|Tickets purchased days ago, shirt purchased weeks ago|
We got to the theater an hour early to get good seats because it was a sold out show, but like flying on a plane, it mattered more who we sat next to versus our position in the theater. The theater was full of high school age kids and initially I thought we should avoid them, but it turns out the 20 something types are much bigger assholes than 16 year olds. I think the problem was that the people we sat next to were not fans of the Hunger Games and hadn't read the book and also they could not keep their traps shut.
|I almost went Katniss on their asses|
If you've seen the movie, you know that there are certain scenes when talking is especially bad (like the scenes involving reaping and death) and that's when this one dude behind me had the most snide remarks to say. That wasn't the worst part because his little fan club of one was sitting next to me and had to laugh loudly at everything he said, funny or not. I came so close to saying to her "You know there is nothing more pathetic than an unattractive fat girl who feels compelled to laugh at everything a man has to say" and the only thing that stopped me was my husband's presence. I usually feel compelled to behave around him, but it was still on the tip of my tongue.
Aside from my hatred of other people, I really enjoyed the movie. My husband didn't, but he didn't complain about how Katniss held her bow or the unlikelihood of sawing through a branch with a knife until after the movie was over, so I appreciated that. I think when Hunger Games comes out on DVD that I will have to buy it and enjoy watching it in the quiet of my house.
We got home late Friday night from the movie, and I had to get up early to go help time a 5K on Saturday morning. I've helped with a few races before, but this was my first "big" one and my first one filled with people who don't normally run races. The 5K is a very accessible distance, so I understand why beginners would be there, but I don't understand why being a beginning runner means that you have to be deaf. We had 2 basic things we asked of the racers:
1. Make sure you have a visible bib on the front of your person
2. Don't cross the finish line twice
Both of these things are critical when you are manually timing a race. We also should have added: "Run the whole freaking 3.1 miles" because some people had a problem with that too. I think most of the people who didn't run the whole distance eventually told us, but one of the guys decided to tell us after he got his 2nd place age group award medal.
Entering all the data into our running club's well loved laptop is already a time consuming task, but I had at least 8 people come up and ask me for their time and when I would be done. By the 5th person, I was tempted to start writing down their bib number and telling them there was a 1 minute time penalty for annoying the person trying to enter times. I found it fascinating how many people asked me when I'd be done more than one time, especially since my default facial expression is neither friendly or approachable on a good day.
Even though I had the computer crash and had to reenter a ton of data, I was able to get out the age group awards in a reasonable amount of time and then we had to go back and fix all the errors of people who didn't run the whole thing and other issues. I'm 100% sure that running 3.1 miles is way easier than trying to figure out the correct finishing order when you have bib-less runners crossing the finish line and people crossing twice.
The 5K wasn't all bad, as they had a DJ to blare "Eye of the Tiger" to me as I was trying to enter 5K times, so that was a nice touch. Also, they had more food than I've seen at some marathons so I helped them out by eating some of it. All in all, it was a successful event for colon health. Yes, the race was for colons. "Keep Your Colon Rollin'" to be exact.
The rest of my weekend was mostly spent hanging out with my little shoe diva. My mom was down this weekend (which is how we went to go see the movie) and she brought Faith new shoes. Shoes are the way to this girl's heart, especially if they are sparkly. Her main regret in life is that she can only wear one pair of shoes at a time.
|Mommy, do these shoes go with my outfit?|
|I think the sparkles might be more "nighttime"|
|Daddy, what do you think? Why are you shaking your head at me? This is a serious question!|
I did run some this weekend too, but I stayed on the treadmill because it's been storming on and off so it wasn't thrilling enough to discuss...not like my normal runs that are worth a mile by mile break down and have you sitting on the edge of your seat as you read. At least the storms have brought the temperature down and hopefully I can have some cool outdoor runs this week!
Have you ever snapped at someone about talking during a movie or gotten close to doing it?