UP for some Real Me?

I lived in Africa for a year as many of you may know.  While there, I met this amazing girly who I absolutely love and we now have skype dates on Saturday that seriously make my week.  But, see, here’s the thing.  She doesn’t like movies. Like at all. And she rubbed off on me.

I have yet to go to a movie theater since being back in the States, shame, eh? I did thoroughly enjoy Earth from Red Box and would be so incredibly happy to own that entire DVD series.  My “bonding time” with my mama over “The Bachelor” is just about as poppy as I get when it comes to this stuff.

All of that to say that yesterday, I watched a movie after I went on my long run (and yes, we were friends!).  Remember how I told you that I ran 16.1k, well, that was on the docket again for this week.  Though, this time I ran outside (woot! woot! love me some warm(er) weather and running tights and wearing mittens to carry things) and listened to a whole jumble of worship songs*.  Plus, I improved my time!

Despite my speedy running and motivation to attempt to arrive on time, I didn’t…plus, when I got there I stopped and chatted for a bit with the pastor’s wife (love her and hey! relationships matter! and yes…still working on the time thing).  Thankfully, my friends (yes, I’ve been home long enough to even make “friends”) usually extend an extra big dose of grace. Hey, they must be friends if they’re already learning to not let me get away with my answers that aren’t answers (aka indecision) by helping me commit and they put up with my half inviting myself by saying that I so want/need to see said movie they are talking about watching.

By now, you must REALLY be wondering (or you’ve given up on this long post–usually I dislike long posts greatly and even spent time trying to make this shorter, but there’s just too much fun stuff to share….) what movie I would want/need to see….dun dun dun… UP.  Confession: the main reason I wanted to see this movie was because another fabulous girly I met in Africa watched this movie on the plane ride home (I fell asleep..I do that often especially during movies) and told me about an absolutely gut-wrenching line that simply made us BOTH teary eyed or should I say bawling (oh, side note: my eyes turn an amazingly gorgeous green when I cry)…as if we weren’t already since we were leaving “home.”  Today, I didn’t cry nearly as much as I would have if I had watched it then…I only got teary eyed and missed my people and my home.  All because of a few lines:

“It might sound boring, but the boring stuff I remember the most.”

“Thanks for the adventure, now go have a new one.”

Congrats to you if you made it this far!  So, your turn: have you seen UP? do you run on africa time?  do you like movies? tell me something I don’t know.

*Running Playlist for the day: Battlefield by Jordin Sparks, Everything Falls by Fee, More Like Falling in Love by Jason Gray, Rain it Down by Carlos Whittaker, There’s Only One by Caedmon’s Call, How He Loves by Kim Walker, This Day by Audio Adrenaline, You Said by Shane and Shane, Let My Love Open the Door by Audio Adrenaline, Glory to God Forever by Fee, This Could Be Our Day by Addison Road, God of Wonders by Third Day, Show Me Your Glory by Third Day, From the Inside Out by Hillson, Tomalo by Hillsong, Not Enough by Caedmon’s Call, Madly by Steve Fee, All We Need by Charlie Hall,

10 thoughts on “UP for some Real Me?

  1. i saw up and i loved it.

    i don’t like going to movie theaters, i only like watching them at home…that way i can wear pj’s, pause it when i need a snack (which isn’t ridiculously priced) and i don’t miss a second if i have to go to the bathroom.

    i also fall asleep during movies, i’ve given up trying to fight it…i love getting up on a saturday morning and finishing the movie i fell asleep during the night before-it’s like bonus movie night!

    • so good isn’t it!

      and, agreed!! if I’m going to watch them at home I love curling up and having that ability to stop it or eat whatever I want and to just soak it up….though, sometimes there is something to be said for the whole “big screen” experience 🙂

      I like that idea of watching it on Saturday morning maybe I’ll give it a try if I watch another movie!

  2. Ha ha… carrying things in your mittens… Just remember not to give high-fives when your mittens are filled with keys or other like items. 😉

    “Up” was a good movie. I liked it when I watched it with my parents… (I wonder if my mom stayed awake for the whole thing?) I saw “The Crazies” last Saturday. I didn’t know what it was about until I got to the movie theatre (makes it a little too late to back out!)! I didn’t like that, but I might give the movies with a friend another shot this weekend with “Alice in Wonderland”. Haven’t decided though, lol… Looks like I can be just as indecisive as you, Katy!

    • You know me too well and yes…I will make sure I don’t give high fives! I haven’t given any high fives lately 😦

      I haven’t heard of The Crazies so you’re one up on me… 🙂 And I actually have friends who are going to go see Alice in Wonderland in 3d and I’ve been pondering whether to go or not….so we’re in the same boat! Let me know if you do and what you think 🙂

    • thanks for stopping by!! and yes! check out UP 🙂 it made me laugh a lot and a bit teary eyed, but i like that. hope you are heading into a fabulous weekend!

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  4. Wow, I’ve not stopped in forever!! The last movie I saw in the theater was “Fireproof” October 2008. Long time ago. Next one will likely be Voyage of the Dawn Treader in December!!!

    I did see UP (dvd at home) and cried. Some very personally sad parts to the movie.

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