Saturday, May 21, 2011

Pirates of the Caribbean Midnight Revelry

I met some Fantastic people Thursday night / Friday morning—engaging, full-of-life people, because I did something I’d never done before. I went to the midnight showing of a movie!

We arrived at the theater at 9:30 p.m. to see Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Everyone was lined up, sitting on the floor, since the theater is inside a mall. People laughed, played card games, laughed, chatted, and laughed!

We joined the crowd and waited until around 11:00, when we headed for our seats with an hour to go before the movie started.

Once we found a good spot, it was a blast being part of the revelry. Some girls in front of us sang Happy Birthday to one of their friends. People cheered and clapped. Then a few minutes later, several rows in front of us, half a row of movie-goers burst out singing Happy Birthday to a girl in their group. The two girls wished each other a Happy Birthday!

A whole family—Mom, Dad, boys and girls, even a baby—came all dressed up as pirates. The kids ran across the floor and did cartwheels at the front of the theater.


                                                                     ME AND MY KIDS!

                 GAYLENE MORLEY!


                                                             THE LINE!                                             
                                                     THE GROUP IN FRONT OF US!
                 KEVIN HARDY!

                                                             VAN JACOBSON!

While we were waiting in line and after we found our seats, I asked several people if they would be willing to answer a question for my blog. They were all enthusiastic and happy to help—well, except for one hesitant guy who said, “I guess so, sure,” but he answered my question! And then he asked me if I had a piece of gum. I begged one off my son and gave him his wish!





They flew in the water like a lark and soar like an eagle. They whip through the wind 
like a fierce lion. —Gaylene Morley

The sky is the limit, like you could sell your ship for the limit. —Danielle

Something to do with the compass, trying to figure out the direction
of the land. —Van Jacobson

To keep track of someone. —Kenzie Andersen

The guy that's in the crow's nest. —Tim Lee 

Going up to the crow's nest. —Crystal

Sounds like the person in the crow's nest. —Davin

A storm coming. —Kyle Sills

Spotting a ship. —Kevin Hardy

An article of clothing. —Laci

Looking at the stars. —Ben

Navigating by the stars. —Andrew

Something to do with women. —Dugan

Bird watching. —Taylor Curtis

Sounds like a curse word. —Megan Dean

Repainting the little mermaid person. —Katie Johnson (She laughed and said, “I don’t know what those are called! I couldn’t think of it either at the time! It’s a figurehead, right?)

I asked some of my kids and here’s what they said skylarking means:

Danger ahead! –Tianna, age 10

Like you skydive, or you go hiking up a mountain or something. –Kallea, age 6

You lurk around the sky. –Ben, age 8

THANK YOU! I HAD A FUN TIME HEARING YOUR FANTASTIC RESPONSES AND ENJOYING YOUR GREAT PERSONALITIES! (If I got any of your names or answers wrong, please just leave me a comment and I’ll fix the mistake.)

So tell me your ideas for what you think SKYLARKING means!
Don’t cheat now. Put that dictionary back on the shelf, quit punching skylarking into Google. Be adventurous and send me your guess.
And I’ll tell you the definition next week. (That’s what a pirate would do, right? Make you squirm!)



Katie Dodge said...

Singing a pirate's song? I have no idea! Looks like you had fun and how cute is your family! I can't believe this is the first time I'm seeing them! Thanks for the fun post, my friend! :D

Joy Spraycar said...

I have no idea what that means, but how about having fun stealing from others and getting the gold. This was really cute. Did you see my son there? Fun post.

Rebecca Blevins said...

Sounds like fun! I'm looking forward to the answer for your question, considering I just finished writing a book about pirates for kids!

RaShelle Workman said...

So glad you had fun at PoC. Was the movie worth the wait????

skylarking: Singing into the wee hours of the morn. Arrgggg. =D

Brenda Sills said...

Joy, I might've seen your son! But I don't know what he looks like - I should've called his name through the crowd just in case!

Brenda Sills said...

Hey Katie, I didn't realize you hadn't seen pictures of my kids yet! Good Grief! I love them like crazy, I should be showing them off!

Brenda Sills said...

Rebecca, Oh, Rebecca, I can't wait to read your pirate book! I love pirate books - especially ones for kids!

Brenda Sills said...

So RaShelle, here's the answer to your question - Yes!!! It was worth the wait! I love the PoC movies (the first is my favorite) so I was going crazy wishing they would hurry up and make another one!

Chantele Sedgwick said...

Brenda! Your kids are SO cute! :D I wish I would have seen this post earlier... I totally would have guessed the meaning of Skylarking. ;)