I lost my Twilight Buddy this time around. My sister in law decided to go with her hubby. So, when Eclipse came out this past week I was at a loss for fellow Twilight lovers.
My BFF replied, "I'll watch your kids but I'm not going." She sat throught Twilight with me just to be polite ;)
Ultimately, I was left to my own resources...literally. Saturday night I got some moxie and I bought a solo ticket to Eclipse via Fandango. I was half mortified, half empowered. I'm 35, it's a little daunting going into a movie geared toward Tween-Teen-Whathaveyou solo.
I was comforted because...
~I have no issue being in my own company. There are times I actually prefer it... sometimes crave it.
~ I wouldn't have to scramble for more than one seat. Ever try to save more than one seat @ a popular movie. You might as well sell your kidney.
~It was the first showing of the day~ I got a fab price on my ticket (not to mention I snuck in a Coca-Cola)... yes, I'm a rebel :D).
~I didn't stand in a ridiculous line like I did with New Moon. Even though we didn't go to a first showing, we still stood in a line for like 45 minutes before the show.
Today, I went to my seat of choice and did my best not to budge. I had to move over once so a family could sit together.
To be frank, I thought solo movie going was for the lonely, the suspicious. Today, I went to my own solo movie. No one to slap arms with when Taylor Lautner pranced around shirtless, no one to ooo the love scenes, or jump at the action, but I feel like I conquered my own little bit of social taboo and maybe it's only a bit in my own imagination.
I write this for all you all doing whatever you can to hold up a family. You know you need some time solo. Don't be inhibited by the "rules" of our society... Sometimes alone is the only company you need.