Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Goal #44 - Dates with Devin (3 of 20)

Pack up your laptop and favorite romantic DVD. Get out to a quiet spot, then cuddle up and watch the movie. - Dates on a Dime

Last Thursday, we loaded the Subaru with camping chairs, sandwiches, all the random snacks we could find in the pantry, grabbed a movie and my laptop and headed to a near-by park. We greatly enjoyed ourselves and also learned some valuable lessons:

1) Comfy camping chairs are a must - we had the ones with cup holders and could lean back to enjoy the movie.

2) Next time, wait to watch a movie until after sunset. The setting sun is quite low and bright (apparently) and a bit of a hindrance to clearly viewing a movie. (There is the reason why drive-ins are only open after dark.)

3) Public parks are an awkward place to watch an R-rated movie. Perhaps the thriller The Constant Gardener wasn't the best choice. Should have gone with the book-recommended "romantic movie." (Note: There is a theme of deeply devoted love that drives the plot of this movie, so I submit that it still counts as a romantic movie.)

This date cost a grand total of $0.00 - the movie was borrowed from a friend and the snacks/food were all things we already had in the fridge. It was the perfect time of year to enjoy the outdoors (before we Arizonians go into Summer Hibernation). I highly recommend this date!

1 comment:

  1. Stephanie BashamMay 12, 2010 at 6:26 PM

    What a fun idea! We used to watch movies on the computer together in college, but never as an actual "date." I guess now it'd be hard with a baby, but we could always do it on the front lawn after she goes to bed and just take the baby monitor outside with us! :)

    I just re-read that sentence - "we could always do it on the front lawn after she goes to bed" and it sounds a tad bit inappropriate. Talk about cheap date ideas! Hehe.

    Cuddling up and watching a movie (on a computer or tv) is one of my very favorite dates. You know I love a good movie, and there's just something so cozy and homey about it! Especially if there are some good snacks to go along with it.


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