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today belongs to indiana jones

Seriously, I have been waiting for this day for 18 years. Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull opens today. I shall be there. It shall be glorious.

To celebrate an already fantastic legacy and to get myself all pumped up for tonight, here are my Top 10 favorite Indiana Jones quotes to date…

Indy: “Sallah, I said NO camels! That’s FIVE camels; can’t you count?”

Professor Jones: “Look what you did! I can’t believe what you did!”

Indy: “There’s a big snake in the plane Jock!”
Jock: “Oh that’s just my pet Reggie!”
Indy: “I HATE snakes Jock, I hate em’!”

Professor Jones: “Well I’m sorry about your head though, but I though you were one of them.”
Indy: “Dad, they come in through the doors.”
Professor Jones: “Ha, good point.”

Indy: “Since I’ve met you I’ve nearly been incinerated, drown, shot at and chopped into fish bait. We’re caught in the middle of something sinister here. My guess is that dad found out more than he was looking for and until I’m sure, we’re going to continue to do things the way I think they should be done!”


Indy: “I’m going after that truck.”
Sallah: “How?”
Indiana: “I dunno I’m making this up as I go.”

Professor Jones: “They’re trying to kill us!”
Indy: “I KNOW DAD!”
Professor Jones: “Well, it’s a new experience for me.”
Indy: “Happens to me all the time.”


Indy: “I like Indiana…”
Professor Jones: “We named the dog Indiana.”
Sallah: “The dog? You are named after the dog?”

Elsa: “What’s this?”
Indy: “The Ark Of The Covenant.”
Elsa: “Are you sure?”
Indy: “Pretty sure.”

Indy: “Snakes. Why did it have to be snakes?”

movie theater hack and bird poopy

Steph and I saw two movies this weekend: Vantage Point and Jumper – both were very mediocre. I was really hoping for a lot more from Jumper as it was directed by the guy who did Bourne Supremacy / Ultimatum… but I guess the director isn’t the script writer is he… it all starts with a good story, and this was just really lacking.

But anyways, we learned something fun for those of you who are Nashville residents. As with most movie theaters if you buy a large popcorn you can keep your bag and come back at a later time for a free refill. And most theaters, upon redeeming your free refill, will stamp your popcorn bag with a date so that you cannot get more than one refill. Well, we did that this weekend at the Carmike Thoroughbred in Cool Springs, but guess what… they didn’t stamp our bag!

I’m not sure if this is standard practice – not stamping the bag – or if it was just an oversight by one employee. But with our saved large popcorn bag we essentially have free movie popcorn, indefinitely, from now on. Now that’s just fun. AND, you can get refills on your large Coke cup as well, and the cup wasn’t stamped either… fantastic!!

In other news, I was randomly pooped on the head by an invisible bird yesterday afternoon. That was gross.

reign over me

Steph, Rachel, and I watched the movie “Reign Over Me” with Adam Sandler and Don Cheadle last night. It was a fascinatingly good movie, and somehow I let this one get by me when it released to theaters last spring.

The movie is essentially about Adam Sandler’s character dealing with the loss of his entire family as the result of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York, and shows him as he struggles trough the emotional turmoil of living life even six years after the event happened. It was a really interesting depiction of those events, and I appreciated that the writer intentionally never showed “footage” of the towers or planes themselves, and he didn’t need to… rather he retold that story and the effect it had on so many people through the life of this truly devastated man.

Don Cheadle, one of my favorite actors, was stellar as usual. He plays dramatic roles so well, and the chemistry between Sandler and Cheadle was great. While a somber movie in terms of overall plot and message, it was communicated with humorous overtones (as would be natural for Sandler and Cheadle), which makes this heavy movie fun to watch and at the same time difficult to absorb.

So if you’re looking to get away from an evening of guns, explosions, and CGI monsters, I highly recommend this movie. It is serious, but brilliant, and well worth the watch.