Sunday, January 11, 2009

Awareness

The U.S. State Department estimates that 600,000 to 800,000 people are trafficked across international borders annually. These victims, mostly women and children, are forced into prostitution, domestic servitude, or manual labor.  - Today's Christian Woman

Please take a moment to learn more about this tragedy as today is  National Human Trafficking Awareness Day.

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On a lighter note, I reached a monumental moment of lame-ness today. I went to a movie...by myself. Mr. Ruby had a lot going on today, and the weather is pretty nasty out, thus I couldn't drag anyone along with me. So, I swallowed my pride and went alone.

I walked up to the counter and said "One for Twilight please". The girl gave me a funny look, but I went on to the snack counter to get myself a large Diet Pepsi. Then, I went into the theatre...alone...and saw several teen couples and groups of teenage girls. They all looked at me as if to say "Wow, this old hag lame-o actually came to see a teeny-bop love story...completely by herself."

Needless to say, I absolutely LOVED Twilight. I normally hate movies after I've read the books...but it was cast so perfectly and the story line followed the book pretty accurately. I loved it I loved it, and I can't wait until the second movie comes out!

Oh, and now I have a thing for vampires.

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15 comments:

Piper Jacquelyn said...

Wow, I'm so proud of you for going to a movie all by yourself! I loved Twilight too, and am guessing all the teen in the theater thought I was too old as well! Oh well, it was fun!

TimothyPeacock said...

Yeah, I'd much rather hit a theater with an automatic ticket kiosk... those are a whole lot less judgmental.

Classy in Philadelphia said...

I almost had to see Twilight by myself, but I was able to drag a friend. I totally would go, though. It's such an amazing movie!

Rose and Jill said...

I loved Twilight too. I devoured the books in about 3 weeks!
-R

Sassy and Classy Southern Mrs. said...

You are so much braver than I am! I haven't gone to a movie by myself but have thought about it before. I loved Twilight, even though so did all the 13 year olds we were surrounded by! What book are you on now?

little erin said...

good for you! i'm glad you enjoyed the movie! it sure isn't easy to go on your own, i wish i could do that! hey maybe, it can be a new goal

Jules said...

I loved Twilight too. I think it was cast very well. I breezed through the first 3 books and it is taking forever to get through book 4. I love the series.

QueenBeeSwain said...

left you something on my blog :)

kHm

Jaded Jill said...

you go girl! i have never been alone, but totally would. i mean you dont speak to anyone at the movies

kels said...

I totally wish I could've gone with you! I've already seen Twilight, but I'd totally see it again. I, also, have a thing for vampires now... :)

Stephanie Espo.... said...

my husband always goes by himself! How did you do it!????

Jacqueline said...

Thank you for sharing that. I saw an incredibly powerful movie about Human Trafficking a few months ago called Taken and it really opened up my eyes to this issue.

(Love your blog, by the way!)

Once A Bride said...

It's so liberating to go to a movie by one's self, isn't it? Sometimes I will do the same...I love it. I get the popcorn all to myself ;)

Being Brazen said...

I loved the Twilight movie. I have read all the books and cant wait for the next movie - Im so lame ;)

PinkSass said...

I also saw Twilight alone! What a great movie! Probably going again alone on Sunday to see it again!