Friday, July 15, 2011
Where Were You at Midnight?
Well I, along with The Teenager & his buddy, C, and about 1,000+ other folks, was at the local Edwards Theater waiting to watch the long-anticipated HP7.2.
We arrived to the line about 7:30 but still ended up in a pretty good spot. We got great seats, all the way in the back so no one was behind us and I could lean the seat back as far as it would go. :) We did have to wait outside this year; but, aside from the wind and the cold (yep, it's cold here in SoCal--stupid "global warming"), it wasn't unbearable. I took an old pillow to sit on this time, instead of a blanket. When we figured out we were going to be outside until right before the movie I did call my dh and have him bring a blanket to wrap myself in. A sweater wasn't cutting it anymore.
The best thing this year was the people in our line were much more sociable than last year. We were in a weird situation where our part of the line had the same 8 people for a long time before anyone else came and none were people opposed to engaging strangers in conversation. I like that kind of people. :) Eventually there were three of us who were avid readers of all books so we discussed books made into movies and what we liked and disliked about them. Yes, I brought up my disgust with The Lord of the Rings movies. :D
The Teenager & C played with some older guys who had a hacky sack and, fortunately, these guys were not far enough removed from their teen years to forget when they were annoying and obnoxious and took it all in stride. The Teenager learned a new "game" that kids are taught on the playgrounds these days that involved hitting people when you saw a certain type of car pass by. Needless to say I will not encourage it. LOL.
As for the movie, it was better than the last. I always have issue with even guys changing shirts in film because I know it is only for the exploitation of the person they include it so I find it disgusting. Hey, what can I say, I just don't think anyone ought to be exploited. I'm so narrow-minded that way. :P But that's about all I had to say negative (aside from the things they changed from the book but I think that should go without saying. ;D)