What a Day

I had planned to see Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 at a free screening on Friday morning, but we’re short staffed at work, and I have tickets for Saturday anyways.

I told my supervisor about the movie, and she mentioned that if it was later in the day it might be better.  I then mentioned that THIS afternoon was a double feature with both GotG movies back-to-back.

She actually told me to go.  I told her that I’d think about it, then she said that I needed to go so I could tell her if it was good or not, because she loved the first one.

After spending some hours at work and feeling mentally drained, I decided to go to the movie.  I finished up a few outstanding issues, then packed my stuff, told my supervisor that I was leaving, and she said, “have fun!”

I got to the theatre and the ticket taker scanned my phone for the ticket, then she directed me to the courtesy desk, where I was handed a cardstock album cover-sized poster, some buttons, and a wristband for discounted concessions.

I grabbed my usual, a medium-sized blue ICEE, and pretzel bites.  As the cashier rang me up, I showed her the wristband, and she asked if I wanted a large ICEE instead, “it’ll be cheaper, really” so I handed her my medium and went back to get a large.

I settled into my seat, ate my food, and the original Guardians of the Galaxy started.

I had forgotten how much it hurts to watch the opening scene, with Peter in the hospital with his dying mom.  It hits way too close to home.  And it’s one reason why I love that movie so much.

Once the movie ended (as in, after the final scene with Howard the Duck), I left my seat to go to the bathroom, and then I got some ice cream.

I returned to my seat and they started doing a trivia giveaway with t-shirts and soundtrack CDs.  I knew the answer to most of the questions, and then:

Manager: For a soundtrack CD: what comic did Drax first appear in?

No one seemed to know, and I raised my hand before she gave the multiple choice answers/hints.

Me: Iron Man.

Manager: Correct!

The people around me we’re saying things like “Go ice cream dude!” “See that?  He just knew.  No hesitation.  Awesome.”  And there was some polite clapping.

The trailers started promptly at 7pm.

Dunkirk, The Mummy, Transformers: The Last Knight

Then the message to put on the 3D glasses.

The Last Jedi.  It actually made me weep.

Spider-Man Homecoming

Thor: Ragnarok

Except for The Mummy and Transformers, I’m probably going to go see the other movies.

One word review: awesome.

Longer review:

It’s now my favorite Marvel movie.

MOST of the crowd stayed for all 5 credits/post credits scenes; some left after the first couple.

After the day I had, this was a nice way to end it.


I figure that it’ll be here in a week or so.

And yeah, Rogue One is an obvious choice for my bomber’s name.  We’ll see if I stick with that.


If there’s one day that seems to divide Star Wars fans, it’s today.

Star Wars Day, 3 full weeks before the actual anniversary day of the original release in 1977.

Some say it’s a made-up holiday, but aren’t they all?  Donut Day?  Burrito Day?  Sweeties Day?

I once read that if someone enjoys something, you shouldn’t shit on it and take away their joy.

Whovians have been making up celebratory days for a few years now, from the 2005 premiere date of the new series to the day the Doctor ‘dies’ to the day of the Silence.  Trekkies have been celebrating First Contact Day and  Kirk’s future birthday and Federation Day and Captain Picard Day, along with the series premiere date.

So why not let this day stand?  Celebrate the anniversary on the anniversary, and let the fans who wish to celebrate today, do so.

Stop shitting.