Sunday, June 2, 2013

Weekend Win All Around

Yesterday we went with the Media Lions Club on a bus trip to Atlantic City. I don't think either of us has any real hankering to spend time in AC but it was for a good cause so why not.

When we arrived we were given debit style cards for $20 to be spent in the casino - Trump Plaza. I'm not a big fan of Donald Trump but the cards were only good in that casino so we headed to the 25 cent slots. I ended up walking away with $34 which covered half our dinner bill at the buffet at Ceasars. I'm glad we went to the buffet because it made it a lot easier to choose my food wisely. I could see what I was getting so better able to stick to the plan. I said I wouldn't bore you with details of my menus but I think I deserve big high fives for what I DID NOT eat.

Chocolate and Peanut Butter!!!!!!
Dave is really lucky he 's married because no less than three times he asked "Are you sure you don't want to taste this?" The way I see it 'for better or worse' means my reply is "No thank you" instead of a smack upside the head.

Today we went to see "Star Trek: Into Darkness". It was way cool and tons better than the first Star Trek prequel. LACarolynG - if you have not seen the movie and you are a trek fan you must go see it. There is a scene just for you!!!! If you are not a fan I'll tell you in a private message about it ;) I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. I loved the parallels and references to other Start Trek stuff especially the eventual use of the deflector shield (I was getting worried they wouldn't). I can't say more without giving things away to those who might still want to see it. And for once I saw a movie early in  it's run so there might actually be people who didn't yet. :)  However, for the family reading this you'll get a chuckle that one of the technical producers was Tommy Gormley. (Gormley is my maiden name for those non family readers). But I don't think my brother was EVER called Tommy in his entire life.

I must be getting old, less picky or maybe ....just maybe movies are returning to 'normal'. I saw trailers for more than one movie I'd actually go see. Usually I'm lucky if there is one and most of them don't even make it to the maybe category. Last Vegas can't help but be funny with Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman, Robert DeNiro and Kevin Kline. And when the preview for Ender's Game came on I leaned over and told Dave I wanted to see it before I even know what it was about. Harrison Ford... do I really have to say more? Despicable Me two is coming out. I never saw DM One but so many people I know loved it I think we should rent One and then go see Two.

I may try to read the book Ender's Game before seeing the movie. However, first I have to read "The Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All" If you've already read it please don't give anything away. My sisters - Kt, Meg and Christine have begun our own virtual book club. We have no idea how this will work and that's half the fun. We live in Media, PA; Lansdowne, PA; Clinton, NJ; and Kissimmee, Fl. I'll let you know. I generally read more than one book at a time but I already had another one started so I've got a ways to go before I can get to Ender's Game.

Tonight I'm off to Harrisburg, PA for three days of work meetings. I'll also get to do some "Wander Walking" there and there is a group outing to the Harrisburg Senators baseball game on Tuesday. I'll blog from there if fatigue and my Ipad allow. Until then ---

"Live Long and Prosper" which is kind of another way to say "Keep Smiling and Keep Moving".

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