Dinner and a Movie, Finally . . .

Jan and I left the rig about 12:15 headed up to the Clear Lake area. We were once again trying for our dinner and a movie. And this time we pulled it off.

We got to King Food about 12:45 in time for a nice leisurely, delicious meal of Chicken in Hot Garlic Sauce, Shrimp Spring Rolls, and Hot & Sour Soup. It’s nice when you go to a restaurant so often that they pretty much know exactly what you’re going to order when you sit down.

About 1:30 we headed down the road to the nearby Cinemark theater. Being New Year’s Day, I expected it to be busy, but it was jammed. Probably because of all the new movies that just came out.

But I was surprised to see how busy Breaking Dawn, Pt. 2 was. This, the last movie in The Twilight Saga, came out the middle of November, so I expected the theater to be pretty empty, but it was about 3/4 full.

Jan and I each got a small popcorn because neither of us like to share. On the plus side, the popcorn was really fresh and good since they were popping it right there. Unlike some theaters we found that pop it at a central location and bring to the theaters in giant plastic bags and just dump it in the machines to warm it. But on the minus side, two small bags of popcorn cost as much as our tickets. Ouch!

If you’re not up on the best-selling series of Twilight books, it’s the story of a young human girl who can’t decide if she’s in love with a vampire or a werewolf. Decisions, decisions.

I haven’t read any of the four books, (Jan’s read them all), but I have seen all but one of the five movies (book number 4 was split into two movies), and I thought the storyline was pretty enjoyable. The surprise ending (which I won’t give away) was a surprise to everyone, even Jan, since it differed from the last book.

Coming home from the movie, I stopped off at a couple of clients, and then a grocery store. We wanted to get some more Monterey Jack cheese for our Chicken Tortilla Soup tomorrow.


Thought for the Day:

We remain, as a British officer had reason to complain at the start of our Revolution, "a people numerous and armed."



7 Responses

  1. Hey why is that 95% of the time I read your blog posts I get hungry ?
    Hope you and Jan had a great New Years.
    She Who Must be Obeyed and myself did little to nothing. I didn’t even watch any football on the tube today. who won the Rose Bowl?

  2. happy New Year glad you all had a great day ours was very quiet actually took down Christmas stuff and quietly sat the rest of the day…………the Twilight Saga’s what a great set of books and movies my fav’s in a long time……………….wish they would continue but time does march on…………..take care.

  3. a small popcorn here in Inverness, FL will set you back $6.00. Rip Off!!!!

  4. The chicken tortilla soup sounded so good I looked up a recipe and made some. Next time will make a larger batch as it is really good and I used a recipe for diabetics so it works well for me. Also made some of the baked kale the other night and will also make more next time as it was great and also diabetic friendly.

    A couple of local movies near me have a ‘senior day’ on Wednesday and tickets are $4.50. A small popcorn and small drink are $4.00 and I do that occasionally when they have a movie I want to see. I saw Hitchcock about three weeks ago and I liked it.

  5. Patrick,

    What’s a Rose Bowl?

    Some kind of soup?

  6. That’s exactly what we paid for our tickets and popcorn.

  7. I thinks it’s some kind of Football Game.I think that’s where they fight over a oblong brown thing called a pumpkin from one end of a great big green field.

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