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I'd dish about the date. But it wasn't.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Thank you for your resonses, everyone! Ok, ok, I vacuumed the car! Next you're going to tell me that I should have taken a shower and changed my Power Rangers underwear, too. Just kidding! I showered!

Well, there's not too much to dish.

I wanted to go see "500 Days Of Summer" so that I could look at Zooey Deschanel. She's so dreamy, and she looks nice in a dress. It's a total girl movie. Normally, I have zero issues with going to see any movie alone. I like artsy films, and it would not be out of the question that I'm alone at the Main Art Theater watching "Amelie." But for some reason, I chickened out going alone to this one.

This was not a date. So I didn't dress up. I considered cologne. You wear cologne on a date. This was not a date.

I put a little cologne on anyway.

I vacuumed the car, removed the empty water bottles, and took the stacks of CD cases into the house. It was a humid day, and now I was spotting up my clean shirt. I may as well have biked over to her house.

My not-date "R" was dressed VERY casually, because she was not on a date. And I was happy about the casual attitude.

R offered to buy tickets if I bought snacks. Square deal. That's the kind of thing you do when it's not a date. I had asked her previously if she wanted to eat, too, but she did not. So I ate ahead of time. R hinted that she eats a lot of popcorn, so I got the biggest bag. I had a couple of handfuls but she pretty much cleared out that whole bag by herself.

R picked the seat. It was kinda full, so we just sat down in two. This was one of the nicer theaters that has the armrest that you can move out of the way for a snuggle. I pointed out to R that she had picked two seats where the armrest was already in 'romance mode'. The armrest was immediately pulled down. The armrest should be in the down position when you're not on a date.

I enjoyed the movie. It was just what I was hoping for. And the soundtrack was pretty good. And Zooey Daschenel sings in it, which I was also hoping for. (Does anyone remember that great scene in Elf where she's singing "Baby It's Cold Outside" in the shower?)

There's a scene where the male character feels on top of the world, and it turns into a coreographed dance scene. It reminded me of another movie: The 1991 film "Surviving Desire" had a scene where the male character gets an intoxicating first kiss. And on his walk home, his walk turns into a dance. It caught me so off guard! I have felt like that. It made me love the movie. Here's the scene, but taken out of context, it's not as powerful, and seems kinda silly.

Anyway. That was that. The first time I've been to a grown-up movie in a long time. But I missed out on my Tuesday bike ride.

In other news, the inside of my car looks really clean today!

Have an awesome Wednesday, peepers.
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  • SUZY6281
    Hmmm...sounds like a date to me. But who am I to judge? Glad you had fun on your specifically NON Date.


    3614 days ago
    Sounds like good CLEAN adult fun all the way around, and sometimes a bike ride has to take a back seat on the way to balance.

    Can relate to the cleaning of empty water bottles and cd cases out of the car too.
    ZD's eye's and voice are both swoon-worthy. I think I was a single man in a previous life. emoticon
    3617 days ago
    You dog you!

    You lost me when you said she picked her seat


    3618 days ago
    You know it would have been useful had I known about the armrest dating etiquite when I was single when I attended the movies. This explains so very much. :)

    Staring at Zooey Deschanel, a clean car and reacquainting with an adult movie. Sometimes a bike ride has to wait... it understands.
    3619 days ago
    glad you had a good time.just to let you know about other future non dates. i was not on a date with my husband .i just wanted to hangout go see a movie, .i didn't like anything about him, he hung around with my cousin and lived down the street, he was a dork so not my type etc.etc, he felt the same way about explain to me why we will be married 20 years this sept.p.s he is not a dork and i guess i can be nice once in just watch those non dates they can be deadly.
    3619 days ago
    glad you had fun on your nondate.
    3619 days ago
    I agree, "doth protest too much, methinks". It sounds like the step before a date or a very casual date. Although I do think that you should have at least worn your Ninja Turtle underwear. A step up from Power Rangers. I'm jealous that your car is clean. Wanna come over and clean mine?
    3619 days ago
    Did you know I was a third degree from the Deschanels? I dated a guy that lived down the street from them and I worked at the PR firm that handled zooey's publicity.
    3620 days ago
    I'm 31 years old, have been married and divorced and have a child and I'm still not clear on what a date is... non dates are fun too tho! I love the popcorn I wouldn't have stopped at a handful, so rock on!
    3620 days ago
  • SPARROW147
    But you told me you wore Superman Underoos.

    glad to hear you had fun on you "non-date."
    3620 days ago
    Yeah, I agree - sounds like you're protesting a bit too much! I bet R was thinking the same things you were.

    I have wanted to see that movie myself. Maybe I'll go sometime this weekend.

    ... and thanks for your comments on my blog... Have a great day!
    3620 days ago
    COWBOY, you have apparently been smoking a crack rock this morning. :)

    Hey, man. I'm just clarifying. Seems there was some confusion about what is a date, and what isn't a date.

    This is an instructional blog. File it under the 'Reference' section of your local library.
    3620 days ago
    Ohh you so have the HOT'S for her, fess up MR and confess already!
    3620 days ago
    (500) Days really is a great movie, though I don't know that I would call it a girl movie. Like the narrator says at the beginning, it is a story of boy meets girl, but it is not a love story.

    I'm a huge Zooey Deschanel fan, too, sparked largely by her singing in Elf. Then her turn as Trillian. I thought she was adorable in this movie (though my best guy friend thought she came off as b*tchy) and she inspired me to wear ribbons in my hair from time to time. :)

    Oh! And I agree with Cathm26 - the need to point out how much it wasn't a date kind of indicates that someone was hoping it would turn into one.
    3620 days ago
  • CATHM26
    hmmm, the need to say 'not a date' that many times makes me think there were 'datey' feelings.

    3620 days ago
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