Monday, June 2, 2008

Brownie Points

I became an avid fan of Sex and the City after the WB...oh, sorry, CW...started airing the edited versions regularly. There was something about these four characters that struck a cord--maybe it was their vulnerability, maybe it was their shoe addictions or maybe just the way they related to each other--but whatever the reason, I quickly got hooked on the show. Although I didn't see the series finale until well after it originally aired, I still had Sex and the City withdrawals after I had seen all of the episodes. But then the producers of Sex and the City did something that took some of the sting out of having to say goodbye to a favorite TV series.

They made a movie.

I have had May 30 circled on my calendar for quite some time. I couldn't wait for the movie to come out. I had been debating whether or not to beg Hubby to take me to see it, or to just go with a friend at some point when he was otherwise occupied. My plan on Friday was to come home and feel him out, and then based on his response to the "What do you want to do tonight" query make my decision.

But before I even had a chance to ask him, he gave me this:

He had ordered the tickets online the day before, and picked them up before I got home from work. Then he put them in the glass with the shreddy poofy stuff and surprised me with it.

Is he great or what? He took me to go see the movie, even though he knew he'd be one of, like, 10 other guys in the theater (and for the record, there were only 5 other guys in the theater), and even though it would never have been something he would otherwise have watched.

I'll pause here while everyone oohs and aahs over my husband's act of generosity.

Done? Then we can proceed to talking about the movie. I won't go into too much detail in case some of you have yet to see it, but I will say that it stayed fairly true to the series. The character interaction was the same, and it was just as funny as ever. The only surprise that I found was that I had never bothered to wonder just how edited the CW version was...let's just say it is now apparent that the CW version eliminated the "sex" from Sex and the City, and the movie definitely did not. So that would be one thing to keep in mind if you've only ever seen the edited versions like me.

Honey, if you're reading this, I had a great time Friday. :) Thank you.


Queen Goob said...

AAWWWWWWW that is SO cool! What a great guy. I know, you'll probably knock me down your list of friends when I tell you, but I have absolutely no desire to see the movie as I really didn't like the series (WAY too risqué for a TV show, but that's just me.) I am so glad to hear your husband sacrificed his proverbial manhood and took you to the movie. I hope you saw fit to at least smuggle in some "man food" - bratwurst, cheeseburger, T-bone steak, something?

But, and this is just curiosity on my part, have you told hubby about that HUGE, HAIRY, KILLER MOSTER IN YOUR CAR?!?!?!?

Remind me and we'll share "roach stories"....I still giggle at some of the things I've done to escape their reign of terror.

Colleen said...

What a sweet husband! That's so cool that he went to the effort to plan it out in advance. He didn't just say, "OK, let's go see the movie." He actually bought the tickets ahead of time and had a cute way to give them to you! What a man!

Mrs. R said...

Queen: Yes, wasn't that nice of him? And I'm not going to knock you down on my list of friends. Like I said in the post, I only ever watched the edited versions (which, if the movie was any indication, were HEAVILY edited), and if the TV shows were regularly like the movie...I wouldn't have watched it either.

I did tell him about the spider in the car. There was also another spider incident since then that I've yet to post about. His response was that I should let a spider crawl on me until I overcome my fear.

So it's a good thing he's got those Sex and the City brownie points. :)

Colleen: I know, he really does have moments of brilliance. :) He actually puts me to shame sometimes with the stuff he comes up with, because there's no way I could be that creative.

Jeff said...

Wow, he really DOES love you. Even though I love my wife more than life itself, I still can't say I would go see that movie for her.

You had me curious though with this statement "My plan on Friday was to come home and feel him out..."

Now that's something I could commit to.

Jillian said...

Aww, that WAS a sweet thing he did. I tell you... these men are sometimes unpredictable!

Big Momma Pimpalishisness said...

That is a great husband.

I've never gotten into Sex and the City though, it still amazes me how much of a deal people are making about this movie when the show hasn't even been on for years.

Mrs. R said...

Jeff: Let's just say he got plenty of that when we got home. :)

Jillian: I know! I mean, it's one thing to go buy the tickets, but then to think to present them the way he did?

Big Momma: It's the anticipation! The longer you've had to wait for something you're looking forward to, the bigger a deal it is. Especially since they've been talking about doing a movie since before the show ended.