Thursday, January 21, 2010
Little Miss Muffett
This morning I committed an act of violence against a semi-defenceless spider...better safe than sorry in Australia. It was first thing in the morning and I was a wee bit groggy from too much sleep. The night before I wanted to fill a 3 hour gap in my social calendar so I walked down to the local cinema and signed up to watch Avatar. Watching a movie in Australia is an expensive endeavor, you know there's a problem when you are greeted by a loans officer at the cash register... the other abnormality is that everyone that goes to the theatre is given some kind of strange ice cream concoction, everyone that is except me because I don't know what it is or how to order it - it doesn't seem to be on the board of fare it's just understood (by everyone but me).
The theatre had outstanding seats, it was such a classy joint that we had assigned seating!, which I found both civilized and a bit sad as it indicated that the management had no faith in us to sort it out on our own. Still as I approached cinema #4 I felt it was a good idea because obviously the place was going to be packed, it wasn't, I think that the entire audience was squeezed into two rows, hence I figured out that the assigned seating was a ploy to cut down on cleaning costs...diabolical.
For those of you who are fans of the science fiction genre, I apologize in advance, perhaps I was tuckered out from riding my bike back from work, but after about 40 minutes I found a cushiony spot in my seat and the urge to sleep took over. I think nap #1 lasted about 10 minutes, another hour into the epic and I was off again this time almost to the end. I am a notorious snorer so I hope I did not interfere with anyone Else's enjoyment of the show, though I have a sneaking suspicion that I wasn't the only one riding dream street. Oh yeah the movie, 6 out of 10 (the parts that I saw anyway). Cool 3D but the story was a bit lame IMHO. Go for Sherlock Holmes instead much better.
A couple of more weeks and the students will be back at school, yee haw, school's without children are a bit like science fiction movies with poor plots - relaxing for sure but that's not the real reason we come to the show.