I’m so excited! My sister and I are taking a little trip to Middle Earth today one last time! We’ve been “there and back again” many times over the years and it’s been a wonderful adventure! :D
In case you’re not a nerd like me, and didn’t know… the third and final segment of the Hobbit movies came out on December 17th. As with any movie that is based on a book, the films are never as good as the books, but I think they’ve done a great job with them and I’ve really enjoyed watching my most beloved story come to life on the big screen; first with the Lord of the Rings, and now The Hobbit. I’m a huge fan of Tolkien and the wonderful, imaginary world he created in his stories ~ best reading adventure I’ve ever experienced!
And it’s all thanks to my big seester. <3
Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, my sister introduced me to The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings books, and I fell in love with the story of Middle Earth. Then when the first film came out in 2001, her and I traveled there together ~ to the theater, and to Middle Earth. ;)
We were so excited and went on opening day to the very first showing. We got to the theater hours ahead of time to be at the front of the line in order to get the best seats. In my opinion the best seats are the ones in the middle of the middle ~ not too close, not too far, and smack dab in the middle, full front on with the screen. Ordinarily I’m not such a stickler about my seats, but this was different, this was going to be an epic movie, of an epic story, my favorite story, of all time, so it was big deal, and we were so pumped!
And wouldn’t know that 3 minutes before the movie was to start, with the theater completely packed, only a few random single seats remaining, these two guys come in (did I mention it was 3 minutes before the movie was to start?) and expect us to move over a few seats so they could sit next together. The audacity of some people! Don’t come into the theater on opening day of the first showing of an epic movie 3 minutes before the movie is going to start and expect others who arrived hours ahead of time to get THE perfect seats, to move over for you! Yeah… I said “no.” And not very politely. I may have seemed rude, but honestly, I thought they were being rude. Sorry, but my laid back, good natured attitude has its limits, and apparently that was its limit. ;)
Needless to say, that was certainly a memorable movie-going experience. My sister and I went to see the other two Lord of the Rings movies together as well, but thankfully, without any unpleasant seating arrangement incidences.
Today I’m not feeling quite as possessive about my seats (although we are planning to get there early), and it’s not the first showing on opening day, but I’m feeling almost as excited for this last Hobbit movie as I was for that first Lord of the Rings movie.
And I’m filled with nostalgia.
Feeling a bit of sadness at the ending of a movie journey in Middle Earth, and also feeling sentimental about precious memories from the various adventures that I’ve had with my big sister over the years. Plus, it’s Christmas time. <3
Well, I had better get off this computer and go and get ready…
I’ll leave you with this clip of the movie. Did I mention how excited I am to see it?!
And with this photo I snapped of what I’m sure is a “Hobbit hole” that we found while on one of our adventures through the Hoh Rainforest back in 2005…
I wonder if it leads to Middle Earth…? ;)
Hope your day leads to wonderful and magical places today!
✿~Peace & Love~✿