ragtags studio central: sarah's random this & that

random means "having no definite aim or purpose," (1655), taken from "at random" (1565), "at great speed" (thus, "carelessly, haphazardly"). In 1980s college student slang, it somehow, and sadly, acquired a distinct sense of "inferior, undesirable." (Online Etymology Dictionary, Douglas Harper) Well, okay, fine, Mr. Online Etymology Dictionary person, but THIS is the 21st Century. It's a whole new ball of wax.

Monday, February 27, 2006

Friday Night at the Movies

Friday night, Colin & I BOTH really needed a break from the stress of this, that & the other.
I had tried to convince him to play hookie earlier in the day to no avail, but by the time 7:30 rolled around, even he had to admit he was teetering on the thin edge & needed to get away from it all.
The "$2 Theater" beckoned. Now really, I think they shouldn't go calling themselves the "$2 Theater"anymore because if you go at night, when MOST people do, it costs $3. Colin tried to convince me they DON'T call themselves the "$2 Theater", that they call themselves Cinema Savers, & it's still cheaper than the theater I REALLY LOVE, with reclining stadium seating to which you must drive & drive just to get there, & it's only ME who calls them (the OTHER one) the "$2 Theater" but I think he's wrong. I mean, Cinema Savers sounds like the name of a non-profit org out to save old movie houses, doesn't it? The "$2 Theater" is so much more straightforward, leaving no doubt in one's mind, it's a theater where the price is exactly $2. . .
Anyway, Friday night we saw, for $3 each, plus almost $5 for popcorn with only a LITTLE butter, Fun With Dick & Jane, apparently a Jim Carrey/TeaLeoni re-make of a 1977 George Segal/Jane Fonda movie of the same name. 1977 was a year we weren't really seeing alot of movies except at the $1 UNM Underground Cinema, since September was not quite 4, Corina was 1, Colin was in school & we were poorer then than now. But that WAS a year when they were showing such cool movies as McCabe & Mrs. Miller (Warren Beatty & Julie Christie) & King of Hearts (Alan Bates).
Fun With Dick & Jane made us forget our troubles for 2 or so hours & laugh out loud.