It is really typical of me. Last evening at dinner, we were discussing breakfast (no, not odd – my father has been eating cereal for breakfast and I told him to stay away from milk until his digestive system is back on track – and he complained that he wanted cereal because he was tired of eating Semmeln (Bavarian Bread Buns)). So, I offered to make pancakes for everyone – no problem right?
It is all Premiere`s fault that I almost didn’t. Premiere is my wonderful digital TV provider – digital TV is great, most films can be watched in German or English language, whichever one prefers. Plus, the signal and picture are wonderful. But all of that does not help if they don’t stop just showing crappy movies.
I desperately wanted some TV couch time though, and not even Discovery, Animal Planet or Planet was showing anything of interest, so I decided to pop open the still sealed “Two Towers” DVD of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. At 10 p.m.
Settled down comfortably, got some chips, channeled the Dolby sound over the stereo receiver, adjusted the rear speakers.
It was wonderful. I love this story and I loved it as a kid when I first read the Tolkien books. There was a time in Chicago when I used to spend an awful lot of time playing Wizardry (the very first one – anyone remember it?) with my stepson Rob, during his summer vacations (we would often play into the wee hours of the morning, sending LOMILWA and MAHALITO and what not all spells into the maze and buying various armor at Boltac’s Trading Post), and all of our characters were named after characters in the Tolkien story. My thief was Frodo, my Warriors were Aragon and something or another, Gandalf was my Mage, etc.
But I am getting off topic here.
I didn’t see the entire movie – my eyes were just trying to shut really hard at some point well after midnight, so I reluctantly (worse than a little kid, I know) went to bed.
Woke up this morning at 8.10. Breakfast was scheduled for 8.30, as always.
I held my promise with the help of one of the pancake mixes Mom brought me some time back – I would not have made it in that time frame from scratch – and went over with a plate of wonderful stack of pancakes on it. (The table was already set when I got there) 😉