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,