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24 August 2013 @ 09:37 am
Yeah, boyyyy-ee!  
It's been a couple of action-packed days.  Thursday night we left straight from work to go see The Cornetto Trilogy.  Such fun!  It had been years since I'd actually sat and watched either Shaun of the Dead or Hot Fuzz from beginning to end, and of course doing so on the big screen with a theater full of fans is the best way to rewatch something.  I went with my sisters and some friends, and we had a ton of fun.  And we ate a ton of food!  Because of course we went to the Drafthouse.  For Movie #1 I had a coupon for free popcorn, which I had smothered in real melted butter.  For Movie #2 I had fish and chips, and my sisters split a chips and queso and an amazing grilled cheese sandwich we plan to recreate ASAP: sourdough bread, white cheddar, caramelized onions, bacon, and apple slices.  For Movie #3 we all got milkshakes (Mexican vanilla, chocolate peanut butter, and chocolate espresso), and then one of my sisters and I splurged and got fresh-baked cookies, too.

This was of course a huge mistake.

OMG, we were all SO SICK Thursday night.  I was afraid my little sister was going to throw up first in the parking garage, then out the window as we drove home.  I was afraid I was going to have to make myself throw up.  (I hate vomiting more than just about anything.  I told my other sister in the morning that I didn't because I didn't want to wake them up, and she was like, thanks, because your dejected sobbing definitely would have woke us up.)  I was just so uncomfortable, and like, how could I be so full when I didn't feel terrible while I was still eating?  Ugh.

Anyway, The World's End was GREAT.  Really, really funny, from beginning to end.  Eddie Marsan was incredible; I don't remember seeing him before in such a broadly-comic role, but he did it so well.  We're probably going to see it again this weekend with my dad.  During the first intermission, we had a trivia contest; during the second, there was a drinking contest.  For The World's End, they brought us all twisty straws (you'll understand when you see it), and then coasters and these weird mouthpieces.  My little sister immediately stuck hers in her mouth, and we were, I'm not even joking, like hysterical laughing for the next five minutes.  The Alamo guy came over and took a picture of her.

Then yesterday, we moved little sister into her freshman dorm.  Kansas City has been having a really mild summer, so of course yesterday it was up in the 90s with no breeze to speak of.  Thankfully it wasn't too busy and we got up there early.  She's got a single, lots of room, pretty nice all things considered.  After we got everything unpacked and mostly put away, we walked to campus and had lunch at the student union.  Then my sisters went to scout out where all her classes were going to be, while I stayed in the union and read.  We met back up and returned to her dorm, hanging some posters and stealing cans of pop from the outdoor break station.  (Her mini-fridge is FULL of pop.)  Then it was to my parents to visit, then to my grandpa to visit, then we came home and promptly went to bed at about 9pm.  I slept HARD, for like 10 hours.  It was intense.

So today I'm proofing an audio book, cleaning house, working on my het bigbang (2k words finished, 8k words to go!), and generally relaxing.  A boring weekend.
Halima: ★ isil'zha veni—in valen's namecartography on August 24th, 2013 04:21 pm (UTC)
That does sound action-packed! But also a lot of fun, and the feeling ill aside, it sounds like a perfect end of the week. ;)
Shannonkungfuwaynewho on August 28th, 2013 05:56 pm (UTC)
It was great! Haha, it sounds like I'm just now recovering after a long week of debauchery. I hadn't really done anything fun for awhile, so yeah, very nice. We're taking our dad to see World's End this weekend, but at a regular theater, boo.
sallycandance on August 24th, 2013 07:42 pm (UTC)
WOOHOO!! You guys had FUN!

Good luck with the BigBang!
Shannonkungfuwaynewho on August 28th, 2013 06:00 pm (UTC)
I finished it! And it was actually just a little bang, but still.
sallycandance on August 29th, 2013 12:41 pm (UTC)
Any accomplishment is a good accomplishment where writing is concerned. ^.^
cath822cath822 on August 26th, 2013 12:47 am (UTC)
I so wish I could have seen it at the Drafthouse! That sounds like so much fun, and OF COURSE they had mouthpieces and curly straws. Ha!

I saw it last night for my birthday party, and it was hysterical. The fight scene where Simon Pegg is trying to hold on to his beer is one of the funniest scenes I've ever seen.

Oh, man...she's in college already? I remember back when we were watching AD and she wasn't allowed to because of all the adult content. Aw.
Shannonkungfuwaynewho on August 28th, 2013 06:04 pm (UTC)
It was the perfect, quintessential Drafthouse experience. I sometimes still can't quite believe we have one in KC now. I mean, it's not quite exactly how it is in Austin, because a lot of that is just the audience who have been going there for years, too, but it's streets ahead of any other theaters in the area.

I died, DIED, when Nick Frost stuck his hand through the door glass.

The fact that Sarah's in college is legitimately depressing me and making me feel old. :(
Martinela_loony on August 28th, 2013 05:47 pm (UTC)
That sounds so awesome, I need a theater like this everywhere I goXD

Okay stupid question maybe, freshman means she is just staring right?xD What will she study?
Shannonkungfuwaynewho on August 28th, 2013 06:05 pm (UTC)
Yeah, freshman year is first year in college. She's just doing her general education classes right now, the ones everyone has to take; she hasn't decided yet what she wants to study. She's leaning towards music, perhaps music education, but I told her there's no big rush this first year. Now second year, she'll need to start thinking about it.
Martinela_loony on August 28th, 2013 07:07 pm (UTC)
All the best to her :)

I wonder how it will be when my younger siblings hit university age. My brother has 2 years left and my sister 5^^