The usual stuff. Having friends over, going to friends' houses. Wii tournaments (I love Swordplay Showdown from Sports Resorts - I'm on the 13th level! The game gave me a medal!). Catching up on our pizza inhalation - my daughter has discovered shrimp and I have discovered shrimp pizza. Writing - Jackie is 14,000 words into the first book of a projected series - have I mentioned lately that she's 10???
Earlier this week, though, we got to do one of my favorite at-home vacation activities of all time. We...
...went to the movies.
Yes, yes, I know, people go to the movies all the time. But I never see anyone else go to the movies like we do. None of the other schools in the area are off right now so the theatres are pretty empty. Plus, we go during an off-peak time - in this case, first show of the day. Since almost no one else is there - only four other people were scattered throughout the theatre on Tuesday morning - we take over three seats per person in the back row. We put all the armrests up and then stretch out on our sides across all those seats, head to head. It's insanely comfortable and fun.
Yes, we are simple people. But if you've never watched a movie like that before, you should try it some time.
Oh, what movie did we see? you ask. "The Bounty Hunter." If you love Jennifer Aniston like I do - yea, Team Jennifer! - then that's reason enough to go. But other than that...
QUESTION OF THE DAY: IF YOU'RE VACATIONING AT HOME, WHAT'S YOUR VERSION OF LYING DOWN IN A PUBLIC THEATRE TO WATCH THE SHOW - I.E. FUN THING TO DO THAT YOU CONSIDER UNIQUELY YOURS?
OK, I need to get out of here and go play some Wii. I want to get to the 14th level today.
Be well. Don't forget to write.