As of right now, Catching Fire is coming out in exactly 457 days, 10 hours, and 15 minutes.
I know what you’re thinking. “Googie, stop reminding us! That is so ridiculously far away there’s absolutely no point in flaunting it in our faces!” I totally, 100% agree with you. I’ve been rather apathetic as well. Of course, I’ve followed the various casting rumors about Finnick. I was disappointed when they decided to cast this lady who is absolutely perfect for the part as Johanna Mason when everyone knows it should have been me. (I had a dream I got that part. Doesn’t that count for something?) But in the end, I was just ready for them to shut up and make the movie…until about two hours ago.
I was visiting a certain online retail store, excited to buy the totally awsome new song by Mumford & Sons, when I saw a small little box sitting modestly on the right side of my screen. It said, "Visit the set of Catching Fire." Naturally my mouse was drawn to it like a magnet and I clicked while dreaming of seeing the weird lagoon arena and touching Josh Hutcherson’s leather jacket. (Did I just type that out loud?) This took me to a page where you could sign up, and, since I never do anything without seeing what it will cost me, I clicked on the "Official Rules" button. There, to my great disappointment, I discovered that both the winner and their guest must be eighteen or older…ahem. Excuse me… I need a moment.
Whew. Ok. I’m back. After realizing my life isn’t over just yet, I read some more. “Ending at 11:59:59 p.m. (PT) on August 18, 2012, trip for the winner and one (1) guest, arriving at a major airport in the U.S. state of Georgia…”
Wait. Wha? *reads again* GEORGIA????? *dies* That’s like…*points wildly* over there! That way! EAST! I could drive an hour to get there! My daddy’s small business has an office there! My best friend lives there! Oh my gosh it’s in GEORGIA!!!!!! *points wildly again* OVER THERE!!!!
So everyone, let it be known that between October and November, this girl will be taking a road trip all over the great state of Georgia, searching frantically for the Catching Fire set. You know, just in case that lady who’s playing Johanna “accidentally” falls in a river or breaks her nose or something. They’ll need a replacement. Anyone want to road trip with me?
Oh! And by the way, if anyone who is actually in the movie happens to read this, Alabama is only an hour or so away! We have great stuff over here! You could even stay at our house if you want to! We’ve only got one spare bedroom, but it’s real quiet and we’re always in bed by 10, so you'd get plenty of rest!
Are you going to track down the set of Catching Fire?
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