Bohemian rhapsody sing along

A small group of us went to see Bohemian Rhapsody on the big screen (scoreboard) at Oracle Park on Saturday night. We were trying to get there early, since there were only a limited number of seats available to us. Otherwise, we’d have to sit on blankets on the outfield. No chairs allowed.

We got in line to wait for the doors to open. Security came by asking if anyone had season tickets. Yes! My co-worker shares his with me. We got to avoid the line and got a free t-shirt and a pin. We also got to choose our seats. Win!

We grabbed drinks and snacks and listened to the band who started 25 minutes late. The movie started late, too.  We were glad we brought extra blankets because it was chilly!  I ran into a friend who I wasn’t expecting to see, so that was nice.

Almost at the end of the movie, smoke started coming from a smoke machine under the movie screen.  It was obviously controlled, and we eventually figured out that it was to be used for a laser show.  The people behind us got scared because of the smoke and the fact that no one was evacuating the field, so they left.

Soon after they left, a woman, with security right behind her, came up the stairs next to me and fell up the stairs.  She was rather drunk and complaining about not being able to make it to the bathroom.  Security wouldn’t leave her unattended, and called the supervisor.  He came over and wanted the woman to find her husband, who was out on the field somewhere.  She could hardly walk, how did they expect her to find him?  Security had no idea how to find him.  The woman ended up in the seat behind me.  Suddenly, a teenaged girl comes running down the stairs, “Hey!  Are you ok?  That’s my mom!”  About ten seconds later the woman shouts, “Hey!  That’s my daughter!”  Great.  We’ve identified the parties involved, and found someone to locate the woman’s husband.  The woman started to complain that she had to go to the bathroom still.  “Oh, nevermind.  I already started.”  Wonderful.  Her husband showed up with a bored look on his face.  They attempted to take her to the bathroom, but ended up escorting her from the ballpark instead.  The husband and daughter behaved like this was an everyday occurrence.  No one was surprised.  She did have a wet rear end, though.

There’s always an adventure when I am involved.  At least I wasn’t the one escorted from the park.

Fantasy books that are too twisted for movies

too twisted

The above linked article talks about fantasy books.  Some of these books I know.  Some of them I don’t.  Someday, I’ll get to them.  Maybe.  Some of these HAVE been made into movies, but the story was changed.  They all sound interesting.

 

10 THE NEVERENDING STORY, BY MICHAEL ENDE

THE SILMARILLION, BY J.R.R. TOLKIEN

THE LEFT HAND OF DARKNESS, BY URSULA LEGUIN

‘TILL WE HAVE FACES, A MYTH RETOLD, BY C.S. LEWIS

SHARDIK, BY RICHARD ADAMS

DANTE’S INFERNO

JLA: TOWER OF BABEL, BY MARK WAID

DRAGONS OF WINTER NIGHT, BY MARGARET WEIS AND TRACY HICKMAN

BOCCACCIO’S DECAMERON

JABBERWOCKY, BY LEWIS CARROLL

Discount movie and book signing

I don’t know what’s going on with the font in this posting, but I tried to fix it.  I gave up after fifteen minutes.

I went to discount movie Tuesday to see Yesterday. It was a cute movie.  

Unfortunately, there was a shooting at the mall, and my friends started calling and texting me in the middle of the movie to make sure my family and I were ok. I had no idea what was going on at this point. I figured it out and acknowledged that everyone was ok.

After the movie, I got dropped off at the Barbara Bourland with Colin Winnette / Fake Like Me event at The Booksmith.

 

I really enjoyed the talk.  The book sounds wonderful.  I bought it.  I went to have it signed and the author looked at me and declared that she knows me, but doesn’t know from where.  I don’t this so.  She looked a lot like a friend of mine.  She said I looked just like her friend’s mom.  It was an interesting interaction.  She spelled my name right the first time.  Just like Amber Tamblin.

I texted my daughter and her friend to pick me up.  They arrived about ten minutes after I expected them to, but it was a beautiful night.  I should have started the book, but I was chatting with friends online, so I was entertained.

 

$5 Tuesday

A few of the movie theaters near me do discounted tickets on Tuesdays.  I have been taking advantage of it, since I am on break from school.

I have seen Aladdin, Godzilla, Rocketman, MIB, The Last Black Man in San Francisco, Late Night.  I can’t remember all of them I’ve seen so far, but for $5, it was worth the money.  The theaters are packed.  They are good movies that play.

The only downside is that the theater is right by the bookstore.  I preordered a book on Monday, expecting it to be in on Tuesday.  Nope.  Not until Wednesday.  Darn.  I had to go poke around the bookstore anyhow, and bought another book.

It is also near the library, but I didn’t go in there last night.

I have to get the books read so I have room for new ones.  I have started a new book stack on the other side of the bed.  It’s mostly library books, but my own books are leaking in.  I will get to them!

Fantasy books that were _______ than the movies

fantasy books better than movies

The above linked article talks about fantasy books that were made into movies.  Some of the movies actually were better than the book, but some did the books a great disservice.  I loved the movie, The Princess Bride, for example.  The book was not as good.  The book seemed to drag along and never really get anywhere.

Some of these, I saw the movie, but didn’t read the book.  The Wizard of Oz.  The Lord of the Rings.

The article explains each of the movies vs books better, but I agree with the ones that I know.

10 BETTER: THE HOBBIT

WORSE: THE LORD OF THE RINGS

BETTER: ERAGON

WORSE: THE WIZARD OF OZ

BETTER: THE GOLDEN COMPASS

WORSE: THE PRINCESS BRIDE

BETTER: THE LIGHTNING THIEF

WORSE: STARDUST

BETTER: INKHEART

WORSE: FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM

 

Another Little Women Movie

little women movie

I loved several of the previously made Little Women movies, the 1933 and the 1994 one.  I also enjoyed the one that PBS put out as a series last year.  I did not see the modernized version that was on the big screen at the end of 2018.  I hope to love this one discussed in the above article, though.  I will keep an open mind waiting for it to come out.  I missed the release date, I think.  I don’t know when it is.