I Saw the Wizard

Being anal retentive sometimes pays off! I got to the theater last night almost two hours ahead of time. Of course, I had The Cook’s Tour by Anthony Bourdain with me to amuse me until they opened the theater. I got there early because I wanted to sit where I wanted to sit, last row, middle. I know I am sick but hey when you are on a date with yourself, you want to impress yourself with how thoughtful you are when choosing a seat.

I sat next to a very sweet lady that was sharing her Wizard of Oz memories. She had watched bits and pieces of it but never completely through until ten years ago! How?! She also mentioned that she has not watched Gone With the Wind through and I told her that was a must. I love that one and am hoping that I will get to see it on the big screen soon. Please put that one back out MGM, pretty please!?

Since I was wanting to impress myself, I bought a diet coke and popcorn. Ugh, popcorn. It is one of those things that I love to hate, it is so good while you are eating it but a couple hours later and things aren’t as pretty as you thought. I sat patiently while the theater filled up and finally!!!! The movie!

It was beautiful, not as crisp as I would have thought but hey, it is 70 years old and remastering it had to have been a booger to deal with. Also, it’s format was not changed, so it would be like trying to watch HD on your non-HD tv; black blocks on either side of the screen.

Overall, a nice evening and I might just go out with myself again. I learned I am a pretty good date!

And with that, the dork is leaving the building!


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