Friday was the big opening of the new Bond movie. I went with a group of about ten folks to the 8:30 showing at the Cinerama Dome at the ArcLight. The movie was full of action, but in the end a little disappointing. Unlike pretty much every other Bond movie, this movie was a sequel of the previous movie (Casino Royale). The movie doesn’t really stand up on its own, unless you’ve seen Casino Royale, and that is a problem in my opinion. A big let down after the promise of the direction of the franchise given by Casino Royale.
With the fires in the surrounding areas of LA, the air quality was pretty poor over the weekend. I ended up staying inside watching football all day on Saturday. The Ducks held on in their game, the Beavers rolled over Cal, and the Trojans pulled away in the second half against Stanford. So good results all around for my friends and I.
I’ve got all the ingredients to make my first batch of beer in LA, but haven’t gotten around to brewing yet. I do need to figure out where I’m going to put the carboy while it is fermenting though. I’ll prolly move some stuff out of my tiny closet as my room is generally pretty cool. I’m going to try and motivate myself to brew tonight.
I also need to figure out what, if anything, I’m doing for Thanksgiving since I am not going home.