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.

 

Checking things off my list

I remembered to bring my swim things yesterday morning, including the things that I forgot to put in the bag last night. I grabbed my swimsuit and clothes to wear to a graduation party tonight, also. I changed purses so I almost forgot my work keys, but didn’t.

I looked up the times of the movie that I plan to see tonight for $5 Tuesday, since it’s near the gym that I will be swimming in tonight, before the party. I looked up directions to the theater, the gym, Whole Foods, and the location of the party.

I finished writing some older blog posts that have been sitting there waiting to be published.

I also unintentionally ruined the ending of Where the Crawdads Sing for a coworker. I’ve been so good with my poker face, and I knew she had been twenty pages away from finished when she went into the break room to read. She came out and put the book in her locker and announced that she wasn’t expecting that to happen, so I assumed she’d finished. So I asked a question. She hadn’t finished! Oh no.

I managed to remember to get to an ATM before heading across the bridge to get closer to where the party will be. ATM was broken, so I needed to find another.

I struggled through a little traffic and arrived at the movie theater fifteen minutes after the movie started. I decided to go to the one that started after that one. Only front row seats. Ok. No movie today.

I took myself to a late lunch at Koja. Then went and picked up the cake and bread for the party. I arrived early for the party, and it was very nice to sit and chat a bit before it got going.

I don’t think that I got everything on my list done, but, the important stuff got done.