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HBO 29 -- Willow

Twenty-Ninth session: Willow (conclusion)
Momentary pause as the movie had to be rewound and reset. Then Willow is off to try for the wizard apprenticeship.

To tell you how little I knew about the film, for many years I thought Willow was the baby grown up to be Val Kilmer -- based on one of the posters I saw and maybe a TV ad. And there is a huge cast of little people. Apparently George Lucas used the working title Munchkins. Wikipedia had that information, but didn't talk about what has to be one of the top movie casts of little people. On the other hand, Wikipedia did mention that the princess and Val Kilmer got married, so maybe some of that heat between them wasn't just acting.

1988 is an odd time in developing special effects. Lucas did delay trying to make the film until technology would allow it, but it may have benefited from a few more years. Still, I liked it. It's a fun movie. Has an odd sense of geography (grin), but it's got those two wonderful brownies -- sort of We Fart In Your General Direction but somewhat more competent and wildly enthusiastic. Warwick Davis as Willow was amazing. And I recognized Jean Marsh of Upstairs, Downstairs as the evil queen.

The timing was just about perfect. I guess Mary let me have an extra 30 seconds to close out the movie. I was thinking of Tequila Sunrise on Monday, but it's 116 minutes -- might be a tad too long.

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Yesterday the Wound Clinic called just as I was heading downtown to request if I could reschedule my appointment with the foot surgeon earlier. I called, but no dice. So I put in a call to the Wound Clinic to confirm what was going to happen. The nurse hadn't called me back when I had to leave today, so I left my cellphone on and the Bluetooth Borg implant in my ear. The phone rang just as I was getting onto Ottawa Avenue downtown.

I also saw the doctor in the hospital lobby. The standard treatment is thirty dives at HBO. We'll evaluate where we are and how effective the treatment has been. More could be ordered. But right now, Monday will be my last dive.

Anyway, I had to say goodbye to Mary -- she'll be off on Monday. And it always pays to let the staff know that they've done a great job.

Meanwhile, the construction detours keep expanding. I was just able to get around a lake of newly poured concrete in the middle of the intersection coming out of the Butterworth Hospital circle and make a 120° left hand turn to get down the hill -- the hole wasn't there yesterday.

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