4.28.2008

Onset Movie Narcolepsy


You know when you get the kind of questions about what you like least about yourself, or if you could change one thing about yourself what would it be? . . Well, while I have many things I'd love to alter, one big thing I'd like to improve is my ability to stay awake in movies.

Any time, any day, at home, in a theatre, full-rested, lights on, caffeine induced, loud action movie: Doesn't matter, I will still fall asleep 95% of the time.

I should note that while Niels used to think it was cute when I would fall asleep in his lap while we were dating, it has now grown to be one of his most major pet peeves. In fact, we will rarely see a movie in theatres past a 7:30 showing, because my on-set narcolepsy increases dramatically.

On Saturday I decided I really wanted to double and see "Baby Momma" with my friend Andrea and her husband. She told me they would love to see it, but they wouldn't be in Provo until 8pm. I didn't want to admit to her that I was a pansy, so my tourettes kicked in and I said, "Oh ya, that's not a problem at all, we will just go to the 10 pm showing."

Well, I made it. As petty as it sounds, this is a huge step for me. The 20 oz. Mountain Dew, Hot Tamales, Tina Fey, and Amy Poehler made my night. Hilarious flick.

Does anyone else have my problem by the way?

4 comments:

becca said...

i want to go see it, but i hope i don't need all that to keep me awake during it!

Seandrea said...

I'm so glad your Tourettes kicked in and you agreed to go. That movie was hilarious and I loved it! I'm also a pansy that falls asleep in movies. Sean and I almost never go to the movies since it usually turns into an $8 nap for me. I'm proud of myself for making it through this one. I'm sure the Dr. Pepper assisted in keeping my eyes open!

Trevor and Brooke said...

We had so much fun this weekend! This graduation is a bit of a downer since he has to start up again in a couple of months! Can't wait until this weekend...

Kevin, Danica, & Claire said...

that is so my husband! i am dying to see that movie by the way!