Thursday, May 14, 2009

All righty!

I have officially paid off my summer semester in cash, in full, up front. With less than a week's warning. Yay me! I can't even imagine how stressful that would have been if I didn't have a) tuition reimbursement and b) an emergency fund.

I also got my grades back (A and A-) so I can file for my spring tuition reimbursement today. My GPA is 3.85 for grad school--not bad! I think I'm going to try to get As as a minimum for the rest of my courses to see how that bumps it up.

I went to see a press screening of Angels & Demons yesterday, and remembered something I think I forgot to write about before. I love going to the movies, and I love getting snacks at the movies, but it's so damn expensive. Peanut and I have been buying movie passes at Costco (2 for $14.99) instead of paying the regular price at the box office, which I think is $12.00 for an adult (!!!!!). I get to use my theater rewards card with the discounted tickets, too, so I still qualify for free stuff. But I recently discovered an option that's not on the menu at most theaters--the kidspack or child's combo. It comes with a small (16 oz) soda, a smaller-than-small popcorn, and a small candy, like skittles or something. And it's the PERFECT SIZE for me. I don't need a bucket of soda, or a bucket of popcorn, or those enormous boxes of candy that they sell. Everywhere I've found this deal so far it has been less than $6, which is a bargain when it comes to movie theater concessions. I've never been challenged or told I needed to have a kid with me to order it, although all the employees have to search on the computer to find the right button.

Give it a try! (I used to bring in my own food, but there's no convenient deli or bodega near my movie theater. Also, at press screenings, they search your bag. Also, you can't get movie theater popcorn anywhere else.)

Also, Angels & Demons was really good. I am not a fan of Dan Brown, and I didn't like the Da Vinci Code, but I was really, really impressed with A&D. It doesn't match the book perfectly, but it was entertaining and an edge-of-your-seat thriller the whole way through.

1 comment:

  1. Going to see A&D tonight at midnight. I didn't like this book as much as The Davinci Code and REALLY liked the book Davinci Code so we shall see!

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