ilona the pest

insecurity + narcissism = awesome!

Friday, September 01, 2006

another first

this evening i somehow managed to lock myself out of the apartment, so i ended up going to see a movie by myself. i've actually never done that before. is that weird? i suspect that a lot of people may share my phobia of being seen alone in usually-social public spaces. anyway i feel that i made a major breakthrough tonight, so i'm feeling a little proud & liberated.

the movie was "invincible," the marky mark movie about the 30-year-old guy who tries out for the philadelphia eagles. rated PG. (disney!)

i actually have a genuine fondness for inspiring sports movies. it was the perfect movie for my mood and for seeing alone. not so funny or interesting that i mourned not having someone to whisper commentary to throughout the movie (i am a incorrigible movie-talker), but just the right mix of exciting (he can't make the team...yes he will! he won't...oh yes he will!) and touching.


  • At 1:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Seeing a movie alone isn't that bad. It's dark and in some theaters every seat in the house is taken. I remember seeing Jennifer O'Dell (from the Lost World) take the last seat next to me at a Harry Potter showing and if there's anyone who'd feel uncomfortable, it's a celeb who's on "hiatus."

    On the other hand, anyone who could sit alone at a crowded chain restaurant is crazy. Saw a mid-career woman sitting alone at the Cheesecake Factory on a Friday night rack up sympathy stares like they were going out of style. :(

  • At 1:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Whatta buncha wimps and wussies.

    You can't be seen alone in a public place? How candy-assed can a grown-up possibly be?

    I laugh at you wussies who won't do it, and I laugh at you wussies who make believe you're reading or writing 'cause you're too damn scared to just sit and have something to eat by yourselves.

    If I'm by myself, I look around at people. What the hell is anyone afraid of?

    "Gee, somebody might find out that once in a while I eat by myself."

    Friggin' buncha knuckleheads.

    Get outta here.


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