As I sat down to consider my weekend plans, I realized Saturday I could catch up on all of the sci-fi movies that have come out recently by having have a Nerdtastically Amazing Movie Marathon!
All at one Multiplex and shopping center, I could accomplish this itinerary:
10:30 AM – 12:30 – Watch Ender’s Game – $10
12:30 – 1:30 – Lunch at nearby restaurant, walk around to get blood flow into legs, find somewhere to work on novel on tablet. – $10
1:40 – 2:15 – Gravity in 3D – $15
2:15 – 2:30 – Potty break – FREE!
2:30 – 5 – Hunger Games: Catching Fire – Not in 3D – $10
5 – 7:30 – Get dinner, take a nap, and then join the line for the special showing of the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special and gather with my fellow nerds. – $10
7:30 – 9 – Day of the Doctor in 3D – $15
9 – 10:30 – Get a snack, take another quick nap, or a walk. – FREE!
10:30 – 12:30 – Thor 2 : The Dark World (not in 3D) – $10
12:45 – Arrive bleary eyed at home, crash on my bed and have sweet dreams of spaceships, Daleks, lasers, being lost in space, and running for my life.
Potential Awesome Level: 500 Bajillion
Potential For Exhaustion: 800 Bajillion
All for the low cost of $80.
- Which is the same price as turning in one of my grad school applications
- Or buying two tickets and a parking pass to see One Republic and Sara Bareilles at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles – which I did in September for my sister’s birthday/Christmas present, and it was awesome. (Other people chipped in too).
- Or buying two moderately priced video games.
- Or how much I spend on breakfast and lunch for an entire month. I don’t need to eat, do I?
- And this is the moment in which I wonder why I am more willing to spend $10 on a movie that lasts 2-3 hours than $10 on a book that will last me 2-3 days.
Or I could wait a few weeks or months for these movies to inevitably arrive at the second-run theater in town and instead pay a total of $19 for movie tickets, and make my own meals at home for a cost of $5.
So, here is what I will do instead:
– Work on my novel. Not too far to go to complete NaNoWriMo.
– Help prep the house for the epic event known as Thanksgiving
– Potentially, grocery shopping.Especially since my mom was sick yesterday.
* Though I currently live with my parents, I have not seen or talked to her since 7 :30 AM yesterday. (She’s not missing. I just got home last night after she went to bed, and left today before she was up.) I haven’t had an update yet. She might see this blog post before we see each other again.
*I got home late last night because I went to see Andrew Bird in concert with my brother. This concert was my birthday/Christmas present for my brother, and it was great.
*If you’re not already familiar with Andrew Bird, and you like quirky, singer-songwriter, indie music, then you need to out his music.
*Also, the crowd cheered as loudly for the NPR station sponsoring the event as they did Andrew Bird himself.
– Watch The Day of the Doctor through alternate means. What is this thing called cable?
– Try to catch up on my queue on Hulu. I am currently behind several episodes on
- Parks and Recreation (currently, my favorite sitcom)
- Agents of Shield (not quite working yet, but has potential)
- Once Upon A Time (I have glimmers of hope, and then a character does something incredibly inconsistent)
- Sleepy Hollow (so far, a 21st century cousin of Buffy the Vampire Slayer – which is a very good thing)
- and Legend of Korra (Awesome. Just plain awesome).
– Oh, and get outside. It looks like Saturday’s going to have nice weather.
- What are your weekend plans?
- What is the most Nerdtastic weekend you have had?
- If you’ve seen any of the movies listed, do you think they are worth full price or waiting?
- Do you think a movie or a book is more worth $10? – Maybe this should be an entire blog post…
In case you haven’t seen it, here is a mini-sode prequel to The Day of the Doctor: