Excuses, Excuses, Excuses

For those of you wondering where I’ve been these past 10 days — all 12 of you — they moved up this year’s National Conference of Appellate Court Clerks (aka LawyerCon) due to some conflict with the hotel and so I’ve spent the last week road tripping to Richmond, Virginia, and back.

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I was so busy before the trip that I didn’t make the usual arrangements to set up a RROY REPORT IDOL to cover for me in my absence. And since none of the crop of available talent volunteered for the prestigious gig, we’ve been silent for 10 days. My apologies to all 12 of you.

Not that you missed much. Granted, I missed “The Addams Family” at The Muny, which was probably good, but movie-wise — let’s face it — this has been a suck summer. Part of the problem was front-loading the superhero movies in April and May, leaving us with nothing but Transformers and apes to carry June and July. Marvel can’t do it all, you know.

I was actually looking forward to missing out this past week as my options were a Disney talking airplanes movie,  something called “Sex Tape” (that didn’t look appealing despite having Cameron Diaz and the words “sex tape”) and — God help us — a sequel to “The Purge.” Apparently any horror movie can warrant a sequel regardless of how lame.

Things look more promising this week with the Luc Besson/Scarlett Johansson sci-fi thriller “Lucy” and Dwayne Johnson as “Hercules.” Sadly, I will not be able to attend either screening due to timing and other conflicts. Maybe I’ll go see “Lucy” over the weekend and report back. I can’t imagine spending money on “Hercules.”

I will have a review of “Seussical” this week, so there is that. And maybe I’ll work up the strength to write up my LawyerCon report in a few days, but don’t count on it.

And hey, “Guardians of the Galaxy” is right around the corner! Maybe a taking space raccoon and his tree buddy can save this sad summer.

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