Of all the movies about asteroids bearing down on planet earth and Elijah Wood being one of the few survivors who will be tasked with repopulating the planet, I have to say that Deep Impact is my favorite.
Networks tend to run the end of the world movies right around New Years and I got to catch the end of Deep Impact just a few days ago. It was close to the end of the movie and there were a series on intense goodbyes as people quite literally were running for the hills. I was drawn in because we were in the middle of it.
Not so much the running for the hills, but the intense goodbyes. We have had the opportunity to build deep meaningful friendships with so many and that makes saying goodbye hard.
Now we’re on the plane and I’m guessing there’s about 6 hours to go, because I watched a 2 hour movie that was interrupted by a 4-year-old asking if we were in Germany every 5 seconds making it about 3 hours. Add to that 40 minutes for dinner in which said 4-year-old only wanted to eat the brownie and drink 7UP, but because you’re such a good parent you convince him to eat some real dinner (PBnJ sandwich) before eating about half of the brownie. The other half is imbedded into his pants, neck and fingernails. Add to that the 15 minutes of the worst turbulence you’ve ever experienced, complete with the captain giving the flight crew a very stern BE SEATED! Yep I’m guessing only 6 more hours.
Quick Update: We made it! Stuffed all our bags into one car and made it to our apartment. More soon!
I can’t wait to see how it goes with customs, our 5 carry ons, a car seat, six checked bags and a guitar. Oh, and a four year old.