Fourth annual HobbitFest

My wife and I have a recent holiday tradition which we call "HobbitFest": a marathon of watching the extended editions of all three Lord of the Rings movies in one day. It takes about 12 and a half hours, including short breaks between each movie and in the intermissions: the extended editions are each so long that they're spread over two DVD discs, so we have breaks when swapping discs.

We consider Lord of the Rings to be the best set of movies ever created. I may be slightly biased, since it was filmed in my native New Zealand, and by a Kiwi director. But even after watching all three movies several times, we still really enjoy the story and cinematography.

I'm not sure what we'll do once the two Hobbit films are done and available on DVD. No doubt they'll have really long extended editions, too... so we might have to make it a two-day event.

Yesterday was our fourth annual HobbitFest. It was a fun day. We enjoyed snacking on "Sarlacc dip", aka spinach dip and sourdough bread -- a favorite dip, named for a Star Wars themed party many years ago. Sometime we should come up with more LotR-themed snacks... salted pork, crackers, etc, perhaps.

Yes, sometimes my geek shows. I'm just glad that I married another geek, so we can geek out together. :)