Thursday, January 22, 2015

Coffee, quilting & Taken3

Tuesday is coffee and donuts at the recreation center.  Some days outside vendors like La Mesa RV or others will come in and give a sales pitch to the attendees.  We lucked out and didn't have to listen to their sales pitches today.  We took a couple chances on the "lucky buck" drawing but didn't win as usual.  We've won once in the 9 years we have spent the winters here. 

Gerry went back to the recreation center after coffee to work on her quilt.  A number of the ladies meet every Tuesday after coffee and either quilt, crochet, sew or just jabber with each other.  Gerry is almost finished with her quilt and worked steadily on it for about 4 hours.   I teased her about finishing the quilt in 2017 and have a bruised arm to show for my attempt at humor.   Ouch!

We had plans to go to a movie in the afternoon and drove down to the Park Place Mall where they have a huge complex of 24 theaters with the latest movies.  Monday & Tuesday are discount days and admission is less than $6.00 each.  Quite a bargain in these days.  We had our choice of a number of good movies and decided to watch "Taken3" before it left the area.

We have seen the two previous "Taken" movies and liked them very much.  Lot of wild action and a fairly good story.  Liam Neeson was the star in each movie and has done a good job portraying the part of a retired secret agent.   There are always car chases, gun fights and other events to keep you interested. 

There is an old saying that "fish and visitors begin to smell after 3 days" and Gerry and I both think that the saying can be applied to this 3rd movie in the series.  The first movie was great, 2nd good but not up to the 1st one and the last one was below them.  There were a total of 8 paying customers in the theater including us.  I wonder how they can make any money with attendance like that.

Neeson came out recently against the number of guns in the U.S. and other countries and has incurred the wrath of the company supplying guns to the movie productions.  “There's just too many f*****g guns out there,” Neeson told Gulf News, when asked about the shootings at the offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. “Especially in America. I think the population is like, 320 million? There's over 300 million guns. Privately owned, in America.”  The company has stated they will not provide the guns to any production that has Liam Neeson starring in the movie.  Since he is around 63 yrs old, his future as an action hero is in doubt and the ban of guns to his movies will hurt him, also.   It was sort of strange that he starred in movies with violent gun scenes but felt the way he did about firearms.

That was our day, how was yours?

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