Yesterday was our 19th anniversary. Man–we are OLD!
That’s 10 years….plus nine more!
It is the time it takes for a child to be conceived, be a toddler, go to kindergarten, get baptized, turn into an awkward tween, develop and hopefully overcome acne, get a drivers license, graduate from high school and move out on their own.
19 is the age I was when we married. 19 years and 2 months to be exact.
It just doesn’t seem possible. I don’t know where the time has gone, but I’m sure glad that I’ve spent it with Curtis. He is an amazing husband and great father. He is a sweet “boyfriend” that takes me on a date every week.
I love it! Since we knew we wouldn’t be able to go out on the actual day, we decided to go all out on the romance for our anniversary weekend. We went to the movies. Yes, we go to the movie almost every weekend, but that doesn’t make it any less special. The movie theater is the most magical place on earth. Where else can you put your life on hold for 2 hours, forgetting your cares and worries.
Oh wait, you can do that at the temple. Okay, the movies are the SECOND most magical place on earth.
Anyhow, we decided to see “Contagion”. It has big name actors in it. A lot of big actors. I don’t want to give too much away, in the off-chance you may go see it, but here is the gist:
A new and unknown virus is quickly spreading and killing people. The CDC is quickly on the scene trying to figure out where it started and what to do next. In the meantime, people are dropping like flies, foaming at the mouth while their extremities are turning black. There are robberies and murders, looting and all-around mayhem. I told you we were romancing the night away.
If you didn’t feel like getting your year supply together before now, you will after seeing this movie. You’ll also want to stock up on hand-sanitizer for said year-supply.
The acting is great, the pace is good. The moments of quiet and reflection are welcome, if not somber, amidst the chaos. You really start to feel for some of the characters. Their emotions- shock, sadness, love, resolve- are palpable. I liked that it didn’t have a big, flashy, save-the-day, Hollywood ending. It did have swearing, I’m not gonna lie. I guess when people are desperate and on edge, they forget their manners. Even the “baddest” word makes an appearance. This movie is definitely not for kids. Aside from a brief comment in the opening scene about an act of infidelity, there isn’t anything else along those lines for the rest of the movie.
Anyways, go see it. Let me know what you think of it. I give it 4 & 1/2 out of 5 popcorn buckets.
Warning: If you are a germ-a-phobe you may want to skip it. You’ll never want to leave your house again, or at least eat sweet and sour pork. Curtis admitted to watching to see who washed their hands in the bathroom, and then not touching the door when he exited the bathroom (Seriously, he is just now noticing that kind of stuff? Welcome to my world!!! I don’t even share a cup with my grubby little kids.)
We went to “Texas Roadhouse” afterwards and you better believe I put hand-sanitizer on. I even slathered the ketchup bottle with it. I made Curtis put some on before he touched the menu. And forget about eating the peanuts!!!
We joked about our romantic evening out, watching people vomit and die, but in the end we realized that didn’t matter.
We were together and that’s what counts.
Date night: highly recommended 🙂