Sunday, December 19, 2010

Have You Ever Really Been Alone?

Back when I was in college (like a hundred years ago), PapaBear was going to get an award at an event in Tucson. So, Match and he picked me up and we went to the ceremony.

Now, Match and I tend to be a little silly when we get together. And if you do something that we think is funny, we'll never forget it. 

At this particular event, there were a couple of people who were giving "retirement" speeches. The event was already going really long and Papa had already received his award. Match and I wanted to leave, but we thought we'd wait for the next speech to end.

Then, they turned all of the lights in the place off except one spotlight and this girl comes on the stage and says, "Have you ever been alone? I mean really alone."

Then she starts in on this story about camping in the woods by herself for some amount of time. Match and I looked at each other, started laughing, and then decided it was time to leave.

I told you that story to tell you this one:

I went to the movies yesterday.


You can pick your jaws up off the floor now, because apparently that is something totally crazy to do.

As a matter of fact, I'm almost certain that the people two rows up were talking about me.

But I figure:

1. You're not supposed to talk in the movies anyway.

2. I watch movies alone at home all of the time.

3. I really like the company of all of my personalities. :)

Ok, I was kind of kidding on that last one. But I do really enjoy being by myself.

Obviously not all of the time, but some nice alone time every now and again is good for my soul.

I told you that story to tell you this one:

I saw How Do You Know?

It was great!

At one point in the movie, someone tells Reese Witherspoon, "Find out what you want and ask for it."

How great is that advice?

It reminded me of one of my favorite quotes, that I've shared with you before, but it bears reminding:

"The world bursts at the seams with people ready to tell you you're not good enough. On occasion, some may be correct. But do no do their work for them. Seek any job; ask anyone out; pursue any goal. Don't take it personally when they say 'no' - they may not be smart enough to say 'yes.'" - Keith Olbermann

1 comment:

  1. I am a big fan of going to movies alone. It started when I was an intern in DC and I continue to do it. It's funny because if people hear they always say, "oh I would have gone with you!" and then I say, "It's okay if I wanted someone to go with me I would have asked." You did miss some good sushi, but I'm glad you had fun and some good alone time.