So overall it was a pretty decent holiday weekend. I got to spend some time drinking and relaxing, listening to some bands. I got to spend time doing absolutely nothing, and then the downside was spending the ENTIRE FREAKING DAY on Memorial Day repainting the kitchen/dining room in its entirety (removing furniture, pictures, shelves. scraping, spackling, sanding, wiping, painting, painting more, painting even freaking more!).
But hands down the best part of the weekend was introducing my wife to Alien on Friday night (2003 director's cut) and Aliens on Sunday night (original theatrical release, don't like the added scenes on this one). She's not normally the sci-fi/horror type, though she does enjoy action movies, so I wasn't sure how she'd take it. The highlight of the weekend was the build-up to Dallas' vent scene, which caused her to shriek/jump so loud, I'm surprised the neighbors didn't think I was killing her.
Even though she was pretty stressed out throughout, she came out really liking the movies and has a pretty strong interest in the Alien universe now. We both agreed that they should one day make another sequel... and thought it was weird that they hadn't, yet.
Now it's just the painful countdown to Prometheus reviews/release on the 8th!