The popcorn pushers quote of whenever i update:

Experience is the sinking feeling that you've made this mistake before.

Friday, March 26, 2010

The training will have to wait....

I've got ten minutes till i have to leave for work. Normally I'd be freaking out right now about how busy it's going to be and if enough people were scheduled so that i wouldn't be swamped, but not today.

Mainly for 3 reasons:

1. we did not get "How to Train your Dragon"
2. the movie we did get is a date NIGHT movie (Hot Tub Time Machine)
3. we did not get "How to Train your Dragon"

I'm a little upset and my siblings are slightly disappointed. We had been talking about going and seeing the dragon movie since we first saw the trailer for it. Now we have had to tweak the plan and wait about a week or so.

I think we didn't get it because "Clash of the Titans" comes out next week and we only have 1 3-D theatre so they would rather we keep Alice and do Titans next. Of course I'm not 100% sure on that, maybe they wanted to do it to bring more business to the Ogden theatre, which is where we are gonna have to go now to see the dragon movie.

Whatever the case may be I'm hoping it won't be too busy this morning, and that no underage idiots try to sneak in to see the hot tub movie tomorrow night while i work box.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Adventures of Aquagirl...

and the story of the vacationing sibling.

Friday I got a text while I was at work. Wondering who in the world would text me I went and checked when I had a break. It was my Dad saying "don't be mad." Not understanding what he could mean I asked him what it was about. I went back to work, but my mind was on what he could have done. I thought that he was taking the family to a movie while I was working or maybe he was taking them somewhere else fun. The next break I went and checked his reply and my mind went blank...

"I flooded your bedroom."

I went to my manager and asked her if I could call him to check if he was joking or not... he wasn't. My manager was already gonna send me home so I stocked as fast as I could, the whole time my mind was racing trying to figure out what was on my floor that could have gotten ruined.

Most of what got wet was my bed, clothes on my floor, and a couple of my books got slightly damp. My dad saved what he could when he first realized what was happening and most of the water stayed on one side of the room so all my electronic stuff didn't get wet.

I took this picture today so my room has almost dried out. The spot on the floor is the water stain on the concrete and we had to move my bed over in order to take out the rug that was completely soaked. I had to wipe out my light in order to stop it from dripping on my bed.

Now I'm sleeping with a bunch of blankets and a sleeping bag because I have to keep my window open to keep out the smell. I also don't want to put sheets on my bed just yet because my dad has to pull down sheetrock in order to dry out the ceiling and i don't want white stuff all over.

(Sorry the pic is bad, i took it with my phone and the light in my room is bad to begin with.)

My dad had the best intentions. He was resealing my moms tub and he heard that if you fill the tub first then it makes a clean seal line with no cracks later on. With the tub being a big soaker tub it takes a bit to fill and he got sidetracked and forgot to check so it overflowed.

*sigh* oh well, at least i'm adaptable.


okay on to something less depressing.

If you've kept up with my family's blog and my cohort's you will know that Boo is heading to California. She left for her grand adventure a few hours ago and the house already seems quieter. I kinda wish I could have gone with her, but I'm not old enough to count as a chaperone and I didn't have the money to go.

It takes me back to my own orchestra trips, the one where I went to Disneyland when I was at Weber High and the one to New York when I went to Clearfield. Both were fun in their own ways and my mom got to come with me to Disneyland, but they also had their share of conflicts. I just hope that Boo's trip is a lot better and doesn't have any problems.

Now if I could just train the hordes of people I'm expecting this weekend to come when I'm not working, all will be good.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Hit a little close to home...emotionally

Last night we watched a very good movie called "Hachi: A dog's tale" which stars Richard Gere. It's based on the true story of a dog named Hachiko in Japan who waited for his deceased master for over ten years at a train station. His story touched so many that a bronze statue was made and placed in his waiting spot.

I knew I was going to cry. I am a baby when it comes to movies or books that are very sad. By the end Boo, Bee, G-bear, and myself were all bawling. G-bear left and hid in his room while the rest of us were bawling/laughing on the couch.

I think it was hard to watch mainly because of Izzy. It made us all think about her again and again, which is still hard sometimes.

Aside from that it was a very heartfelt story that if you ever get the chance to watch... you should.

March Madness

and no I'm not talking about basketball....

I'm talking about him:

and her:
with a little bit of him thrown in too:

Now that's all fine and dandy.... until you have to deal with the hordes of people who wish to see it in 3-D. Friday wasn't that bad so I wasn't as worn out as usual, but Saturday was crazy. The 7 o'clock showing of the 3-D version was sold out around 5 (i know this cause i was working box). Monday was almost just as bad, the usher showed up 2 hours late and there were rumors the auditor was going to show up as well.
Hopefully this weekend calms down a little. (fingers crossed) But at least I went and saw Alice on Saturday with Boo and her friend. I thought it was great. It's very much a Tim Burton film with all sorts of crazy, dark fun. The characters are brilliantly done and while the story is very weak it is certainly better than the original cartoon one.
It's rated PG for scary images and situations and for a smoking catapillar. (I am not making this up.)

So far March hasn't been that bad. I've already finished my midterms and next week is spring break. I'm more or less waiting for April and for school to be over with. Also I can't wait to see "How to Train your Dragon" and "The Last Airbender" which should both be coming out soon.
Not much else is happing... so I'm just coasting until things get busy again.