Monday, July 6, 2015

Bragging Rights a Movie and an Idea!

No, this isn’t about USA winning the Women’s World Cup Soccer Final. Although, it was a great game and I’m very happy!

Remember when I was featured on Romance Lives Forever Blog (back on June 26)? Well, I was listed as one of their top bloggers! My post was the 4th popular for the month (out of 29 features). That means I get bragging rights and this neat emblem/award. Yay!!

Who knew I was so popular? Certainly not me. I have you all to thank for visiting and making it possible!


I didn’t get to watch “Magic Mike XXL” on Friday, but did get to see it on Sunday. While it’s not as good as the first one, I still enjoyed it. And yes, I really enjoyed seeing Joe Manganiello’s ass. If you go in not expecting much more than seeing the guys perform, you’ll have a good time.

Our local theatre (Cinemark/Rave) is being remodeled to feature these vinyl/leather-like recliners. I got to try them out yesterday. Can’t say I’m that impressed. I can only imagine what shape they’ll be in after a month after kids have had a chance to spill stuff all over them. Cleaning crew doesn’t really do all that great a job in cleaning between shows as it is, can I really expect them to wash down the seats?

Yeah, I don’t think so.

Also, we got to pick our assigned seats. I don’t know what I think about that. Makes it nice for the people who want to spend a fortune at the concession stand and not wonder if they’ll find a decent seat. But my daughter wondered how that would work if you were meeting friends at the theatre and you didn’t all buy your tickets together. You can’t save the seat next to you; someone else might have picked it. I think it’s kind of stupid, but hey, it’s not my theatre and I can always refuse to go. Frankly, for the $7.90 matinee price, I’ll probably just stick to going on Tuesdays, when it’s $5.50 all day. It’s bad when matinee prices seem too high.


I have to laugh at myself. I had written this whole paragraph asking for help and then ended up helping myself.

You see… I planned on including a character interview of one of my vampires in my next newsletter, but I had no idea what kind of questions to ask. So I thought you all could help. Then I went and started writing notes about who was being interviewed (Perry seemed like a fun choice) and who would be doing the interviewing (Victoria came to mind, only because she and Perry don’t get along so well). Then I realized I had it all backward. Perry would be the one asking questions and not just to Victoria. Instead, there will be five segments (in the next five newsletters) entitled: Getting to Know Your Committee Member (since there are five Committee Members in my vampire world). I’ll start with Victoria and work my way down the list. I think I can have a lot of fun with that. What do you think?

If you want to read these fun interviews, you’ll have to sign up for the newsletter. There’s a signup form on the sidebar, one on my website (, or you can just sign up HERE. Am I sneaky or what?

So... What’s the most you’ll spend going to the theatre to watch a movie? What’s the most you’ll spend on a book? I find it interesting that most people won’t think twice about the movie price, but will balk at a $4.99 e-book. Doesn’t seem right.

Have a great Monday!!



JeffO said...

There's that whole perception of value thing going on. We've come to expect that certain things are going to cost a certain amount of money, but I think with books we're still expecting to get something tangible, and an e-book is not tangible. I think that's what it is, anyway.

I can't say for sure what price I'll pay for those things. I once paid $60 for a book, but it was a rare item and I feel comfortable knowing I could sell it back for similar (if not higher) price. I paid $125 for concert tickets, but that was mainly because no one told me how much it was and I couldn't conceive of the ticket price being that high.

Congratulations on your top level guest blogger status!

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jeff - Tangibility is the problem I have with e-books, too. I can buy a digital book, but I can't resell it. However, I can go to the theatre and see a movie and not resell that movie, either. One will last many hours, if not days. The other only about 2 hours. Books are better value, that's for sure. As for concerts... I don't pay for the music, I pay for the experience. You can't get that from a CD. :)

Maria Zannini said...

We so rarely go to the theater anymore. We have one of those big curved tv screens, high def, with a Bose sound system. My popcorn tastes better and we can fix margaritas to boot.

Movies at home are so much better.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Maria - Movies are better at home, but sometimes I'm just impatient. :)

Jennette Marie Powell said...

I don't like paying more than $5 for a book, though I will if it's an author I know and/or want to support. Otherwise, I just wait until I can get it from the library. I can't remember last time I saw a movie in the theater, and the expense is the main reason. Just not worth it to me when I can see it at home a few months later. The new Star Wars will be an exception to that, however. Hopefully they will have the leather/vinyl seats then. They might be sticky (ewww) but less likely to harbor bedbugs (bigger ewwwww!). Now that I've grossed you out for the day, LOL!

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jennette - All the open theatres at the Rave have the new seats. They're currently remodeling the older theatres, now. So if you go to the one in Huber, you'll see it in those seats!