Dumb Things I Have Done Lately

Sunday, May 11, 2008

My Dad Mooned Me on Skype for Mothers Day

For Mothers Day, I had a nice, long Skype video chat with my family.

I was even able to show my mom the card I forgot to mail to her. (She said to save it for next year. )

Also, apparently Dad has been having some intermittent pain in his sacroiliac joints (on the pelvis, to the left and right of the spine, just above the buttocks). Being a doctor, he felt the need to show the location, so he basically mooned me via webcam. Well, half-mooned.

Other than that, today was very damp. I went to a matinee showing of Iron Man, which besides living up to high expectations (save for the post-credits cameo bonus scene, which was kind of a letdown after the big buildup), was also the first movie I'd seen in a theater since I saw Children of Men last January.

I'm at a point in my life where, if a movie is good enough for me to see in a movie theater, it's a movie I'll most likely want to own. In which case, why not just wait a couple of months instead of paying for it twice?

And I don't even have a killer home theater setup. I guess I'm getting pragmatic. Or cheap. Or I need to go out on more dinner-and-a-movie dates.

(And while we're on the topic: Why dinner first, and then the movie? Shouldn't it be movie first, and then dinner? That way, you can at least talk about the movie at dinner. And you don't have to worry about having to duck out to the restroom halfway through because you drank too much water during dinner.)

I also stopped by the neighborhood Giant on the way home. Besides getting thoroughly moistened by the rain, I was also somewhat disconcerted; they're renovating the place and using a new floor plan, so everything is all moved around.

That was pretty much my weekend right there.

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  • Why dinner then the movie? Good question! I think it's because in the "old days" the purpose of the movie was to be alone in the dark...and it would seem more polite to make out with someone you'd already spent some time talking to, rather than jumping to the main event. Only later on in the dating do you actually talk about the move. ;)

    By Blogger Jamy, At 5/12/2008 9:15 AM  

  • Oh, I get it, be alone, maybe make out... I guess if you're young and have nowhere else to make out and the movie's cheap that's ok. But if I'm paying money for a movie i want to see, don't be blocking my view with your face.

    I've always thought movie dates make terrible 1st, 2nd, 3rd dates. You both sit facing the same direction, not looking at each other, not talking... anti-social. You don't know anything useful or interesting about the person afterwards.

    By Anonymous kim, At 5/14/2008 5:20 AM  

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