Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Mother's Day

Had an interesting Mother's Day.

Woke up and told the wife 'We're going out for breakfast'. Lil kiddo said she wasn't feeling well, but we atrributed that to her not eating much the day before due to her tonsillectomy. Rolled into Waffle House. Strapped the one kiddo into the high chair. The other one, made her way into the booth, and then, informed us again she was not feeling well... and puked into the diaper bag. So wife takes kiddo back to the car, I unbuckle the other one and walk back out. This all occurred within 30 seconds of finding our booth in the restaurant. So, we drove back home. Daddy (that's me) went and nabbed some McD's breakfast for the Mrs.

A couple of hours later, my parents came into town to watch the kids and let the Mrs and I get a little kid-less time. We went to Graffiti Burger for lunch. It was tasty. We both got the namesake. The Mrs didn't care for the zesty slaw on top but other than that she liked it. I thought it was as awesome as the first time I ate it. Got the milk shake for $3. I wasn't overly impressed with that. We also got 1/2 lb of fries. All told, it was $20, which is a bit expensive for get getting two burgers, some fries a shake and two drinks. But, still good.

We then hopped over to the Dublin AMC and saw 'Hot Tub Time Machine'. The original plan was to see 'Babies' but it wasn't playing until 3pm and we didn't know if lil kiddo was gonna have a meltdown or not as she was less than pleased when we left. Anyways, I have to say that this was an interesting pick for a Mother's Day movie. We both wanted to see it when the previews came out, so it seemed like the next logical choice. It's very hard to descibe how I feel about this movie, so I just won't. Go see it and you'll understand.

The Mrs while she somewhat enjoyed it, it certainly didn't give the 'fulfilling movie' feeling. So, I called the grandparents to determine that the kiddos were just fine. I looked at my watch and figured that if we busted ass, we could haul on down to the Lennox and JUST make the movie. And haul we did. And make the movie we did as well. We literally sat down (it was CROWDED as all heck) and had about 5 minutes of trailers and then the movie start.

'Babies' was what it sounded like if you've seen the previews. It's an un-narrated clip show about the first year of life for four babies. They were from various locations across the globe as to show the child-rearing differences. One was from San Francisco, one was from Africa, one was from Japan and one was from Mongolia. I didn't realize that it wasn't going to be narrated at all, but that didn't bug me really. There was also very very minimal music. Probably a little bit every 15 minutes or so would be my guess. Not alot.

We then trekked home, stopping by to get some Wendy's for all.

It was nice to spend time with the Mrs as I was about at my wits end. Hopefully, for the most part, I hope she enjoyed herself as well.

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Saturday out and away

I went out on Saturday and did a little bit o wandering around.

First stop was the record show. Got there around noonish. It was packed, which I was actually happy to see. In recent times the crowd hadn't been that good (especially in the later Vets Memorial days), but today the whole Haimerl parking lot was nearly full. Nabbed a few things there. In a six records for $5 bin, I got the following (all in very nice condition): Walter Carlos - Switched On Bach II, Meatloaf - Bat out of Hell (have this on Cd, wasn't sure on LP), Boston - Boston (I think I have a copy of this, but don't recall the shape, this one is fairly nice), Foreigner - Head Games, Dave Brubeck and Paul Desmond - Moods and Grooves, and finally... Foghat - Live!. And literally, 2 minutes before I was going to walk out the door, some guy made me a deal on a Tangerine Dream 5 CD box set called 'The Dream Roots Collection - The Tangerine Dream pink - blue box set'. I know nothing about this one, but he sold it to me for $10 so I can't be too mad. I've liked most of the T.D. stuff I've heard. My fave is still Lily on the Beach (which was the first one I heard, as well).

As I left, I went to the kitchen which was supporting some local charity and nabbed a suspect chili dog and a Pepsi. The chili dog was good anyways.

Since that wasn't much to eat, I figured I'd head down the street and go to one of the few remaining Rally's that I know of to get a Double BBQ Bacon Cheeseburge. However, it's now closed and ready to be bulldozed. They are doing alot of renovating over on Morse. So, good for them. But I'll miss that Rally's.

After that, I crossed over on Cleveland and went to Buy Backs. Holy shit! That place is just JAM PACKED full of ... everything. Tons o' DVDs, CDs and even VHS tapes. Their Budget DVD/CD section is crazy mad. Seemingly much bigger than the the CD collection at Used Kids the last time I went. If you have the will power, you could find some kick ass shit there for 1.99 on DVDs and ... I don't even know what the CDs were going for, but I suspect it's the same. I tried to find some super cheap '50 movie DVD packs' to no avail, but did pick up the following: 40 Year Old Virgin Unrated for $4.99, two Dora DVDs for lil N for $1.99 each (a fucking steal since they charge like $9.99 at walmart and each one only has like 4 episode on them)... and the coup de gras... Matinee on VHS for $2.99. For some reason 'Matinee' (a movie starring John Goodman as a Castle-like movie producer who is about gimicks like smell-o-vision, shock seats, etc) has been out of print for freaking ever. And I've never been able to nab a copy, until now. (Actually, I just checked Amazon and it appears that literally, on May 4th, they re-released it on DVD... guess what's going on my wish list????). Anyhoo... I was very stoked to find this copy. For some reason, it seems like there are 100 on Amazon now, but there used to not be. Oh well... maybe it's cause I was looking only for DVD copies which were going for like $40 bucks. Anyways... finding that movie was awesome for me and that's all that matter. But now I want that damn _new_ DVD version of it.

After that, I went to the Ohio Thrift Store next door. Didn't buy anything there except for a big box of Mike and Ikes. They were still (mostly) fresh. I've had worse at a theater, so they were acceptable.

And that was my day out.