Jayce (vea29) wrote,
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Dude...what a day...

You know...I worked at a movie theater for a bit a few years ago.  As a perk, we didn't have to pay to come see movies.  Employees just showed up and went in an out as we wanted.  So, when I gave it up for a higher paying, full-time, offers actual benefits, grown-up job, I found it hard to go back to paying for movies...especially when the prices started going up.  Of course, I found it in my tight budget to work in a showing or two of Return Of the King, since it was the last of the Lord Of the Rings movies to come out and only came out about a month after I had left.  But, I can honestly say I have not been to or paid for a movie theater admission since.  That is until a couple weeks ago.  I actually paid to go see Magic Mike.  I mean, come on...how many movies about male strippers do we get, lads and ladies?  Not nearly enough, right?  So, of course, I had to go...and then, last week, Kim and I went back and took my soon-to-be-stepmom Sherry with us since she hadn't seen it.  After years of refusing to pay their exorbitant rates, I've finally gone back to the movies...

And, then today...Not exactly how The Dark Knight Rises wanted to make headlines...Not exactly how the residents of Aurora, CO, wanted to get famous...I can't even imagine what's going on there right now...See, when I worked at the theater we commonly attended the midnight showings of new movies...almost like a sneak peek the world didn't get to have.  Everyone going that weekend, we'd be like, "Oh, I saw that. You're going to love it!"  It was fun...staying up and out late...seeing what everyone wanted to see but couldn't just yet...And, then this...Some freak just decides to slaughter a theater full of people for no reason other than he could...I mean, that could have happened anywhere...your theater, mine...in a Dark Knight screening or a Magic Mike...I know it's probably, odds say so anyway, a freak occurrence that is unlikely to repeat...at least on that scale.  But, I can't help but wonder, you know?  I can't help but be a bit nervous about going back...ridiculously paranoid, I know.  But, human emotions can be and are ridiculous at times...

Anyway, paranoia aside, let our thoughts, prayers, healing energies, whatever we have be with the victims and their families right now...I can't imagine what they are going through and will continue to go through for a long time to come.  We are thinking of you, Aurora...stay strong and you'll make it through.

In honor of the victims of Aurora, CO.
July 20, 2012
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