Sunday, October 23, 2011

Another adventure and 2 movies

Yes.....sigh......I sort of live under a rock. I no longer go many places that are out of a 10-mile radius. To work, which is 6 miles away; to the grocery store which is 2 miles away; drugstore, 1 mile....well, you get the idea. The last time I met my friend at the Cracker Barrel, I got lost. This restaurant is about 38 miles from me, one way. It's about 15 miles from my friend. So it is an adventure. Since I'd driven it before, I was fairly confident that I could do it this time and not get lost. We set a date to meet for lunch on Saturday.

Saturday was gorgeous; sunny skies, high of 58. I had previously checked out the online map to this place and memorized places of business along the way. So on Saturday I turned up the car radio that was tuned to the 'oldies' station and set out. I did fine until I came upon the spot where you either get on the expressway or not. I was in the wrong lane.

Now I need to tell you something about me and driving. I try to be a courteous driver. I try not to make problems for other drivers so I am always anticipating what they may expect of me. The thought of me tying up traffic because I'm in the wrong lane and need to get over is unthinkable. So......I had to go with the flow and found myself on the expressway, when I did not want to be there. I knew the direction in which I had to head and so continued that way. When I got to the town that The Cracker Barrel is located in, I chose an exit and got off. Again, I was at the mercy of having to follow the road ("right lane MUST turn right"). I followed it along and this is where memorizing the businesses came in handy. At one of the intersections I found businesses on two corners that I remembered from the map and so I made a left turn right there, which once again set me in the correct direction. I finally found the place and was only 20 minutes late this time as opposed to nearly 45 minutes last time.

We love to visit the Cracker Barrel. Not only is the food absolutely delicious, but they have so many unique things in their store. I stocked up on their Pumpkin Butter and Apple Butter, hopefully enough that will last through the winter. I doubt very much that I will make this drive in weather that could change quickly. That's half the enjoyment of going; experiencing the scenery along the way.

Expressway driving makes me nervous because of the speeds in which people travel. I was doing 70 and the majority of drivers were passing me like I was sitting still.

I was in the mood for a movie that would make me laugh that night after I was safely back home. I went through my movie collection and found one that is maybe 15 years old or more, Made in America with Whoopi Goldberg and Ted Danson. I'd seen it before but it had been many years so I decided to watch it again. OMG, I had forgotten just how funny it is. I laughed and giggled through most of it. Will Smith is in it too.....he looks like he's about 16! LOL. Anyway, it's a cute bad language that I can remember, no nudity.....there are sexual innuendos but I don't think a kid would pick up on them. So if you want some giggles, check out this movie.

Last week I looked at Bridesmaids. It's a movie that has a little bit of most everything in it. Kind of high up on the "ewwww" factor and lots of bad language, a lot of sexual situations and simulated sex, although I don't think there is any nudity. It's a comedy and I did laugh. But over-all, it's more than just a comedy. As it covers love, friendship, jealousy, envy, depression, forgiveness and many more emotions, it's a good movie with some lessons for us all. Yes, it's definitely a 'chick flick' and I'll wager to say that most all of us women have experienced a lot of the things that went on in this movie.....that's what makes it so funny. If you get a chance, grab a fun girlfriend or two and check it out. Definitely NOT for the younger set or anyone easily offended. This is a movie for open-minded people who can laugh at situations that are off-color and in bad taste....for lack of better wording.

Til next time, when I cover news about the Shingles Vaccine, drugstores and prescriptions.
Keep smilin'!


Linda@VS said...

I've missed you. Glad you decided to venture out on the "Blogger Highway" today.

Happyone:-) said...

You need a corvette so you can ease yourself over into the proper lane!! : )

Leann said...

Thanks for the movie suggestions! I'll check out the Whoopi movie today and I just recently saw the Bridesmaids with my daughter and her husband. I laughed so hard. I could fall in love with the cop. Yummy he is!

Glad you had a good time and didn't get too far out of the way. I am the same way when it comes to driving.

Have a blessed Sunday!!

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

I hate getting caught in the wrong lane and then having to circle around, etc. Whenever possible, I "drive" a whole trip on Google maps using the street view. As you say, it helps when you know the landmarks. I haven't been to a Cracker Barrel in years; must find out whether we have any nearby.

Yolanda said...

Lovedthis post and so glad to have found you here.

Peruby said...

Pumpkin butter and apple butter. I live close to an Amish community - scads of that stuff in our grocery stores.

I like the various mustards and jellies, too. They make a peanut butter spread that a lot of people like, but not my thing.

Made in America was a classic movie. Loved it. I thought Bridesmaids a little crass, but it was funny in places.

forsythia said...

When you recommend a movie, it becomes a "Must-See" for me.

Just Stuff From a Boomer said...

I'm not a big traveler either. I hate big cities and traffic. I'm a true country girl so I applaud you even getting out there. I need the Garmin to get me anywhere. I've enot seen either movie so I'll have to check them out.

Allyria said...

Love the movie Bridesmaids. We just watched it last night and it was better than I thought it would be. I do agree though, def. a chick flick.

Elizabeth Mueller said...

welcome back! :) I'm like you when it comes to driving. I keep the law as best as I can--even stay on the right lane if I'm going the speed limit.


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Jamie said...

I miss you and our "talks". I am a crappy friend lately, for that I apologize.



ordinaryjanet said...

I'm like you-I tend to hang out in a little circle around my house, and hate the interstate, try not to use it if possible. I'm appalled at how fast people drive on the interstate, too!

I bought "Bridesmaids" thinking it would be one I'd want to watch over and over, but while there were some parts that made me laugh out loud, I thought some of it was too crass and sometimes the jokes were stretched well past the point where they were funny. I liked how everything worked out in the end, though.