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i am not a stuffed tiger.

your pet will pounce on me

another day of sleeping in and going to work on stuff. I've taken to walking to/from my office, since waiting for the bus seems kind of silly.

I dropped my stuff off at the apartment and met Carole, Jon, and Kate for dinner at Noodle Ranch. Afterwards, we walked around Belltown trying to think of a place to get dessert and ended up downtown and without any great options. By the time we looped back to Ralph's it was time for Kate to leave and for us to get in the giant line for The Two Towers at Cinerama.

The extended edition was really good (maybe I just forgot parts from the original version), but it was very long. It felt like we were on an airplane with people constantly getting up to go to the bathroom.

I like the movies so much that I now wish that I'd read the books. Unfortunately I don't think that I can catch up in time for Return of the King.


You definitely should still read the books, maybe after you've seen Return Of The King. There are some great things they had to leave out of the movies due to time (including one of my favorite characters), and there's a whole sequence with the hobbits at the end that they aren't putting in ROTK at all.

If you don't want to buy the books, I can bring you a copy at Christmas...I have literally three different copies of them, and I think I could spare one. Fo sho. ;-)
Yes. I think that's much more practical.

Are there any actual differences between versions of the books? If not, I really want to buy a version of the books that has pictures from the movie on the cover. Those are definitely the best.

Wrong, the best are the beautiful hardcover versions or the old school falling apart ones I have with crazy middle earth artwork. But I suppose the movie picture ones are ok too. ;-)

I don't see why there would be a difference between any of the versions, unless any of them are abridged, which would be stupid and unlikely. I doubt they would make a version that only has the stuff the movie had, you know? So you should be safe buying whichever one you like best If you want to be sure though, just look through Fellowship to find Tom Bombadil...if he's in it you know it's the real deal. (I think it's chapter 6 or 7, something like that.)