I thought a fitting photo today would be one that captured the weather here in Kansas. The local news tonight informed us that the official high was 99 degrees in the city – with a heat index of 114 degrees!!!
So I decided to test the adage: It is hot enough to fry an egg. And while the finished product (after about 45 minutes in the direct sun) is more translucent than I prefer my cooked eggs, it is apparent that the heat from the sidewalk, combined with the direct exposure to the sun did indeed congeal the egg white. Yep. It is H-O-T.
So….what better way to handle the heat than to see a movie. Mandy and I treated ourselves to the matinee showing of Toy Story 3 at the Forks and Screens theater. While we paid $12 a ticket, we also received a $7.50 food voucher (enough for a popcorn that is refillable OR two drinks) and extra comfortable seating. What a glorious afternoon it was. We were cool, we were entertained, and we ate junk food. The trifecta!
Mandy is in that elite demographic group that is actually Andy’s age. She was about three when the first Toy Story was released, and she will be packing up to go to college next year. While we both enjoyed the movie, I am assuming that she related more to the optimistic teenager, while I related to the misty-eyed mom. While there are scenes that are definite tear jerkers, there are plenty that provide laughs and humor like only Disney can deliver. I marvel how many different uses they can find for a single toy, or how many double entendres they can interject. This is definitely a movie that we will anxiously wait to purchase when it is released on DVD.
Tomorrow the weather is supposed to be just as hot and humid. I am thinking that my pocketbook probably cannot afford another matinee so perhaps homemade ice cream will be the way to cool off. Yummm…..