Thursday, April 26, 2012

Oh, March... Where Have You Gone?

So, um.  March was interesting.  Awesome, but interesting.

First, for the interesting.  Big landmark of our marriage in March!  What was it, you ask?  Well, it was the anniversary of our engagement.  Yes, very nice.  Oh, what else?  Oh yeah... our FIRST hospital visit!  No way, right?!  So exciting!  Who was it for?  Oh, you know...

My poor cute husband.  He was having severe stomach issues, to the point that he was being crippled to the floor in pain.  Yeah.  No fun.  So we took him to the ER late on a Thursday night, around eight o'clock, and weren't out until after midnight.  It was a neat experience.  Unfortunately, they couldn't determine for certain what was wrong, so they diagnosed it as "early onset appendicitis".  Apparently the fluids he received will supposedly do him a lot of good and keep it from setting in.  But who knows.  Craziness!

It was actually pretty fun, though.  I panicked a little bit, for sure!  Seriously, semi-panic attack as we were heading to the hospital.  But then they got Brad on morphine and he just became to most friendly, happiest, smiling person in the world--and it was the funniest thing ever.  He just kept telling me, "You're pretty," with a huge, goofy grin on his face.  So cute, that boy!

As a side note, I had to walk out of the room when they were putting his IV for the morphine and the fluids in... so I wouldn't pass out.  Don't make fun.  Okay, fine, make fun.

The hospital also gave me a free Coke, which anyone who knows me knows that's always something that will win me over, in any situation.  (Oh my gosh, you've kidnapped me and held me in a basement with a bunch of clown children!  Oh, a Coke?  Well, okay then.  I guess this isn't so bad.)

But yeah, we were just sent home with some highly effective pain meds and were basically told to keep our fingers crossed that the fluids had helped enough to clear any chance of appendicitis setting in.  So far it looks like it's worked, because Mr. Bradley hasn't keeled over or anything... still keeping our fingers crossed (for him to stay healthy, not for him to keel over).

Now onto the awesome!  Sooo... there's this one movie that I've been looking forward to since they've announced it because I loooved the books and was obsessed with them, and was basically dying to see it even more because Harry Potter's over and the fact that the only movie series I had to look forward to was Twilight was only a little depressing and pretty much I've been waiting for March to come ever since I knew that it'd come out in March!  (Phew.  Check out that run-on sentence!  Nice, right?)

If you have no idea what I'm talking about it's probably because you're either old and senile (in that case, bravo for remembering how to use the computer) or you've lived under a rock.  HUNGER GAMES, people.  Saw it at midnight.  Brad dressed up like Peeta and I dressed up like Katniss (which are the easiest, most doofusly simple costumes ever, which basically don't even look like costumes they're so doofusly simple).  We went with certain members of our families (the dad's opted out, among others) and my little brother brought three friends.  Overall there was twelve of us an it was bomb dizzle.  Sadly, I didn't get a picture of the whole group... but here's those of us who dressed up.  (Ben and Kaydee weren't exactly "dressed up" by definition... but she did have a mockingjay pin, and Ben did tape a piece of paper to his shirt, so we counted it.)

How was the movie?  Ah.  Maze.  Ing.  Seriously.  Oh dear, get ready for a nerdfest.

[nerd fest]
Such a great adaptation!  I know everyone likes to ask, "But is it better than the book?" but really, comparing a book to a movie is like comparing apples to oranges.  Impossible.  I will say two things that I suppose are comparison-like in manner:  One, the added scenes to the movie, especially those with Seneca Crane and President Snow... brilliant.  Such a good decision, they add a lot to the plot and to the second movie.  Two, my only complaint was that I feel like for the Hunger Games we didn't see like a lot of hunger.  But that really wasn't a necessary plot device.  Oh, I guess three things, but I also thought Rue's participation in the story was cut a little short. But the scene they added of the rebellion in District 11 instead of more Rue time... so good.  So, so good.  And again, valuable to helping people to understand the second movie.

Okay, I'm done boring your brains, I promise.  Overall, March taught us two things:  Number one, diagnosing stomach pain is apparently like asking someone to find a specific star with no telescope... or some sort of simile like that.  And two... the odds ARE in our favor.  Or some sort of Hunger Games reference like that.

P.S.  Umm... and I guess I should be asking where April went to?  Um, finals ate it?