Grant and Julia joined us for Christmas dinner and started their Santa collection

Victoria gave the CE a beautiful bonsai for the Chicken Kingdom

Victoria, Taylor and their beloved Smeagol aka Dizzy

We all went to see Avatar last night. The kids enjoyed it; the CE and me, meh- not so much.

Loved the art direction –  inventive plants,  sleek, snarling animals and pteradactyls harnessed like wild mustangs. But the plot is predictable, wearily pagan and bears more than a passing resemblance to The Lion King. Best things about the movie: actor Stephen Lang as Colonel Miles Quaritch gives the film’s best performance and Giovanni Ribisi is excellent in what would otherwise be an unmemorable role. Also, if we truly get new bodies when we go to heaven, I want Neytiri’s…

model for Neytiri (from

About polloplayer

Empty nester searching for meaning of life through the occasional chicken epiphany.
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2 Responses to Some Christmas pix and a movie review

  1. jess says:

    I agree regarding Avatar. Gorgeous, breathtaking, imaginative. Buuuuut……the story we’ve seen a dozen times before and It felt cliche and cheesy to me at times. But I think the biggest negative for me was the music. It was nearly identical to the Titanic soundtrack!! What a major distraction!!

  2. Jean Gutsche says:

    Catnip from Florida…Mark could use that stuff at times.

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