tuftears: Happy Lynx (Happy)
The other weekend, [livejournal.com profile] dracosphynx mentioned wanting to go to an interesting Japanese restaurant up in my area. Not having gotten out in a while, I importuned him to let me come along, and he was kind enough to oblige. So...

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tuftears: Scared Lynx (Scared)
Man, you know you're getting old when you start passing up perfectly delicious-sounding menu options like a hamburger with a beer-battered onion ring, bleu cheese, bacon, and BBQ sauce and a rootbeer float in favor of something healthy. *sleepy flop*

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tuftears: Lynx in Chef's Hat (Cooking)
I was brave and tried something very close to sushi! I blame [livejournal.com profile] dracosphynx.

Alas, it was not quite the religious experience that he was hoping for me to have. He threatened to revoke my cat card, but fortunately I'm covered under 'cats are finicky eaters.'

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tuftears: Lynx Wynx (Wynx)
So, I had a second date with someone on eHarmony! No, this post isn't about the date, per se, it's about the animation we saw, Song of the Sea which I hadn't even heard of until this past week.

Briefly, it's an awesome animation that could never have been made in 3D, or if it had, it would have been just as much work if not more than the 2D art. It's full of art and style and evocative music, that really works for bringing out the mysterious, ethereal air of the sea and the supernatural, which seems to hover just a breath away from the real world setting.

From Wikipedia, this seems like a good non-spoiler introduction:

The story... concerns two children, Ben and Saoirse, who live in a lighthouse by the sea with their father, Conor, who remains distraught over the loss of his wife several years earlier. Though Ben is aware of the responsibility that comes with being a big brother, he is easily frustrated with Saoirse, who, at six years old, has yet to utter a single word.


This is never a boring animation, which is in itself a remarkable thing, but everything makes sense rather than having random stuff just pop out of nowhere. Well worthy of its Academy Awards nomination. Tufty says five stars, go check it out!

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