My uncle, when he showed up so late last night, expressed interest in watching my partially watched film, if I were okay with his doing so.
I allowed it, and chucked inwardly at the request.
It was “Pride and Prejudice”, and he wanted me to to give him the low-down on what had happened so far, and even asked me to share about the parts that I preferred in the book that he movie had changed… specifically, some of my favorite lines from the book.
Today, as I was leaving my grandparents’ house, he asked if I was planning to watch another movie tonight.
I told him that I likely would end up doing that.
Not sure yet.
Do you know around when you’ll want to watch it? Can I watch it with you?
Of course you can – just let me know when you’re heading back.
Okay. I want to make it back in time to watch it with you.
And so, when he arrived after nine, I stuck with my selection, despite the late arrival time – I was in the mood.
What film was it, you ask?
“Twilight: New Moon” 😀
I told him right off the bat that tonight he had the privilege of watching a cheesy high schooler movie, filled with awkward acting and likely bad directing.
I’m not sure he fully believed me.
At the end, of course, he understood completely, and even shared in a few of the most popular jokes about the films.
I told him that the main benefit, behind silly entertainment, of his having watched the film was that he was now in the know on a piece of very popular pop culture. 😛
He chuckled about it, and then we moved on to talking about Duolingo and Sachertorte…, as is our typical kind of tangential conversation.
P.S. I still love the absurd scene where Taylor Lautner swoops off his shirt like it is nothing… thanks for doing that for the world, man. We all appreciate it, even over a decade later. 😉