Thursday, 18 October 2007

Loving LOTR

Okay, so this is almost precisely how my dad and I said Lord of the Rings should end, only we said it about a year ago! And what do you know, someone else thought the same and made a spoof about it. I feel like they stole our idea, even though we technically never patented it... At any rate, I laughed so hard when I saw this.

One word of caution: Boromir moons Sauron, so if cartoons mooning evil monsters disturbs you, close your eyes for a moment after "You suck".

One of my favourite quotes from the (real) movie:

Pippin: I didn't think it would end this way.

Gandalf: End? No, the journey doesn't end here. Death is just another path, one that we all must take. The grey rain-curtain of this world rolls back, and all turns to silver glass. And then you see it...

Pippin: What? Gandalf? See what?

Gandalf: White shores... and beyond, a far green country under a swift sunrise.

Pippin: Well, that isn't so bad.

Gandalf: No, no it isn't.

Monday, 8 October 2007

A Few VIPs

Well, it's been far too long since I've updated. I'll have to make this quick, but I must pay tribute to the people who traveled with me to Peru:

Diane! No, the devious glint in her eye is not a figment of your imagination. She's definitely a people-person (I probably got to know her the best).

Larissa - from Brazil. She helped us out quite a bit, and her stories are awesome! Vikki - well, there definitely would have been more culture shock had she not primed us on what was going to happen. It was really nice having some who knew what was going on around.

Shaun, Our Fearless Leader! You never knew what to expect with Shaun - he started off pretty quiet, but wasn't so much by the end.

Becky! My other roomie. Easy to talk to, and definitely a prayer warrior. I'm glad we were in the same house.

Jill - my roomie and baggage-mate! Probably the best sound-girl in all of Peru.

Kelsy! One of the team leaders. She had the seat of the chair, I was on the armrest - hence the awkward position. She enjoyed ribbing me a bit, but I didn't mind at all. A very astute people observer/analyzer...

Kelli - half cracked, but a good egg. If you were ever in a bad mood, just listening to her giggle hysterically would cheer you up. And she would be giggling hysterically.

Edward! I'm surprised he made it out without getting killed. His exploits were oft talked about. He got along really well with us girls, and also with the Peruvians. *Confession - I picked up most of my Spanish from him*

Joanie - soft-spoken, very sweet, and good at giving hugs. I'm not actually strangling her in this picture - I like her too much to do that.

Jessica! Probably the most fearless of us girls. She made me jump off the cliff into the waterfall - she knows how to have fun :-)

Everyone - you guys all rocked! And it was awesome to serve with you. Can't say much more than that.

“You meet people who forget you. You forget people you meet. But sometimes you meet those people you can't forget. Those are your 'friends.'” Anonymous