I'm about to lose my mind with so much excitement! Three birthdays in July! FOUR birthdays in August! Two birthdays September! It's insane!
So coming up in August we have Bob Moussavi's birthday. Soon following we have my sister's birthday, Christine Watson. Then there is Jarrod Vinzant's birthday, followed by Brad McLellan's.
I've got so many birthday cards right now I could open a shop.
I'm on a SNC at Sears writing this entry. It's basically a PalmPilot with a scanning attachment. How exciting is that. I'm bored as all hell.
Off to the Track
The Del Mar Race Track opened on Wednesday to much fanfare, and today will be my first day at the tracks this season. If I'm not mistaken, the first race begins at 2pm. One of Brite Lite's siblings, Brite Lorelei, will be in the 2nd race at 2:30pm. So it'll be important to see how she performs.
After that, I may head over to the movie theaters and see Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Hurray!
War of the... !(*#@&%
Okay. All I have to say is WHAT THE HELL?! Brad and I make plans to see a movie on Saturday night. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is to be the movie seen. I let him decide the theater. And of course he hates the AMC 20 in Mission Valley, because his station did a report a few years back about the headrests there having lice. That's fine. So we go to the AMC 18 in Fassion Valley.
We get there and there are hordes of people. And Charlie? All four screens it's being shown in are sold out for the next two hours, till the 11pm showings. So the next best thing to see is War of the Worlds, right? Sure! We head into the theater and it's TINY. It's also PACKED. The only place two seats are available next to each other are in the 2nd row, five feet from the screen. The previews come on and we both just look at each other. At this range all I can see is flickering colors in front of my face.
What should happen next, you ask? The fire alarm starts going off, lights blinking, the movie stops, and the room lights come up. "Please evacuate the theater. An emergency situation has been reported. Slowly proceed to the exits." After being stunned for a few moments, everyone gets up out of their seats and walks through the exit next to the screen. Down a long hallway we go, then out onto the side of the mall. The obvious thing to do is see what the problem is and if you can get your money back, right? So everyone walks around the huge building, all the way up the stairs, and back into the building. The ticket guy isn't checking tickets, and everybody is just walking past him, right back into the theater. Brad and I were happy about the situation, given that we might now have the change to be reseated.
We get back into the theater to find out that either everyone stayed or just got back quicker than us. But alas, there are two seats all the way towards the back that are free. Eureka! We sit down. Up comes a woman and her daughter. "Those are our seats," they said. "We didn't know who was sitting here," said Brad. I responded, "These seats next to us are free." There were two seats right next to me, vacant. A woman on the other side of Brad stands up and says to the woman next to me, "You guys are tacky! Here, you can have our seats!" The woman shakes her head and sits down. I turned to her a said, "We'll switch with you if you want, we didn't know you were sitting here." She said it was fine.
So the movie comes on, and it's good. The special effects are good. The acting is good. And then something happens. The movie ends. The story takes a dive for the worst, the plot goes to hell, and it's over before I know it. What a freakin dumb ending.
I went to see a movie last night with Brad. Steve ended up calling to see if I was interested in seeing a movie with he and Bob, but Brad and I were already at dinner. I guess Steve had already talked to Brad earlier in the day and said he'd call later. Bob & Steve were gonna do a movie first and then dinner. I enjoy getting together with them, so I'm kinda bummed it didn't work out that way. But life moves forward...
So I had dinner and a drink at Friday's before heading to the theater. There were a few movies I wanted to see, and when we arrived there were a few movies just about to start. So I let Brad decide which we'd see. Bewitched was alright. Just alright. There were some funny parts, but a lot of fluff. It ended rather abruptly. Missing that movie wouldn't have been a loss.
My birthday party on Saturday was a success thanks to my friend Brad who did an Xcellent job hosting it. Friends, dinner, dessert, baloons, pictures... It was all there.
Del Mar holds a fair every year, which I had never been to before, so I went with Brad and Robert on Sunday. Neither of them really wanted to go on any of the rides. Too Xtreme I guess. I ended up going on the Farris Wheel with Robert, the Mouse ride by myself, and then the skii spinny thing with Brad. I felt really horrible after dragging Brad on that ride. As we're getting on he tells me he forgot to bring with his emergency heart medication, in case something goes wrong. He had heart palputations for days after.
The 4th of July I spent working at Sears until 6pm. Gotta love time-and-a-half. After that I went to dinner with Bob, Steve, Brad, and Brian at Panda Inn in Horton Plaza. From there we rushed back to Bob & Steve's new place downtown, in The Grande. David met up with us on the way and passed out some glowsticks that he had gotten from the SBC booth on the port. The fireworks ended up being really good. We were able to see shows from all over the place, not just the bay. Coronado, SeaWorld, Pacific Beach, and more.
Wednesday morning was my second session with the trainer at 24 Hour Fitness. We went over a lot of free-weight exercises and she showed me how to incorporate a few more of the weight machines.
Today I venture out to Six Flags Magic Mountain with Lee. It promises to be Xciting. As long as I steer clear of Goliath I'll be alright. The last time I went, with Adam, that was the first ride we went on. The G's on that thing are so freaking high it gave me a headache for the rest of the day. Well, time to be off!