A Day of Rest, Relaxation, and a Movie (9/24/18)

Today I allowed myself to stay in bed, sleeping and relaxing, until about 3PM. Since I was up until 5AM last night, it definitely was nice to actually get some sleep. Once I finally decided to move, I asked myself what I wanted to do today– did I want to work on my website more? Just play some games of League and relax? Maybe see a movie! I decided to see what was playing at AMC, and saw Ant-Man And The Wasp was still in theaters. Now I am a huge Marvel fan, and have seen every single one of their movies in the past probably 10 years now. I have been dedicated to following the Avengers, and Ant-Man And The Wasp was the first movie that I hadn’t managed to catch. I found that it was still playing in the AMC Theater on 42nd street, and immediately bought tickets for the 6:15PM showing,

Now that I had some motivation, I sprang up out of bed and hopped in the shower. Now, my hair may not look very long, since I always use product to try and make it stay in place, but god damn has it been growing. I have thick, straight brown hair, which does not give a shit what I want. Unless I use a good amount of product, it will generally begin to give up and fall in my face. After getting out of the shower, I noticed that my hair has finally begun to drop below my nose. I mean, I’m probably not going to get it cut until December, when I head home for Christmas, so I am very curious to see what happens. Anyway, I hop out of the shower, brush my teeth, dry off, and get ready for the day. I debate making food, but then decide to order food online from Pick&Eat, the local restaurant that I frequent at least every week or two. I order a sandwich, and get ready before heading over there to pick up my food.

When I step outside, I am shocked by how beautiful the weather is today. I mean, I’m wearing a jacket, but it’s perfect outside– not too chilly, with a nice breeze, and the sun shining down, with a few clouds in the sky. Absolutely wonderful. It made me want to get out and move. Do something with the day. Even through feeling this, I headed back inside, and relaxed while I ate my food, before heading back out to catch the train. I had a quick chat with one of my friends, who called to check in with me, which was very nice. She’s been having a bit of a rough start to the semester, so it was nice to check up with her and talk for a bit. After we hung up, I headed back outside, and hopped on the 5:45 train towards 42nd street. I arrived with about 10 minutes to spare before the movie began, printed out my ticket, and headed up the many escalator stairs to get the movie. I sat down, surrounded by a mostly empty seats, with a few people scattered throughout the theater, and the movie began.

Now, I wasn’t too bummed when I thought I wasn’t going to be able to see Ant-Man And The Wasp, because although I assumed it was going to be a pretty good movie, (it’s Marvel, so obviously it’s gonna be solid), I didn’t feel as invested in the Ant-Man storyline as other Marvel character’s stories, so I was okay with it. But honestly I’m really glad I was able to see the movie before it left theaters. It felt very different than other Marvel movies, and although it fits in with the Universe well, it was it’s own story, aside from everything else happening. There are hints here and there to the events that transpired in Civil War, but other than that it was it’s own, standalone film. And I gotta say, it was a solid movie! There were plenty of parts throughout the movie where I found myself bursting with laughter. Even though it’s a superhero movie, it felt light and fun, and they did such a good job playing around the fact that they can shrink and grow with the suits; even making Ant-Man’s suit malfunction a few times, adding to the comedic affect. And the end credits scenes? Not going to spoil anything, but absolutely amazing. They managed to tie the movie in perfectly to the end of Infinity War, and it worked beautifully.

I do have to mention that as I entered into AMC, I noticed a line outside, and found that all of these people were waiting to see the first screening of Small Foot. Honestly I don’t understand why you would wait in line for hours to see a movie, when you can just wait like a week or two to see it with no line, and get better seats. Don’t get me wrong, I would probably wait in line for hours upon hours to see a Marvel movie, so I am definitely a hypocrite, but Small Foot? I don’t know, from the trailers it just didn’t look like it was going to be anything special; though I guess to be fair the line seemingly consisted of only parents and their children, so that would do it I guess.

After the movie ended, I headed back down the escalators and headed back into the train station, where I sat down and waited for an A train to arrive. It took a bit, but I wasn’t doing anything else today, so I didn’t mind relaxing and waiting. When the train arrived, I hopped on, and continued reading a play called “Nature Room”, which I had begun reading on the train ride earlier. The monologue that I am most likely going to use tomorrow for the audition is in the play, so I figured I would actually read the play, so I could understand the monologue better. I finally got home, set my stuff down, and began making myself some dinner– nothing crazy, just some chicken that I prepared on Sunday, along with some rice and broccoli, with some Teriyaki sauce on top. Super simple and easy to make, and always tastes pretty good, so I’m happy. As I ate, I decided to play some games of League, along with finishing reading the play. As the night progressed, my sister hopped on, and we played a few games together before she got off to get some sleep. I ended the night playing one final game, losing, finishing “Nature Room”, and taking another stab at my website, which still needs plenty of work. I have my audition at 2:30 tomorrow, so I definitely need to get some sleep. It’s already 3:24AM, so I’m gonna get some rest. Here’s to whatever tomorrow will bring!



Ant-Man and the Wasp

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