October 14, 2011

Stupid is as Stupid Does

Dinner discussion revolved around my eldest spending the night at a friend's and the two youngest going to a movie with their Dad. "I'll go," I chimed in.

The boys looked kind of surprised and said, "Ok!"

My husband walked into the theater and bought the tickets while the boys and I milled around. We got to our seats and as the lights started to dim I said to Mr T, 'So, what are we seeing?'

Mr. T stared at my blankly and then said, "You're kidding, right?"

I popped some candy into my mouth and said, "Nope. I'm along for the ride. I figured I'd not been out with y'all in awhile. What are we seeing?"

Mr. T, slowly, "It's a boxing movie..."

Me: *blink* Are you kidding?

Mr. T: Uh, no. But with robots.


Mr. T:

Me: Crap.

Mr. T with a BIG Grin: Maybe you won't think it's so bad...

Me: Great.

It was the loudest movie I have ever seen in my life. I think my ears are still ringing.

Note to self, when three people full of testosterone leave to see a movie on a Friday night, ask to see what the movie is before committing.


Bonus for me, Hugh Jackman was hot...

Posted by Boudicca at October 14, 2011 10:21 PM

You didn't see the most recent "Transformers," did you? I thought a family of pots and pans had taken up residence inside my cranium.

Posted by: Erica at October 14, 2011 11:08 PM

Real Steel.

I saw an interview Hugh Jackman did the other day about the movie. He said half of it was robotic/CGI and the other half he was in...but that it was really a father/son movie.

And yeah, Jackman is HOT!

Posted by: Rave at October 15, 2011 07:13 AM

And water is wet.

Posted by: The Thomas at October 15, 2011 10:10 AM

Erica- I don't think I did. As a matter of fact, I know I didn't. They all went. I just can't do the noise. Holy crap.

Rave- Yeah, father/son movie, but I could see that coming by the 15 minute mark. It didn't make it any easier on the ears though. I swear I left that movie and my ears were ringing. I kept looking at my watch and trying to think of a way to escape the noise. I think the plot was probably fine, endurable, but the noise levels.

The Thomas- exactly. What was I thinking? Or not...

Posted by: Bou at October 15, 2011 10:55 AM

Bou-- Have you considered keeping a pair of ear plugs in your purse? You can still enjoy the movie, it just won't be as incredibly loud.

Posted by: Andrew Phule at October 15, 2011 11:19 AM

thanks for the heads up about the noise. I'll try to avoid this one!

Posted by: wRitErsbLock at October 15, 2011 02:25 PM

Ha! Yes, always ask before committing. That happened to me once. A male friend of mine offered to take me out for drinks and a movie. He was trying to cheer me up because my husband had been out of town for work for a long time.

While we were having drinks, I asked what movie we were going to. Argh....too late to back out now! Of course, it was some action/adventure/mythological type of thing.

But lucky me, on the way to the theatre I fell sown some stairs and got a concussion. Needless to say, I got out of watching the movie! (However, I wouldn't recommend this method. In the future, I'll just ask. Ha!)

Posted by: DogsDontPurr at October 15, 2011 03:54 PM

I'm liking this earplug idea... very much. Most excellent.

DDP- Ok, that was awful and funny. Holy crap. I'll pass on the concussion to get out of the movie.

Posted by: Bou at October 15, 2011 05:10 PM

I was going to suggest the earplugs too. I got some after we went to a Red Sox game this summer and the place we stopped for dinner was so loud it actually hurt my ears (AC/DC at top volume...geeze). Now I carry them everywhere. Lol. With the foam ones the worst of the noise is blocked and they are cheap!

Posted by: Teresa at October 15, 2011 06:22 PM


My daughter once went to see a movie with five male friends. I got to hear all about the supreme idiocy of "Saw II".

Posted by: PeggyU at October 18, 2011 03:05 AM