Not so hungry at the Hunger Games
Sunday, March 25, 2012
So a bit of a shamless plug for the Hunger Games movie… My best friend loaned the books to me last year and I devoured the trilogy in 3 days. So obviously we were both super excited the movie came out. I also made my husband read them (which he also read in 3 days) and the 3 of us went to see the movie last night. Since my best friend wanted to get a soda and a popcorn, I went with her to pick up a buttered popcorn for my husband (his request).
I was really proud of myself for NOT eating the popcorn. We had dinner not too long before we got to the movie theater and I asked myself, “Am I really hungry?” The answer was no and I live by the rule of “if you’re hungry, eat and if you’re not, don’t”.
But I was also driven by another silly reason. Whenever I have popcorn or any kind of snack at the movie theater, I get incredibly thirsty. Which means I wind up drinking way too much water or diet soda. Which means I inevitably need to pee like crazy not even halfway through the movie. I have to admit that not wanting to get up in the middle of the movie to use the bathroom was a huge motivating factor.
I know going to the movies becomes a huge temptation fest for many people. I know that my reason was so silly but I think if we asked ourselves what we want more: popcorn? or not having to crawl over people in a dark movie theater, making them mad, then missing parts of a movie you’re really excited to see? That we’re more likely not to be tempted.
P.S. The movie was excellent!