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Saturday, December 27, 2008

The Day the Earth Stood Still

The title of this post is appropriate in two ways to describe my day today. First it was the title of the movie I saw today. It was also an apt description of shopping of Mac.

The movie sucked, by the way. It was long and drawn out. And if I hadn't been in a dark theater filled with other people, I would've peppered Mac with "what's happening now" type of questions. "What's he doing? Why's he here? What's the iron giant gonna do? Where did the kid come from?" And all those things because it was confusing. So since I was clueless and since it was dragging and dragging and dragging, I fell asleep for about 20 minutes in the middle somewhere.

Mac got some gift cards for Christmas and wanted to spend them. So after a quick stop at Starbucks and a run through Wal-Mart, we went to a mall. I hate malls. I hate malls, and I have visited malls more since I got here than I have in the entire 2.5 years I lived in the Wild West. I followed him in and out of clothing stores and the music store. I drew the line with the Game Stop. There were about 32 teenage boys in line and the store reeked of boy funk.

I camped on a bench outside the shop and hung with all the old men who were waiting for their wives. I chatted with Ian, who called to tell about his debunked family Xmas. I chatted with the old guys who gave me the business about waiting for my boy. I played with my cell phone.

Finally after what seemed like an eternity and the earth standing still, we grabbed food and hit the movie, which sucked. Did I mention the movie sucked? and Reeves wasn't even his super cute self.

It was a fun time to hang with Mac. It was the first together time we had since I got here. He was funny and actually nice and we found things to talk about.

See, the earth did stand still!

Still standing,
Maggie

5 comments:

Hecate said...

Ok, this is like the one millionth time I have tried to leave a comment and fricken wordpress is being an ass and won't let me use my ID!

Glad you got to spend time with Mac, sorry bout the funky boy smell!

maggieshecate said...

Ok, trying something different to see if this will post my comment. LOL

You are the 3rd person I have seen that says that movie sucks. I never saw the original, and from what I have heard, I'm not going to see the remake either!

Maggie said...

Hecate- sorry about your wordpress issues. I tried using it once and I couldn't even get it set up!

And funky boy smell goes with the territory. just wait, your days are coming!

Maggieshecate- i never saw the original. Mac did (found it online somewhere) and said it was a million times better than this one.

The W.O.W. factor said...

LOL! I never thought I'd hear those words...
"..I hate malls. I hate malls, and I have visited malls more since I got here..."
from you! At least you get your Starbuck fixes any ol time!
I'm so happy for you ..erm..Maggie!

Maggie said...

Hey WOW- actually, I have never been a fan of malls, but i think i was so starved for 'city life' that i thought i would like malls again- guess not. I hate indoor malls, but I *heart* the outdoor kind like Quincey Market in Boston.

And I can never get enough Starbucks!