Had a relaxing New Year's Eve stitching and watching chick flicks (Dave was buried in a book), Mocha at my knee, Padme off doing whatever Padme does when no one can see here, and with Nick happily destroying another new stuffed animal. I managed to make it to midnight to see the ball drop and finish off my glass of wine .. then happily went to bed with a book and hopeful thoughts .. it was now a new year!
Kathy and I had been emailing back and forth about going to a movie on Sunday ... "Black Swan" at 11:20am; she'd already gotten us tickets. Dave and I were going to go to see "True Grit" the next day. This WAS a new year ... 2 movies to kick it off, and at this point more movies in one year than I usually take in!
Got up, had breakfast, puttered around, and then drove to the movie theater to meet Kathy. New Year's Day and late morning = probably around 100 cars total in the parking lot! This WAS a great time to take in a movie .. everyone was still at home hung over. I was early, probably a half hour early actually, so when I first got there, went up and ordered 2 tickets to "True Grit" for the next day for Dave and myself, then played around with my Blackberry on-line while waiting for Kathy to arrive. I got all engrossed on a needle felting site and suddenly thought ... hey, Kathy's not here yet .. how much time has gone by? Looked at my screen and OMG it's 11:54am! The movie was to have started at 11:20! Where is Kathy??? Maybe she came in a different door??? Asked which theater "Black Swan" was in and walked down there ... no Kathy, no other door for her to have walked in through. Did she go in without me?? Emailed her, knowing that if she was IN the theater, her cell would be off, but .. worth a shot. Then, went up to one of the attendants and told her that I didn't have a ticket, my friend had tickets for us both, but I think I missed her and perhaps she was already in the theater. Kind lady that she was, she told me to go in and take a look. Wandered down the aisle ... there are only perhaps 7 people in the entire room! And .. no Kathy! WTH????? Walked back through the complex, looked at my cell - no email from Kathy - and then .............. OH NO!!!
E-mailed Dave .... when he answered, asked "What day is it"? "It's 1-1- .. ". "NO ... what DAY is it?" "It's Saturday". "Nooooo" I cried .. "Kathy and I are going to the movie on SUNDAY not today"!!!
Asked him if he wanted to go to the 2:05 show with me today INSTEAD of tomorrow, IF I could get the tickets changed. So went back up to the ticket counter, was able to get the tickets for "True Grit" switched from tomorrow to today and left the complex. Called Kathy and told her what I'd done .. gave her her first real laugh of the New Year I'm sure! I know I'd given Dave his first laugh!
Drove home and an hour and half later was back in the car going back to the theater. We saw "True Grit" today .. it was FABULOUS .. and TOMORROW, I'll be in the theater again, this time on the correct day with Kathy to see "Black Swan".
And here I though 2011 was going to be different. sigh let the merriment continue for another year!
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