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How come the plan never does go smooth? [Oct. 2nd, 2005|09:44 pm]
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Yesterday as we were getting ready to go the movie, Husband noticed one of the tires on his car was very low. No biggie - we took my car to the movie and dinner afterwards (by the way, bonus points if you can guess which movie) and figured we'd get a new tire today.

So, today when Husband goes out to the car, the tire is not just low, but nearly flat. We borrowed a pump and got it inflated enough for him to drive to the tire store, and then the car wouldn't start. Dead battery. So we go to WalMart, which we both hate with a passion, to get a new battery, but when we get there find out we need to bring the old battery in.

So, back home again, Husband tries to take out the battery, and none of his tools are the right size. So he has to borrow some tools (from someone different than we borrowed the pump) and finally gets the battery out, gets a new battery, and gets it in the car. Only now it's too late in the day to get a new tire. Which will probably be flat again in the morning.
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[User Picture]From: marshmelococoa
2005-10-02 08:11 pm (UTC)
Do you know Murphy? His laws suck.
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[User Picture]From: sitara
2005-10-02 08:32 pm (UTC)
I just got back from seeing "the movie" myself.

Curse you Joss Whedon. Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal. Did he have to???

I am glad to see that he finally broke out River's Kung Fu. I am disappointed that they didn't play the theme song once. I half expected Jayne to break out with the theme song while they were at the Haven. So, my daughter and I broke out and sang the theme song during the rolling of the credits in the middle of the theatre. Obviously, everyone thought we were wierd. I don't think these suburbanites have ever seen the series. Provincial. hmmph.
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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2005-10-02 08:39 pm (UTC)
How did the audience like it? (And was there an audience - the theater was almost empty when we saw it)

I loved the reviewer at AICN who called River's fighting "Ballet Fu". I wish I could move like that, but then I was never a prima ballerina like Summer was. That, and I'm not 22 any more.

If you stayed till the end of the credits, did you notice they did an acustic guitar version of the Ballad of Serenity? I almost didn't recognize it at first.
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[User Picture]From: sitara
2005-10-02 08:45 pm (UTC)
There wasn't that many people in the theatre here, either. We saw it in The Woodlands, but that isn't saying much. There weren't a lot of people at the theatre period. None of the movies had many people in them.

I wanted to stay for the end of the credits, but my daughter was getting anxious and had to take a trip to the ladies room. She insisted we would get to see the end of the credits when it comes out on DVD and we buy it. She already has plans.

On the way home, she recited the whole "curses" scene. I really shouldn't have taken her. She was kind of freaked out on the reaver scenes, but I really wanted to go see it, and she really wanted to go see it. I don't think I could have had the heart to tell her that she couldn't see the movie. Fortunately, she sleeps with me most of the time, so I think she will get over it, and I don't think the scenes were all that bad. She wants to get the DVD, so I guess she will be okay.

Ballet Fu. I like that. I hope they make a 2nd and 3rd movie.
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[User Picture]From: sitara
2005-10-02 08:47 pm (UTC)
Oh, and people liked it that were there. They laughed when they were supposed to. Everyone enjoyed it.
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[User Picture]From: sitara
2005-10-02 08:46 pm (UTC)
Lunch tomorrow?
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[User Picture]From: causedujour
2005-10-02 09:04 pm (UTC)
Be prepared to receive handwritten TY note from one 8 year old boy.

Jake has asked to see the movie but insisted he wants to watch all the shows first. I told him he must write you a thank you letter because it is only because you consistently rave about this show/movie that I've agreed to buy him the DVD set as an early xmas family gift so that we can be better prepared for the movie.

If you wouldn't have raved so much about it, it'd seriously be on the "this can wait" list.
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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2005-10-03 04:56 am (UTC)
You'll have to watch it quick, because I have a sinking feeling the movie may not be in the theaters for very long. Unless it does the same or better next weekend than it did this weekend, it will probably get yanked.

I think you will love the show, just for the language alone.
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[User Picture]From: causedujour
2005-10-02 09:04 pm (UTC)
oh...and...since when do you have MY life?
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[User Picture]From: azure_drake
2005-10-02 09:11 pm (UTC)
Sounds like you had your own "Out of Gas" ep.

I'm glad you were able to see the movie for real this time. The Edwards at 59 and 610 was about 4/5ths full Friday night and the crowd was great.
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From: (Anonymous)
2005-10-03 08:15 pm (UTC)
When i saw the movie the theater was packed and some were sitting on the stairs, and that was at 11:oo in the morning, San Antonio has more Fire Fly spirit than y'all do i guess,:) Love ya Jessie
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From: spritzcourt
2005-10-04 10:48 am (UTC)
I decided to save the DVD set for my dad's birthday, which is...insert drum roll...tomorrow. So, hopefully before the end of the year I will have a clue. Ever seen anyone move any slower?

Ah, and yes, I can relate to your day. Nothing EVER goes as planned.
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