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Sunday, March 7, 2010

A weekend of buttery movie popcorn aroma!

So we have this ritual that we do every year at this time.  We try and get in the best pictures before tonight, Academy Awards Ceremony.  On Thursday Alan said, the Academy Awards are Sunday, lets see what we can see before then.  There started the mission.  Thursday night I met Alan at a theater that was still showing two of the movies, The Last Station and Precious.  We double featured it.  I bought us both Subway on our way to the movie along with sliced apples for me.  I had a late lunch so I opted to wait to eat my subway between the two movies.  Alan on the other hand ate his subway during the first movie, then had the greasiest popcorn along with some butterfingers during the second show.  I also had carrot sticks with me so  I munched on my imaginary popcorn (carrots) while he ate his popcorn & candy.
Friday followed with a 3pm showing of "An Education", it is funny how prone we all are to want to have something to munch on while watching a film.  I brought my own popcorn and candy, now..don't laugh...I brought in carrots, an apple and a couple of prunes!  I was just as satisfied as Alan was with his candy.  I can't begin to tell you how strong my sniffer was, I could taste Alan's chocolate in my mouth!  No I did not make any bad choices!!
So, last night took us out one more time, this time we had a little more than an hour between our first film and our second.  We saw, "Up in the Air"  then went to the Macaroni Grill for dinner.  I ordered a salad along with the balsamic chicken over angel hair with a side of broccoli.  I broke down a little and had some of their bread, but kept it to a minimum.  I ate a small portion of my chicken and gave Alan the rest and focused on all of my broccoli and some of my pasta.  Back we went to the movie for our next feature film, "Crazy Heart", the best of all the movies we saw this weekend.  It is great seeing someone clean up their act and make it right.  It is inspiring!  Just like so many of the blogs I read!!!!
We finished the night off watching our last film, "The Hurt Locker" on our couch. 

So we are all set for the Academy Awards Ceremony tonight, and to get all revved up, I am heading to my elliptical now, then my treadmill, and lastly its another beautiful day here so my dogs are being treated with walks.  My hopes is to award myself with at least a 1,000 calorie burn today.  After all, I am 28 days away from checking in to Fitness Ridge!!

Happy Sunday to all, see you at the movies..............

9 comments:

Kay said...

I love the way you're preparing for FR! You will looove it...what a great experience! Any chance you'll be in Austin for SXSW??

Cat Cee said...

What is SXSW?

Kay said...

Sorry...South by Southwest...big film, music, interactive festival in Austin, TX...next week. I gathered y'all are into music and films...http://www.sxsw.com/

Maybe next year?!!

annelisewojo said...

You had your own film festival, how fun. Great will power. I can't do movies without popcorn, at least taking my own. Sounds like you made some super choices. Kudos.

Cat Cee said...

Oh, okay. Yeah not this year, probably not next year. But ya never know. I wish we got invited to more of the music gigs. My husband plays in some pretty cool gigs, so you never know where we will be.

Cat Cee said...

Oh, okay. Yeah not this year, probably not next year. But ya never know. I wish we got invited to more of the music gigs. My husband plays in some pretty cool gigs, so you never know where we will be.

JulieLeyden said...

WOW! Now, if only I could get to the point where I pack carrots and fruit for the movies...I went to the movies this weekend too and my choices were not so healthy! Be proud, you made excellent choices...You are on your way! :D

ultramichelle said...

You are so ontrack. Keep it up. You are going to wow them.

Kay said...

The second 1/2 of SXSW is music, so I'd love it if y'all can come sometime! It's awesome! Glad to see all is well with you!