Way back in October, Beca and I were among the luck few to get tickets to the special, all day, Lord of the Rings Trilogy screening. That's right, on December 16th, we'd be seeing the long version of Fellowship, followed by the long version of Two Towers, followed by the "normal" Return of the King, itself clocking in at almost three and a half hours. These tickets were hard to come by and by the day of the screening were selling for many times their face value of $28 on E-Bay.
Being Tad and Beca, we purchased the tickets on-line and hoped to keep them safely locked up in the Metreon's automatic ticket dispenser until the day of the screening. We both tend to lose things, especially important things. This seemed the best plan possible...and it would have worked if the self same ticket dispenser hadn't tried to out smart us.
A couple weeks before the screening, Beca went to see Love Actually at the Metreon, and when she went to pick up the tickets she bought on-line earlier that afternoon, the machine also spit out the Lord of the Rings Trilogy tickets which had been purchased with the same credit card. No! Now we'd have to keep track of them!
Needless to say, we did lose them and then found them again. Being very smart, Beca slid them into the frame of the big mirror above our mantle, safe for the next two weeks until we'd need them.