For a moment, I felt like I was Batman

Last Friday afternoon, my son, Jacques, and I went to Poteau Theater to see “The Dark Knight Rises.” Johnathan and Nathan Rice were there, and those boys made me sit on the very front row. I haven't sat on the front row at the movie theater since 1996 when I was late for “Twister” because that was one of the only seats left in the whole theater.Friday's movie lasted 2 hours, 45 minutes, but it only seemed like we were there for about 20 minutes. The movie was a non-stop, action-packed, hang-on-the-edge-of-your-seat thriller! Being that close to the screen even made for more excitement. I got a little tear in my eye at the end of the movie (I'm not going to give away the ending just in case some of you haven't seen “The Dark Knight Rises” yet).So, I went to the bathroom to blow my nose and collect myself. When I blew my nose, I heard a loud pop in my right ear, and I got very dizzy. I was bouncing off both sides of the hallway like a pinball. Johnathan was standing there talking about the movie, and I saw three of him. So, I grabbed the one in the middle, and he helped me to the bench out in the lobby so I could sit down.My wife, Jenny, pulled up to get us, and Jacques helped me into the back seat, and we went to see Dr. Julie Clark at Hometown Medical and Pharmacy. I stumbled in and I still couldn't hear out of the right ear. I thought I may have busted my eardrum. Dr. Clark looked me over, and said I just had a bad inner-ear infection due to drainage from my allergies. She gave me a shot and some antibiotics, and I went home to rest.It all scared me because I couldn't hear, and I was walking all cock-eyed. I don't think I'm going to sit on the front row or cry at the movies again, but I loved “The Dark Knight Rises” — it's a must-see movie.Visiting K.B.A. CampgroundWednesday evening, we drove down to K.B.A. Campground in Talihina to visit Jacques, who is there this week for church camp. I love going to camp because there's so many things to do, and I feel like a kid again — I didn't want to leave.The ladies of Double Branch Baptist Church cooked us dinner. They had beans and cornbread with pulled-pork sandwiches, and I had been looking at that buffet — hard. When they rang the dinner bell and said, “Guests eat first,” I knocked down three kids to be the first one in line.It was really good, and for dessert they made ice cream roll cake with caramel icing and chopped walnuts.I didn't know if I could make it back across the mountains after all that food. A huge thank you to my new best friends, Linda McDonald, Janice “When She Lets Her Hair Hang Down” Dickson and Frances Boevers, for dinner.“Beat the Heat MusicFest” Date ChangedThe “Beat the Heat Music Fest” Battle of the Bands Competition has been rescheduled for Sept. 22 at Heavener Runestone Park. The gates will open at 10 a.m., and the event will last to approximately 10:30 p.m.The entry fee for bands wishing to compete is $50, and the deadline to enter is Sept. 14.Advance tickets cost $3, while tickets at the gate will be $5. Children ages 3 and younger will be admitted free. All proceeds will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of LeFlore County.For additional information, call (918) 647-7136 or email Clay Roper at the world, recycle.God bless our troops and our veterans.Have a great weekend.— — —Any questions or pictures, make contact with Jody Ray Adams on Facebook, on the “Jody Ray Fishing Hotline” at (918) 649-7387 or email to