We’re back from Wisconsin. We actually got back on Sunday, but by the time we were done with supper it was the kids’ bedtimes and the hubby and I thought an early bedtime was a good idea as well. And then yesterday my cold kicked into overdrive and there was nothing doing when it came to writing or anything else on the computer for that matter. So I’m sorry to keep you all sitting on the edge of your seats like I’m sure you were (sarcasm definitely intended 😉 ), but here’s the rundown on how the marathon went:
The drive went really well. The kids slept and the adults stayed awake. Just the way it’s supposed to be. I already posted about our scrumptious sweets–they tasted just as good as I had hoped and got good reviews from the other marathon goers. Even the trail mix treats (our nod to healthy food) was “Actually not that bad” according to the Jerad-that-I’m-not-married-to-Jerad.
We watched these movies–when we were able to stay awake–and made many jokes at their expense: Book of Eli (2010), The Lost Skeleton Returns Again (2009), Night of the Lepus (1972), S. Darko (2009), Surprise 1–Zombieland, The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (1969), Dark Descent (2002), Captain America (1990), 9 (2009), Surprise II–Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II, Supergirl (1984), Tron (1982)…this was from our personal collection and is the first time we have contributed a movie to the marathon, Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957), Surprise III–Despicable Me, The Black Hole (1979), Wolfman (2010). We also saw some shorts and a 1943ish Batman serial. Approximately 36ish hours of science-fiction madness and mayhem.
Of course, being a mother of a 3-year-old and a 15-month-old resulted in me not seeing anywhere near 36 hours of movies. Instead, I saw most of Book of Eli, most of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, all of Tron and Attack of the Crab Monsters, and some of Supergirl, Captain America, The Lost Skeleton Returns Again, and Despicable Me. I also saw a lot of Scooby Dooby Doo with the kids (both mine and a third one) upstairs.
The food turned out fantastic. We stuck to our plan, having some bagels, some turkey tacos, some soup-in-a-cup, and some grilled cheese sandwiches. I was also very proud of the fact that we didn’t eat all of our chips and, in fact, didn’t even open one of the bags. We also only opened one pack of M&Ms and didn’t eat all of that package. The host and hostess also had a pizza day: breakfast pizza, veggie pizza, fruit pizza, and dessert pizza. They were all very good and made me want to have a day where we have a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle marathon (we own all three of the movies) with a pizza day of our own.
Here’s a picture of the taco we had:
It was a fun weekend and, I’d say, a successful first attempt at scaling back the junk and improving the health of the food eaten at a very special annual event.
To my readers: What type of toppings would you have for a pizza on a pizza day?