‘Isn’t it going to rain?’ I answered.
Ok, so we went to the drive-in…in the rain. The last time we went, the popcorn wasn’t the best. So we made our own and smuggled it in under a blanket on the front seat.
Bathroom breaks had to be carefully timed with the ebb & flow of the rain or else cuddling in under the blanket would turn into a damp uncomfortable task.
The first movie was ‘The Avengers’. It’s a great reunion type movie for comic book superhero lovers. I however, am not. I recognized a few of the characters from other movies that I’ve watched with Sweetie. After all, he watches chick flicks with me….I can watch superhero capers with him.
I decided that it wasn’t that bad. I had popcorn, and a cold drink. I was warm & snuggly under the blanket. I enjoy Iron Man’s witty humour…and Thor is not too hard on the eyes….it almost didn’t even matter that I was unsure of the plot. And every 5 minutes or so Sweetie operated the windshield wipers so the blurry spots were intermittent at best.
Next thing I know, the credits are rolling. My immediate thought was, ‘wow time flies when…..’ then I realized I had tipped over and was leaning against the pillows in between us…looking around…..’when…you’re sound asleep!’
I stretched and scrunched my face….being sure there was no drool with a quick wipe of my hand.
‘Well good….I’ll go to the washroom and get ready for that Johnny Depp movie.’
What was it called again? Shadow People….? Dark People…? Dark Shadow?….
Anyway all I knew was I haven’t seen a Johnny Depp movie I didn’t like. And it looked amazing…The first few minutes were great. The picture, the music….the story was great….I loved it and even laughed more than once.
However, Sweetie was now getting tired….and I had to nudge him a few times to remember the windshield wipers. Then I realized I was nodding off myself, I tried to re-position myself so I could stay awake. After all, this was a good movie…and I didn’t want to miss it.
This time when I stirred, I realized that the rain was so bad that I couldn’t see the screen at all. I looked over and saw that he too, was gone.
‘Screw it’ and I curled up against him and found myself running up alongside him on the road to La-la land.
The next thing I remember is the credits of the second movie rolling while the two of us sat up and looked around…eyes blinking.
‘Pretty good movie huh?’
As we’re driving home….I said…’you know…we just paid $26 bucks to sleep at the drive-in…I say next time we just spring for a hotel room and get some rest!’