70 and Hi-Def!

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This year the Wizard of Oz turns 70…happy Anniversary! And if you’re lucky enough, tonight about 450 theaters are having a one day showing of this classic which of course has been digitally remastered. I, unfortunately, do not live close to one of these theaters…sons of bitches. I would love to see Dorothy on the big screen with her 3 friends strolling down the yellow brick road (oh yes, and Toto too).  Can you imagine Glinda’s big bubble…it must be HUGE in the theater. I know when it comes up on my slot machine I get excited so I can’t even imagine it hi- def!! (in case you have never been to a casino they have a Wizard of Oz slot machine).

But wait, it gets better. Just in case you don’t make it to the theater tonight, on September 29th they will be selling the movie in newly remastered Hi-Def DVDs and Blu-ray. Whew…can you even stand all this excitement!!

Wait…it’s not over yet. Now you get to vote on what character you are most like – you have to vote…do not leave this site before choosing…just do it!

I’ll get you my pretty

When I was little The Wizard of Oz was the epitome of all movies in my eyes. It was shown only once a year which made it that much more special and when that day arrived it was almost as good as Christmas. That whole day leading up to the movie I could hardly contain myself. Then when my kids were born I was excited to introduce them to the classic…the enthusiasm was not returned. WHY, I always asked myself, don’t they share my excitement…I just had to learn to get over it. I recently became part of my “manfriends” family and his daughter (12 years old) had never seen Dorothy in action, I thought “I have a second chance”!! It was on this past Sunday…we sat…we watched. At the end I asked her how she liked it…her reply was “Not that bad”. I give up; the journey down the yellow brick road will never be the same as it was 40 years ago.

Note: after the house thumped down in Munchkin land after the big twister the 12 year olds comment was “the pictures aren’t crooked”. Yep, times have changed.

A tisket, a tasket

This is where I want to work, at a company that shows some “spirit“! Longeberger Co. must have fun people if they designed their corporate headquarter like this. Maybe I should not assume but I’m going with my gut instinct. I bet they have a great working environment too with awesome benefits, matching 401K, 4 day work week, free cafeteria, etc. OK, now I’m in the fantasy world but I know their are some companies out there that do value their employees…maybe they are found in this basket (it kind of reminds me of Dorothy’s, maybe that’s why I like it so much).

Now all I have to do is move to Ohio.