Last night, some of my fun girlfriends invited me to go to the midnight showing of New Moon with them. After considering the fact that I had to get up at 6:00 a.m. to teach a full day of school, I decided--what the heck??--and I went.
It was so much fun. We smuggled in Cheetohs, Doritos, and Hot Tamales, and we just chomped and giggled away while watching what was quite possibly one of the corniest movies I've ever seen. (But in a fun way!) We screamed with all of the other girls when Jacob, the sexy werewolf, first took off his shirt, and we gasped in horror at the creepy, red-eyed Volturi. At the climactic moment of the film, just when Edward was about to get killed by the vampire authorities (we knew he wouldn't...but still...), the movie started to wobble...and then slow down...and then, it STOPPED.
My first thought was, "Riot." Honestly, I was afraid that the hordes of Edward-loving maniacs might pummel the poor worker who came running in to fix it. He calmly assured us that they were having technical difficulties, and it would just be a few minutes.
Well, FIFTY minutes later, the film got rolling again, and we finally got to see Edward reunited with his precious Bella. To compensate us for our lost time and to ease our aggravation, the theater gave each person two free movie tickets. JACK POT! I was more than appeased, especially considering that during the entire fifty minute break, I had a grand old time chatting and laughing with Karli and Tasha. So fun!
Although quite sleep-deprived at school today (I got home from the movie at 3:35 a.m.), I was able to muster up enough energy to have a few spirited discussions about the movie with my students. (You better believe they were at the midnight showings!!) I love being able to talk about relationships, life, and literature with my students--even if the discussion centers around cheesy vampires!
Tonight, Ry and I utilized the free tickets and saw another new release film, The Blind Side. It is the true story of a family who made a remarkable difference in the life of a troubled teenager, and I have to say, it was infinitely more inspiring than New Moon. I left wanting to be a better person. In fact, as we were driving home, Ry and I spotted a guy pushing his truck down the road, and we looked at each other and knew we better stop to help. It's a little ridiculous how good it made us feel to help this fellow; the family in the movie changed someone's life, but, hey, we helped push a broken down truck, and that's a start, right??? Ha!
I love going to the movies...so it's been a good couple of days!