Wednesday, August 7, 2013

20 Hours of Fun!!!

Got up at 6:30am this morning to make sure I was online to purchase Star Wars Celebration VII tickets. The convention isn't until April of 2015, yeah that's a year and a half away bu they were selling tickets and I didn't want to miss out and nowadays these kinds of cons tend to sell out fast. So I was up super early and on the computer, several friends got together in a Facebook chat room so we could help each other get tickets. 7am came and we all clicked the link. We were placed into a queue and waited.. it seemed liked forever but it was really only a few minutes when the screen popped up and I was able to purchase tickets. I had planned to buy my brother and I tickets but my buddy Robert mentioned he wanted a pass and my buddy Chris, who was in queue with us, wasn't having any luck so I got one for him as well. So I purchased four 4 day passes to 2015's Star Wars Celebration VII. It's going be awesome, I went to Celebration IV when it was held in Los Angeles, but I only went for the weekend instead of the full four days and I always regretted that. So this time I was going to get a pass for the full four days. Celebration V & VI have happened in Orlando, FL the past several years so when I heard that VII was going to be in Anaheim I couldn't pass it up. Yes I know I don't have money but this was defiantly credit card worthy.

When the tickets were purchased I was thinking of going back to bed as I hadn't slept well the night before but I figured I was up already so I guess I should start my day.

I have spent four days in my house and have not seen another human being. So today I made plans to get out of the house and try and spend as little money as I could. Since it is Wednesday I knew I'd be heading over to my buddy Roberts for our weekly TV night, but what to do before hand.

 Before I left the house I did my 20 minute elliptical workout, showered and decided to go see a movie since it's been awhile since I've been to the movies. I wanted to try and see several movies before I had to head down to Roberts. I checked the listings and The Wolverine and Percy Jackson: Sea on Monsters times lined up perfectly.

Got to the theater around 10:30am and purchased my ticket for The Wolverine and then after that was over I went to watch Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters. I plan to do a separate blog review for both of those movies.. so stay tuned. Needless to say I enjoyed both of those movies.. but one was my favorite.

After the movie I got a text from my buddy Dallas letting me know that they were having an impromptu dinner at 8:30 at Pitfire Grill, and he wanted to know if I was interested. Of course this is Robert and my TV night so I opted out and headed down to my buddy's place in Mar Vista.

It's always awesome seeing Robert, he and I talk almost everyday via Facebook messenger but it's not the same as seeing him in person, he's about to lift my spirits with just a look and I love him for it. Robert is one of the few people that I'm willing to drive 90+ miles to see week after week.

Anyways we picked back up with our first time Babylon 5 watch. We also ordered Pizza and Buffalo wings for dinner. This was my first junk food in five days. I actually didn't eat any other out food because I knew I'd be having some with Robert.

First episode for tonight is S1 Ep8 "And The Sky Full of Star" Sinclair is kidnapped and interrogated by two men determined to prove he betrayed Earth during the Battle of the Line.

I enjoyed this episode, it wasn't all moral and deep like the other episodes we watched tonight but it did progress the Captain storyline and the missing 24 hours.. also confirmed what we expected.. Delenn is up to something and part of that missing 24 hours.

Next up we watched S1 Ep 9 "Deathwalker" Na'Toth attacks an alien woman that has just arrived on the station, claiming that she is the Dilgar war criminal Jha'dur — known as Deathwalker. And Talia is hired by Kosh to oversee some rather strange negotiations.

Another great episode, it made you really think what would you do. This murderer who has killed countless aliens over the years comes to you with a drug that will give immortality and cure all diseases. Does the billions that this drug would save outway the millions that she and her race killed. I really didn't know how they were going to resolve this issue but the writers came up with a really good solution. Of course Kosh had something else in mind and destroyed the ship with this women in it. And his excuse was that humans weren't ready for immortality. Kosh was a dick in this episode.. not only did he do that but he baited the telepath so he could get some dirt on her for the future.

And our final episode of the night, S1 Ep10 "Believers" An alien couple comes to Dr. Franklin with their fatally ill son. The child could be cured by a simple operation, but the parents' religion specifically forbids it. Meanwhile Ivanova escorts a damaged star liner through raider territory.

This was another amazing episode and once again got Robert and I debating who was in the right. A doctor can cure this kid but it goes against all of the parents faith and everything they believe in.  What do you do. This episode took turns I didn't see coming.. neither did the doctor. He actually does the surgery and when the parent find out they take their son and kill him. According to them cutting into the body releases the soul and he was no longer their son. Such a shocking ending.  There was this B story that was never really completed and a waste of time.. they could have filled this entire episode with just the A story.

Both Robert and I are loving season one of Babylon 5 so far and according to friends this is the weakest of the seasons.. so I guess we're in for a fun ride.

While we were watching episodes Believers, Jes texted Robert asking if we were coming to Dallas' impromptu Birthday party dinner. Both Robert and I were confused.. Dallas never said it was his birthday dinner that he was having. So we debated on leaving our TV night and heading over for dinner (well not dinner since we already ate). Robert really wanted to go and I was on the fence as I didn't want to spend more money on gas and food. If Dallas had told us this info in the beginning we wouldn't have done TV night and we'd just do the dinner so I was going to opt out.. but Robert came up with a solution to me not wasting gas. We'd go together and he would drive. That way I wouldn't have to use any more gas, the only downside is we'd be a half hour from my place at Pitfire Grill but I'd have to go back to Robert's for my car and once again be an hour an 15 from my place. But since I have no job it didn't matter how late I was out to.. so we headed out to meet up with some friends to celebrate Dallas' birthday.

We got to Pitfire Grill about 8:45, so we weren't to late. Jes, Jen and Dallas were already there. We actually surprised Dallas as he really didn't think we were coming as we told him we weren't not knowing what this party really was... so that was fun. Soon we were joined by Will, Becca and finally Luis. Everyone ate while Robert and I had some water. We talked D&D, we talked about the upcoming rehearsal for our webseries.. it was a fun dinner. Afterwards we headed over to Jes and Dallas' place for some cake and ice cream.. Jess made this very tasty cake and made some homemade ice cream sandwich. We hung out until about 11:30 before we called it a night. I got back to Robert's place around 12:10 and back to my place by 1:30am

It was a long 20 hour day, up at 6:30 and in bed by 2am but it was a blast. I spent very little month, got to spend some quality time with my best bud Robert and got to hang out with some of my most dearest friends.. it was win, win, win all around.

1 comment:

  1. My favorite part of Deathwalker is the end when the Vorlons just show up and, well, get all Vorlony. Believers is a great stand-alone story that doesn't (as I recall - it's been a bit) take a particular stance of its own but lets the viewers draw their own conclusions.