On September 19, 2011 I wrote a not so nice review on A Bridge. It was a few weeks later and they were closed.
Now it is a few months later and they have re-opened in a new location. Across from the Matt Knight Arena.
I have to say~ everything was delightful. The decor inside with a warm fireplace and couches around, the pictures, the lighting. The drinks were delicious, I had a Peach Cosmo with muddled jalapeno a perfect mix of sweet and spicy. And for lunch I ordered a Caprese Sandwich, my co-worker ordered a noodle stir-fry, my bosses ordered fish and chips which were the best out of everything ordered at the table. The server was beautiful and very kind, and the manager of the day was very accommodating.
A complete contrast from our last visit there. I would recommend trying it out if you haven’t. 1675 Franklin Blvd, Eugene, Oregon
Last night after all presents were opened, food semi-digested, my sister suggested we all go see TinTin the movie. Growing up I was surrounded by these books as my brother was and is a ginormous fan~ everything TinTin to include a large tattoo of the rocket portrayed in Explorers on the moon inked on his arm. He has even taken me to the store they have for TinTin in San Francisco and it is very cool. He was not with us, but we all went, and thought of my brother as we watched the film in 3D.
The animation was amazing and I felt it stayed true to the style of the books. I would say the only draw back was the theatre was packed-not for that film but for others, and the 3D made me a little queasy. ON the bright note, it had some really nice real life quotes usable in all life situations….
Tintin Adventures inspire and delight readers all over the world. Supported by Moulinsart and Studios Hergé, tintin.com takes you on a journey behind the scenes of the Tintin stories. Find out how they were created and who created them. Dive in and discover the exciting real history of Tintin’s universe!
If you haven’t looked at the books, it is definately worth reading for kids, adults everyone. Here is a list of books done:
- 1. Tintin in the Land of the Soviets (1929–1930, 1930)
- 2. Tintin in the Congo (1930–1931, 1931, 1946)
- 3. Tintin in America (1931–1932, 1932, 1945)
- 4. Cigars of the Pharaoh (1932–1934, 1934, 1955)
- 5. The Blue Lotus (1934–1935, 1936, 1946)
- 6. The Broken Ear (1935–1937, 1937, 1943)
- 7. The Black Island (1937–1938, 1938, 1943, 1966)
- 8. King Ottokar’s Sceptre (1938–1939, 1939, 1947)
- 9. The Crab with the Golden Claws (1940–1941, 1941, 1943)
- 10. The Shooting Star (1941–1942, 1942)
- 11. The Secret of the Unicorn (1942–1943, 1943)
- 12. Red Rackham’s Treasure (1943, 1944)
- 13. The Seven Crystal Balls (1943–1946, 1948)
- 14. Prisoners of the Sun (1946–1948, 1949)
- 15. Land of Black Gold (1948–1950, 1950, 1971)
- 16. Destination Moon (1950–1953, 1953)
- 17. Explorers on the Moon (1950–1953, 1954)
- 18. The Calculus Affair (1954–1956, 1956)
- 19. The Red Sea Sharks (1956–1958, 1958)
- 20. Tintin in Tibet (1958–1959, 1960)
- 21. The Castafiore Emerald (1961–1962, 1963)
- 22. Flight 714 (1966–1967, 1968)
- 23. Tintin and the Picaros (1975–1976, 1976)
- 24. Tintin and Alph-Art (1986, 2004) Unfinished work, published posthumously
My kids all came over today for visit and Jake was telling me about a new Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream that just came out Schweddy Balls. I am not really sure how the topic came up, but they all remember how much I love the SNL skit Alec Baldwin made in 2001 about his Christmas goodies “Schweddy Balls” a make fun skit of NPR’s delicious dish.
Well I did go to the grocery store tonight and much to my delight-there it was. Now I am not a big ice cream eater but a few of my favorites are Breyer’s Natural Vanilla Bean, Ben and Jerry’s Cherry Garcia and now I will need to add this to one the list. Actually quite delicious…and it helps that I can laugh while eating it.