Saturday, July 19, 2008

The Light At The End Of The Tunnel, err, I Mean Projector

So after going to see The Hulk with My Guy last month, the baby and I realized about halfway through that we were both getting irritatto with the extreme Dolby sounds of screaming, grunting and things generally being punched really hard and crashing through windows, cars, walls, etc. It was just too much and the babens was most definitely becoming more and more distressed, twisting, startling and kicking my ribs, so much so that I almost left the theatre clutching my belly trying to dampen the noise.

We then decided that there would be no more in utero movies of the graphic novel nature.

Then Guillermo del Toros Hellboy II had the nerve to come out. *sigh*

Little known fact about me: I Love Hellboy. His "Aw, crap" cracks me up and his nonchalance about the demons from the underworld is refreshing. I also love Abe. I could go on and on, but really couldn't, in the near future anyway, because we had decided to fore go the flick in the theatre and wait for it to come out on DVD (just not the same experience as the Big Screen, but there you go...we're trying to be responsible almost parents). The Dark Night held the same sort of disappointment for us as well. Dammit.

But then...a Ray of Golden Light hit me square on the forehead while I was in kundalini prenatal yoga yesterday morning (I know, probably not the place to be thinking how we'd get around this Hellboy dilemma, I should have been visualizing a happy birth and healthy baby, blah blah blah, but there you have it, this is where my mind goes when meditating).


Drive-in + radio knobs = sound control! We checked out the times at our local and found both Hellboy and The Dark Night! Score!

With smiling faces, we packed a bag with Jones' Cream Soda - hello, the best sugar cane soda in the land, a bottle of water, and rushed out to get a sausage and mushroom pizza from Dean Anthony's. We made the movie in time to grab a bag of corn and some nachos with that unearthly yellow hot lava cheese product (divine) and settled into the reclined CR-V seats. It was magic. Just like being on a high school date - without the making out, we just ogled each other in love/movie bliss - why you ask? My belly is way to big for leaning over in the front seat to lock lips. Sorry, hubby, but that's just where we are right now.

It even thundered and lightninged outside, and at one point it started to pour down. We didn't care, we just flipped on the wipers and watched (SPOILER!) Abe nearly destroy the world for his love of Princess Nuala through the hypnotic swishing.

I think we're going to attempt The Dark Night tonight. Yes, two drive-in movies in a row may sound indulgent, and yes, I may get nauseous from all the buttered popcorn in my system, but I think all the parents out there know that we need to get this shit in while we can, n'est pas?


H said...

Drive-in! You guys went old school. What a great idea. I had forgotten all about the drive-in - I wonder if there are any near me.

MichaƩle said...

You guys are so lucky...they closed all of our driveins years ago. My kiddos are teenagers now so.......second thought...maybe it's good they don't have driveins anymore!

cK said...

You crazy kids!

I didn't even know there was a drive-in down there. That surprises me. Why? Not sure. But it does.

I guess drive-ins just seem like part of a by-gone era...something you find only in primarily rural stretches of the Midwest and maybe something right around New York.


Whiskeymarie said...

What a great idea!
Damn, now I want nachos.

David said...

I'm avoiding making a habit of eavesdropping on your blog-ventures. But you left it on the bookmarks bar here at the office so, I guess I might as well out myself. Jen & I frequent the Lake Worth drive-in so often it's embarrassing. DL the BoxOffice app for your iPhone and set your zip to 33461 if you want instant access to their showtimes. Sometimes we caravan so let us know if your interested. We're doing Hellboy & Dark Night this Sunday if they're still playing.

Worker Mommy said...

Ah the Drive In. Love. IT.

Especially when you have a very young babies and you want to get out of the house so you don't go crazy but don't want everybody giving your precious newborn their germs... Ah I have some fond memories of watching Terminator III on the big screen while nursing one of the twins in my car. Yep good times.

for a different kind of girl said...

You are ingenious, and not to mention a great way to spend a night! Hello?! Nachos! Yes! There's no drive-ins where I live anymore, and I miss that! My boys think we're bizarre when my husband talk about watching movies outdoors, in cars!

Thanks for visiting and commening at my blog recently, btw. I'm looking forward to coming back here!

Ann(ie) said...

I love the drive in!!! My hubby and I can NEVER AGREE on a movie, though. This conversation brings on our best fights. I want to see SATC and he wants to see hell sompin or other. I want popcorn, he wants milk duds. It's a friggin mess.