Saturday, May 13, 2006

Travelin' twosome

DW and I are in lovely Houston, Texas, tonight. We drove in from Alexandria, Louisiana, this morning, where we spent the day with Toby and Adam yesterday. Tomorrow, we will be boarding the Carnival Conquest, for a one week trip to Grand Cayman, Jamaica, and Cozumel. It's our first real vacation in a very long time, and one I plan to enjoy.

We just returned from seeing "Thank You for Smoking," starring Aaron Eckhardt, who, I believe, is known to Mayan and Todd from their missionary days. It is a deliciously dark comedy, in which the main character is a lobbyist for the smoking industry. In a cynical twist, you find yourself cheering for him at the end. The concept of "flexible morality" is discussed, as is the "yuppie Nuremberg defense" (I do it to pay the mortgage). Funny stuff.


Anonymous said...

Glad to hear you two are going to have time away to relax.

Anonymous said...

enjoy the trip. relax relax relax.
todd knew aaron more than me. i was with him at byu as well. he was a bit to important for an elephant.

Prof. Ormsbee said...

Eckhart was my first zone leader and my first "mission crush." I'm sure he doesn't know me from Adam, however. I didn't know him at BYU, but on the mission, he was very kind to me, a very scared and jet-lagged bleu (greenie, in French). I have a surreal picture of him and me on a boat in the Bay of Cannes at a Zone Conference. lol

Craig said...

I'm a bit behind, but I wanted to second the enjoyment of TYFS. It was the funniest movie I had seen in theaters in quite some time, and it was also one of the smartest.

Rob Lowe's part was fantastic.

Randy said...

Rob Lowe was brilliant in his small role. I also liked that OC actor as his obsequious assistant.