Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Wednesday Reads and I’m Pi$$ed

I’m not a fan of the new system our local theatre (Rave Cinemas) has implemented. They have remodeled and added those lounge seats. Those are bad enough, but now when you buy a ticket to the movie, you’re assigned seats (which I believe I ranted about earlier). I was going to go see “Trainwreck” with the hubby last night. We were 45 minutes early to the theatre. Not a decent seat was left to choose (and I doubt anyone was in the theatre yet). If I can’t sit where I want, then it’s not worth the money going to the movies. I doubt I’ll return to Rave, even if it is the cheapest (so far) around here. We checked. Matinees at the Regal Cinema are $9.50. That’s outrageous! I might as well wait until the movie is on DVD and see it in the comfort of my family room. I’m beginning to think it will be WAY cheaper. Anyway, here’s what I read this week:

Jul 21: “The Forgotten Girl” by David Bell, a mystery/suspense at 410 pages. Blurb from book: The past has arrived uninvited at Jason Danvers’s door…and it’s his younger sister, Hayden, a former addict who severed all contact with her family as her life spiraled out of control. Now she’s clean and sober but in need of a desperate favor—she asks Jason and his wife to take care of her teenage daughter for forty-eight hours while she handles some business in town. But Hayden never returns. And her disappearance brings up more resolved problems from Jason’s past, including the abrupt departure of his best friend on the high school graduation night twenty-seven years earlier. When a body is discovered in the woods, the mysteries of his sister’s life—and possible death—deepen. And one by one these events will shatter every expectation Jason has ever had about families, about the awful truths that bind them and the secrets that should be taken to the grave. This book started out slow. Probably because it seemed like everything was happening TO Jason and he wasn’t DOING anything. It picked up when he started taking action, but by then I was almost finished with the book. Can’t say it was all that suspenseful. I only read this book because I promised a friend I would AND I went to the author’s book reading/signing (and yes, I paid for this book). I wish I had enjoyed it more, but I guess it’s just not the book for me. That’s not to say it isn’t for you, though.

Well, it looks like I went and did it again—got myself hurt. All in the effort to get into better shape. Figures, huh? Anyway, I have a doctor’s appointment later today to make sure I don’t have a hernia. All I know is my abdomen hurts whenever I move, cough, sneeze, and laugh. Sleeping has NOT been fun. Stupid exercises!

So… Has anything pissed you off lately? Feel free to rant here. J

Happy Reading!

Stacy

11 comments:

Jennette Marie Powell said...

I am always annoyed by slowpoke drivers on my commute, does that count? Otherwise, most of my rants lately are health stuff that would be TMI LOL. Hope you are feeling better soon!

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jennette - Yep, slowpoke drivers count. I've ranted about them numerous times. Unfortunately it was usually in my car and I was the only occupant. Still...I ranted!

Turns out I just strained a muscle (whew! glad that was all). No core exercises until the pain is gone, though. Guess I'm stuck walking on the treadmill for awhile (I'm afraid to go walking outside for fear I'll be in pain and still have a ways to walk home!)

Tim Shorts said...

Sorry to hear you hurts yourself, ack. Not good. As for the assigned seats, no thanks. Hopefully, more and more vote with their dollar and it goes back the right way.

Assigned seating in a movie house? That's messed up.

Let's see, anything pissing me off. Not at the moment. Nothing, no.

Tim Shorts said...

Oh crap, I just commented with Tim's name. This is Ivy.

The Happy Whisk said...

There we go. All better now. Well, sorta. Those nanners are getting mighty loud.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Ivy - Have you been messing with Tim's blog again? Or, maybe, the nanners made you do it?

Maria Zannini said...

Sorry to hear you got hurt. One of these days I know exercise will kill me.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Maria - I'm beginning to feel the same way.

JeffO said...

Glad to hear you don't have a hernia! I have to say, assigned seats for a movie just doesn't sound appealing to me.

Michael Seese said...

I've heard about those lounge chair movie theaters. Right now, we only go to the movies to take the kids. Otherwise, it's DVD city. (And almost always from the library, for free.)

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jeff - I'm glad to hear it, too! Haha! As for the assigned seats, I guess movie houses think they're concert halls or something. It's certainly taken the joy out of going to the movies at the last minute.

Michael - When you have little ones, movie-watching is a whole different animal. It's why we didn't do it all that often and usually with a strict, no-snacks rule. Now adults, my kids don't think it's strange NOT to have popcorn and a soda at a movie. We trained them well. Haha! :)