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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Happy New Year 2012

This holiday season is officially over, but hubs and I both noticed that there was no big celebration on the news sites this year as in years past where they at least have the ball dropping in Times Square. I mean the internet sites since we have no television. It kind of fizzled out with a whimper. I wonder if it's the apathy or are people actually realizing the reason for this celebration or if it's just the mood of the country: tepid and/or frustrated with how things are going in general. I love this time of year but we just don't celebrate much and try to keep the spirit of the season. We don't have small kids at home though so it's very easy for us and I truly have everything I need and most of what I want. At any rate,


Again, just look at the homes below without any descriptions from me. I'm too lazy to do it right now.

We went to the cinema today to see War Horse. A strange thing happened though.

We bought the tickets and actually splurged on popcorn and sodas for a total of $33.50. I thought it was outrageous but I wanted popcorn. Hubs "scrooged" a bit but he finally stopped complaining and got a soda, and I shared my popcorn with him. In 20 years we've only been to the movies about 5 times and 2 of those were free tickets from our home teachers in our ward. I'm not interested in movies much but I cannot understand how a family of 6 could even afford to go on a regular basis. With just popcorn and drinks it would easily be $100.00. Now I know why Netflix is so popular.

Anyway, we went into the theater for War Horse according to the ticket person and the marquee inside the theater. The movie started with several coming attractions, and by-the-way, the only one I would want to see is Mirror, Mirror with Julia Roberts, a take on Snow White with humor. Absolutely my kind of flick! Then what I think was a cartoon about self-esteem. Ooooh, puhleeze! How politically correct can we get? Then a muppet cartoon also. I thought it was kind of strange to list so many credits at the beginning of the cartoon, but after about 20 minutes, hubs said, "Give me the tickets." I did; he marched out, came back and said, "We're in the wrong theater!" It was a muppet movie. But we were so clueless as to cartoons and such that we actually thought it was a cartoon.

We got up and went to the cinema manager and told him what had happened. He said the movie we wanted to see was about 20 minutes into the story and we could go in. I said, "No, I want to see it from the start, so we'll come back at a different time." (I am NOT a wimp and very assertive—VERY!) He said that was fine so we elected to see it at the 6:30 time.

Bottom line: If you haven't seen War Horse, go! It was absolutely wonderful and a true family movie. No swearing, nudity, sex or anything that you wouldn't allow your kids to see. Just a great movie.

More in a few days. I have much to say lately.


  1. Happy New Year, Connie! We had a very quiet Christmas and New Year - celebrating the reason for the season...and didn't notice that there wasn't much hooplah about the ball dropping, cuz I don't usually watch for it anyway. Love the old houses/ much character. It's been ages since I was at a movie in a theater - don't even remember when it was. I thought it was expensive though, whenever I last went. Have a very blessed day!

  2. Glad your husband figured out you were in the wrong theater! I like the Muppets - but not a whole movie of them, I think.

    We never go to the movies for the same reasons you mention. It's so expensive! And Don gets upset by cell phones and talking, etc. So we wait to see them at home.

    Happy New Year, Connie!


  3. So stunning! Happy new year, Connie!

  4. Happy New Year!!!!

    That is kind of funny that you accidentally went into the wrong movie. I actually want to see the Muppets movie. I am not sure about War Horse, although, like you said, many of my friends said it was really good. I also want to see the new Chipmunks movie.

    I love the pictures of the old houses!


  5. How funny, Connie!! I've heard good things about War Horse, too. We usually wait til they come on TV. Happy 2012 to my fav sis!

  6. I have wanted to see War Horse as soon as I saw it advertised and now I am even more certain. Like you, we never go to the movies and I do have Net Flex. It's wonderful.
    From all I have heard, including from you, War Horse is my kind of movie.
    I also love historical films and documentaries...but don't go to the theatre. I may just wait for it to come to Net Flex.
    Thanks for your review and more thanks for reafirming that I don't want to pay those prices for cokes and popcorn.
    Happy New Year... :)


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