Monday, May 19, 2008

Bits and Pieces

My review is up at Enduring Romance- Seducing the Mercenary by Loreth Anne White. Good political thriller.

I have a coupon for a free pedicure. Not sure if I'll use it or not. There are so many pampering services I could enjoy if I trusted people more. I haven't had manicures or pedicures because I've heard too many horror stories about workers using unclean tools and I would just be the one to catch some disease and have my fingers and toes fall off.

I don't want massages, either. Friends who try to rub the back of my neck make it worse. They press down too hard on the front part of my collarbone- treating it like a handlebar, I guess- and I end up aching for the next hour. But even for someone who is trained to do it right, I cannot bring myself to lie on that table nude to the waist. If you're going to ask me to get naked, at least buy me dinner first.

Friday is the last day of school, so I'm enjoying this week as much as I can. I've decided to put off all cleaning except for toxic zones, and stay on the computer as much as possible! Of course, to celebrate summer (and both of my kids being 4.0 students this year!) we're going to the new movie theater in our area- doormen greet you, and you can have dinner brought to your theater seat. As I understand it, a small pizza costs $30, but still. Perfect children are hard to come by.

Deciding on the movie is harder. We all want to see Iron Man and Prince Caspian, hubs and kids want to see the new Indiana Jones. I'm not as excited about that one. One part of me squees- I had an enormous crush on Indy, and loved those flicks- but I don't like my memories messed with and Harrison's shelf life as leading man is coming close to ending. Watching Indy break a hip isn't worth a $30 pizza. And thinking of what George Lucas did with Star Wars 'prequels' makes me wonder if the new Indy is going to be a big bowl of suckage. Oh, well. That pizza had better be worth it.


Bernita said...

Those kids are worth a blow-out.
Hard choice on movies though.Know what you mean about Ford.

Missie said...

Take me with you? Pweeze?

Robyn said...

The worst part, Bernita? Sean Connery's in it. He plays Ford's father and I still swoon over him even though he's 187 years old.

I'd say you certainly got an A for effort this year, girl. Come on along.

Robyn said...

Nevermind! Apparently Sean's not in it, so I'll wait until it comes out on DVD. Iron Man it is.

StarvingWriteNow said...

"Watching Indy break a hip isn't worth a $30 pizza."

Oh, the visions I'm having now... LOL!

I still will probably go see it with Son; he's into all that action-adventure stuff.

December/Stacia said...

We had a theatre like that near us in FL, a Muvico Palace. It was awesome.

I'm with you on the manis and pedis. I've had both but frankly, they didn't do anything for my hands and feet I can't do myself (with the exception of a french manicure, which I never get anyway.) And massage? *shudder* No thank you.

Now, a footrub I would pay for, totally.

Robyn said...

Beth, we're waiting for the dollar movies on Indy!

DQ, that sounds heavenly. A foot rub may become my primary indulgence.