Bought and watched the Return of the King extended edition DVD yesterday. Although there was 50 minutes of new scenes, it didn't really seem like there was as much added as to the previous DVDs. I think that's a good thing. The two scenes that really stood out as improving the film were Saruman's appearance and fitting death and Aragorn's communication with Sauron.
Visited Rachel's family and Kate on Saturday, drove back from Dallas at night. Kate's fiancee is indefinitely deployed in Iraq on a top secret mission of some kind. I'm sure it will quickly bring peace and freedom to the Iraqis. Fucking war.
Time off is fun.