Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, June 14, 2017

Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, June 14, 2017
Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, June 14, 2017

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

We Went on a Date -- Wed., Jan. 16

This morning I had an email from Bob inviting me on a date tonight. He asked me to pick a movie and I met him after work at the Santikos Bijou Cinema.

The movie I chose, based upon the recommendation of my mom, was "The Impossible." I'm sure you remember the monster tsunami that hit Thailand in 2004. (Was it that long ago?) This movie tells the story of one family that lived through the tidal wave.

From the beginning, there was no way I was going to sleep through even one minute of this film. The story draws you in from the opening scene with the family flying on their way to start a vacation. The family is a mom, dad and three young boys. 

All is going splendidly. It was Christmas time so the resort was decorated beautifully for the holiday. On Christmas morning, the family opened presents and went about their day. All was well. 

December 26, as the family was hanging out at the pool, they heard and felt something strange. It was the tsunami bearing down upon them with very little warning. What happens as the true story unfolds is amazing. I don't see how they survived. 

The movie is very intense. You learn bit by bit how bad the mom's injuries are, how caring and concerned the Thai villagers were. The family didn't know if all members were alive as they were separated from the first moments the water hit.

I recommend this movie to you just as Mom recommended it to me. 

We had a little scare in our movie theater. Part way through the movie, a family started talking, not overly loud but a little distracting. They were sitting about two rows ahead of us. Then, from the back of the theater, some guy starts yelling at the top of his lungs for them to shut up, he's trying to watch the movie, yadda, yadda. Well, the mother of the family in front of us decides to yell back. Pretty soon, the guy in the back was standing up  yelling and the lady in front of us was yelling back. They were really getting into it, calling each other names. I was starting to wonder if someone was going to pull a gun. They yelled for about five minutes then finally quieted down. A few minutes later a theater employee came in and looked around, but they were quiet by then. We didn't have any more incidents after that.

For dinner, Bob took me to Luby's which is cafeteria style. It was okay. I had turkey, cranberry sauce, brussels sprouts (which I couldn't eat because they were too hard--I could barely cut them with a knife), and macaroni and cheese. Bob had baked white fish and broccoli. 

Bob headed back to work after dinner and I headed to Walmart for a few items. Then it was back to the 5er so I could watch CSI. 

A quiet day and a nice date to end the evening.  

TravelBug out.




10 comments:

  1. Ooh good! I've been wanting to see that movie. Now I have a review I can trust. Thinking about seeing it tomorrow afternoon.

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  2. Sounds like an interesting one to add to our list of movies to watch. We've switched locations and looks like the theater at Maxwell AFAB is closed ... will have to check for some discounted movies in the area ... I'm still boycotting full price movies.

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    1. Look for a Groupon or other online deal. We had one here in San Antonio for the City Base theater. $10 for two movie tickets to any movie (including 3-D) AND $20 worth of snack money for any snack in the theater. That's the best deal on movies I've seen in a long time. I bought two deals, but I should have bought more. They're good until April 3, 2013!

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  3. People are crazy! Isn't it a shame you have to worry that a small disagreement can escalate to such violence?

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    1. You said it, my fight or flight instinct was in high gear.

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  4. I've always wanted to see that movie! I'm planning on seeing that movie as soon as possible.

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  5. Always nice to have a date night. Glad you enjoyed it!

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  6. I think that movie would be interesting. I have been hemming and hawing about seeing it though as it might depress me.

    That might scare the livin' crud out of me if people start yelling like that in a theater. Then when you said you went to Luby's I couldn't help but think that after a movie about a tsunami and having a near scare in the theater, I would have to go somewhere else. I still am totally freaked out by the 1991 Luby's Massacre. I realize it was in Kileen, not San Antonia but still....

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    1. We're not from Texas so don't remember about the Luby's Massacre in 1991. Ignorance is bliss?? We'll have to look it up on Google.

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