Sunday, November 2, 2008

Rocky Horror Picture Show and some other stuff

Sorry it's taken me a few days to make a post! Friday was really busy and I was exhausted, so I didn't do anything when I got home. I spent Friday volunteering at the school's Halloween carnival and then helped out a friend (who was my teaching assistant last year) with decorating a cake for her dad's birthday. Yesterday was spent mostly just being lazy! We walked over to campus to tailgate with my friend E and her family for a little while yesterday. It was fun, but it's just not my "thing." The rest of the day, we sat around and watched lots of tv and dvds. It was great to just be lazy. I haven't done much today either, but I will be catching up on some housework this evening.

Now to the Rocky Horror Picture Show. It was fun, but we were SO cold! Of course I took pictures, here they are with commentary.

They had a HUGE, inflatable, rear projection screen to show the movie on. Here are some random shots of the screen and audience, and Mr. McHacker enjoying some free pizza.

Going to a showing of this movie is really fun because members of the audience who know the movie dress up like the characters and bring props to use during the movie. During the scene at the church, the audience threw rice in the air, some sprayed squirt bottles during the storm scene, and some of them put newspapers over their heads as Brad and Janet do when they are walking in the rain. They also hold up lighters when Brad and Janet see a light, throw Scott toilet paper when professor Scott makes his entrance, and throw toast when Dr. Frank-n-furter makes a toast at dinner. Unfortunately the only picture I got of any of this was when some folks had newspapers in their heads. Another fun audience participation thing is when they do the time warp dance.

The movie was sponsored by a radio station and the local CBS affiliate as well as the campus activity board. Here are the radio personalities on the screen live during a commercial break and from where we were in the audience.

The radio folks asked trivia questions during the commercial breaks and Mr. McHacker was chosen to be on the air for trivia questions with some other folks. He didn't get all of the questions right, but he still got a nice prize, a North Face baseball cap. Doesn't he look cute?!

We ended up leaving a little early because I was freezing and needed to pee, so we finished watching the rest of the movie at home while drinking hot chocolate! All in all, it was a lot of fun.

I'm going to be heading to Lucedale on Tuesday, so I'm going to try to set up some posts to auto post while I'm gone since I won't have Internet access very often while I'm gone. So if y'all don't hear from me much next week, that's why. Also, my sister's wedding is back on! So it looks like I'll be making some cakes after all. I hope you all have a great week!!!


Dr. Wifey said...

the Rocky Horror Picture Show!! how fun! haven't seen it in years.
it's just a jump to the left...
and then a step to the riiiiiight lalala
Let's do the time warp again. that brings back some fun memories :) thanks for sharing

Madeline said...

Sounds like y'all have been having a great time! I used to love the Rocky Horror Picture Show. Enjoy Lucedale.

Deanna said...

That looks like a lot of fun. Love doing the outdoor movie thing!!

Lisa said...

I was one of those deprived teens who didn't see Rocky Horror Picture Show "in the day". It was on tv the other night and I sat here and watched it with hubby, who could sing along with most of the songs. :-) Crazy. I guess I missed out!

My grandfather lived in Lucedale right on the Pascagoula River. He took care of the International Paper Mill Camp down from his very modest (probably long gone) home. I have fun memories of staying at that camp and swimming in the river with cousins.

Willow said...

Let's do the time warp again!!! Oh, that sounds like SO MUCH fun -- well, except the freezing part! I don't do cold very well. I'm so glad you had a fun time!

When we lived in Cleveland OH we did drive-ins a lot. They were so fun....

I don't even know if they have any down here in Tampa -- maybe the mosquitoes took 'em over.

Pleasant Drive said...

What a fun night! And, I'm so glad your sister worked things out to get married. I know that can be hard on a family!

Confessions of A Mississippi Mom said...

You too watch that movie all the time and I hope you have a great trip to my home town LOL