Saturday, March 28, 2009

Philadelfia

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I did the movie for Lancaster again as the previous one did not work. Sorry.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Lancaster - Amish Country

Last weekendI went with my friend for a 3-days trip. On First day we went to Duch Country in Pennsylvania.
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Lancaster is one of that places, where Amish people live.
They are often best known for their simple living, plain dress and their resistance to the adoption of many modern conveniences.
They do not use electicity at all, but some Amish families have non-electric versions of appliances, such as kerosene-powered refrigerators.
No phones, it is an intrusion into the privacy and sanctity of the family. Amish of Lancaster County use the telephone primarily for outgoing calls, with the added restriction that the telephone not be inside the house, but rather in a phone "booth" or small out-building placed far enough from the house as to make its use inconvenient. These private phones may be shared by more than one family.
No cars (they use buggys - pulled by horses)- Although most Amish will not drive cars, they will hire drivers and vans, for example, for visiting family, monthly grocery shopping, or commuting to the workplace off the farm — though this too is subject to local regulation and variation. The practice increases the geographic reach of the Amish, and decreases isolation: a horse can travel only about 25 miles (40 km), and then it must rest for a considerable period, restricting the Amish to a radius of 12.5 miles (20.1 km) from home. Moreover, a horse and buggy can only sustain 10 mph (16 km/h) over an extended distance, and thus is impractical for emergencies. Regular bus service between Amish communities has been established in some areas, and train travel is accepted.
There is a lot to be wrote about amish people much more then I propably know. For those of you who have never even heard about those people, such amazing in certain way, I hope I interest you a little bit in it.

Mount Vernon

Week ago my friend Olga'shost mom invited me to join her family and my friend to a trip to Mount Vernon in Virginia. It was very nice trip. Unfortunately the weather was terrible: cold wind and shower. After all, I ended up with runny nose. Well, it wasn;t to back since it was my first cold since I came here to America.
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Mount Vernon was the beloved home of George and Martha Washington from the time of their marriage in 1759 until General Washington's death in 1799. He worked tirelessly to expand his plantation from 2,000 acres to 8,000 and the mansion house from six rooms to twenty one.
It is the most popular historic estate in America. Located just 16 miles south of Washington, D.C. and 8 miles south of Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, the plantation rests on the banks of the Potomac River.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Revolutionary Road / Twilight

Kristy and I read all 4 twilight books. I watched the movie before reading books she read the books first. I went with her to see that movie though (to have a view from after reading the book). The only cinema where Twilight was still playing was in Arlington Virginia. Unfortunetely, we got there on tuesday evening and this was the only evening that instead of Twilight they play Revoutionary Road - we decided to watched it as we were already there.

'Titanic' shipmates Kathy Bates, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Kate Winslet step onboard for director Sam Mendes' tale of suburban malaise in 1950s-era Connecticut. Adapted from the classic 1961 novel by author Richard Yates, 'Revolutionary Road' tells the tale of a young Connecticut couple whose once-idealistic relationship steadily deteriorates into a ceaseless cycle of petty jealousy and bickering as they strive to retain their independence in the conformity-obsessed world of picket fences and perfectly manicured lawns. Ever since they first met, Frank (DiCaprio) and April (Winslet) saw themselves as special and different. They strive to form their relationship around higher ideals, though upon moving into their new home on Revolutionary Road, the defiant couple pledges never to be confined by the social conventions of the era. As time passes, however, Frank and April gradually become the very thing that they both feared most--a typical suburban family complete with abandoned dreams and faded hopes. Frank loses his nerve after taking a comfortable job with a reliable salary, and April morphs into an unsatisfied homemaker desperate for passion and excitement. But April's independent spirit hasn't been suffocated just yet, and when she hatches a plan to head for Paris, her need to escape at all costs stands in direct contrast to Frank's desire to hold on to what they already have.

