Today, it rained. It rained a lot.
Try as I might, I couldn't capture the exact essence of this rainy day. There is something gothic and Wuthering Heights-esque about these images that I took from my bedroom window. But in fact, the rain was calming... Soothing. I'm not one to stand around and enjoy thunderstorms. Don't get me wrong - I love the sound of the rain, the smell, the naptimes that accompany such a time, the rainboots and umbrellas galore... But I'm terrified of lightening and generally just don't wish for thunderstorms to happen.
But after a school year sprinkled with weeks full of drizzling and no actual storm, I've come to appreciate an actual thunderstorm. And today, while lightening was striking and thunder was rumbling, I just laid down in my fuzzy purple chair and watched. And listened. And appreciated.
...Until we had to drive through this practical monsoon, that is. For thirty-five minutes. In order to get to the cheap movie theater. Where we watched this...
Magic Mike! And yes, thank you very much, we did indeed drive that far to get to a sketchy movie theater that sells matinee tickets for three bucks. Frugal, frugal.
Verdict on the movie? If you're looking for a movie that's just plain fun and has a world of good-looking actors as some quality (95% nekkid) eye candy, then you will absolutely love this movie. We laughed so gosh darn much during this film, it was hilarious. But if you're looking for a deep and meaningful, thought-provoking experience, then just save your three (or probably more) dollas. Oh, and DON'T bring your kids! I thought that this would be a given, but the people who were sitting next to us brought a baby and a four-year-old. The four-year-old was screaming "NO! I don't want to see this!" the entire time. Just don't force that upon your kids because they will surely grow up damaged.
After the movie, the rain had already stopped, so we decided to go for some icy treats -
Milkshakes (Oreo for me) from Jack in the Box! Thick and creamy and frothy sips of deliciousness! We (Sarah, Nicole, and I) also engaged in funny conversations while sitting there in JitB, reflecting back on our middle school and high school moments and planning for adventures that lay ahead for us. It's always special when I get to hang out with these two gaw-jus ladies because they are the friends that I have had the longest (in Texas, at least) who I'm still friends with. Seven years and counting! :)
This has been quite the lengthy post, but thanks for reading!