Monday, January 19, 2009

All By Myself

God bless, in no particular order, the following individuals for making today possible:
  1. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  2. My husband
  3. Stephenie Meyer

Yes, it's kind of a random list, but thanks to these three lovely people I had a day off from work, a day off from the kids, and a couple of hours to go soak up some cheesy teen vampire gooey goodness at my local movie theater.

I can't remember the last time I went to see a movie in the movie theater...no, scratch that. I can. It was "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull." Ugh...no wonder I blocked it out. So technically I should say, I can't remember the last time I went to see a movie all by myself in the movie theater.

I've only done it a handful of times, but every time I do, I love it. There's just something about buying my ticket for one, not having to share my candy or my armrest, and being able to linger in the theater for as long as I want without feeling pressure to leave when the credits start rolling.

Hmmmm. I guess that kinda makes me sound cheap, selfish, anti-social and nerdy. No wonder I have to go to the movies alone.

Or maybe it's because I know if I asked Scott to go see Twilight with me, we'd have a conversation that would go something like this:

Me: Hey honey, want to go see Twilight with me?

Scott: What's it about?

Me: Um, vampires?

Scott: A vampire movie?

Me: Well, it's a love story.

Scott: A vampire love story?

Me: Well, yes, but with teenagers.

Scott: A teen vampire love story?

Me: Never mind.

I imagine it would have been similar to the conversation we had when I tried to get him to watch Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog with me. I didn't win that one, either.

Boy, I'm not making myself sound any less nerdy, am I?

But anyway, I had a lovely time by myself at the movies today. The movie itself I rate a "B-", but the "me time" I rate a solid "A+."

1 comment:

Red said...

I also found the movie somewhat lacking, but thats ok because it just re-wetted my *ahem* appetite for Edward and I came home and read all the books all over again!