There's not much in my life quite more exhilarating than watching a midnight showing of an anticipated movie at Atlantic Station. So, my friends and I took up an entire row of seats tonight to see Prince Caspian. I've never read the Chronicles of Narnia, although I have the entire collection in Italian (sort of pointless, really, since Mr. Lewis was an Englishmun). So, imagine possibly being the only person in the theater without a clue as to how things are going to unravel... fists pumping; butt-cheeks clenched!
Here are my self-centered notes:
2. I really, really want to ride a hoarse at full speed.
3. I wonder at the budgetary allowance for body makeup to cover the centaurs' tribal tattoos. They're showing so much skin, it must have cost a fortune!
4. I am more ready than ever to go to REN FEST on Sunday! And yes, that's relevant to the movie.
5. This story captured a lot of what I've been going through lately. Not knowing where the Lion is, or why He would let the world fall by the wayside. Asking questions has always made me feel like a number, but it's nice to know that I've been waiting alongside characters much greater than myself throughout history and fiction. In light of His glory, all is forgiven... or justified... or completely insignificant.
6. I looooooove epic movie soundtracks. Throughout the entire thing I was moved continuously by the swelling of strings, and and the subtle manliness of horns... but sweet goodness... who decided to sneak that last song into the mix? Almost ruined the whole thing for me. This isn't a GAP ad, folks, it's an allegory!
7. We'd all do well to remember the Kingship of Christ.
8. Every time I see any kind of movie with battle scenes... I can't imagine what it must be like to fight like that. I can't say with confidence that I know a single person who would be willing to stare down his or her own bloody mortality to protect the world we live in. I guess I'm speaking exclusively to Americans. Maybe I need braver friends. Maybe we've all lost our nobility. I think we all (I) have a tendency to not look past our (my) immediate interests, and ignore the bigger picture. Heaven forbid we see the giant canvas in a digital world.
K. I'm done with that.
In real people news, I've decided to take the high road by making use of the university gym. It would be easier if I lived on campus... or if GSU actually had a campus. It would also be easier if I weren't too scared to go alone. Or if I had money to park. Either way, my friend Ugo designed a routine for me that should stop my knees from buckling out from under me so often. Even my good knee hasn't been doing the job lately.
Has anyone seen "Yo Gabba Gabba"!? Best show ever. Thanks, little Judah, for showing me. That little baby already has supreme taste.
I'm waking up in a few short hours to try to purchase Tom Waits tickets. They cost a fortune, and I'm not even sure I'll be able to snag one.
Aaaaaaaaand this week in thankfullness... I am thankful not to have a man. I have men... handsome ones!