Friday, June 27, 2014

'Virtual Friday Date Night'!...We Haven't Done This In 40 Years!!

      Hubby and I have done a lot of interesting things on our 'virtual Friday Date Nights'!...We've visited France, Italy, Greece, Iceland...YES WE DID!! ^_^...Hawaii, etc. And we've visited numerous states in the United states too! :-)
      Our dates have been dress-up...for fancy dinners and the opera. And our pajamas...for a 'stay-cation' at home, where we ate good food, danced to good music, and slept...FOR HOURS! ^_^ (This was one of our best dates ever!!)
      But we've never done what we're about to do tonight!...And the reason we haven't done it is because we haven't had a place around here to do this, for a long...long...long time! 40 years!! O_O What are we doing?!...We're going to a 'Drive-In' movie!! ^_^ ...

      Have any of you ever been to an outdoor 'drive-in' movie theater?!...If not, it's probably because they don't have them in your area. They certainly don't have any in our area any more!...In fact, I thought they were a thing of the past. Sorta like spats, bustle dresses, and dinosaurs! ^_^ 
      But, surprisingly, my online research says that there are still 357 American Drive -In theaters around!!...Really?!....GREAT!! ^_^ ...We're gonna find one of those drive-in theater towns tonight!...And, of course, our 'Goobers', 'Mike N Ikes', 'Milk Duds', and hot roasted peanuts will be with us in a bag!...Who can afford movie food?! LOL
        Although we will be buying hot dogs, french fries, and popcorn at the theater!...I mean, visiting the concession stand during intermission...and getting your shoes all sticky from other people's soda poured all over the part of the experience, right?! ^_^ ...

      The last time I remember going to a drive-in with my hubby...I don't remember seeing much of the movie!...And not for the reason you may be thinking, either!! It was because it was freezing cold in the car with the window cracked low to pull the speaker into the car!...And we had to drive around to like...3 or 4...different speaker stands before we found one that worked! Then we could hardly hear the movie because the volume was too low, and it was crackling and cutting in and out! Ugh!
      Add to that that our attention kept getting diverted from the movie by people walking up to the car and asking us for change and stuff! O_O I mean, where was their cars?! LOL... There were even some people sneaking into the drive-in and sitting on the ground with their speakers put on a blanket that they carried in with them!...but the police came along and shooed them out. LOL 
      I'm SURE that none of that stuff is gonna happen tonight!!...*wink! wink!*...The weather outside is great!...And everyone is required to stay in their vehicles for the duration of the movie!! LOL There will be no walking around until intermission. At which time our doors will be locked, and we will be boogieing to Motown music in our own car!! ^_^

      I love 'virtual Fridays'...and stuff from the old days!!! ^_^ Okay, I'm off to put my goodies in a bag and figure out what movie we're gonna be viewing this evening! :-) Have a good date night yourselves...all those of you who do this too! ^_^ And for everybody else, have a good rest of the weekend! ♥


Why do we get nostalgic
for the places of our past?
For the music and the people
who were in our high school class?

Why do we get nostalgic
for the foods we used to eat?
Like your mom's banana pudding,
boiled pig ears and chicken feet?

Why do we get nostalgic
for old bikes we once rode on?
And for buying penny candy
at a time thats long since gone?

Why do we get nostalgic
for the movies we once liked?
And the drive-ins where we sat,
and the trails that we once hiked?

Why do we get nostalgic
for long conversations had
when our cousins used to visit
(That is, till we all got mad)?!

Why do we get nostalgic?
Frankly, I'm sure I don't  know,
but I sat and wrote this poem
like a true nostalgia pro!


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