Monday, May 12, 2008

A low-clutter Mother's Day

This Mother's Day, I asked for specific gifts. Perfume, because I'm running low and I'm the sort of gal who wears it every day, and the chance to see a movie all by myself. I'm one of those odd ducks who prefers seeing movies alone. I like to escape into movie-world. It's more like reading a book that way, you know?

On Saturday, while my sweetie took the kids perfume shopping (always go to Nordstrom, they take good care of you) I went out to see Iron Man. I wasn't an Iron Man comic fan, but it's been getting really good reviews. I generally don't actually read the reviews for films I want to see since I hate spoilers and reviews don't seem able to write about movies these days without giving half the plot away. I did notice lots of stars on the reviews and that was enough for me. I love comic books and superhero films too. Daredevil, X-Men, Fantastic Four, Spiderman, all books I read monthly back in high school and college. Not sure why I never picked up an Iron Man issue, guess I had enough to keep track of.

I'll cut to the chase: that was the best movie I have seen in years. And, for the first time in I don't know how long, I walked out of the theatre, called my sweetie to let him know, and then walked right back in with a ticket for the next showing. It was that good. I won't say more, but do go out and see it yourself. This is one for the big screen, don't wait for the DVD.

After that decadent afternoon, I had to zip home since I had an appointment. Dinner was pizza--hey, it was Mother's Day weekend, I'll take a night off. We had brunch out on Sunday, then while sweetie, the kids and MIL/S-FIL took a trip out to the Snohomish river, I went out to see another movie. This time, I picked a chick flick, Made of Honor. It was ... ok. I left thinking, well that was cute, but not worth seeing again. I do like that Patrick Dempsey though, he was worth the admission price. Annoying movie goer in front of me kept lifting up her arm to play with her hair. I could have done without that.

I don't usually buy snacks in the movies. I'm not above sneaking in a treat. I had some almond M&Ms and Raisinets for Iron Man (1). Picked up a banana for nutrition at the supermarket next door for (2). Didn't have any snacks during Made of Honor. Just didn't need 'em. I was momentarily tempted by the popcorn, but it never tastes that good and it's so expensive. I'd rather just wait. I mean, it's only an hour and half. I never bring or get drinks at this particular theatre since the restroom is across the lobby and up a flight of stairs. There's no way I'll miss part of the movie for a potty break.

Yeah, I'm an oddball. But you knew that, right?


paisley penguin said...

My hubby wants to see Iron Man so bad! I have no desire but might go with him anyway since it's getting good reviews. I'm totally waiting for the new Indie movie in TEN DAYS!

Happy Mothers Day!

Clean ClutterFree Simple said...

I can't wait for Indy! There were previews for Kingdom of the Crystal Skull...I didn't watch, don't want spoilers:-).

Go ahead and see Iron Man with your sweetie, it really is a great movie. And that's coming from someone who didn't read the comic, never cared for Robert Downey Jr., and had never heard of Jon Favreau.

Anonymous said...

You're not an oddball, I never understand people who get the giant coke and have to miss a good 10 minutes or so of the movie because of, well, the natural consequences of drinking a giant coke. kcn

momma said...

I SELL perfume at Nordstrom, thanks for the plug.....we do try to please!!!!!