Thursday, August 07, 2008

on the lighter side

It gets pretty exhausting sometimes talking and thinking about all that authenticity and inauthenticity. It can be heady stuff, you know? Sometimes you just have to go for some plain old mindless inappropriate fun! Who better to model that than a couple of teenagers? Especially when they happen to be your own and you find that you really do have a lot in common (even though they think you are from another planet.) Every now and then, however, the planets align and some really good fun comes out of it.

Warning: If you consider this blog to be a serious, contemplative place where only deep and thoughtful things are discussed, you may want to discontinue reading at this point lest your impressions be permanently changed.

At the urging of my 19 year old son (who finds me less and less alien-like as he matures), we went to a 10:00 p.m. movie. That in itself is pretty bold for me since I generally am cuddled into bed by that time...especially on a "school" night (btw--no one here is currently in school, but still the voices say 'Wednesday is a school night.') When I heard dear son say, "Come on, Mom. Live a little" with his crooked grin I could see through the phone, I answered, "Sure. What the heck!" Somewhere in there "Mr. Charming" managed to convince his sister to move away from the computer and come along with us. (Do you think it could have been impacted by the fact that "all of her friends" are out of town this week? I mean...going into public at night with her brother AND her mother?!?!??! Horror of horrors!)

Well, like I said before, sometimes all of the planets just align and the three of us toodled off (Dad had a 4:30 a.m. wake up call. Party pooper!) to the opening night still have a chance to quit reading here...the new highly acclaimed stoner-action film, "Pineapple Express." And, o.k. I have to admit I really enjoyed it. Yep, Me, Lucy, contemplative counselor actually laughed out loud in the midst of an auditorium where I think the next oldest person there was maybe 25. The movie was totally inappropriate with marijuana and murder holding center stage, but a better stoner than James Franco there has not been since Sean Penn played Jeff Spicoli in "Fast Times at Ridgemont High." And, yes, while I am giving true confessions, I liked that movie too.

So, there you have it. The 'other side' of Lucy. Occasionally I enjoy a good old raucous pointless movie. Now, am I recommending it? I will leave that to your own discretion. My enjoyment may have been induced by the incredible crescent moon, the warm summer night, the relief from the seriousness of late, the joy of hanging out with my kids and the fact that I am still slightly warped from my own teenage years. Anyway, if you're still with me, I hope you will come back again. You never know what might show up here. In the meantime if you care to share your own entertainment indulgences, feel free! Peace.

p.s. we also had a little fun with "photobooth"


Ted Marshall said...

Good for you, the movie sounds good fun! And no, you can't be serious all the time. This may be a good time to confess that one of my favourite TV series is Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

l.b. said...

okay ... here goes ...

stop by and you'll partake of the coincidence (ya right!!) ......

yup ... i have a not-so-serious side too!

Sorrow said...

Am I hallucinating here?
i am learning about deep introspective stuff, and having some food!
Pizza for everyone!

Dianna Woolley said...

A 10:00 pm movie?? Well, with my kids I might have consented also.

However, we were up last night until almost 11:00 pm after "A Mid-Summer Night's Dream" at our local amphitheater - no wine, no drugs, just a late night and I feel drugged even after a hearty yoga session this a.m.

I love getting nice 8 hour sleep nights!


Geezer Dude said...

"some plain old mindless inappropriate fun" Now there is something to get my attention. The AARP card doesn't completely cancel out the little (or not so little) boy interests.

I am pleased to have vicariously enjoyed your experience. I am probably too "geezerly" to have enjoyed it directly.

Thanks for sharing.

I privately shared my recent entertainment experience. It's a great topic for horrifying people, kind of like sharing the experience of going to a 10:00 p.m., showing of Pineapple Express. The memory of my "inappropriate fun" lingers, but pain relievers are helping with that. :-)


Barbara said...

reminds of the time I went to a showing of the last Star Wars film with a bunch of the graduating Honours Science students. If they were willing to drag along a chem professor who kept mumbling "Where are all the Wookies?", more power to them.

Kayce aka lucy said...

oh, you guys are all so great! thanks for stopping by and giving me a little more fun in the meantime!!1

hooray for pizza, fun & sleep...and "where are all the wookies?"

potter said...

Had a massive craving for DQ onion rings tonight! Hubby ran out for them while i cooked brats and and made milk shakes!! YUM
so glad to share this desire for play with you!

Kayce aka lucy said...

oohhh, potter. that sounds super fun as does 'throwing' pots! are you by any chance related to 'DID' anonymous?