Saturday, May 31, 2008

Saturday Morning Thoughts

The boys went to Grandma and Grandpa's last night. Noah was super hyper so I am very worried about how he did last night. I guess I'll find out when they get home some time this morning.

The reviews for the Indiana Jones movie were spot on. The first half, although a little weirder than previous ones, was still like an Indiana Jones movie. I can't say the same for the second half. People were right about the sci-fi thing. It was WAY OUT THERE. About the moment where the skull started controlling everything, it stopped feeling like an Indiana Jones movie. It was like they had this great idea for an Indiana Jones movie, but somewhere got lost when they were writing it and ended up with a big bunch of nothing. Now, in general, I am not usually very hard on films, but this thing really was pretty ridiculous. I want to go back and read other people's reviews now that I have seen it. Here's the deal, if you were not an Indiana Jones fan to begin with, DON'T go see this movie. If you were, you MAY want to just because it's Indiana Jones. As we were walking out, Steve summed it up, "I guess we will only OWN the first three" and I whole heartedly agreed.

In van news, they did end up re-doing the transmission. The manager said he couldn't tell if it was one of the pieces they replaced, or a piece that they didn't replace the first time around. I didn't care as long as the warranty covered it. When the boys and I were running errands in the morning in the Blazer (Steve's man-truck) the windshield wipers stopped working in the middle of that rain storm. So I pulled over and begged him to be done with van so we could drive a car that was safe. He said to come pick it up. When I got there, I told him that I would be leaving the Blazer there until we could pick it up later. He asked what was wrong with it and I had mentioned the wipers and that I really didn't know what else. He offered to pull it in and assess it and fix the wipers for no charge as a courtesy for the van problem. When we picked it up last night, there was a assessment in the truck as well as a paper stating that they replaced the circuit board for free. Now, when it was raining when Steve left for work this morning, I know he will be safe. We will talk more about whether we will actually fix the other stuff. This truck cracks me up. I think it is the kind of vehicle that we will just keep on running until the bumpers fail off and Noah can learn to drive in it (in about 9 years). Thank you Matt and Jenny.

No plans today. It looks like the rain is done now so we will just play it by ear. I have no idea when the boys will be home so I think I'll go take a leisurely shower without refereeing fights from the bathroom, as is the course on normal days.

8 comments:

Chris said...

It's nice to have a break from the boys for your b-day... but back to reality, right? Sorry to hear that IJ was a bit of a disappointment. I wanted to go and see it and probably will eventually seeing that I am a IJ fan... but guess I will have to take pause to question whether I want to see it in the theatre or on video!

Hope the b-day was a good one otherwise!

drdivendre said...

Is that blazer going to become the new purple car, complete with 2x4 holding up the driver's seat?

Elijah's Mommy said...

I agree with you on the Indiana Jones movie. The first half was good but the second half got really weird.

Debbie Yost said...

I still liked this Indiana Jones better than the 2nd one. It was out there but not as bad as the last Die Hard movie. That one was just too ridiculous. At least if you're dealing with aliens you can allow for some "special powers" but jumping a semi over a huge gap of highway, it was worse than the Speed bus jump!

I'm glad you finally got some good car news. That was nice of the mechanic to fix the other car for free. Mechanics get such a bad rap, when I meet one that will do those kind of things, I stick with them. I just feel I can trust them when things do go wrong not to cheat me.

Tammy said...

I wanted to see that movie, but I'm not sure now.

Scarlet O'Kara said...

I loved the movie simply because I enjoy the whole Indiana Jones thing...but I have to agree that the aliens are not my favorite. Not really a Sci-Fi type of person.

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

I'm glad you had some time to relax before the boys got home! I'm still not sure if I want to see the IJ movie or not - kind of a moot point really since I never make it out to the theater. I'll probably just rent the DVD when it's available - I know Ron wants to see it though.

That's great about the cars - does that mean that the warranty covered the whole thing with the van? And it was very cool of them to fix the windshield wiper and circuit board for free! :)

Courtney said...

I was never an Indiana Jones fan so I don't think I'll go see this one either. Glad you got your vehicles fixed.