Live action: Sunday session

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Hey y'all I hope your weekend has been great so far, or good...I'll accept OK as well of course, anything less is unacceptable and requires more effort on your part.

We've had a good one so far. I shot at the range on Saturday morning then in the evening hit a pub with Faith and another couple for dinner and to tell some lies. It was a good night and, unusually for me, I had more than one beer...Three Great Northern's bringing me as close to being tipsy as I ever want to be...Still, my wacky stories became wackier and it was a great night over all with a couple of great friends.

Sunday rolled out with a sleep in and then we headed over to the mall to catch a movie. We grabbed some tickets to see 1917 which is a First World War epic that won the Golden globe for best film apparently. I've been keen to see it since it hit the screens here a couple weeks ago. I'm a bit of a hobby-war-historian and so movies like this always capture my interest for many reasons.

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We don't get to the movies much as we can rarely justify the cost (note $27 per ticket in the image). Add in some lunch, a coffee and cake (cannoli pictured) and it makes for a fairly costly day out. I reckon we see about four to five movies at the cinema a year, only those we feel the larger screen and dynamic sound will enhance. Otherwise we just wait for it to come on our pay TV service.

We tend to be a couple that seek experiences more so than things and whilst the movie 1917 will probably be on TV in the coming months it's good to get out and have the cinematic experience in a VMAX cinema every now and then...It has to be now and then considering the cost and that we're saving up for our trip to Finland in July. We really love each other's company and so wandering the mall and sharing some chow and a movie is one of those experiences we value.

So, it's almost time to head into the dark room full of strangers to share a movie experience with them which is a bit odd really right? All those strangers, in the dark? I'll probably write a post about the movie at some stage so look out for that if you're interested.

Take care y'all...It's movie time.


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Went to a new theater nearby about 6 months back. To see the John Wicks most recent. It was pretty awesome. Huge Soft Marshmallow like recliners.

I have been wanting to go again. Such an awesome seat. To Hell with the movie. I want a recliner that comfy to take home.

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Take a couple tools to the theatre, undo and take one of those marshmallow seats home...No one will notice it missing. Lol.

Hope the movie is excellent and looking forward to the review 👍

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Just got out and have to say I was pretty pleased with the movie. I'll do a review in a day or so.

Interested to see what you thought. It cost us 35 for 2!! Plush seats though and we could have a wine.

I enjoyed it, but not as much as Dunkirk. There were some great scenes, such as moving through no man's land and the ruck on ruck of mud and bodies. Reading reviews afterwards, I gather a lot of historical inaccuracies so I would be interested to know your thoughts...

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$35 for two sounds good...Better than the $54 we payed. Still, I liked the movie. I'd say equally with Dunkirk. It brought different emotions to me. I'm never one to focus too heavily on historical inaccuracies...I'd rather just sit back and enjoy the couple of hours of entertainment and be glad that I have the ability to. I don't think anyone could really know, or depict, what it was truly like, and so I just take it in and see it as entertainment, a movie, rather than a historical documentary. I'll do some kind of review at some stage.

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Me too!!! It was immersive which is what you want. I think I liked Dunkirk because I just love the story of all the boats coming across from UK.. such an incredible story.. what heroes.. It made me cry (I've seen in 3 times now and it made me cry twice) ... and just the stakes were higher for the central character too with the boats sinking etc... not that I meant to compare ha! But Dunkirk did stick with me longer. Look forward to your review..

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I liked the Tom Hardy story in Dunkirk...Lone pilot still flying against the enemy despite low fuel and the way his story comes to an end...Defiant to the last. The whole movie was good though.

I must say I had a productive weekend, not only with the things I got done but also had a very long and good chat with the boyfriend about the long term plan (staying here or not etc), which gave some wonderful insights and we are on the exact same page. I always feel excited and happy when things seems to unfold in a way I never expected, but I can embrace it.

I hope that was a great movie, I looked at the tickets and thought I was looking at something else than the price. 27 dollars my god. But then again, the AUD isn't the same value as USD right?

I think here in Budapest it's about 10 bucks, not sure, haven't been to one yet (damn, got to change that) but that's mainly because usually there are no English movies displayed and my Hungarian sucks :)

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$27AUD is $18.50USD. We pay stupid amounts of money for movies here, it's why I have pay TV and Netflix instead of going to the movies all the time.

Sounds like you and the other half had a good productive chat...It's always good to do so, make sure you're on the same page and work things out if you are not. Seems like a productive weekend!

