So I went to movies last night with some other gals... haven't done that in forever.
"Why?"... you ask... "Is it because of the kids? The babysitter thing? What?"
Well, the main reasons are as follows:
1. I think it is utter nonsense to pay more for a movie than a meal.
2.Teenagers + cell phones = one ticked off Jude. Really, if you are intelligent enough to text, drive, and eat a cheeseburger at the same time, you should be smart enough to know to turn OFF the blasted thing in a movie.
3. Children being dragged to inappropriate films makes me seethe. Your three year old, they don't need to see Knocked Up, Austin Powers, or The x-Men movies.
4. I cannot lay down, eat popcorn in my pjs or run to the bathroom while the movie is paused at a theater.
5. If a movie stinks, I am now financially invested in it, where as I can take that netflix and send it right on back with nary a care.
I went last night.
I suggested "Made of Honor". It looked all cute and "My Best Friend's Wedding-ish". Plus, McDreamy was a bonus.
I was sorely reminded why i don't go to the movies. I was shocked to find that...
Small sodas are now $4.25, and a small popcorn is $4.50. That is sheer insanity. I refused to buy any of that anyway.
Then, I see it...
FIVE lovely children ages 8 down to about 3, all weighted down with popcorn, drinks, candy, and nachos... each of them has this stuff. Seriously had to be like $20 worth of food each. Then I think, wait a minute... this is a 9:35 PM show... why are these kids here and what possible movie are they seeing??? And yes, I know they are not my kids and blah,blah,blah, but really... is this a good thing?
On to the movie...
So disappointing. I was all set for a good chick flick. What I got was gross amounts of vulgarity that seems so strained at points it was painful to watch, a leading man who I thought deserved to NOT get the girl for all his bed-hopping ways, and an end that was predictable from the word go.
I am embarrassed to say I saw this movie.
Seriously, it was that bad.
I usually check movies on http://www.pluggedinonline.com/ but it was not up yet when I checked last week and I thought, "Hey, its PG-13, it can't be that bad."
Yes, yes it can, and was.
If that is PG-13, I shudder to think what R now looks like.
Do I sound old?
Oh well, it is the price I am willing to pay to offer this opinion, especially if any of you was considering letting your teenage daughters go see it.
Oh, you should also know...
McDreamy's hair was sideparted and very disappointing...
Here is some scraptivity from last weekend when I went to a crop. Yes, those are the knockedupedness pictures I am still scrapping...
And these are from the NSD on line crop at Memorable Seasons. That was challenging as all my scrap stuff is in the mudroom while Micah finished painting the office. So I cropped whilst inhaling paint fumes, and I gotta say, I think paint high Jude scraps better than normal Jude...
"Scrap your scraps" challenge:
"Use Your Stash Challenge" and clearly, I did... check out those smokin flower brads! (In my defense this was the first kitchen scrapped LO, so it is right that is awful.)
"Make Your Own Clear Flower Embellishment" challenge
"Use What's on Your Desk" challenge
"Ad Inspiration" challenge. I should say this is the worst scan ever! The patterned paper is a peach color, not yellow... schmanky scan...
And finally, "Button-Button" challenge
So, that should be enough scraptivity and movie reviewage for a while.
(check it, new word AGAIN... reviewage. very nice.)