Monday, May 8, 2017

The Resurrection of Grant Ward

Mommy's birthday was today, and it was a nice one for her.  We did lunch this afternoon at Texas Roadhouse, which is one of her favorite steak places nearby.  We've been going to this particular steakhouse since the turn of the century, which is always such a fun thing to say.  Anyway, Daddy got Mommy a few new movies that she's been wanting to see.  One was "Hidden Figures," which is a really good movie, one that we'll no doubt be showing Madison soon enough.  The other movie was "The Resurrection of Gavin Stone."

For this movie, Daddy gave Mommy a few S.H.I.E.L.D. agent lanyards, which are required for viewing of course.  The reason is that this is in fact what happened to Agent Grant Ward inside the framework.  For those not in the know, there's a framework - a virtual world - that the characters go to in the television show.  But what if inside this virtual world there was another virtual world?  Yes, we're in "Inception" territory here.  But inside this virtual world, obviously Grant Ward is not a villain or an agent, but rather a washed-up movie star.  And that's where we found ourselves with "The Resurrection of Grant Ward."  Or, rather, "The Resurrection of Gavin Stone."

This was actually a pretty good movie, and yes, it has absolutely nothing to do with "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." apart from the actor who plays the main character.  Mommy and Daddy enjoyed this one, and it helps if you have experience with large church plays.  Which we do, obviously.

We were at ballet today, and had to stay put this time:  Madison has new costumes, and Mommy had to be there to get the yearly speech on how to do Madison's hair and so forth for the upcoming recital.  Also, we got a few extra tickets for the recital so that Ba-ba and Nana can come with us as well.  That's coming up soon, and Madison will be dancing two different pieces, both jazz and ballet.

Tonight before bedtime, we started a new book featuring Carina Smyth, who is one of the protagonists of the upcoming "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie.  We actually read a good bit into this story, that's how much Mommy and Madison were into it.

The weather is perfect outside, and it was a nice day to be outside.  It was a nice birthday for Mommy, who - during Madison's ballet - spent a good bit of our time in the parking lot just answering the well-wishes from friends and family for a happy birthday.  And it ended nicely as well, with us down for a quiet evening watching a movie together.

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