Sunday, November 30, 2008

All By My Lonesome

Well, I did something on Saturday that I don't think I've ever done before.....

I went to the movies ...... ALONE. Some plans with friends didn't pan out, so I decided to be a big girl and go it alone.

My heart was set on seeing "Australia", but since it was sold out I settled for "Twilight". I wish I could say that God closed the door to Australia and ushered me towards the vampire flick, but even Ozzie Osborne would say that's a stretch.

Venturing in, I was surprised to see the Twilight theatre empty. So I boldly decided to do another thing that was completely out of character for me -- I went & bought a popcorn and drink! And proceeded to notify my mortgage company that our house payment may be a little short as a result ....

Goodies in hand, I headed back to the now almost empty theatre, and tried to blend in and not feel like a loser who was there by herself. A feat in and of itself. I felt like I stuck out like a sore thumb, even though in my head I knew that was an irrational thought.

It seemed like time stood still waiting for the lights to go down. I nervously crammed popcorn into my mouth and looked around as if I were expecting someone. The phrase "where are they?!" may have been uttered under my breath for good measure.

The bottom line is that Edward Cullen & I shared some quality one-on-one time -- but I don't think I'll be hitting a matinee solo again for quite some time.

So the question is: Do you go to the movies comfortably alone? And why is it a big deal for the rest of us to do that?!

6 comments:

Anita said...

Are you kidding me! I can't even go out to McDonalds by myself. All about the drive threw and the parking lot for me:) You are my hero;)

Alicia said...

The first time I ever went alone was when I moved to the Philippines. And I was either going to go alone or not get to go at all, so that was a no brainer!!!

Honestly, I would go by myself now in a heartbeat!! But if I have to hire a babysitter then I can't afford the movie!

Alicia said...

I've tagged you for a blog award!

Courtney said...

I did it once. I think I'd do it again. The hardest thing for me to do is eat alone. One time (way before cell phones) a friend met me for dinner. We ordered food. She got an "important" page and went outside to return the call. She was gabbing away for almost 30 minutes! I felt really self-conscious sitting in a restaurant by myself eating.

mommachelle said...

I am so proud of you! I wish I could have met up with you at the flick, but we were too busy searching the fields for the perfect Christmas tree. 3 hours later, we arrived home, and I was ready for a nap.

How was Twilight? Read the books. Hated them, for the most part. Was the movie any good?

Jennifer said...

I know I'm posting super-late, but I absolutely LOVE going to the movies alone. Chick-Flicks - no hubby - no guilt - all the popcorn. I've done it ALOT and if it weren't for kids, would still be doing it ALOT. Once Max is in preschool - Warren East here I come.