We’ve been pretty busy lately and haven’t had a lot of time to goof off, and we were overdue. So we took yesterday off and made it a date day.
We started out with a relaxing morning checking e-mail and our favorite blogs, along with a piece of toast made from some of the bread Miss Terry made on Saturday. About 1:30 we left the campground and drove a few miles north on U.S. Highway 27 to Clermont and went to a movie. We are big fans of Melissa McCarthy of Bridesmaids and Mike and Molly fame and wanted to see her new movie, Identity Thief.
It was hilarious. A bit slapstick, but laugh out loud funny. The movie is rated R, and not suitable for kids, but we really liked it. I’d go see it again. Just released and already Number One at the box office, with a $36.5 million debut, I guess the movie wasn’t hurt by film critic Rex Reed’s so-called review, in which he attacked Ms. McCarthy personally, calling her “tractor-sized" and characterizing her as a "hippo." Let’s see, I guess that would make her almost as big as his mouth, right? What a clod!
After we left the movie we killed a little time and then met our pals Stu and Donna McNicol at Green Garden, our favorite Chinese restaurant locally. As always, the food was excellent and the company was even better. After our meal we sat and talked for a couple of hours, swapping lies and telling stories. I always love hearing about Stu’s days in the fire service and all of the adventures he had and the pranks the firemen pulled on each other and the bosses.
By the way, Donna will be releasing her first mystery novel, Not A Whisper, very soon, and I got a sneak preview last week. It’s good! After reading it, I told a couple of my author friends that we’ve got some serious new competition coming into the picture.
It’s a good thing we had a day off yesterday, because today is shaping up to be another very busy one. Terry has another dental appointment this afternoon, and if everything works out, we’ll also be picking up the envelopes from the commercial mail service and the new issue of the Gypsy Journal from the FedEx freight dock.
Actually, it’s going to be a busy week; Terry has at least one more appointment later in the week, we have lots of envelopes to get stuffed and mailed out, and along with all of that, our three weeks at the Orlando Thousand Trails is up on Wednesday and we’re moving back to Three Flags in Wildwood.
It’s time for another Indie author interview in my self-publishing blog, and today’s featured scribe is Jason Deas, a schoolteacher and novelist who says he gets some of his best writing done while hanging out in campgrounds in his vintage camper. Check out Jason’s interview and a couple of his books.
Thought For The Day – ?To succeed, jump as quickly at opportunities as you do at conclusions. – Benjamin Franklin