Majorly Bummed

I am, as the title of this post suggests, majorly bummed.

“Why?” you may ask.

I will not be attending the Lord of the Rings marathon in Harrisburg on December 16 as I had originally planned. I had already purchased my ticket and taken half a personal day at work in preparation. But, alas, it wasn’t meant to be.

My daughter’s preschool’s Christmas program is that night. And Tolkien simply can’t compete with Gracie.

Nevertheless, I remain bummed. I really wanted to see all three movies in their entirety, back to back. But hope remains. Black Friday of 2004, the day after Thanksgiving, there will be a viewing of all three Lord of the Rings movies, back to back, each the Special Extended Edition. I figure if we start at noon, we can wrap it up by midnight.

Jen, who suggested I go to the movie and skip the Christmas program if that’s what I really wanted to do, was sweet. I called her to let her know that I was coming home from the theater, where I had just had my purchase refunded, and she said that she would go with me to see Return of the King the weekend after the marathon. Considering that she A) dislikes going to the movies, B) dislikes movies in general, and C) loathed Fellowship of the Ring (although she grudgingly admitted that The Two Towers was enjoyable), this is a nice gesture from her.

I wonder if Gracie’s Christmas program will have any Orcs in it…

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