Thursday, April 30, 2009

The Phantom’s Mask


I think it’s safe to say that no one loves this movie more than me!!  It doesn’t hurt that under that mask, he looks like this either…

Gerard Butler

… oh, my he’s pretty.

When “The Phantom of the Opera” came out at the theater, a friend and I (not Jodi, because I wanted someone to watch the movie with, not sit next to while they nap) went without a lot of anticipation.  Because I don’t get out much, I didn’t know anything about “The Phantom of the Opera”.  So, I wasn’t too thrilled when I realized it was a musical (even though I love musicals), but after about 15 minutes I forgot they were even singing.  I went back the next day and took two of my sisters and my mom.  I went back the next day with another friend.  I ended up seeing it in the theater 7 times in, I think, 9 days. I also had a “viewing party” at my house when it came out on DVD. Yep.

I haven’t seen it in a while, but tonight when Courtney was here checking on Tyler, we all watched it.  Good times.

At one point when I made a comment about how much I love the Phantom, Tyler says, “Do you remember when Kale came out with that toilet paper mask on?”  I got so tickled remembering it!  Kale, my serious child, making fun of my obsession of all things Phantom, when he was still living at home, came out from his room one night with toilet paper carefully torn in the shape of the Phantom’s mask and double-sided taped to his face and a towel worn as a cape around his shoulders.  It was SO funny.  (I only wish I had a picture.)  It reminds me of the time he came out and surprised me with his "mock Mom for all the first day of school photos she made me take" outfit.

Kale making fun of FDofS shots (2) Kale making fun of FDofS shots (1)

Have I mentioned how much joy my boys bring me???

So glad you’re about to get a summer break, Kale.  And I’m ever so proud of your hard work and STILL bringing home those good “report cards” after all these years!  One semester left.  God’s got big plans for you.


Kyla said...

Oh my goodnes J, how did you get a picture of my boyfriend?!

And bwahahahaha, that picture of Kale- hilarious :)

Susie said...

While we were living in Atlanta my honey surprised me with tickets to the live version of "Phantom of the Opera". Needless to say it was wonderful!

Morris Family said...

I just love your old pics!!! Those will be good ones to let the grandchildren look at!! HA!

Becky said...

Oh my gosh that is hilarious! I can't believe he did that! Is Gerard Butler in the Phantom of the Opera? I love him in 300 and PS I Love You, but I don't remember him in Phantom??? I love the story as well!!! Happy Friday sweet friend!

Kelley said...

I have seen the live version of Phantom of the Opera. It was outstanding. It is my mom's favorite musical. I took her to the Orpheum in Memphis to see it. That's cool that you like it too.

Becky said...

I'm ashamed to say I've never seen "Phantom of the Opera".

That picture of Kale cracks me up!

Have a wonderful weekend my dear friend!

Lauren Kelly said...

Haha!! Love it!!! Believe it or not. I've never seen that before!!

His Doorkeeper said...

I love Phantom of the Opera but guess who doesn't....old Granddad!!

The Garners said...

That is too funny about Kale and the mask! I can't believe you saw a movie in the theater that many sound like my friend Ali when Twilight came out not long ago! :)

MiMi said...

I went to see Phantom of The Opera live at the theater and it was amazing! It's actually back again this year and I would love to see it again!

That store about the toilet paper mask is hilarious and the picture is too funny for words!

Hope you're having a great weekend!

Heather said...

So funny! I look so forward to having the same kind of relationship with my Connor-boo as he grows up!
I love the Phantom, too. I got to see the play on Broadway in NYC and it was unbelievable!

petrii said...

Okay so I've never seen Phantom of the Opera!!

Okay are you done yelling at the computer?

okay, so now I think I really must see it. Dak has and really liked it.

That pic of Kale is to funny.

Have a Blessed day,