Staycation

Even if my plans for travel fell through, I was sooooo not at all disappointed in my time off.  It began last Sunday when I was invited to attended services at my friends’ church.  I thought the service was very well done.  A timely sermon (even if the pastor attempted to parallel it with an hour in the life of Jack Bauer).

Monday, I visited the zoo with the same friends… minus admin who was stuck working.  But taylhis and company had a great time, as always.  I then went to auditions for the dinner theatre that I will be part of Valentine’s Day weekend.  I hope by now that the cast has been set as the director was lacking a few key roles.  As I previously mentioned, the play involves improvisation… just the word alone scares me.  But after learning who my character is… I am so ready for my new challenge.

Tuesday night, I introduced my friends to the cinematic adventures of Harry Potter.  I am pleased to say that all enjoyed the movie.  I agree, that while the movie does take a certain amount of liberties, as a whole the movies are really entertaining.

Friday night, I watched Mystery, Alaska for the first time.  I really enjoyed the “adult take on The Mighty Ducks.”

Saturday and Sunday nights were spent with some of my new friends of the Village Players.  Megan and I went to Mary’s and played Disney Scene-It, Movie Scene-It, more Trivial Pursuit, and Megan and I stayed and played cutthroat Scrabble with Mare and Trav.

And the climax… Mary, Travis, Jen, Megan, and I went to see Sherlock Holmes on the huge Rave screen with Digital Sound and Picture.  I must say that the ads for the movie do not do the movie justice.  THANK GOODNESS it was not all Robert Downey, Jr. with his shirt off… and very little of it actually was.  What we did get was a superb mystery, action thriller in the finest tradition of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s characters.  The chemistry between Downey and Jude Law (as Dr. Watson) was great.  Irene Adler  and Inspector Lestrade (two other Doyle creations) were also instrumental elements of the movie.  The way  definitely paved the way for a return to late 19th Century London.  We definitely left the movie pleased and (myself, at least) am ready for the sequel.

So sometimes, the best vacations are spent right here in the backyard.

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  1. taylhis Said:

    on January 25, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    Glad you had a good week. And I’m glad that Holmes was better than the previews – I thought it looked so bad that it wasn’t even worth the $3 for both of us to see it on BOGO night.

  2. jamiahsh Said:

    on January 25, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    Much, MUCH better than the previews made it out to be. Very well done. I really liked the setting.

  3. derek Said:

    on January 26, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    That would be far from the first time Hollywood has misrepresented a movie in the previews. I remember the preview for a movie that was a riot. Too bad those were all the funny scenes the full movie actually had. I am purposely leaving the title out as I’m sure you already filled in the title yourself, or probably more than one. As for Shirtless Sherlock- well, sex sells.

    Anyway, sounds like a good vacation, all in all.

  4. jamiahsh Said:

    on January 26, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    I think the ads were trying to appeal to the female audience… thank goodness it was much better than what it appeared.

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