Last summer I swore an oath that I’d never spend another dollar in a Regal theater, ever. It was MUCH easier to uphold that promise before they introduced the spanking new, stadium seating multiplex in C’burg, but I’ve resisted the temptation (even with the recent release of The Dark Knight) and stood by my vow.
This has been a positive thing. When Jon and I go out to see a movie, we see it at The Lyric Theatre, which is a not-for-profit, single screen theater here in downtown Blacksburg. In June we went to see The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, and coming out of the theater afterward, I realized that going out to see a movie was no longer commonplace, no longer something I took for granted; it had become a treat.
I was so excited to discover Wall-E at the Lyric this week. I dragged Jon out with me this evening and we weren’t disappointed. I’m not usually big on slap-stick or the key-stone cops type of humor, but it was funny and cute, and Wall-E himself was reminiscent of Short Circuit’s Number 5 (later Johnny 5). Wall-E’s cuteness factor is way higher, though, and it’s a movie I’ll eventually own.
I had visit with a new doctor today and he’s actually going to try to help me overcome some of the troubles I’ve experienced lately. I was dreading the search for a new doctor, but I left the office today feeling more hope than I have in the last ten years.
I hope all of you have had a wonderful day. Go for walks. Sing. Dance with your sweethearts. Call a friend.
Live out loud.
I wish you well.