Yes, mid-week holidays do blow, but this one was pretty good, and really, it feels like its been a whole weekend already so that's good. Right? Today was full of adventure, home reno's and firsts. Ok, there was no real adventure. There was lot's of 'home improvement' going on though.
Home Depot: You can do it, but you'll probably just fuck it up. Hire a professional!
Yes. By 9:45am I'd already drilled several pointless holes in the ceiling of my bathroom and come to the unfortunate conclusion that I can no longer put off painting. God, I hate painting! Then it was off to sand my aircraft carrier sized sun deck in preparation of more painting. Ok, maybe not an aircraft carrier but definitely a Spanish galleon. And damn did I ever scrub those decks. Me, my little Ryobi circular sander and my iPod. It was actually kinda relaxing.
AND THEN, it was off to the movies!
If you have not seen Wall-E, GO!!! It is FANTASTIC! If you don't love it, I will give you your money back (snicker). Seriously though, best movie I've seen in awhile. Well, since Juno, which I loved, but you can't really compare them. Where am I going? ANYWAY... we weren't too sure how the monkeys were going to take it, this was their first movie in an actual theatre. Liam took his own chair, even though he couldn't see the bottom of the screen and loved everything. Well, there was some crying towards the end, but I won't tell you what about because I don't want to spoil it for you. (Don't worry, it's Disney, it's all good). Connor... not so much. He sat in my lap right from the start. There were a couple of trailers before the movie started that had rockets taking off in them and that didn't help things. And hello? If you are showing a kids movie that little kids are actually going to be seeing wouldn't it be good to turn down the volume a little so you don't damage their hearing? We made it about 25-30 minutes into the movie before he started crying and asking to go home. I decided to take him out and find something to do while Bern and Liam finished the movie but as we entered the little exit hall he still hadn't looked away from the screen so I asked him if he wanted to keep watching from there. He didn't answer, but he didn't say no either so we sat down in the hallway and watched from there. Not the most comfortable way to watch a movie, but it guaranteed I will always remember the first movie we saw together.
So yes, back to work tomorrow, but I had a hell of a Tuesday.
(Oh, and if you are a Mac user, keep an ear out for the sound Wall-E makes when he recharges his batteries)
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