Date Night

December 11, 2013

Last night, I took myself on a date.

I went to the cinema: to be precise, the 5:30 matinee of Catching Fire at the Century 16 theatre.

It was really nice doing an evening of me time. Catching Fire was a movie I’ve been wanting to see, but never found time to go. So with Matt out of town for work, I figured why not go alone?

Some of you are probably horrified at the though of going to the movies alone, but it’s always been something I enjoy. I also have no problem going out to dinner by myself, or grabbing a drink at a bar solo. It provided me quiet time, which I find incredibly relaxing without the depression of being home knowing all the tasks I need to check off (that laundry in the dryer can wait another week). Must be a product of being a salesperson – life on the road is a lonely thing if you let it.

Anyways, it was the first time I’ve been to the cinema in a while – minus our fave cheap place The Beartooth TheatrePub – and I forgot how expensive they were! The matinee was a steal at $7; had I gone to the 6pm showing it would have been $10.75!

Since I scored such a deal, I decided to treat myself to some candy and a soft drink. I’m telling you – I take myself on really nice dates.


But I couldn’t figure out the candy counter. I saw a menu, but no candy. I saw a soda fountain, but no cups. HOW DOES THIS MADNESS WORK?!

Apparently, this fancy cinema has a line you go through like a cafeteria. “Yes I’d like your reusable cup that I can refill every time I come back in 2014” “ahh yes, I will select some sour patch kids and sour watermelons from the bulk candy bar” “oh no, I don’t need any popcorn.”

It was actually really cool minus the employees looking at me as if I were an idiot. When I told the cashier it was the first time I saw something like that, she asked where I was from. I told her the Carolina’s and her response was “man you guys really don’t have anything down there do you?!” (Hello pot, meet kettle. At least the South has Tupelo Honey and Chik-Fil-A)


After watching the super awesome incredible movie (literally I was on the edge of my seat. Laughing when the stars laughed, fighting tears during the emotional scenes, swooning over Gale’s dreaminess), I took myself home to do something else I like to do alone: home improvement projects

I’m working on redoing the fireplace – I hate the white tile of it. I was originally going to surprise Matt with it, but I’ve been so excited I keep sending him pictures along the way. Last night I measured and cut my tile, tonight I will start laying it. I can’t wait to share with you the transformation!

what do you do in your alone time to relax? Who else out there is a solo movie goer?



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  • Reply Debbie Jones December 11, 2013 at 17:02

    Alone time?! Oh, how I dream of alone time. 🙂 If I find some I usual read or listen to music. Did you get your package?

  • Reply Liz December 13, 2013 at 07:04

    I LOOOOOVE to go to the movies alone. I haven’t had a chance to go since Lily was born but it’s one of my favorite things. Now in my alone time I take a hot bath or surf online.

  • Reply Christen December 30, 2013 at 19:19

    I went and saw this one solo as well! Loved it except for the hoards of teenage girls in the theater. That’s what you get for going to a matinee on a Friday afternoon I guess.

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