Today marks the sixth full day since having LASIK. Yesterday? Work was AWFUL. The alternate title for the day should’ve been ATTACK OF THE FLUORESCENT LIGHTING. But today? Today was pretty great! I turned the brightness down on my computer monitor, and made it through the entire work day without having to wear my sunglasses indoors or take headache medicine.
I came home in a good mood, shared an unexpected french kiss with my sister’s black lab (by accident, she’s quick!), and said “Yes!” when Jaci asked if Mom and I wanted to go see How to Train Your Dragon (not in 3-D, however).
I made sure I had plenty of the single-serving Systane® preservative-free eye drops in my purse (which I definitely used to combat all of the wide-eyed staring that this movie subjected my eyes to), and quickly munched on a very healthy dinner of cold baked chicken, an apple, and crackers with garden vegetable hummus. Yum!
The movie? Excellent! (With great reviews, too!) One reviewer wrote, “An animated movie with the courage to take itself seriously and entertain you by being genuinely good, as opposed to tricking itself out with pointless hipness.” And another commented, “Swift action, a smart script, stunning animation and capable set of voice actors come together for a movie that soars.”
I can’t say it any better than that, actually, so I won’t try. But I will say that from the trailers I thought that the animation style of the dragons would irritate me in a similar way that Mulan’s horses did. The truth is that these dragons turned out to be quite enjoyable in their goofy, toothy, big-eyed, Crayola-hued, cat-like cuteness. Don’t you agree?! *giggle*
I would not be afraid to take the kids I know to see this movie, and clocking in at just an hour and a half? How to Train Your Dragon doesn’t even begin to tug on your patience, but it sure does tickle your funny bone!