Friday, December 21, 2012

"Jack Reacher" -- Fri., Dec. 21

Bob and I read Lee Child novels like there's no tomorrow. Oh, wait, yesterday's tomorrow wasn't supposed to happen! 

Anyway, when we heard about the "Jack Reacher" movie (based on Lee Child's novel "One Shot") a few months ago, we were gung ho to see it. Until, that is, we heard Tom Cruise was going to play Jack Reacher. Tom Cruise, really? He's 5'7" tall. In the novels, Jack Reacher is 6'5" tall and seemingly way more scrappy and scarred than Tom Cruise. Maybe Hugh Jackman or Russell Crowe (for scrappiness), but not Tom Cruise!

But we had to eat crow (not Russell); the movie was enjoyable and Tom Cruise pulled it off. Of course camera angles helped a lot. Both of us give the movie two thumbs up.

It helped that Groupon had a special for the movie theater closest to us, City Base. We got two tickets for $20 and that included $10 worth of snacks. Pretty good deal. I bought two of the deals so we can use the deal for another movie, maybe "Les Miserables" at Christmas. We want to see "Lincoln." And I want to see "The Hobbit."

Today was spent vacuuming, cleaning and making Cabbage Soup in the CrockPot. Cabbage Soup took a lot of work chopping, slicing and dicing but it turned out good for this cold evening (45 degrees). For dessert I'm making 3-2-1 Cake.

Saturday night we plan to head down to RiverWalk to see Christmas decorations. We may do a water taxi to check out decorations in the farther reaches. 

Bob made out like a bandit. One of his employees won season tickets to the Spurs games. She gave him tickets for Sunday and Wednesday night games this coming week. Those are perfect birthday gifts for him. (His birthday is Dec. 24.) 

Right now TSO (Trans-Siberian Orchestra) Christmas tunes are playing. TSO is in San Antonio but the tickets are ridiculously expensive, so we'll settle for our CDs, thank you very much. We did see them live in Tacoma, Washington about eight years ago. What a great show that was! 

Time to make 3-2-1 cake. Good night all.