1.30.2008

I Took Myself on a Date

Sort of.

A. was at Pre-K today, and sure there were things I could do around the house. Things on my list to tackle, groceries to buy, yada-yada, blah-blah.

Instead, I took myself to the early bird matinee to see this:

It was delightful. Mostly. I mean, the premise IS a teenage girl in high school faced with a positive pregnancy test, but that happens you know. It's PG-13 and the language is a bit rough around the edges. And yet.

I liked it.

I liked its quirkiness, its off-beat humor. I LOVE Jason Bateman (Can I just say, LOVE him). I loved that she used a hamburger telephone. I loved how they focused on adoption. I loved her attitude. I liked that there was running in the movie. I liked seeing Dwight (Rainn Wilson) from The Office, I miss him. I loved the soundtrack. It was quirky and cool. I loved that they included a Buddy Holly song. (I may need to watch The Buddy Holly Story soon. Again.) Jennifer Garner was beautiful, controlling and sweet at the same time. I liked that I arrived 2 minutes before show time and I was not freaking out about missing the previews and thereby jeopardizing the entire fun movie experience (a la Scott).

Quick SP before going in. 2 ladies looked at me funny as I was taking my picture with my cell phone. I just smiled and continued to document my experience. They must not be bloggers.

After the movie I treated myself to soup and salad at La Madeleine before picking A. up from school. I think I floated home on a euphoric cloud.

Just so you know, in the spirit of a guilt free movie experience, I did vacuum, straighten and clean sinks and potties before I left for the movie. And, no it doesn't bother me to go to the movies by myself from time to time. I promise, I'm only barely a nerd.

Do you ever take yourself to the movies? Have you seen Juno? How do you feel about Jason Bateman? Do you take self-portraits too when you are out and about?

27 comments:

  1. Haha!! I hear ya on the documenting thing...other non bloggers don't understand. You are too cute! I've heard that Juno is really good, I should take myself to it sometime..

    Cute A. at school??!! Fun!

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  2. love your self portrait at the theater.. they must not be bloggers! HA!
    never heard of the movie.. sounds like a good one! I have never been to a movie alone..

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  3. Oh what a treat! Our local theater doesn't start it's movies until after 1:00pm which means it's highly unlikely that I'd be able to be on time to pick my kids up from school. It's probably for the best though or I'd be there all the time.

    I loved that movie. I ADORE Jason Bateman!! I get embarrassed taking self-portraits sometimes, but I do it anyway. Good for you!

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  4. I'm so happy that you saw it - now you know what I mean about having a need to discuss it. I'm still laughing about some of the lines. I loved its quirkiness and just because the subject is soooo close to my heart I went in deep into the story line. I'm nothing like Vanessa, though! Ha ha! I thought Jennifer Garner was an excellent actress and her facial expressions were so good. And yeah, I love Jason Bateman too! Love him! Were you an Arrested Development fan?

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  5. Oh, man! I wish I coulda been there. My kids had off today and we went to Veggietales. I snuck in my book and a teeny tiny booklight and if I had planned ahead, I would have snuck in the old iPod. Those veggies are really annoying on the big screen.

    Thanks for the recommendation. My oldest two are adopted and I am always looking for positive media about the topic!

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  6. I enjoy going to the movies by myself. And like you, I try to make it guilt free by at least getting laundry and other things like that off my plate.

    I haven't done an SP in public before. I'm not that fond of doing them in private, either.

    I want to see Juno, too. That may be my reward next week for getting all of my class samples made for the store by this Saturday.

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  7. I LOVE that you did this! And I have no problem going to the movies by myself. Maybe I will rearrange my schedule tomorrow!

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  8. That sounds like about the most fun, indulgent thing I can imagine. Good job.

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  9. oh, I love, love, loved juno! cute movie. awesome soundtrack. (been listening to it practically non-stop for weeks now)

    and you're not a loser if you go to movies by yourself, it is actually a sign of self confidence in my opinion. I have only done it once. I should do it more often.

