Had planned on taking my daughter, young Galadriel Tanqueray Onassis, to go see "The Incredible Hulk" today, but the big green guy was a no-show. He won't be out till next week. Can't believe I got that wrong.
So after grabbing some lunch at Little Richard's Family Diner, we went to see the only character who could totally smash Hulk to a pulp. That's right, I'm talking about Kung Fu Panda!
It was entertaining. Jack Black as a fat CGI panda kung fu warrior. What's not to like? And it was only 90 minutes long. Skidoosh!
I offered to take her to see "The Strangers" because she likes scary movies, but she wanted to "save" that one to see with her friends...didn't want to "waste" it on her dad.
Oh, and update on the whole ex-wife drama. The ex is not planning on returning to Richmond. But we both feel that it is critically important that GTO not get pulled out of the Richmond school district. So discussions have taken place and we are embarking down an unusual path. As of today, the plan is for GTO to spend the school year living with her best friend's family in rural Ray County. They love GTO and the two of them have been best friends since they attended dance and gymnastic class together when they were 4 years old.
It feels weird. It feels a little like putting her up for adoption. But I prefer to think of it as sending her to a boarding school. The bottom line is, the best thing for my daughter is to stay in Richmond where she's lived since she was 3 years old and is thriving. Yanking her out of the Richmond school district and forcing her to live with one of us in Independence and get dropped into the middle of Truman High where she doesn't know a single person would just fuck her up beyond recognition. I'm not prepared to do that to her.
We still need to work out the fine details, but that appears to be where we are headed. I would very much appreciate hearing what you folks think about this. You don't have to agree with our decision to comment on it. I really need to hear some other voices on this.
Okay. After the movie, I took GTO back to her half-sister's and headed over to the Sugar Creek Slavic Festival. I kinda looked it over from outside the gates and decided not to go. Admission was three bucks, all I had was plastic and they didn't appear to be set up for that. Plus it looked pretty lame. Bunch of old people listening to second rate polka music and gorging on kielbasa and cheap beer. Not really my scene.
Plus, in all honesty, I had a dyslexic moment. I thought it was going to be the Sugar Creek Slave Festival and that sounded pretty kewl.
Not what I had envisioned. At all. So disappointed.