Weekend wrap

There’s been a muted excitement seething in our household since we received those free tickets from Robert Downey Jr. to Iron Man 3 that comes with free popcorn and soda. So that makes this a much anticipated Saturday, kinda. We arrived early, were second in line for the popcorn and second in line when the cinema opened for seating.

Is it obvious that we’re huge fans of superhero action flicks? Well, there’s a certain thrill to losing yourself in the imaginary world of a superhero and his cool tech gadgets. So it is, with Iron Man 3, I mean, who am I kiddin’? It’s a darned good movie with lots of clankermankering metal, collapsing concrete and fiery fellows, that’s all I’m going to say. I’m not going to spoil it for you.

Iron Man 3 (image credit: hollywoodreporter.com)

But I will say this. Tony Stark has been upgrading and building more Iron Man suits. At the rate he’s going, these suits might soon be available at Walmart. Which isn’t a bad idea, if you ask me. Frankly, I wouldn’t mind Jarvis flying me around in an Iron Man suit. Sure beats driving! And what could be more romantic than being the woman a superhero swoops down to rescue? Except that it’s not the case here (hint hint!) 😉 .

Anyhoo, excuse the rambling. After the movie, a late lunch for us. Funny how we never get tired of Japanese food but wouldn’t touch Korean food with a 10-foot pole.

Japanese lunch

Then my bookworms popped upstairs to the bookstore while I ran a quick round of groceries. Their small haul of only 3 books, one of which is The Count of Monte Cristo, a classic that’s somehow not in our home library but we watched the movie recently and my girls loved it and say it’s now time to read the book.


Sunday is our day to be lazy. A day of simple-to-the-point-of-boring meals, lounge around at home and just do nothing much in general. I would’ve used the word hibernate but it’s in danger of over-exposure.

So what are you up to this weekend?

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  • Joyce

    I hope you enjoyed your movie. They always seem to be better when they are free and involve popcorn and drink.


  • Rosey

    I’m excited to see it, I have to hurry up and watch Iron Man 2 first. 😉 Happy weekend to you, I’m visiting from the Monday Smiles hop.

  • Jan

    The Count of Monte Cristo is a good one. My Dad bought all the classics when I was a kid and this was among them. I think it was one of his favorites when he was a kid along with The Three Musketeers, Treasure Island, and Jack London’s books. Needless to say, I have read and have opinions on all of them. I think he was a bit disappointed that my favorites ran more toward the “girlie books’ Jane Austen, the Bronte sisters etcetera but he did a good job of making sure I read them all. Plus he had some really cool looking bookshelves because he usually bought the really fancy hard back editions.

  • Jan

    I felt like I had to come back again. I guess I was feeling a bit guilty that I may have misrepresented my poor dad in the last comment. He did buy me the classics and he did want me to read all of them. Naturally, as a book lover he wanted to share his favorites and did hope they would be mine too. In all fairness though, he mostly wanted to indulge any and all opportunities for me to read. He bought me many paperback sets that I am sure he had never read such as The Narnia series, The Little House books, Nancy Drew mysteries, lots of Judy Blume, Madeline L’engle and a large collection of books on UFO and extraterrestrials that really interested me in my tween and early teen years. In all honesty I don’t remember them all. This was in edition to what I checked out from the library. So all in all I think he was pretty successful at what he set out to do in the first place which was to encourage me to become a reader. Wow, sorry for the long post! I just felt like I should set the record straight, lol.

    • Clairity

      😆 I hear ya. I got most of my books and did most of my reading in the library after school. Great memories. I’ve not read The Count of Monte Cristo myself but I’ve read many of the ones you mentioned like Pride and Prejudice, Treasure Island, Little Women, Little Men, Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys…

  • Jessica

    That would be cool if my hubby had a Iron Man suit too! Thanks for sharing this @ The Show Off Blog Party!

    The Wondering Brain