birthday shopping and stuff
We're celebrating Cecilia's third birthday party today (her actual birthday is tomorrow). Last night we had the babysitter over so Crystal and I could dash out and buy her birthday presents. While out, I bought a couple of DVDs in anticipation of a check I'll get for a book review I wrote a month or two back. I picked up Our Man Flint and The Poseidon Adventure for about ten bucks each! The Poseidon Adventure, besides being one of the flicks that kicked off the '70s Irwin Allen disaster movie trend and a Bad Movie in that enjoyable way, is the very first movie I remember seeing. My parents saw it at a drive-in in Columbus, Ohio (I think) and I stayed up to see the wave hit the ship. I remember it seeming a looong time, but really the film disposes of its first act with remarkable efficiency; it's only 20 or 25 minutes before disaster strikes.
I have a couple of things on deck for today, but I don't know if I'll get to them, with the party and all.