Monday, May 19, 2008

Emagine if you could get your moneys worth

I am using a different color today because what happened last night made me see red.
My son took me to a movie. That part was good.
We went to the Emagine theater in Novi, Mi. That was bad.
We saw the movie "Iron Man". That was good, very good.
He paid 30 dollars for 2 tickets. That was bad, very bad.

Here is the story. We got to the theater and I looked around the ticket booth to see what it cost per ticket because I had not seen a movie in a theater for about 4 years. There were no signs or indications what it cost, not a good thing. MDS asked for 2 tickets to the 8:40 show and the agent said, 18 dollars. Okay, right along the lines I expected. Then when he rang it up, the register said 30 dollars. Well, we questioned that of course and the blond guy behind the counter said, oh, that movie is in the luxury theater and you get a 6 dollar voucher for refreshments added to the cost of the ticket.

When you go to the refreshment stand to get the stuff you didn't even want in the first place, if you don't spend the whole 6 dollars, they don't give you the change. I think that sounds illegal.

Now we get to the theater with the special seating and the tables in between the seats to put the drink you didn't want and the "usher" tries to tell us where to sit. There is assigned seating! First, let me say that it was not crowded, there were about 8 other people there in the whole place. My eyesight is not the greatest and we wanted to sit near the front. When the usher gave us a hard time I said that considering the movie was going to start in about 2 minutes, if anyone showed up and wanted our seats I would happily give them up and we proceeded to sit where we wanted to.

Well we did enjoy the movie (if you see it, wait to leave till after the credits roll, there is a surprise) but it would have been a more enjoyable experience if not for the shady business practices and rude people we had to deal with there. I will not see a movie there again if you paid me.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Saturday, May 10, 2008

I'm just a Dandylion

When I mowed the lawn yesterday, I purposely didn't mow a section with lots of little dandelion plants. Today, for lunch, I had my first salad with dandelion greens added. It was tastier than I thought it would be. I learned a lot about which leaves to pick.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Shake shake shake your dirt clods

Yesterday, sat in the dirt and shook out many root systems that the tiller dug up. Don't know how I got so many bruises on my legs. Carpal tunnel is really bad now. Seems like everything I do is a repetitive motion that irritates my wrist. Raking, shaking, dishes, knitting, sewing, vacuuming, everything. bummer

Monday, May 5, 2008

No Yellow Brick Road

Here are a few pictures of the progress we are making with the garden. I have a scarecrow up and one hops plant planted along with some yellow squash. And the lilacs are starting to bloom!

I see the light

It is really looking like a hop yard now that we got the posts of the trellis up, and quite a few of the strings. We planted one of the rhizomes out there and now I am waiting to see if the rabbits or deer bother it. I put up some stringy deterrents, we shall see.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Rainy Days and Mondays

Well, no raking today, thunder storms instead

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Tales from the Garden

Another day, another blister. I can't remember when I last had blisters on my hands. Found some gloves in the garage so I hope that will help. Still raking and raking and raking. looking a little better today. My dearest son did almost all the tilling.