Tuesday, August 5
I got up this morning and was on hold until I found out when I needed to go to the label printer for press checks. I finally got the instructions and headed out to Beaverton.
At work, I quickly ate my lunch and worked like crazy to get through my pile of things to do. I had to leave for the winery for an afternoon media visit, which went well.
And when I got home, I had every intention of fitting in a workout before meeting my co-workers for a movie. I even changed and walked over to the gym, while chatting with my sister on the phone. The treadmill was actually occupied. So, I walked back to my apartment and tried to do sit-ups while still talking to my sister.
We were cracking each other up talking about a cool concert she went to on Sunday night in Chattanooga – it was Journey, Heart and Cheap Trick. We kept singing Journey and Heart songs over each other, which, I finally had to say sounded awful. We started to crack up. Then, I told her it would be funny if we acted like we were in a musical and just communicated through song. I continued, “gosh, I really had a bad day… stumbled outta bed, stumbled to the kitchen, poured myself a cup of ambition.” And then we lost it. We just play off of each other well. She is my comic relief in this crazy life!
My exercise plans foiled, I got dressed again and headed for Bridgeport Village to go see the IMAX version of The Dark Knight. And Christian Bale reminds me of a guy I dated back in DC several years ago. I kept saying he’s more like The HOT Knight. To which I was told to simmer down.
Who knew the theater would be packed on a Tuesday night?? We got stuck in the fourth row with our heads cocked up in painful angles. From this position, I couldn’t really tell what made it IMAX, and wondered why I paid the extra $3 for that. I kept thinking of one of my favorite classic 80’s movies, Better off Dead – I want my three dollars!!
Anyway. The action scenes were hard to see in this row. Even still, it was a pretty cool film. It was very loud. But very cool. I mean – Morgan Freeman, Michael Cane, Gary Oldman – priceless. Then there were the crazy amazing performances – Heath Ledger and Aaron Eckhart. Their characters were, by far, the most interesting. I liked the support roles played by Maggie Gyllenhaal and Eric Roberts.
I admit, I was quite distracted by Bale’s huskied voice when in the Batman character/suit. It was kind of annoying. Didn’t matter. Still hot. Even hotter when he’d jump buildings and fly in his batsuit, drive wicked cool cars and motorcycles fast, wear a two piece suit, wear THE suit, and beat up the bad guys. My god. Why can’t a girl find a hot vigilante like the Batman???
I am left to wonder which Batman villain we get to see in the making for the sequel to The Dark Knight. Would it be the Joker, the Penguin – ooh, that could be fun. An arctic adventure! Maybe the Penguin was on a fishing boat a la Deadliest Catch, and in a crazy mutation accident, amalgamating into The Penguin a la Jeff Goldblum in The Fly.
Perhaps it’ll be The Riddler. Or Cat Woman. There’s already rumor that Jonny Depp could sign to play the Riddler in his early days or Maggie Gyllenhaal could reprise her role as Rachel, the women who supposedly becomes Cat Woman. That would be cool.