Master and Commander
By user12607856 on Jun 19, 2004
Since our son has been born, we don't go to the movies so much. I bet a lot of parents with young children can relate to that. When Duncan was first born, we used Netflix (which had just started up at that time) and got our movie fix that way.
Nowadays we occasionally watch Per-per-view on cable. Last night we put Duncan to bed earlier than usual (he was exhausted from practicing swimming in the pool - see yesterdays blog entry) and sat down to Master and Commander. It was great. Wish I'd had a chance to see it on the big screen. It keep us totally engrossed. My wife, even turned off her laptop so she could fully concentrate on it. Course that could have been because I turned off the lights and she couldn't see properly, and hasn't yet mastered how to use a computer in the dark.
As an avid book reader, I've been meaning to get around to reading the Patrick O'Brian Aubrey/Maturin series for a while, with Master and Commander being the first one (and Far Side of the World coming in at #10). I picked up M&C at the library book sale last week for 50 cents, so it's now moved near the top of my list of next book to read, just to see where it ends (and presumably FSofW begins).