Sunday, January 08, 2006

First attempted artist's date

Sometimes these are really easy to come up with. Sometimes, they're a pain. And sometimes you come up with one and it just doesn't work that way. Yesterday, I planned to go see Brokeback Mountain (which I've been curious about, just because of all the hype) at the movie theater, after I went to the mall for an eye exam. I stopped at a dollar store on the way to the eye exam and was tempted but didn't get anything, wandered the mall before the exam (and didn't find what I was looking for, but this morning I don't mind muc, so that's okay), got the exam dealt with, and went to the movie.

And didn't like it at all. I just did not like the two main characters much and didn't care about them. I knew somewhat where the plot would go at about the one-hour mark and I just didn't want to watch that particular path, either. So I left. So much for an AD out of that. :P The dollar store and mall browsing were more fun.

I went to the library which is actually a great place to wander - I love books (maybe too much, but that's part of a separate post I want to write later). Came home and rewatched parts of The Lion King II. I don't care if I'm supposed to be a grown-up, I like that movie. I like the music from it, enough that I own the soundtrack. That was really nice.


kathryn said...

I'd call it "first completed artist's date." I figure I'm going to go on dates that I end up not enjoying as much as or the way I thought I would. I mean, I don't have to like everything, right? It's important to go. I think it equally important that you have relationship with yourself and can experience responses, even to what you don't like. After all, we can only learn about ourselves by discerning what appeals and what does not. Despite the movie, it sounds like you truly had a date with yourself and the moments of it were fun. You go, girl.

kat said...

isn't it funny how sometimes our planned date isn't what we expect and the unplanned part is the most fun?

Gail_p said...

I liked the movie...I wasn't planning seeing it as an artist date, I just ended up going alone. When it ended I had a tear in my eye...but it wasn't so much for the artistic content (even though the cinematography was more than decent) as the sad love story. I think a better choice would be Water, which, from what I hear, is a beautiful film to watch.