Then PRACTICE this-
And trying NOT to turn into-
Adventures are so nice, don’t you think? I often call it an adventure when I get LOST. It is now a running joke. Can I help you find something? Nope, I am on an “adventure”. again. yep.
Sometimes those ADVENTURES happen on date night. I always look forward to date night. Yes, I am married. But we have date night once a week. Occasionally it will not work out. But when it does, I am oh so happy. Mr. Smith loves the movies and I L.O.V.E. eating. I am good at it. If only it was a sport, right? You are good at eating too? Like I have said before I knew we could be friends. Plus, date night means a break from cooking. Hey, I’m not bashing cooking but a break is nice.
Date night this week was a MOVIE I was sceptical about seeing. But I can without a doubt recommend it now. The newest Scorsese film, Hugo, is delightful. The movie is set in Paris in the 1930s. A boy goes on an adventure to solve the MYSTERY surrounding an automaton, a mechanical person of sorts. I was leery of seeing it for fear that it would simply be a movie for kids only. Martin Scorsese did not let me down.
Afterwards we enjoyed gelato and a stroll to see Christmas lights.
Have you seen any GREAT movies lately? It still counts if you watched them curled up in your own humble abode in your comfy pants.
I have a
little HUGE thing for dance movies. Embarrassing, personal, fun fact – when I was younger I would put on the most fluffy skirt I could find and DANCE around the house a la Jennifer Grey’s character Baby in Dirty Dancing.
While I love a good dance movie, I have mixed feelings the dance classics being re-made. Are you a fan of re-makes in general? Or do you take it on a case by case basis?
For me, I thought the DIRTY DANCING refresh Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights lost the je ne sais quoi, that special gritty, raw dancing and acting that made the original special.
But, I recently saw the Footloose re-do and really ENJOYED it. Maybe it was because they kept so many of the ICONIC Footloose moments and tweaked them slightly to update it. I thought it was fun, engaging, and well cast.
In today’s edition of thriving, thrifty, thankful Tuesdays. I am featuring the benefits of being THRIFTY. NOT I got something cheap I didn’t want in the first place. No. No, that’s not thrifty.
Going to the movie theater can be rather EXPENSIVE endeavor. With the ticket price, popcorn, candy, drink all adding up. I know what you’re saying, but Mrs. Smith you can just rent it when it comes out on DVD. But, I would be missing out on the sticky floor, cell phones ringing, can’t see over the person in front of me experience?! I kid. I kid. There is some kind of GREATNESS about the whole theater experience.
What is the thrifty girl’s way to go to the movies? Go to the matinée. The prices are cheaper (BONUS points for sneaking in your own candy!) and there is the MAGIC of coming out of a theater and it is still daylight. You know that feeling that you went on a journey with the characters in the movie and then into the jolting REALITY of the day outside.
How do you SNEAK the thrifty into you own adventures?