Saturday, August 09, 2008

Mama Mia! I'm Taking a Break

It happens from time to time; suddenly, I either run of things to say or the energy with which to say things. What with busy times coming up for about the next three or four weeks, blogging may continue to be a more off than on activity for me. I will attempt to visit you periodically, but I imagine that will also be somewhat less frequent.

Having said all of that, I have learned from past experience that the opportunity and/or mood to write sometimes strikes when I least expect it, and that could happen again. Regardless, I do expect that I will be posting less frequently for these next few weeks.

Before I go and hide in my little corner, however, let me tell you to go see Mama Mia if you haven't done so already. I think it's the type of film that most critics will pan and that most people, at least those of a certain maturity, will love. In our theatre lase night, most were clapping to the beat by the end of the show, and we all applauded when it was over. When was the last time you watched a movie where that happened? People left the cinema barely able to refrain from dancing.

I was thinking about what a bargain movies are. I know they're a lot more expensive than they used to be, but if you choose wisely, you can almost be guaranteed of decent entertainment. For twenty bucks, excluding the optional snacks that we gobbled up last night, Cuppa and I had a great time. Including snacks and more than we usually ingest, our total came to less than forty bucks for two. Compare that figure to the astronomical cost of many a concert or sporting event. Also by way of comparison, just last weekend, Cuppa and I stopped at a cafe for a light supper. Sans desert or drinks of any kind except for one glass of wine for Cuppa, dinner plus tax and gratuity set us back almost sixty bucks — for pretty average fare at that. The cost of even light dining out seems to be going through the roof, and I am having trouble dealing with the after-guilt. However, forty bucks for two hours of great entertainment, including optional and exorbitant snacks, seems to be a bargain by comparison.

Take my fiscal ramblings for what they're worth, but don't miss grabbing the next opportunity to see Mama Mia.

22 comments:

Ginger said...

I was thinking AC sightings were a little more rare around here than usual. Have a nice break, and whatever you do, come back to writing!

megz_mum said...

I will miss reading you! But ... you've gotta do what you've gotta do. Hopefully inspiration is not too far off.

KGMom said...

I think summer time requires us to take a break now and then.
Enjoy your time--and be assured, your readers will be here waiting for you!

Ruth said...

Breaks are necessary from time to time. Blogging should be fun, not a chore. My young 20 ish daughters did not like Mama Mia and were turned off by the middle-aged women dancing around them...lol! I think it does appeal to a certain demographic. I haven't seen a movie since I saw Hairspray 3 days in a row last August.

Donna said...

Go Rest!! You two deserve it!! I'll keep checking back to see if you suddenly come down with..."post fever"...lolol....Happy rest!hughugs

Dora said...

Loved the movie!
Not everyone can appreciate it though.

Enjoy your time off - being a grandpa times 2 requires readiness and rest.

Congrats and enjoy your break - however long it last.

momto3cubs said...

Thanks for the movie review!

I hope to see you in print (OK, in type) again soon!

momto3cubs said...

Thanks for the movie review!

I hope to see you in print (OK, in type) again soon!

Kathy said...

Have a goood break! hello to cuppa for me. I'm looking forward to seeing Mama Mia. :)

(((Hugs)))

Amanda said...

Hope to see you back blogging soon A/C!

Lorna said...

Me too----we're moving starting next week and I can't imagine having time to blog. On the other hand, I may look on it as leisure.

JunieRose2005 said...

AHH,gee!!!


I hope you get rested up pretty soon!

It seems a lot of folks are in need of a break about this time!

Enjoy your time away but DO come back when you can!


Junie

daffy said...

You take care then! See you again soon! ;o)

Janet said...

Enjoy the break! I've heard lots of good things about this movie. And I'll admit I was a big Abba fan.
I was thinking about taking a break as well, but I have about 6 posts in draft mode right now!

Ginnie said...

I know the feeling, AC. I almost quit blogging but then decided to cut back and now I have at least 4 to 5 days between posts.
I'll miss your wonderful photos but I have a feeling you won't be away for long.

womaninawindow said...

I was just wondering about you. Nice to think of you and your wife happily clapping it up with a full house. Nice. The movie however doesn't appeal to me. I just keep thinking, "Huh?" when I see the commercials. I am missing something!

mreddie said...

And one day soon the urge to write will leap upon you like a large friendly dog, slurping your imagination back into blogland. :) ec

Coll said...

I am such a fan of Meryl Streep. I have every intention of seeing this movie and am so pleased to read your positive review.

I so understand the need to take a break from the computer. Enjoy the summer and your family.

Patrick Roberts said...

this is one of the only plays i've ever seen, which ended up being great... it's funny to think of ol' Pierce taking a stab at singing, yeeesh

ExpatKat said...

So glad you and Cuppa had a great night out. I too loved the movie.

Enjoy your break. It's important to get some R&R.

Turtle Guy said...

" have learned from past experience that the opportunity and/or mood to write sometimes strikes when I least expect it"

Indeed - I concur.

Thinking of you and in something of a looking-back state of mind, remembering our visit.

Cheers!

Valerie - Still Riding said...

I'll still be here when you get back.

Have a LIFE!

hug to you!