Friday night, wandered over to Ari's, managed to get off at the wrong bus stop, hiked over to his place in the heat. got there about eight. the plan was cooking and American Pie II. well, it was too bloody hot to cook, so we decided to head out, get tickets for the movie, since it was opening night, then find food and go see the movie. easy enough, right?
we get over to the theater, which was crowded as hell, got tickets for the 10:40 show, and went to go get some food. the first place we tried had a like, 40 minute wait, so we tried somewhere else (this would quickly become the story of the evening.) got food, got back to the theater just as the trailers were starting, and discovered that not one, but two simultaneous showings of the same movie had been overbooked. we wandered back and forth with about 15 other people for a bit, looking for seats, finally said fuck it, and went to go get our money back.
we ended up deciding to go see what was playing at the other theater before heading home, realized there was a showing of the others we could catch, and so we did. (note: go see that movie. go see it now. i can't tell you what it's about, other than a haunted house, because anything else would spoil it, but go. see. it. dammit. =]) we get into the theater, and it sounds like there's a riot or a party going on in the back, we never quite figured out which. and the folks in the row in front of us were talking loudly, answering their cells in the middle of the movie, and in general beings asses without seeming to understand that they were. the manager coming in quieted them down for a bit, but not for long... bah. despite that, the movie was good.
Saturday, we tried to go to an SCA event. after we'd got maybe 60 miles in two hours, and were looking at bumper to bumper traffic as far as we could see, we turned around. yay fun, eh?
finally ended up seeing American Pie II in the afternoon, (the theater was still damn full), which turned out to be pretty good. funny as hell in places.
then there was pizza and board games with Grant and Anjela and her parents, which was much fun, and then sleep. lots of sleep, like 10 hours. woot.
and now i'm home. i should clean and get a shower and stuff before heading over to THoC....