Thursday, September 27, 2007

Movie Premiere!

John and I went to our first red carpet movie premiere last night. People were actually dressed up, and not in Seattle fleece! (we got invited b/c our friend works at the production company)

It was the premiere of the movie Outsourced, which you should all go out and see. Good film, and cool story -- totally independent, they're trying to make it without help from a big studio.

The premiere was at a local theater and we got to drink champagne while we watched the movie. Then, went to the "after party". We were hoping Pearl Jam would show up, but alas, they didn't. Still, it was fun to say that we were VIPs.

Here's the Seattle Times story

Among the dozen or so movies opening around the country Friday, there is one lower-budget Seattle production that could have a major effect on the film business -- and it is no exaggeration to say the whole movie world will be watching.

The film is "Outsourced," a romantic comedy set in Seattle and India that was voted best film at the last Seattle International Film Festival. What's unique about "Outsourced" is that it's entering the hectic movie marketplace in seven cities Friday without a distributor, all on its own dime.

Bob and Sara, it's opening in Austin, I think tomorrow, so you should see it!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

He's the boss

Meet the new executive director of Pacific Rivers Council!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

East coast trip

I just got back from a trip to DC and NC. Had work meetings in DC Thurs and Fri, and saw lots of friends. I stayed with Joy and Jim, and Cheryl W came over for dinner. High school flashback!

The second night, Joy had back-to-school night (she's a math teacher! Wish, wish, wish I'd had a cool math teacher like Joy. Maybe I would have liked math) so I hung out with Matt and Renee and their sweet 15-month old Jake. On Friday after work I flew down to Raleigh, luckily avoiding the tornadoes. It was supposed to be a surprise for dad's belated b-day celebration, but he figured it out (hello, out-of-office email notice!)

We had a great weekend, centered, in our great family tradition, around wonderful meals and tennis. Dad and I went out for a sushi lunch while mom played her first tournament match on Saturday. Then we all had a great dinner at a new restaurant, 18 Seaboard. Dessert: molten chocolate cake with a heaping spoonful of toasted marshmallow fluff!

Sunday, dad and I froze watching mom play her early match in Durham. Sadly (luckily?) they lost, so the tournament was over and mom and I could go shopping!

Sunday night was a So-Ko dinner classic, "John's tuna" - John created the recipe at Wrightsville Beach several years ago. It involves making a spice/nut crust for the tuna. Very tasty.

Flew back to Seattle on Monday.

Next stop, Hollywood

Here's the link to a short (6 min) film we made about the restoration of Oregon's Sandy River.

(and it's getting good reviews!)