Monday, August 28, 2006

One... is the loneliest number...not.

I've never been much of a solo-cinemacist and always thought that lone popcorn munchers were potentially depraved and kept their grannies in cupboards beneath the basement stairs.

Saturday night, and while I don't have a subscription to Hentai Hotties Tentacle Love Weekly, I found myself solitaire, holding hands with Pop Corn and sucking on Slush Puppy, as I merged into my seat to watch Confetti (brit-brilliant mockumentary about three couples vying to win The Most Original Wedding. My favourites were the naturists who wanted to exchange their vows kaalgat-tussen-die-tulpe*) .

And suddenly I realise, I'm really good company.


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*afrikaans for 'naked among the tulips'

18 comments:

'liya said...

..and you didn't have to share your popcorn with someone else's annoying hands .. sounds good to me :)

Ruby :) said...

welcome to the solo-rolo club!!! I ALWAYS go to the movies, (at least once in two weeks) .. the experience is liberating, refreshing and you will soon realise that you are the best person to share a joke with, and you can laugh/cry in the movie without worrying about what comapny that you have come with may think of you.. I have become so used it going solo, that even if i do go for a movie with my family, I choose a different movie from them, just for the fun of sitting with my own box of popcorn, coke, and the packet of whispers all to myself... (its also always the case, that i have watched the movie that they are going for already!!!)

Z said...

did you come up with any ideas for your own big/little day? :P

saaleha said...

'liya + ruby : agreed :)

z : bite your tongue. i'm not particularly broody just yet :)

i_am_not_who_i_am said...

at least you had "something" to hold onto :)))))......

fida . ...

kimya said...

oNe is fUn..

quite an empowering little digit, actually!

lol..

Z said...

bite my tongue? tsk tsk there are indeed better ways !

saaleha said...

lol@z. were you ever an irc chatter by any chance?

Z said...

now now...such intimate details are not meant to be revealed on the blogosphere (bear with me, its my word for the week :)

kindly make use of the more discreet communication methods available should you wish to ascertain potentially incriminating information!
btw i must commend you on going solo...

saaleha said...

will do z.
Coz i'm thinking Lightning Crashed.

:)

queen_Lestat said...

I do the movies alone thing quite often. No one else wants to go to Noveau EVER, blaaaaahnians obviously.

And I can go into a bookshop for as long as I want to without people hurrying me up. Congrats saaleha

Bilal said...

Great when you love spending time with the person you spend most of your time with- yourself! I must advise a solo trip: with just a backpack and a lonely planet, your view of the world will change! And do it now, while you young, wild and free:-) if you are still young:-P

realist said...

Gosh! You never ever mentioned that you thought I was some sorta freak for going to the movies by myself. Anyhoo, now that you’ve sampled it, there’s no going back! Welcome to the soloist club…fellow freak!

Nazneen said...

OK cool. So I'm not the only one to do the solo thing. Honestly, it's far simpler to watch a movie by yourself than to can find a date, time and movie to suit the rest of the gang. You'd be amazed by the logistics involved!

What sucks is when the ticket-sellers ask where your partner is.

SupaFly said...

congratulations, i've been going alone to the movies for years! when they ask where your partner is, ask them if its their ****ing business?

Anonymous said...

Reminds me of the woody allen quote:

" dont knock mastubations, its sex with someone i love"

sorry couldnt resist

Muhammad said...

my this is a little bit late.

Hentai tentacles, interesting.

Reminds me of myself back in the day...(the solo movie thing, not the hentai tentacle thing...hehe) skipping school to go to Eastgate, pay for one movie and watch three... consecutively and then take a leisurely stroll back home.

What i like about it is you got your thoughts to yourself and don't have to really worry about anyone else. :)

as Ruby said welcome to the club!, As Woody allen said... Whatever you do, do it with someone you love :)

M.

xena said...

I disagree with all the bloggers that mentioned that solo is better than company.

If any of you have gone to the movies,taken a walk,did any activity ... etc etc with one or more people you would know that the joy of sharing everything is more satisfying than doing any activity solo.

We are creatures of affection. We thrive on this quality.

*company satisfaction is usually achived if the people you hang out with are true friends instead of false ones*

Profane. Profound. What's your poison?