I FINALLY saw “Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince” last night. Since we just asked for our money back at the drive in (I won’t be going back THERE, thankyouverymuch), Kile suggested I take Harry while he stayed home with the little ones. We went to the theaters down at the Summit Sierra mall. I’d almost forgotten what it was like to watch a movie in a REAL theater. It’s been a while.
Anyhow, I’m not going to go into big details here just in case there is someone out there who is as unlucky as me and hasn’t seen it yet. But… yeah. I liked it, for the most part. I loved the way it was directed, the cinematography, the whole ATMOSPHERE of the movie seemed right on to me. But there were some changes. Things left out, things added in…. A lot of it made me want to tear my hair out, to be perfectly honest. If anyone out there has seen it, feels the same, and wants to discuss it, just email me and we can discuss at great length what we liked and what we hated. Sound good?
On the other hand, it was really nice going to see a movie with Harry like that. We grabbed McDonald’s at the drive through on the way down to the theater and ate in the car. Harry made a fine companion and it was nice to get to spend time with just him for a change. He and I used to spend all sorts of time together. I took him everywhere with me when he was little. He was my sidekick. We never get to do that anymore.
I would like to make this movie thing a semi-regular thing. Maybe one a month or every two months? Just he and I, out to the movies. That would be so much fun!
I woke up this morning to overcast skies. I cannot express to you how happy this makes me. No sun = some relief from blistering heat. I’m sure it’ll still be unpleasantly warm, but at least the sun isn’t out, making it worse.
Sadly, I doubt it will last. The sun will come out and force it’s rays upon us. But for now, I’m enjoying the dim.
Shoot, in the movie last night, I found myself gazing fondly at the screen during the snowy-winter scenes. Oh, snow. How I miss you! How I love the sight of snow-covered mountains and snow falling and the crunch under your feet….
Damnit. I want winter back.
I’m ignoring about 90% of my Facebook friends today. Sorry, y’all. But if you’re going to insist on posting about traveling to BlogHer, seeing people at BlogHer, being excited about BlogHer, etc and so forth? I’m going to have to stick my fingers in my ears and go, “LA LA LA LA!!”
I hear my little girl waking up upstairs so I best go fetch her. I haven’t seen her since about 5:30 last night so I’m actually looking forward to getting some cuddles in, as I’m sure she is too.
She really is quite snuggle-icious.
Enjoy your Thursday, all!