Monday, May 17, 2010

My mind grapes are overripe

I think I pulled a muscle in my brain on vacation. That's totally possible, right?

I have a lot that I want to say (and even more pictures to upload from our wedding and honeymoon), but I can't seem to sit down long enough to do any of it. I should have taken a laptop - or at least a notebook - on vacation. This giant bottleneck of ideas is going to take a while to sort through. Don't worry; I am not planning to go all Alanis and be all, "my vacation changed my liiiiiife, y'all." (It didn't.)

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In other news, I went to see a movie* this weekend. I hardly ever go see movies in the theater, but Achilles was going to a different movie that I didn't think I could sit through, and I didn't really feel like 1.) trying to organize last-minute plans with family or friends or 2.) sitting at home alone.

I got to the theater early, because Achilles' movie started about twenty minutes before mine did. The theater was pretty empty, so I grabbed a seat in the middle/left/back(ish).

The only other people there were a teenage couple who spent the entire movie fiddling with their iPhones, a grandmother and her 7-year-old grandson (poor kid), a very chatty couple on (I think) their second or third date, and a middle aged couple.

It was kind of weird, Internets. The middle aged couple in about 30 seconds before the movie started and sat in the seats right to the left of me. Is it just me, or was sitting in the seats right next to me kind of an aggressive move? The same seats were empty in the rows in front and behind us. I don't mind sitting next to someone when the theater is full, but when it's almost empty, it feels weird. I moved to another seat a few spaces down.

What are your thoughts on that? Was I rude? Were they? Am I reading too much into this? Tell me, Internets.

I probably need to go get my brain back in shape now. I hope your week is off to a good start!

*I know, I know. But what can I say - I've liked Amanda Seyfried since she played Lilly Kane on Veronica Mars.

8 comments:

Laura said...

That's definitely weird and I'm bitchy enough that if they did that to me, I probably would have asked them to move rather than move myself. I mean, COME ON. A whole empty theatre? It's bad etiquette to sit down right next to a stranger when there are 100 other available seats - it's invading your personal space. I hate when people do this on buses too. Maybe this just makes me unfriendly, but I don't care.

In other news, did you like the movie? I've been wanting to see it.

texpat said...

i hate when people sit right next to me in the cinema. especially bc there is assigned seating here and they always stick ppl right next to me, no matter how empty the theater is. i ALWAYS move if i can!

bcsmithereens said...

In our town, I probably would have known the people who sat there, but it is weird.

Hope you get your MoJo back soon... I wanna see pictures!

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Aura. said...

I would have moved too. :)

I have the book that Letters to Juliet is loosely based on.. so romantic!

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/27/theater/newsandfeatures/27juli.html

doahleigh said...

That IS weird! I would have been very uncomfortable, but I probably would have been too chicken to move. Weird.

Kim said...

I think they were the rude ones. There was no need for them to sit right there.

Elizabeth said...

That would be so awkward! I totally would have moved, and I'm glad you did.

Also, I kind of want to see that movie, but I'm not so sure I can convince my husband to go too.

mrs.notouching said...

That's one of the unwritten public transportation rules that also applies to movie theaters... it is totally weird. Unless they are European? Hope you have experienced lack of respect for personal space during your honeymoon... that is if you two have left the hotel room.