In the last installment, our heroes cleaned their teeth, closed a bank account and ate cheeseburgers. And now, possibly, the conclusion to "The Sword of She-Ra!" (Or something like that...)
Tuesday (July 3rd), we drove up to Maine and I reconnected with my roommate and his cat. Nothing of import happened.
Wednesday, my grandmother had a barbecue. My cousin had to be there of course. We played with his cars and his action figures. It's after afternoons like this that I wonder why I want children...
I returned to the apartment to find my cousin/roommate and his friend who came up for the day were going to the movies as soon as my aunt arrived. We went to see Ratatouille. I loved it. Patton Oswalt of The King of Queens was perfect as Remy the Rat and it has Peter O'Toole in it! I have no nitpicks. (Sad, huh?)
I debated whether to share with you what happen that night but I've decided I will. My aunt had removed the closet door so we could stick one of the litterboxes in there. (Spazz has two because he likes to poop.) She put the door between my cousin's bed and the wall. It seemed like a good idea at the time but that night, when my cousin tried to lower the head of the bed into sleeping position, the door was blocking it. I tried pulling it but it was good and stuck. Even though it was midnight and she had to work the next morning, we had no choice but to call my aunt. She suggested I get behind the bed and try and manipulate the door from over there. That worked but with a consequence: It came right down on my leg. So there I was trapped between the bed and the trapeze used to help my roommate sit up. The bed remote was missing and my cousin couldn't move to find it as pulling on the trapeze trapped my legs further. So we just hung out until my aunt arrived. Understandably, my leg was a bit stiff for a few days but feels fine now.
Thursday, I went on the bus to retrieve my cell phone. This went much smoother than I thought it would with one exception. The battery, not having charged for over a week, apparently flat lined. Maybe today but probably tomorrow, I'm going to find a new battery.
Saturday, we had planned to see the new Fantastic Four movie but it's currently only playing at two times. Both suck considering we have to grab a bus to that particular theater. So, even though my cousin and his friend saw the movie on Tuesday, we all went to see Transformers. I loved it. Yes, I have nitpicks but the only one I'll mention here is that while sometimes having the nerd get the hot chick is inspirational to me in some movies, it was annoyingly unrealistic here. If a super attractive woman came to my door right now and wanted just to go out for coffee (I'm not asking for much.) then maybe I'd feel differently but...Yes, women date asshole jocks and complain to "harmless" guys like me about them but they don't consider the alternative. OK, yes, this phenomenon lessens greatly as we get older but I find it a valid point nonetheless. On a related note, I discovered last night that Megan Fox played Prudence on one of my favorite episodes of Two and a Half Men, an episode I've actually quoted from on this blog...