Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Hannah Montana - What my life has become and where it will never go

Hannah Montana – What my life has become and where it will never go

I have three daughters. Two of the three like Hannah Montana. Actually, one of the three LOVES Hannah, my middle daughter loves anything her older sister likes. The youngest, well, she is just learning to walk, so she hasn’t pledged her allegiance either way yet. I’m sure she will be a Hannah fan in short order.

For those of you checking the WO that do not have children (or read newspapers at this point), the 3D movie was just released. I promised the girls I would take them. So, I took them over Sunday. Its playing in 2 theaters, 1 or 130pm works for me, I will be home to enjoy my cocktails and watch the Super Bowl without a problem. Except, that apparently I completely underestimated the appeal of Miley Cyrus. ALL shows were sold out. I bought tickets while I was there (for $18 bucks a piece!!!!….asshats) for the 5pm show the following day.

I canceled a meeting and left work early to go to the movie. I was embarrassed, but it’s for my kids and I think these are the things you are supposed to do (at least that is what I kept telling myself.) We got to the theater about 30 minutes before it started, and there was a line out the door already. I’m pretty close to killing myself at this point. Anyway, we get into the theater; I score solid seats towards the back and grab booster seats for the girls (who knew these were available?) The show finally starts 30 minutes later. 77 minutes after that, its over. The girls are happy, I’m out 54 bucks (and a little dignity) and that was that.

So, the point I’m trying to make is……..seriously, this isn’t just me bitching about living in a house with four women. (Although, I REALLY should think about that)

Here is what I learned at Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour (2008).

  • I have come to fully accept that I actually like this music now. It was a sad day, but I don’t listen to ‘my’ music anymore. I tried to pretend that I ‘tolerated’ this music for a while. At the movie when she started playing a song I like, I leaned over to nudge my daughter. As in, ‘I can’t believe they are playing this!’ I was pretty close to just slamming my head in the car door afterwards.

  • There is a scene in the movie where they show a bunch of fathers that showed up for a contest to win 4 tickets to the actual concert. There were a TON of dads. They had to race across a soaked parking lot in high heels. They all did this. And did it willingly. They even signed releases to be in a god damn movie doing it! I will never be this dad. This is not something that is negotiable.

  • The new 3D technology is LEGIT and the 3D glasses are much better than they used to be too. They are like normal sunglasses now. This might all be old hat to Disney/MGM/Epcot folks, but I haven’t been down to Orlando in about 20 years. This was all new and cool to me.

  • They showed previews for a Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D (2008) and U2 3D (2007) before the movie. WOW. They have come a LOOOOONG way since I sat through Jaw 3 in 3D. I mean, it’s not like they just have those stupid things that shoot out anymore, and the whole movie is layered now. It’s awesome and I’m definitely going back to another 3D movie. I hope they look to use this more often. At least where it will work.

  • And finally I learned that I’m a pretty good father, because Rambo was playing at the same time and I didn’t even THINK about leaving my kids alone to sneak into the next theater to watch it. Nope, thought never crossed my mind. Not once. Well, not for long at least. Alright, let’s just say I DIDN’T do it.



Not now...I am working said...

funniest thing i've read all week. thanks. unfortunately i clicked the Loser link on your Metrofanatic post. I am Mastershake.

Oh well at least we still have football. :)

Worthless Opinions said...

Thanks for reading...