SF Sketchfest Post #1 – Napoleon Dynamite

Thursday night was the first night of San Francisco Sketchfest 13.  We had tickets to the first event, a tenth anniversary screening of Napoleon Dynamite. The screening was to include a bit of a reunion with the actors who played Napoleon, Uncle Rico and Pedro attending.

Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination

Friday night after work I boarded a CalTrain for San Jose. I met my wife at the train depot and we headed over to “Jedi Nights” at The Tech Museum.  There was a Star Wars Exhibition on display and they had a bunch of family friendly Star Wars/Science projects you could participate in.

The Cabin in the Woods

Tonight, I ducked out of work an hour early and saw The Cabin in the Woods. I was drawn in by Drew Goddard and Amy Acker in attendance and… not having to pay for a movie I might not have enjoyed. I had read the screenplay and it was good, but my wife says I…

Putting Everything Together

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo: While everyone else that pre-ordered uploaded their Girl With The Dragon Tattoo soundtrack to iTunes, then connected their phones to sync, I went the Music by Google route and Google were even nice enough to tag the non-ID3 tagged files and add the appropriate cover art for me. Oh,…

Concert/event schedule for December

This list is awfully short…   12/10 Donna De Lory 12/11 Repo! The Genetic Opera 12/20 SMiLE! Christmas Extravaganza 12/23 Vienna Teng, Alex Wong, Amber Rubarth, Paul Freeman, and Joey Ryan & Kenneth Pattengale 12/29 Dina Maccabee & the Excellent Spellers, Holly Mae & the Painted Room, Tenderfoot, & the Sylvain Carton Quartet 12/31 Nerf…


Saturday night we made a road trip to Monterey to see a stage production of Repo! The Genetic Opera. I didn’t know what to expect from the show. I expected it to be skirting the legal boundaries of what can be done with the “rights’ to Repo.

Weekend Update: Stomach and Brain Food

We had a few different options for shows to go to on Saturday night, but ended up being lazy and decided to stay in for most of the weekend. Read on for food adventures at High Tide, Le Petite Camille, and Papa John’s, along with some musing about Inception.

Avatar “review”

There isn’t a whole lot to review with Avatar due to its lack of depth. 1-D characters, hot pilot (it’s like the pilot and the EMT from Trauma‘s helicopter had a girl), awesome visuals. Generic army vs. fighters for their land plot. I felt nauseous occasionally when the 3-D was swooping across the screen, and…

Autumn Gem

My husband and I set out this evening to see a free screening of the documentary Autumn Gem. It’s an independent film made entirely by a couple of Vienna’s friends. Since we know Adam and Rae to be very creative, and they’ve been working really hard on it, we wanted to at least know more…