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  10. I went to see Juno with a girlfriend in a much needed time of laughter and humor. I loved it! Your right, the music is quirky. I do ocasionally take myself to the movies. I think those outings with myself are so necessary...not only is it a nice break but also...am I comfortable enough with me, to take me to the movies? :) yep!

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  11. I knew we got along for a reason.

    I LOVE going to movies by myself in the middle of the day. It just feels so luxurious, so spontaneous, and so relaxing. NO GUILT is my rule. Don't let yourself feel any. You deserve it! I'm dying to see that movie and am waiting until they bump it up (currently the first showing has been 2:00). As soon as it's the first movie of the day, I'm there!

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  12. oh, wow! that sounds like such an incredible way to indulge. and i can't wait to see juno. lots of quirky in it (i hope) because that's just what i'm in the mood for.

    I LOVE THAT YOU SP'D AT THE MOVIE THEATRE!!!

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  13. I love this idea! How fun. Too cute about you taking your own picture. LOVE. IT.

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  14. I don't do the movies by myself as much as I should. I do self portrait... how else am I supposed to get on film? someone else gonna do it in this house? ha, like that'll ever happen

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  15. so cool! i was so hoping it didn't involve vacuuming, though. :) i still haven't seen that movie and i would love to- it looks like a good show!

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  16. I haven't seen this one yet. I think Jason Bateman is adorable, and I don't mind seeing movies by myself. I've never taken a self-portrait at home, let alone out and about.

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  17. I really wanted to see that movie.
    I also love Jason Bateman :)
    I never been to a movie by myself!!!!!!

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  18. I used to go to movies by myself when we lived in TX and I didn't know anyone there yet. Now, not so much. But I'm definitely not opposed to the idea!

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  19. I love that you go to the movies yourself--why not? You get to see a great movie that your hubby may/or may not want to see. I've been dying to do that with 'Atonement', but never really think to do that. You've inspired me...

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  20. I like going to movies alone sometimes. My first one ever was Edward Scissorhands...about 20 years ago?! crazy.

    I am still waiting to see Juno, can't wait.

    Your pic of yourself is adorable and I do that, too. (when I have a camera.) (sob)

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  21. I heart this show too! Glad you took some time to yourself and enjoyed it!!!

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  22. You rock girl!
    I can picture myself doing the same thing as soon as my youngest is in kindergarten.
    I love Jennifer Garner, she is my pretend BFF ya know!

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  23. Holly!
    LOVE to take myself to the movies!
    Have ALWAYS loved Jason Bateman (have you watched Arrested Development?)
    Dying to see Juno...thanks for the review!
    Yep....take sp's anywhere to enhance the blogging experience...isn't it great we don't care if we look "silly" to others?!
    Love ya!

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  24. I have often gone to movies by myself: we move often enough and when we first come to town, we don't know anyone and to kill time while hubs was at work...I would go next door to the theater. It was weird at first, but it is better than staying at home sometimes.

    And I LOVED JUNO for almost all the same reasons you said. I loved the dialogue. It was just perfectly silly, poignant, and fun. I also liked that the person I didn't liked at the beginning (Garner), I ended up loving at the end!
    btw. you have a fun blog (sorry for the btw-i did read your texting aversion!)

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  25. I have often gone to movies by myself: we move often enough and when we first come to town, we don't know anyone and to kill time while hubs was at work...I would go next door to the theater. It was weird at first, but it is better than staying at home sometimes.

    And I LOVED JUNO for almost all the same reasons you said. I loved the dialogue. It was just perfectly silly, poignant, and fun. I also liked that the person I didn't liked at the beginning (Garner), I ended up loving at the end!
    btw. you have a fun blog (sorry for the btw-i did read your texting aversion!)

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  26. I love going to the movies by myself. There aren't any theaters near by that start early enough for my PreK schedule. But I like to sneak out late at night after everyone has gone to bed.

    I can't wait to see Juno, so many great reviews. And to end the date with La Madeline, ah!

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