Monday, June 20, 2011

A beautiful day.

Have you ever had one of those days where nothing goes right? Well, yesterday was like the exact opposite of that. Normally days only go that right when it's my birthday or something.

Shootin' Buddy showed up in the morning and we went to Good Morning Mama's for breakfast, which was apparently a popular choice yesterday; by the time we left they had overflowed the waiting area and were lined up outside in the rain.

From there, we drove to Eagle Creek Pistol Range, where I burned up the last punches on a ten visit pass. It was just drizzly enough to keep most folks away, but snug and dry on the covered firing line. I burned up some .22LR, 9mm, and .38 Spl over the course of a couple hours' worth of shooting.

After we left the range, Shootin' Buddy asked about the show times for X Men First Class and, using the power of the internets, I found out. I turned my new little cell thingy on, hit two buttons, and said "X Men First Class Indianapolis Show Times" into the phone's mic and *Bam!*, Google told me. Right there in the truck. This future world you people have is fascinating.

Watched the movie. Liked it a lot. As a movie, it is one of the better superhero flicks. (By this I mean that, for example, I sat through the Wolverine movie mostly out of loyalty to the comic book character, but I acknowledge that as a piece of cinema, it was execrable.) If you are a history or miltary hardware buff, you will have some quibbles with anachronisms, but complaining about flawed realism in movies with flying dudes that shoot lasers from their eyes makes one look a tad pedantic, know what I'm sayin'?

After the movie, Shootin' Buddy dropped me back off at Roseholme Cottage. The sun had come out, so I dropped the top on the Nazi rollerskate and drove the long way to the Brew Pub to pick up a growler of IPA. I returned home to find that Bobbi had picked up a couple of fat steaks while she was out riding around on her scooter, which she proceeded to grill up for dinner. We ate them while watching Army of Darkness, which she had never seen.

And then I went to bed early. And it was a good day.

(And now I have to make up for all that time I didn't spend sitting in front of a computer yesterday...)

18 comments:

docjim505 said...

RULE 32: Enjoy the little things.

Jay G said...

Sounds like a right-fantastic day.

Evyl Robot Michael said...

Congratulations on such a satisfying day!

FatWhiteMan said...

Excellent.

Anonymous said...

You didn't even have to use your AK.

Les Jones said...

I didn't think Wolverine was all that bad. Granted, I had my expectations lowered by all the people who told me how bad it was.

Mike Gallo said...

I saw the new X-Men flick yesterday, and have to say I was disappointed. It had a ton of inconsistencies between it and the current franchise (though Wolverine was a great touch), spent too long with a few backstories while ignoring others (seriously, Mystique and the whole "I want to look normal until I have a catharsis and then I will abhor normality" thing is not that interesting), and worst of all, it interjected itself into an historical event in a poor manner. I think it's pedantic to think such a thing is done sloppily in this case, but being done poorly is still inexcusable.

And seriously, the antagonist did not pass for the same person as a Nazi doctor vs. supervillain. I'm not familiar enough with the comics to know which franchise screwed the story up, but Xavier and Magneto now have a fundamentally different relationship. I hate to say it, but they tried to pull a Star Trek and failed miserably, IMHO.

Oh, the ladies looked nice, though.

Themadlemming said...

@ Mike
The new X-Men film is, to my understanding, supposed to be a re-boot, which is why it's not consistent with the rest of the films. Wolverine (the film) was okay, I just wasn't happy with the way they screwed up Deadpool

Anonymous said...

Bobbi proceeded to grill up the scooter?!!!?!?!?!!?

Tam said...

Syntax English problem sometimes I with have.

Talie said...

You need to have more days like that!

LauraB said...

"...which she had never seen"

Nearly unforgiveable.

Mr. Casey said...

That sounds like a phenomenal day! I live vicariously through it as I did naught but drive around northeast TX to give my housemates time alone yesterday. *sigh* Beer and steak and bullets and good times with friends!
Go, you!

Old NFO said...

Good for you! It is nice when things go right ALL day!!! :-)

Zendo Deb said...

Never seen army of darkness?

You need to at least find a YouTube excerpt of The Boomstick speech by Ash and post it to your site.

"Alright you Primitive Screwheads, listen up! You see this? This... is my boomstick! ..."

Shop Smart. Shop S-Mart.

Zendo Deb said...

OK Here you go. Ash, just after he shoots Arthur's sword in half...

Roberta X said...

I've seen it now. Also, I grill up a mean steak, nearly spoon-tender. Cooked up a fat little mettwust between 'em, too, which is delightful with the steak. And a big, tasty salad as well!

greg said...

What a delightful sounding day...my weekend also included First Class, and my wife and I really enjoyed it. Alas...no spoon-tender steaks, as I have to start using my venison more quickly to (hopefully)make room for this year in the freezer, so we had bacon-cheese burgers for Fathers Day dinner.

It is the days like that that make the other 364 bearable.