Thought I'd recap my excellent Saturday.
Well, first, let me back up — me and Adro went out on Friday night with Bill and Billie Jo, to the Heart GCSA party at Arrowhead. They had a casino night... Adro was hot at blackjack and stacked up some chips for us... it was enough to win a bottle of Tito's vodka from the raffle! Nice job, Adro.
I'm lousy at blackjack. Too much math. I prefer poker, it's a different system to me, one I better understand.
|Boyd is really excited to see this movie.|
Anyway, Saturday morning we woke up feeling fine, kids slept in a little bit with Grandma Judy downstairs. Adro bought some sausage links so I made eggs and sausage links* (not a typical breakfast here at the Casa de Jones) and then we got ready real quick and hustled out the door because we had MOVIE TICKETS...
Adro and Evey went to see Wonder. Boyd and I went to see Ferdinand (an animated movie with a bull, voiced by John Cena.) Evey was super-excited to take her mom to see this movie. Aunt Jessica gave Sis the book for Christmas and she just devoured it... so she has actually been reading the book aloud to Adrianne when time allows.
Boyd and I enjoyed our movie, it was a little slow in the beginning but it had a fun third reel. Boyd thought the whole thing was "awesome" so that's cool. Adrianne gave Wonder a "10" and Evey gave it a "7" I think (which means she liked the book better, I think.) But everyone was happy with their movie choices (I was mostly happy I didn't have to go hide my tears at Wonder.)
** Please note, the music has changed: Rage Against the Machine live at Finsbury Park — yes Adro I do still watch these off the DVR! **
** Random aside: I'm really looking forward to Saturday Night Live tonight, since they haven't had a new episode in two weeks. And in that time, Donald Trump has thrown around the term "shithole countries" liberally and had a book published (Fire and Fury) that he suggested should be pulled from shelves... **
For some reason Bub and I didn't get any previews for our movie. Despite both movies starting at 10:30 a.m. (yeah we like the early movies... they're cheaper and there's no crowd and you still have your whole day ahead of you) Bub and I got out about 30 minutes earlier than the girls (I asked customer service.) So I grabbed a tall Miller Lite, and $5 in arcade tokens, and me and the Bubster started racin'!
It's a $1.00 to get the game going, but 50 cents to continue... so we kept continuing for a while. That was just a blast. Then the girls got out so I let Evey take my seat... eventually, somehow, we broke the first machine (the screen went black) so we moved over to Galaga to finish...
Left the theater then went grocery shopping together (not the highlight of the day but we needed the groceries) so the girls did most of the work while Bub and I dinked around the grocery store. Eventually we ended up on a bench, Bub playing games on my phone, me reading the new Sports Illustrated.
Home, we ate lunch (courtesy of Price Choppa... chicken tenders, mac n cheese, and I got a $6 cup of chicken tortilla soup!)
((It should be mentioned the chicken tortilla soup was excellent, worth the $6, even though it might have been an impulse purchase not approved by the family accountant.))
|This is what happened after I bought $6 chicken tortilla soup.|
Please note: this is a movie stand-up, not my actual arms.
But it looks kinda convincing, eh?
(((The best thing about Price Choppa??? They have Five Alive!!! We have three or four frozen containers in the freezer right now!!! I think I'll make some soon and mix it with the aforementioned bottle of Tito's!!!)
Adro and Boyd took a well deserved nap while I went downstairs and watched the KU-KSU game (which I recorded and managed to avoid any spoilers, despite getting texts from four different friends about the game, during the game.) I'll admit I hit pause and napped for about 15 minutes during this time... just got tired. But I finished the game and was surprised to see we pulled one out. Glad Bruce Weber doesn't know how to manage the end of a game, that helped us. We're going to get destroyed in Morgantown on Monday... and we'll lose another game or two in Allen this year if we don't get it together...
And then I cracked open a cold beer and started watching NIN, a little sports... RATM... and now, the kids are coming down and we're going to play the "Headbands" game we got for Christmas, which has a superhero theme... that should be interesting!
** OK, the Marvel Head-Bands game is over, it was pretty good! Evey won the first game, Bub and Evey tied for first on the next game. Lot's of cool Marvel characters, but some characters that they don't know... like Black Bolt, Taskmaster, Elektra... **
Queens of the Stone Age at Austin City Limits on now. Solid.
Kids baked cookies. I'm telling you... my 2,116th Saturday was solid.
*Except for when the eggs and sausage links made me sick to my stomach. That was awful.