The Man I Love to Hate

     Saturday turned out different than I had planned.  Hubby went fishing with friends.  Daughter went to the Potato Festival and son was going to work.  They all suggested I drive to Virginia and hang at Barnes & Nobles.  I thought about the Potato Festival, but decided against it. A day in the bookstore would be fun, with no rush to get home.  It is a new venture going on a Saturday, lots of kids hyped up on sugar and coffee based drinks. There was a lot of bickering, kicking and a repetitive rapping on tables.  I decided this wasn't going to be where I wanted to kill a few hours of time. What's a gal to do?!  ;D
     A gal goes to the movies!  Yes, I went alone. It reminded me of being young, between the ages of 16-21. when I worked at a movie theater.  I sold tickets in the window, sometimes worked the concession stand.  When Boss Man was out of town I was left in charge.  One night, when I locked up my cash draw and decided to go watch the movie. I had the key and when the movie ended and the theater was locked, I would get my report done and make my deposit.  I wanted to go see the movie, so I went alone.   Sometimes friends would meet me...sometimes not.  I didn't let it stop me from the escape and entertainment of a good film.   

     Today, it felt odd approaching the ticket booth and saying one ticket.  I got a great seat and settled in to watch the man I love to hate.  Yes, I went to  THE AVENGERS.  It was amazing!  I love the CGI effects,  the story was well done, and the human factors of our super heroes was so fun to watch. I think the Hulk was my fav.  I clapped when he took a swipe at Loki, the man I <3 hate. I clapped and then the whole theater started clapping, too!   I loved the  witty zingers and how they blurred the lines of old school and our technology today. I love how they showed us, both have a place in our world.  It was a great afternoon as Loki baited the Superheroes. I love his elfish grin, his bad boy charm, you almost feel sorry for him, yet hate him all at the same time. You have to watch THOR to get his backstory.  I love the banter of the superheros as their egos factor in and how they rally together.   I am so glad I went...I didn't feel alone.  I always feel connected to my Dad, when I am in a theater. I kind of grew up in one.   I  hope you get a chance to see it and marvel at the magic of cinema.  I love Stan Lee's appearance, so Hitchcock like or maybe more Stephen King.  I look for it and when he appears I always smile!  Loki says,  he is burdened with glorious purpose. (sometime art feel this way, when my family thinks I'm a kook).   Does this sound familiar?  lol   Have you see the movie?  What did you think?!


Shelly said…
That doesn't sound like such a bad way to spend Saturday. I had to fill out a package of court papers around my grandson's eating and sleeping schedule. It took me all day.
Anonymous said…
Hi Ellen, I just saw the movie last night with hubby and we both loved it. The special effects are pretty cool. Your take on the characters is a perfect way to describe it. BTW, I'm hoping this comment saves. I tried posting on your thief post but blogger gave me all sorts of problems:( I hope your Mother's Day was great.

xo, abby
Nothing wrong with going to the movies by yourself! Consider it a treat. And really dug The Avengers. Will go see it again next weekend. Best line - "Puny God."
Ella said…
Shelly-Sorry, that sounds miserable! I hope today is much, much better~

Abby-:D Thank you, same to you! It was fun wasn't it!

Alex-lol, yes that was a great one~
The audience was fun, too~ I want to go again. I did sneak into Dark Shadows on my way out. I had considered this one, but I could hear my son, and all of you movie fans say "go to the best", lol. So, I did~
Daydreamertoo said…
Isn't it wonderful when you chose to do something totally random and you really, really enjoy it :)
Glad you treated yourself.
Haven't seen this movie yet but, will!
Thanks for reading about my childhood adventure playground, we really spent hours there every day. Was such a lot of fun :)
Kay L. Davies said…
Lovely to go to a movie by yourself, and enjoy being by yourself, applauding and feeling connected to your dad. Awesome afternoon, I'd say, Ella dear.
Sherry Blue Sky said…
I love seeing movies alone. I love what you say about art feeling like being burdened with purpose. So true!
Ella said…
Hi Sherry-I didn't pick it, it chose me. I feel like I can't breath right, if I don't find a creative outlet. I know women, who work and clean. They are happy, their outlet is shopping with friends or their children's sporting events. I want more...I wish I was made that way; it isn't enough for me.

Kay-Thank you Kay! I did enjoy myself once I got over, I am alone! lol

Bren-Thank you! I'm glad I fought my fear and did it anyway~ I loved your childhood playground. I would love it~ How brave and free you must of felt :D
I do love me some (or some more) Tom Hiddlestud :)
Heaven said…
I can watch this again by myself ~

This was a really good movie ~

Happy Sunday to you~
Wanda said…
Sounds like an enjoyable evening. I haven't seen the movie but heard good things about it.
Lolamouse said…
I used to go to movies by myself quite often in grad school as a way to relax. It was great. Haven't done it in quite a while. Usually action movies aren't my thing, but Robert Downey, Jr.--nuff said!
Love that movie! I was pleasantly surprised to see how well they handled all those larger than life characters with the action and plot.