Friday, July 27, 2007

Hairspray and Harry Potter

I finally finished the Harry Potter series tonight! It was all that was talked about in the news so, I bought the first book (a paperback copy b/c I didn't want to waste my money on a hardback if I didn't like it) clear back when we lived in the single wide trailer in Boise. I loved it! About 6 months later book #3 released and Jarom bought me the hardbacks for #2 and #3 for my birthday. I have been an avid fan ever since and even talked Jarom into reading them with me. I must say, I am sad that the journey is over. It's been fun to have a good story to look forward to every couple of years. I was scared to read the final book for fear that I wouldn't like the ending, but all in all, I was pleased with it. Don't worry I won't spoil it for those of you who haven't read it yet.


Now for my new FAVORITE!! Hairspray, I am absolutely in love with this silly movie. I went and saw it about a week ago with the girls from Jarom's family, and we went and saw it AGAIN tonight. It's just so much fun and I can't wait to buy it and the soundtrack.

At tonight's showing, we had some excitement beyond the movie. I was sitting there immensely enjoying John Travolta as Edna Turnblad (at the very end of the movie), when all of a sudden the lady sitting behind me stuck both her bare feet on either side of my head. At first I was appalled and didn't know if I should turn around and give her the glare or what. Then I heard someone saying, "Is she okay? What's wrong?!" I turned around and saw that the poor lady was having a seizure. The woman she was with was just a co-worker and had no idea if this was normal or not and was quite scared. My sister-in-law, Natalie, who has her CNA (I think that's the one, I get all mixed up) got up and checked on the poor woman. My other sister-in-law, Becky, ran to get a manager to get some help. The lady's seizure lasted quite a while, I would say 1-2 minutes and then she stopped shaking, but wasn't responding. After several minutes of her being like that, she finally sat up and was visibly confused at what had happened. I asked her if she had had seizures before, but all she could do was say, "Okay." and look at me really strangely. So we told her sit back down and relax. The paramedics showed up and we all decided it was best to leave and let them do their job, but the theater manager came back and gave us free tickets to see another show. It was quite exciting/scary and I hope the poor lady is okay.

4 comments:

Becky & Kevin Ward said...

Yeah, what a crazy night. I just can't get over how entertaining that movie is. I would do it a third time if anyone was interested! LOVED IT!

Julie Williams said...

Oh that is a crazy movie out night! I bet you'll always think of it when you watch that movie now.

Anonymous said...

I'm game for a third viewing. I think we should take the men this time! The shower looks great, thanks for your help. Anna

Lou & Angela Harris Family said...

Only you, Elena! You have the greatest stories!! :) I want to see the movie--now more than ever since your review! I'm coming to town on Wednesday, but will probably spend most of the time in Swan Valley (Family reunion and Staff's cabin) and then the cabin (the King family's week). If I'm really in IF, I'll try to get in touch with you. In fact, if you think of it, I'll be there Wednesday (by noon I'm planning) until evening when we set up camp in Swan Valley.