Saturday, February 19, 2005
The Marathon is fun, because how often do you have to really provision yourself before going to a movie? Normally, I'd be good with just a purse, but since I'm bringing a pillow, I think it might be wise to use a backpack, which is also filled with stuff like a toothbrush and toothpaste, more snacks than strictly necessary, a notepad, some juices... You'd think I was going camping or something.
I wasn't quite sure how to dress - the weather gods, not wanting to make things easy on us, dropped the temperature what feels like thirty degrees yesterday, but it's not like I'm going to be going outside the heated movie theater that much. Comfort, I figure, is key, so jeans and a sweater, although I know I'm going to be really cold if I have to stand in line for very long. There's some folks who arrive early because they think waiting in line is an important part of the event, but, really - it's too cold for that.
Anyway, Telly should be getting here in a few minutes. I think I'm starting to get the hang of how to act around him, just treat him like a good friend of the opposite sex. I suppose it would be easier if we actually had a long-standing relationship. One thing I noticed last night (and before) is that he gets uncomfortable when I talk about sex. He can say "lookin' sexy" or make comments about "our" mother apparently being on the promiscuous side, but seems to prefer not to know about me every having had a physical relationship. He apparently also expects me to believe that if Maureen were straight, they still wouldn't do anything other than hold hands.
So, the plan is to meet up with him here, so that we just bring one backpack between us, and then connect with Kate and Alan at the theater. Yeah, she just called, said they'd met up in the hallway last night, and he sounded interested, so he would be coming today.
Well, doorbell's ringing. Time for 24 hours of movie madness.
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