It was very nice to see those actors together in the movie different then 'Titanic'. Unfortunately I can't tell that it was very nice that movie. It is really weird - you supppsosed to take something from the movie, some conclusion, but that movie will leave you with out it. If you are asking me to see that me or not: NOT unless you want to watch it for seeing DiCaprio Winslet and Bates together in one movie again.

The very next day we went to Arlington again to finally see Twilight.

What I have to say is that I like that movie less, now, after reading the books. And again as usually with books and movies. The only exception from that rule is the Lord of the Rings saga - I like the movies as well as books.

For those of you who are fun of Twilight movie and can't wait to see the New Moon, The whole cast and crew for next movie is filming right now in Vancouver our next movie, Here are some of the cast (confirmed) for new characters, :

Jacob's wolf pack:
Alex Meraz as Paul
Tinsel Korey as Emily Young
Chaske Spencer as Sam Uley
Tyson Houseman as Quil Ateara
Bronson Pelletier as Jared
Kiowa Gordon as Embry Call

The Volturi deadly wampire:
Dacota Fanning as Jane

Also, it is confirmed that the third movie Eclipse will be in cinemas in June 2010. There will be break between filming New Moon and Eclipse.

Addison visiting boys


Addi is girl that Graciela is taking care of. One day they came to my house so all boys and her could play together. As you can in the pictures they have a lot of fun.







Museum of American History

One day my friend took me to Museum Of American History in Washington DC. Here are some pics of what I had seen there.

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hide and seek

I love that little kids don't need much make them happy and can turn averything to be a lot of fun.
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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

News from Poland

Read that. :)
I couldn't help myself to put that information out from my Polish News box in my profile.

Monday, March 9, 2009

St Patrick's day Parade in Alexandria

Last Saturday. I spend a day with Kristy, Mike and their friends in Alexandria. There were a parade pre-celebration for St. Patrick's Day. The weather was just great: 72 degrees (22*C) - it was almost imposible to imagine that just few das ago it was so much snow.

The winner for the best irish dog costium was this cute one in a little dress.



Parade - let's begin!

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Many, many cars...


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Some bears...



Of course it had to pipes and drums there as it is Irish celebration day.


Mama, but I want to were your neckles.

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The man on his bicicle.


Girls dancing...


Kristy put some more pictures here in her blog.

Funny pictures



Mason a Wampire???
(on a big picture you can see his big red eyes)







Casey and me would love to present you a new kind of bed.
It can be used in two ways: during a play as a brick and a drawing mat, but also as a pillow and a blanket in a time of naps.

Meltdown

Everything started to melt. Casey ask me to go down the sled one more time. I agreed, we slided down right trough the muddy place, I realized quickly that it wasn't the best idea. Kids were fine, but I was covered with mud: my pants, my coat my back, very very muddy. It did not stop me to stay a little bit longer outside. thou.
Mason seemed to like more the areas were the snow was already gone.
'hey, what had happend to this guy?'
Meltdown, everything starts to fell of our snowguy. You can see how huge difference can be after one night. Pictures of Casey and snowpanda.

Before:After:

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Winter madness - Snowpanda

Hoorray, I could do a real big snowman !!!

The second of the snow was much much more fun. The snow was finally sticky so we could build a snowman. After all it appeared to be snowpanda. It wasn't easy as Casey kept crashing panda's belly, when I was trying to roll head for it. But we did it. Casey's part (except crashig) was the buttoms (made with cones).


Yes, yes we did it, and after all was done Mason was just talking a story about a snowpanda, a very long story, unfortunately I didn't get anything from what he had said.

Casey was so pround of snowpanda that he just stand next to it and kept asking me for pictures.


As our neighbours went outside too, we join them to play together in the snow.

A little bit of hide and seek...


some snow tasting...



more exploring...



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but would there be a snow play without snow fight? (Go Casey GO!)
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How about splishing and splashing in icy mud.

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It was a lot o fun there, and more loundry to do back home.



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