Friday, May 04, 2007

Mint Juleps, Big Hats, and Poor Dental Plans

So here we are again - the weekend is finally here! Still trying to decide what to do this weekend. I am a little under the weather (something I picked up from these unsanitary heathens I live with). Today's food intake consisted of 4 Pop Tarts, a Carmel Ice Cream Drumstick, and 4 cookies. Yeah, that oughta just about get me all the nutrients I need!

So back to the weekend plans. I could take the hour drive down to Louisville, KY. Apparently, they're having a little event at Churchill Downs call The Kentucky Derby. I have been wanting to try a Mint Julep. Whatever happened to Barbaro anyway? Although, I'm sure I'd clean up down there, I'll probably pass on this little event - being in Kentucky 10 times in the last month like I have, is just WAY too much Kentucky time.

Spiderman 3 also starts this weekend - now we're talking. One small problem, well 3 actually. Even before we had 2 bundles of joy enter our life, my wife didn't like going to see movies - I guess I missed the fine print on that one. I, on the other hand, am the type to always want to go see movies in the theaters as they come out.

We are still pretty new to this area, so I haven't met any other guys that I know well enough to go see a movie with. And for a man to go to the movies with another man, you have to know each other pretty well. I have been known to go to a movie now and then by myself. In fact, if memory serves me correctly, I saw the very first Spiderman by myself while I was at a training in St. Louis years ago. Probably not the best option for this weekend - it'll be a little less sad if I go see this by myself during the week after the crowds die down a bit.

Lil' Dude has made his standing request to go to Chucky Cheese, which has quickly become his favorite past time. I have collected about 3,000 tickets, working toward 10,000 to get the motorized car he always asks for. I have already spent about $60 in 3 trips there for a car that probably costs about $50. If I am feeling better this might be a good Sat. or Sun. morning activity.

One of the greats things about living where we live, is that we are only about 5 minutes from King's Island amusement park. Last year, we bought a season pass, and the nice thing about that is we can go, and not feel the need to stay all day. I can usually take about 3 hours before people start pissing me off. I think it's supposed to be nice this weekend, so a little trip to King's Island might be in order.

If I'm not feeling better, it will officially be movie weekend for me. I'll hunker down in the bedroom, make sure I have ample junk food (which is the only thing that doesn't make me sick), and get caught up on some movies I've bought over the last few months.

I have The Illusionist, Deja Vu, The Night Listener, The Break-Up, and An American Haunting all wanting a little quality time with yours truly.

All this weekend talk - it'll be tough to do any work on Friday. Well, I'm sick anyway, maybe I'll get a head start on movie weekend. Have a good one!

Baba Ganoush, OUT.


angry ballerina said...

Whatever happened to Barbaro anyway?

Uh....Barbaro died Choco Bear.

Jenny! said...

I hope you feel better soon! You should come up to Chicago and see Spiderman 3 with my fiance, cuz I sure as hell don't want to go with! It is also Cinqo De Mayo (I probably spelled that wrong)...sorry! Chucky Cheese sounds like a nightmare to me, but might be fun for the rugrats! Whatever you decide...have fun!

Beth said...

Deja Vu is a good movie...but you really have to pay attention to it!

hope you feel better soon.

My boys can't wait to see Spiderman 3!!! It's already sold out around here!

Malnurtured Snay said...

Barbaro is dead and will be turning up in glue bottles and McDonald's cheeseburgers any day now.

HeatherLynn said...

Hmmm....sounds like your weekend could have went a few different ways...I wonder if you went to C.C.'s? I hope you are feeling better...I myself had a doozy of a weekend.

The illusionist was a grrreat movie...the breakup....well I watched it when I was going through one, so it was a little sad for me...but still, not bad!

Positive get well thoughts directed at you...


sAssY brOwn said...

Spidey 3, yippee! I So want to see that. I was too sick this weekend to even have movie night. My gorgeous little walking germs are also the culprits.

Evil Spock said...

Sounds like any other weekend at Choco Bear's household. I bet Kings Island didn't girls with low self-esteem showing off their, um, assets.

JLee said...

Quit eating that junk food! Sounds like a good lineup of movies. I reviewed one that is sort of a chicky flick, but good nonetheless. Feel better!

Jenny! said...

The horse I bet on won! I couldn't be more excited!

Anonymous said...

Dude, I am always up for a movie like Spiderman 3. Hope you feel better.