Monday, March 27, 2006

Listen, Do You Want to Know a Secret?

OK, OK - I'll be honest and admit right up front here, that as far as secrets go, this is an itty bitty dinky lil' one. It's about what I do every other Friday while Bubba is at work, and Schecky is at school....

I sneak out, and I go see a movie. By myself.

Again, to be honest, there's really no sneaking involved, however - it's even more enjoyable if I can make it seem more clandestine than it really is.

What makes this possible is that the local neighborhood artsy-movie house starts showing movies at 11 o'clock on Friday mornings. So, if I pick judiciously I can see a movie and get lunch out before picking the boy up after school.

Last Friday was a movie day, and I saw Following Sean which was quite good.

It's funny because I don't really advertise my movie Fridays*. It seems so decadent, like I am some sort of spoiled princess - don't I know that there is work to be done?
But you know what? - it is one of the best things that I have done for myself in a long, long time.
And it makes me so happy.
And it's got to be cheaper than therapy....

Is a small two-hour break twice a month really that terrible a thing to want???? And why does it seem like such a selfish thing to do? Feel free to discuss amongst yourselves....

*even though I don't volunteer that I have movie Fridays, if someone asks me if I have seen any movies lately, I will, of course, own up to what I've seen.
Funnily enough, I seem to have gathered a reputation for seeing only artsy, independent films - I'm getting a rep as a real "film aficionado". The real truth? The artsy, independent movie house is the only place that starts screening early enough in the day. My real criteria for seeing a movie? It has to to be something that I have at least a tiny interest in - but the biggest factor in what I see is really the start/run time of the film....Some aficionado, hmmm?

1 comment:

The Caretaker said...

I think it's a great thing to do for yourself! I should go to movies more often, especially now that I'm working more. It's something I need to make time for since I really do love movies. A new one I want to see is "Thank you for smoking." I read the book, back when it came out; might have told you about it.