Today I went to see a movie. As a mom with two small kids, I watch a lot of cartoons and kids movies with just a few grown-up selections thrown in here and there (when time permits). So the prospect of an endless supply of movies right at my fingertips is oh so tempting. For a number of reasons, relationship movies were not an option today so we opted on a horror movie. We went to see The Gallows at the Varsity Theater in Seattle’s University of Washington district. I always loved the independent movie theaters in Seattle and it was nice to visit one today, though I was sad to hear that many have closed down.
Anyway, back to the utter disaster that was The Gallows. Sheesh! It frustrates me that in “found footage” horror movies, the acting is always so terrible. Seriously, it’s hard to imagine anyone being that idiotic, despite their best efforts. All I can say is that the movie was short so I’m not mourning the loss of two much of my life. Since it was a Monday afternoon, the theater was pretty empty. Besides my sister, her friend and I, there was only one other woman. I went to get seats and as I entered the small theater, the floor creaked a little. Creaky old theaters are a great place to see a horror movie…unless you have to sit too close. I remember seeing the Blair Witch Project and having a few panicky moments where I wasn’t sure my lunch would be staying where it belonged in my digestive tract.
A few minutes after sitting down, the other woman entered the theater and we struck up a conversation. She, a single mom, had just sent her son off to his first away from home camp and had decided to come see a movie. She’d almost chosen a 2nd dose of Inside Out (a movie we both loved) but had decided on a horror movie instead. We chatted about raising kids in this day and age, scary movies and the perils of motherhood. When I mentioned that I was visiting from Colorado, she perked right up. As it turns out, she’s a native of Colorado Springs. Small world!
I love being here in the city and having the opportunity to interact with so many interesting people. I’ve been getting a good dose of modern Seattle culture as I re-familiarize myself with a city I adored living in.
I'm generally pulled in a million different directions and I wouldn't trade it for the world. Here's a glimpse of my life - hope you enjoy it! And if there's a big lapse between posts, well, that's the way life goes in Amy's world.
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