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Seems like a very expensive night out indeed, but then again, sometimes you just have to treat yourself to something different right? I heard the average salary is also higher in Australia compared to the US, is that true? So, in that case, you can maybe justify the amount? Lol

We had several last good chats last week, actually. I never expected that I would be the one proposing the future plans as they are on the table right now. I was very against staying here in this country, but we both truly believe that this is the right thing to do, and also the smartest thing to do at this point. Most things we desire are withing reach here, and will not take us another X amount of years to work to the goal, while if we move again, we are actually being set back as we would have to start "over" again. Anyway, the most important thing is indeed that we are on the same page :)

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I've also heard that the average salary in the US is less than here in Australia but have seen no real evidence of it. Things cost more here so maybe it all evens out?

A couple being on the same page helps to bring goals closer I think although there's also nothing wrong with differing opinions, provided they are treated with respect and a happy-medium is determined. I've always been fortunate that we have mostly been on the same page. When we're not it's an opportunity for debate and discussion and most often the result is a way forward which we pursue with confidence and verve.

We tend to be a couple that seek experiences more so than things

Wise choice. Haven't watched a movie in a cinema for years. I don't remember when I watched the last one on anything. I don't know why, but I'm not attracted to the movies of the current times. Maybe I should go and watch one to see if I'm right...or not.

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No point watching one if you've had to force yourself to do so...Life's too short for that. Best wait until something grabs your interest so much that you want to see it at a cinema. If it doesn't then you won't be missing out on anything, and won't waste your time.

These days it’s hard to defend the price tag for watching the movies in the cinema. But as you say, it is not something you do every week, or even month for that matter. These days I would only go to the cinema if it is a cool action movie, science fiction etc, were you really get to enjoy the special effects and sound.

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I know right? I have no idea why it's so damned cosy. And the snack bar...$6.70 AUD for a regular coke...Insanity. like you say, we only go rarely but I sometimes wonder how people afford it with families...There were plenty there!

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I also wonder how people afford it these days. I think one of the most true answer is because people are living pay check to pay check. Not meaning that they have too little money, just meaning they spend it in small time frame. That is also why I am a bit concerned for the next crisis to come. Most people are completely unprepared

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I agree completely, most live hand to mouth and many have credit card debt spiralling out of control as well, which will catch up with them at some stage. I agree, I think financial woe is on the way and there's some who are prepared or preparing, and other who are not. People will reap the harvest they sow though.

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You’re definitely right! I think some of my friends consider me a bit paranoid. Stacking silver and buying crypto trying to hedge against what will one day come. My generation is quite naive as no one has really experienced a real crisis up close. I say naive because everyone should know that history repeats itself, and that we are overdue for a big recession.

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It's weird, we have the ability to look back in time and see mistakes and failures of the past and yet...We make them over and over again.

Excessive credit spending got you into financial trouble back in 2009?...OK, maybe do something different moving forward. But no, history repeats, over and over. It's human nature to ignore the lessons from the past I think, generally speaking. You're right, the younger generation haven't often experienced a crisis however some my age still make the same mistakes they made in the past then wonder why the outcome is the same. Mind boggling.

All we can do is work on our own scenario though I guess, and leave the rest to their own devices impending misery.

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Well put ! The credit bubble is bigger than ever before, and still no bells seem to be ringing. The financial system has put us between a rock and a hard place, and it will be interesting to see how things play out.

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Yes I agree...I think the smart people are making adjustments. The others are not...We'll see how it works out.

Hello @galenkp, I can't believe it costs that much to see a movie, wow. We gave up going to the movie house years ago, not because of the cost, but at the time, years ago, my hubby could not get comfortable, his legs are too long. Go figure. Now we enjoy our flicks on our smart tv in the comfort of our matching recliners.😀

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I know, it's crazy isn't it. This wasn't even the most expensive. There were seats in there people paid $44 for! Day bed sort of lounges. Ridiculous if you ask me. We have pay TV and Netflix on our Smart TV also and that's what we usually do. Still, it was a nice day out together.

What the??? $27? That's insane, I wonder why it's so much there. Here it's about $10 or sometimes $12. Dang. Pretty bad when you have to budget just to see a movie. I had no idea what was on that plate! How much was it?

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The plate held a cannoli, as I said, which is an Italian cake. You could Google it. $5 I think, something like that anyway.

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Oh, the only cannoli's I've seen were rolled up like an egg roll or something but that looked very good, especially with coffee!

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Yep, that's what was pictured.