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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Had a really great day today that I just wanted to share:

Tonight, my roommate somehow convinced me to break my habit of staying in on Friday nights to study, and how glad I am for it! We had a fabulous evening. A few months ago, a new movie theater opened up about 15 minutes from our apartment, in a really swanky part of town. This new theater does not offer your typical movie-viewing experience; instead, each attendee gets their own reclining lounger, complimentary flavored popcorn, a blanket and pillow, and seat-side food and drink service. While not typically one to spend money on such frivolous things such as a movie (I think they are WAY over-priced) I happily forked over my $17.50 (not even that much more than a normal movie ticket, nowadays) to indulge in the experience & see the chick flick "No Strings Attached" starring Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman.

When we got to our big recliners and got settled in, a [very nice looking] waiter approached us with menus. My roommate Mandy looked over at me and commented that she was hungry, having not had time to eat dinner in order to make the movie. I noticed that I, also, was a little hungry but had not planned on dining out; however, I did something really "risky": I ordered off the restaurant menu without knowing the nutritional facts! We both ordered flatbreads (Mandy got four cheese; I had Parmesan chicken basil) and a 6 oz. glass of fruity Chardonnay. Our food and drinks arrived a few minutes after the movie had begun (the recliners were equipped with swiveling tables- it was the neatest thing!) Everything was delicious! And you know the best part? I just ate and drank and enjoyed- I didn't worry about calories; I didn't worry about how it would affect my body. I just lived in the moment and experienced a lighthearted comedy, delicious dinner, and nice glass of wine. I felt like a real college kid for once.

So this must be what living is like :)
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  • MORTICIAADDAMS
    It sounds fantastic!! I would have loved it too!!!
    3701 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6716634
    That sounds like a fun night! For an every-now-and-then experience, that would be a great place to go. I'm glad you enjoyed yourself! :)
    3701 days ago
  • KALYN89
    Thanks so much everyone for showing your support! Be sure to share any good news you all have with me, as well :)
    3701 days ago
  • no profile photo CD9308136
    Recliner in the dark?! I'd have been asleep within minutes! But I'm so GLAD you enjoyed yourself! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3702 days ago
  • no profile photo IRISH_AGUIRRE
    Yes, it is what living can be about! I am so happy you did that. Thanks for sharing with us!
    3702 days ago
  • PHEBESS
    Every so often we all need a splurge!
    3702 days ago
  • KASSIANDORA
    Nice! Wish we had a theater like that!
    3702 days ago
  • KHDOESMK
    So I think your body said, "Thank you very much for the treat!" Good for you. My prob with the recliners would have been SLEEP. I would have fallen asleep! LoL emoticon
    3703 days ago
  • CAROLINEAT50
    This sounds so wonderful!!! What a cool way to enjoy a movie. Love the reclining seats, pillow and blanket!!!! You had such a great attitude about the food/drink too. Sometimes you just have to "let go" of the counting and measuring and analyzing and relax and have a good time!!!! Sounds like a fun evening!!! Wish we had that kind of theatre here! Have a fantastic weekend.
    3703 days ago
  • no profile photo CD7763033
    That's so awesome! I would totally splurge once in a while to see a movie in that kind of setting. Glad you enjoyed yourself!
    3703 days ago
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