For the last three days, I haven't been feeling so well. Ever since Thursday, I've been feeling very tired and sluggish. I've also had a nonstop runny nose. I very rarely get sick. This is probably my first real sickness all year. Thursday it was the worst. I went to work, but the entire day I was feeling so sluggish and lacking of energy that I seriously considered going home at lunch and just sleeping. I didn't though... I 'toughed it out'. Friday I was a little better but still not up to speed. I did end up going home a little early from work though. Today I'm still feeling sluggish, but I'm hanging in there. It sucks to be sick on a long holiday weekend.
This sickness was one of the reasons I haven't seen the new Pirates movie yet. I was going to go see it at the 8pm show on Thursday night when it premiered, but I wasn't up to it. Friday I didn't go either. Today I actually did go, but by the time I got to the theater, I was trying to buy tickets for the 4:30PM show... $9.50! I decided not to see the show for $9.50. I'll go back tomorrow and catch an earlier show for cheaper. Since when does a friggin' 4pm show count as a night show?? Sheesh. They charge night prices for any movie after 3pm now! It's no wonder Hollywood is having so much problems! Noone can afford to pay that kind of money to see a movie every week! It's at the point now where it's cheaper to buy the damn DVD for $15 once and let your whole family watch it, rather than pay $9.50 for every person, plus popcorn, drinks etc. Is the 'theater experience' really worth this kind of money? The only reason I still see movies these days is when I can get in cheaper - matinees or the 'student discount' (even though I haven't been a student in 15 years! :) And to top it all off, you have to play $9.50, plus sit through 20 minutes of previews and commercials. Hello! I paid the admission cost so I wouldn't have to see the friggin' advertising! It's not like the theatre isn't making a fortune of the $4 soda (maybe 10 cents worth of soda), and the $5 popcorn. Grumble, grumble. (Maybe I'm just cranky because I'm sick...)