June 28, 2005

Going to the Show

What to see? What to watch? Who decides?

One of the typical activities for a date is dinner and a movie.

When I was in my late teens and early twenties, the movie of my choice for dates were those involving love and romance. To my inexperienced and immature mind, subjecting my date to such tender novelties would surely influence his thoughts and feelings about me. Because, as they say, it was all about me, anyway, wasn’t it?

After I grew up a bit and fell in “love,” my attitude changed. I was so nuts about the guy, I was happy to watch whatever he wanted to watch because I enjoyed spending time with him. The really nice part about that was: He cared about me and was interested in watching what I wanted to watch. For a long time, we just switched off. He chose the movie one time and the next, it was my turn; however, I will say, I tailored my choices to take into consideration his likes and dislikes. The movies themselves became secondary for the opportunity to just spend time together.

While I still like the typical “chick flicks,” I find I enjoy them so much more when I go to the movies with a girlfriend or group of ladies. First of all, the movies are a great excuse to get together with the girls and catch up sans children and significant others. We can all really let our hair down and talk about the stuff we really want to talk about without interruption from little ones or testosterone fueled rolling of the eyes. Also, we can freely and alternately gush, weep, and laugh to our hearts content.

These days, my children are the ones who dictate what feature films I watch. It is more about what they will enjoy and what is appropriate for them. To have a man accompany us to the movies is a testament to his affection for us and his willingness to put the girls ahead of himself.

It has become my experience one can tell a great deal about a man by the movies he chooses to watch and the company with whom he watches them.

For a host of different perspectives regarding this topic, be sure to check out the ladies: Silk, Kathy, Sadie, and guest-poster and Divaesque Lady Margi, as well as the gentlemen: Phin, Minister of Propoganda, and Puffy.

Our favorite Wizard has announced life’s demands have taken precedence over the blogworld and he will no longer formally be part of the Men’s Club; however, he will still be blogging (Thank Goodness!) and popping in to check on us as his time permits. He has been a wonderful addition for the past several months. He is definitely a gentleman’s gentleman.

More news: Beginning next week (July 7th), the Demystifying Divas and Men's Club will be moving to Thursdays!! Can you stand it? See you then.

Posted by Christina at June 28, 2005 06:29 AM


Ah yes....that brings up some very good memories. Good post!

Posted by: Moogie at June 28, 2005 08:25 AM

Great post.

"It has become my experience one can tell a great deal about a man by the movies he chooses to watch and the company with whom he watches them."

So you're saying Deliverance isn't an appropriate movie for aeveryone?

Posted by: phin at June 28, 2005 11:14 AM

Nice stuff, Miss Feisty! I do believe your prolificness might just persuade me to grow up on this issue, eh?


Posted by: sadie at June 28, 2005 12:38 PM

Ah, I forgot to answer your initial questions, Feisty. Let me oblige you:

1. What to see? Something with hunky bare-chested movie star flexing muscles.

2. Who decides? Easy - I do.

3. Who pays? Heh heh - Zonker.

Okay, so maybe those weren't exactly your questions, but do you object?

Posted by: sadie at June 29, 2005 01:48 AM

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