Well, Eric bribed me into going to see Star Trek. He said that we could go to Costco afterwards. Considering how much I hate going to the movies, this was a pretty tough bribe to take. But I did.
I actually do have a bit of history with Star Trek. The first movie that I ever saw in the theater was The Wrath of Khan. My father took me at the tender age of 7. I don’t remember a damn thing about the movie, and I haven’t seen it since. So, I figured I could at least go to see this latest Star Trek incarnation. At least I wouldn’t be completely clueless. I know who Spock and Kirk are.
And I have to say, I enjoyed it. As much as I have a raging case of ADD, and HATE going to movies, this one held my attention. And it probably didn’t hurt that some of the actors/characters were hot. Which pains me to say. Because it seems like you can take any kinda-culty series these days, plop some pretty people in there, and it will be a hit. And I kinda-sorta got sucked into that.
However, I say “pretty people” begrudgingly, because these people plopped in these culty-series-things are who about 98% of the rest of the world thinks are pretty. I, for the most part, do not.
I do not see the allure of that dude from Twilight. Which I just actually had to google to make sure that he in fact is the guy from Twilight. That’s how little I know about the movie and the actor. But, in my opinion (which, of course, is a BAD opinion)…he is not hot in the least. He looks high (and not cute-pot-smoking-stoner high, but, like crazy-deranged-junkie high), he looks mean, and he has weird hair. Just, EW. But then again, I never gave a shit about Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings. Christ, don’t even get me started on LOTR. I think I saw the 2nd one, because my friend and her cousins were going. That was about 3 hours of my life that I will never get back. Walking trees? WTF?
I don’t know, I just lump it all in the same catagory. Vampires (that’s what Twilight is about, right?), magic stuff, walking trees, weird little creatures…I have no interest. I guess I just can’t suspend my disbelief enough to get really into it. So most of my fannish, cheesy, OMG am I really a 12 year old girl? squealing goes towards musicians.
But Star Trek did not make me want to tear my hair out, and managed to go by really quickly. I liked the humor they threw in, and their subtle nods to the Star Trek of yore. And then afterwards I got to buy a cute pair of shoes from Payless, and got to drop some cash at Costco. I highly recommend Costco’s Tri-Color Chickpea Salad. It’s delicious and summery. I also can’t wait to try the Shrimp and Crab Ravioli we bought. I also got a new mop/broom, which makes me happy. Reusable, cleanable microfibery goodness.
Yeah, it doesn’t take much. But I got to spend quality with my man, we had popcorn for breakfast, and then went shopping. And that is some of the best stuff EVER.