Some of my pals are doing it too:
What you cannot see in my hand, but you might if you zoom in a little, is a tiny little container known as a “micro” which is a geocache, found at a new-to-us (me and my dad) location on the campus of the University of Notre Dame. The geocache was really small, and I forgot to bring a pen, so this photo served as my log. (That’s geocaching nerdspeak. Fellows, show yourselves.)
I am standing outside the new Jordan Hall of Science at the O’Neill Sundial, an epic creation that “sits on a plaza inlaid with three types of granite to form a 32 foot diameter compass rose, with sunrise and sunset times shown for sixteen dates special to Notre Dame University.”
Six months after the citizens of Swallow Falls vacated their island to allow a clean-up team to remove the giant food and redistribute it throughout the world to famine-ravaged nations, Flint Lockwood and his band of friends (and Steve! the monkey) return to find that the food is still there…and it’s alive.
There are walking, talking, giant strawberries. Bananas running around like ostriches (and making sounds like dolphins), sardine-loving pickles, swimming marshmallows, frogs made of butter. And then there are the scary food-imals, like the tacodile supreme, and the cheesespider. They are enormous and they spray filling and condiments at people as they roar.
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 is the story of how Flint and friends tame the wild food beasts! Several LOL moments from the kids. Check out the trailer here:
My favorite new character is Barb, the ape who serves as sidekick to inventor/mastermind Chester V. Barb’s voice (by Kristen Schaal) is comedic and nuanced and stands out in every one of her scenes. The movie opens tomorrow. Enjoy!
I attended a media screening with my kids to facilitate this feature.