"Pretty late," I said. "Why?"
"I want to go to the movies," he said. " 'Iron Man' is playing at 12:30 (a.m.)."
I had no idea what he was talking about, but we haven't been to the movies in forever, so I was all for it.
Throughout the evening, Albie helped me from home by writing an editorial and looking over a story so I would get done on time. I then rushed out and drove to the mall closest to our house - about 20 minutes from work.
Of course, he wasn't there when I got there. So I had fun looking over the edge of a railing to three floors below be. The mall - situated on two separate floors below the multi-plex theater -was closed, but someone was in the glass elevator and a man was cleaning the floor on the lowest level.
Albie got the tickets and said "let's get some snacks" before I had a chance to pull out the fruit snacks I had brought with me from the office vending machine.
Popcorn is a must, of course, when you are watching a movie.
"I want nachos," I said, determined to add some melted cheese to my day.
Being the good boyfriend he is, Albie of course supplied me with nachos as well as a large bottle of water.
"What exactly is 'Iron Man'?" I asked as we stood in line, waiting to pay for our snacks.
Albie told me the movie is based on a comic book.
"Oh, great," I said and sighed. "One of those."
He convinced me the movie is "supposed to be good" and we entered the theater just in time to see the last preview before our featured presenation.
The movie actually wasn't bad. It had Gwyneth Paltrow in it, and I like her. There were some war scenes and bombs and explosions to please the guys in the audience. Despite that, the movie felt like a better and more realistic version of "Spider-Man."
Here are some other movies coming out soon here, that I am eagerly awaiting:
The new Indiana Jones movie was filmed in part in Connecticut. Somewhere in New Haven, actually. I assume because of Yale University, but I haven't read up on my Indy trivia.
I didn't see the last movie based on M. Night Shyamalan's book "Lady in the Water," but I heard it was pretty awful. "The Happening" seems a lot better, and one that I will consider.
Now, after a long evening of page design, stories from Costa Rica, nachos with melted cheese and a trip to Stark Industries, it is time to say goodnight.