23Then he said to them all:
Since we started counting calories over a year ago we have found that a Junior or Small popcorn is all we really need and we split a large coke zero. Several times when I have ordered a Junior popcorn the concession workers eye bug out and they point to the tiny bag and say, "Do you realize how small this is ???!!" Yes I do...I ordered it! ;-)
Now compounded, we are pinching pennies...evidently, we are not the only ones. We decided on the second movie to forgo the popcorn and eat out after. Well....everyone, I mean everyone in the movie theater had popcorn and were going to town on it. Maybe I was just more aware since I wasn't eating any...but boy oh boy! Do people ever LOVE popcorn! I leaned over to Dick and said.."at our next party, we are serving POPCORN!"
Getting back to the evidently we are not the only ones pinching pennies...most of those people that were munching on popcorn had brought theirs from home! The two ladies next to me each had the large size zip-lock bags full of greasy looking popcorn...one of them had even reused a bag like the one above to store her homemade popcorn inside her zip-lock bag. They had bought theater cokes...didn't get to know them well enough to find out that story.
The couple in front of us had those little 100 calorie bags and cans of Pepsi One.....lots of little 100 calorie bags, she keep pulling them out of her very large purse and handing them to her husband. They might as well go ahead and pop one of those larger bags of popcorn before they come next time...way less work! (Didn't get to know them either.)
At the huge Cinemark Tinsel Town movie theater we go to, you never see people bringing their own snacks to the movie much....must be the smaller theater thingy. I did have a guy eat a huge hamburger while sitting right next to me at Tinsel Town once....that is just not right! That greasy hamburger oniony smell throws the whole theater experience way off!!! Sickening really.
It just got me to thinking about how important popcorn is to the whole movie theater experience ......is it a conspiracy? I'm thinking not....just comfort....popcorn makes us happy and comfortable!
Meet you at the concession stand!
PS: Sissy and her family made it safely to Guangzhou...they have already eaten at Lucy's! I posted a video of Leah calling her Aunt Jennie on her blog...check it out! China has blocked Sis from posting on blogger, so she sends them to me via e-mail.
Somehow this last week all these pictures appeared in my Gmail.
They all warmed my heart and made me smile.
Come on Jack....your cousins are waiting, ice cream is good!!
Sissy's Blog, they leave for Guangzhou tomorrow. (Which is our tonight)
Please say a prayer...
Completely switching day and night....whew!
Sis, Shawn, Leah and Jennie will spend the night in Beijing and then on to Xinyang City tomorrow!
Can't wait for that first blog posting...it will be a good one!
They will spend one night in Beijing and then travel on to Xinyang in the
Henan Province to finally meet
I just talked to Melissa. They are waiting for their flight to Tokyo. Melissa said she feels every one's prayers. Leah did great on the 5 hour flight to Los Angeles....I'll leave the details for Sis to tell on her blog later....she feels she might be able to blog a bit tomorrow night.
Please continue to hold them up in prayer for their journey and for the Lord to prepare Kate's heart for her new family. We love her so!
To Cheri, you know how I feel about you.....you are my hero, Moscow Mommy!
Sam has the perfect Mom in you....dedicated, loving and sure.
You have been so sweet to your own Mom, I really admire you!
I love, love , love you and salute you! You are an amazing Mom!
To Rachel, our mommy in waiting.
June is so close and soon you will have your precious
baby boy safe in your arms.
I know without a doubt you will be a wonderful mommy.
I love you sweety and salute you! You will be an amazing Mom.
Thank you my three girls for being the best daughters any
Mom could ever hope for!
Mothers Day is always a little melancholy for me....I really try to celebrate the memory of my Mom instead of being sad she's not here.
Momma was an angel on earth..... I was blessed to have her in my life.
~~~Here's a poem about Mom that my son Rich
wrote when he was in High School. ~~~