It's easy to endow an event with too much importance. Or, rather, it's easy for me.
I planned this trip when Annie told me she was buying tickets to the midnight showing of New Moon. It wasn't a huge decision, really, I thought: Annie+New Moon+late-night-fun-times=BIG TRIP.
Annie and I talked incessantly about my BIG TRIP, so much so, that I started to worry that we'd somehow be disappointed. That it wouldn't live up to the expectations that come with capital letters.
I shouldn't have worried.
I got there on Wednesday, with plenty of time to do all the things I wanted to do in the run up to the movie (i.e. eating at Red Robin, going to the mall [see 1st photo], buying candy [see above]).
Oh, the photo above? Yeah, we're wearing matching bracelets. And yeah, that's the Cullen family crest.
On Thursday, we tooled around in Annie's mini van (I love a mini van), and, through an epic combination of our wits and Michael's craft store, made the t-shirt below.
Kimmy found us this adorable soda-fountain/lunch-counter-by-day - swanky-dimly-lit restaurant-by-night place to eat, where we all ordered different things, and then just ate what Annie ordered.
We got a few looks, but, I'm pretty sure they were nods of admiration.
The night was the perfect combination of silly and awesome and shameless and carnival. The movie theatre was packed and loud and bustling. When the movie started, however, it was silent as the grave.
I haven't read the books, so the stories are new to me. I have a basic idea of where the plot is going, but the details are all new. I spent most of the movie squeezing Annie's arm in surprise. She didn't seem to mind.
So, at this point, I'm not going to lie. We saw it 3 times. And, because of an earlier show on Saturday night, that was 3 times before the movie had been out 48 hours. Shake your head in confusion, admiration, or disgust. Because to me, it matters not.
Best BIG TRIP ever.