Saturday, November 21, 2009

Girls Night Out ~A Great Success

It all started fall break of 2008. My friend, Cheri, was reading a book about a vampire. She kept saying I should try it out. I had no intention of reading a book about a vampire. I was not interested but decided if she, someone who wasn't an avid recreational reader, was enjoying it, I should at least give it a try. I was hooked very shortly after beginning the book we all know of as Twilight. I finished it in only a couple of days and couldn't wait to get my hands on the next book in the series, New Moon

We went back to school and I continued reading the remaining two books. There were a few nights I stayed up later than I really intended because I just couldn't put it down. Those are the types of books I really enjoy the most, the kind that you can't put down because you want to know what happens so badly and then when you're finished, you're sad that you can't keep reading. 

I absolutely loved all the books by the very talented author. So when the first movie came out I made plans to attend with who else, Cheri. She had been the one who had gotten me hooked on Edward, Bella and Jacob. How could I think of seeing the movie with anyone else? We met up with Montina and had a great time and immediatly decided we'd do it again when the next movie game out.

We waited so very patiently for the release of the second movie, New Moon. We made plans weeks and weeks ago with other friends who had since gotten as hooked as we had. Cheri ordered our tickets online and we started looking for our shirts. If your going to get into something, why not go all out!

We were so excited that some of us got together the weekend before the release to rewatch Twilight. You can read about that gathering here. We dug out our t-shirts from our first outing and had a terrific time.

The big day finally arrived and we headed off to school with great anticipation. Here are some of us during morning assembly.

Cheri, Jennifer, Montina and I met up at Buckhead Cafe for dinner before heading over to the theatre. We shared good company and enoyed good food.

We already had our tickets but knew they were probably sold out and wanted to make sure we got ourselves some good seats. We got to the theater and found ourselves to be the second group in line for the 10:10pm showing and it was only 7:30pm.

We stood outside and chatted about this and that. We debated about one of us making a run for hot chocolate but no one wanted to miss a minute of the fun and excitement. Some of our party had to get little ones to bed before meeting up with us. Thankfully no one had a fit anytime one of our party joined us in line. We all finally made it by around 9:15 or so. You can see that the line is much longer than the earlier picture.

Imagine how our excitement and anticipation grew as we continued to wait for our turn as others exited the theatre with rave reviews. 10:00pm finally arrived and we made it inside. We quickly grabbed seats directly in the middle of the theatre and our refreshments.

Finally, the moment we had all been waiting for had arrived. The lights dimmed and the film began to roll. (Do they still have it on film? Probably some digital something but I don't know what.) Throughout the movie some of us squirmmed in our seats too afraid to visit the restroom in fear we would miss some extremely vital scene. When all of a sudden the screen went black.  What happened? Did something happen to the film (or whatever it is these days)? Was there a problem with the equipment? NO, the credits began rolling. We had come to the end and I just sat there in disbelief. I've read the books and I know what happens, but man was I ever disappointed for it to end so soon. It hasn't even been 24 hours since I saw the movie and I'm ready to watch it again. Will I be able to wait until next summer for the movie? I suppose I'll have to. Can I go that long without a Twilight fix? Probably not. I guess I'll have to reread the books as soon as I find the time.

I had an absolutely wonderful time last night out with friends. We should do it more often.


  1. Love the post!!!! And I agree with you...we should start doing it more often! :)

  2. Wow, you went there almost 3 hours early!! You guys really wanted a good seat! I wanted to watch the movie again, too! When the DVD comes out you all should get together and watch it. I absolutely can't wait until Eclipse. Sounds like you all had tons of fun!!