-A mostly true journey of a girl, her man and their three kids; all trying to live harmoniously in a house somewhere in Utah. Names and exact locations may be changed in order to protect the grouchy.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Day 16 of Forty-Let's all go to the movies..

The man and I decided a few months ago to put theatre-like room in the basement. We also decided to use the room I had been using as a classroom. If you remember, I was homeschooling the youngest as well as tutoring a ton of kids....and I had a few (thousand) items left from teaching school. For those of you that have been following this blog, it is also the room that held the evil-twin chairs...

I say "theatre-like" room because there are actual theaters in people's houses these days. Wall size screens, big, squishy, leathery chairs and popcorn makers. I've seen a few and they are gorgeous. No, when I say theatre-like, I mean a room, painted a dark color...with a TV.

I was in charge of painting and the man had to handle the electronics. We planned where things would go and what we would add to the room to make it fun for the kids, all the while also keeping in mind what would and wouldn't fit down the basement stairs. You'd be surprised.

As it goes, I painted that cute old blue classroom the color of an eggplant. A single-man living in the next town adopted our two evil chairs. Then, my husband hooked up every game system/stereo piece/DVR/DVD/CD/VCR/OMG!- thing known to man. I believe every piece we've ever owned is in that room. In good conscience, I won't go into how many wires are hiding behind a piece of black IKEA furniture. I won't because I can't even look myself.

We're not finished. I will show you parts of the room this weekend. Again, it does NOT look like any movie house you've been to..  We don't have the wall-sized screen. There aren't any velvet ropes or blinking lights around posters..

BUT if you know us, (which you should by now) you'll have faith that we stayed true to the important parts of any theatre experience. As far as I'm concerned, I could sit on the floor and watch puppet shows as long as I have these:




Tomorrow is Friday, folks! Enjoy your evening :)

10 comments:

  1. Wow, I wish I could be at your house watching Grease, drinking Cream Soda and munching on some Jr Mints. I love the room idea. I bet the kids love it as well. I can't wait to see more pictures!

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    1. You know, I never had Jr. Mints at the movies until I met Mark. He loves them frozen. Thanks for the nice words, I would watch Grease ANYTIME...summah nights..and cream soda? Um, Yes!! <3

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  2. Can't wait to see pix! We're still arguing...umm....DISCUSSING....whether Shawn's huge tv (with awesome sound and blah, blah, blah) will fit up the steps to the upstairs tv/gameroom instead of in the downstairs living room where it would have to sit in front of the window and make the whole living room be off-center. I know he loves it and you ALMOST can't tell where the fabric that covers the extra-large speaker was ripped during the last move, but it would fit in much better upstairs with the older furniture, leaving me to put a sleek, shiny, new, flat screen above the mantle in the living room.

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    1. Can I just say how much I love the "living room off-center" comment? And the fact that you notice ripped stereo speakers? We were meant to be friends! I like the above-the-mantel idea. How wonderful. Now I need pics!!

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  3. No velvet ropes? Seriously? Okay. More pics please....

    Oh, and for Anonymous...( I know who you are...)
    I sure wish I could join both of you and watch Grease!

    "We go together like
    rama lama lama ke ding a de dinga a dong!
    Remembered for ever like
    shoo bop shoo wadda wadda yipitty boom de boom!........"

    Have an awesome Friday Marriott family! <3
    Your FF

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    1. Velvet ropes. DO they still have those? IT's been so long since I've been to a real theatre..so expensive these days :) I hope that we get the chance to watch that awesome movie (that we've known by heart since we were 8). Oh, I miss you! Have a wonderful weekend yourself, Blingmaster :)

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  4. I wanna know how long that candy will last. At my house, it would last about 2.5 minutes. And I wouldn't be able to blame it all on the kids. ;)

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    1. Christie, the one of the kids gave up candy and the man and eldest gave up pop. I have a few glorious week to enjoy my stash, or there will be one big party come Easter morning! You should come over and help me eat some of this :) Hurry!

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  5. Come on, there aren't that many wires. Only about 30 or so and they are all nicely bundled up. And no, it's not every piece we own. If that was the case, the garage would be much cleaner. :-). Anyway, the refreshments look great. Looks like someone misplaced my favorite candy again - I wonder who that was...

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  6. Which candy is that? Those NASTY Good 'n Plentys? Ugh. Just make sure to step away from the sour patch kids and M&Ms :)

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