Saturday, 15 January 2011

Week #2 of my NEW52 life ...

It's the end of week #2, although technically I think it's more like the start of week #3 but seeing as my "new's" tend to happen at the weekends, I guess I'm always going to be a tad bit behind .... story of my life!

My NEW for this week is more of a re-new rather than a brand new (is that cheating?). DH & I have decided to re-new our monthly movie nights. Yiiiiippeeee! Now, whether we go out to the cinema to watch a new movie or we decide to stay home and watch a DVD, depends on a) what's on at the local cinema, and b) how our finances are doing that month (why does it cost sooooo much to go to the cinema these days?).

Anyhoo, we kicked off our re-newed movie nights last night and with it being January, and money being a bit tight (getting paid before Christmas and then having to wait almost 6 weeks 'til the next pay day ain't good folks!), we decided to stay home and watch a DVD ... BUT ... to make things more authentic, we recreated the whole cinema experience! The furniture was re-arranged and the sofa positioned directly in front of the TV (our lovely 37" Pioneer plasma screen ~sigh~), our DVD was linked up through the surround sound speaker system (AMAZING clarity & volume!) and of course the choice of snacks & beverages were suitably cinema-like (burgers, popcorn, M&M's, chips 'n' dips & bottles of beer).

Before:

During:


We had a fabulous night, though I think I ate too much popcorn ... but hey, you can't have a movie night without popcorn, can you? Oh, and in case you're wondering ... we watched Ocean's Eleven (you really can't beat a bit of George & Brad on a Friday night!)

7 comments:

mrshobbes said...

OMG, CAN I COME HANG OUT?!?! Seriously, I would watch films every night with that kind of setup!!! What an awesome date you both had and right in the comfort of home. Sounds like bliss to me :D

Susanne said...

What fun! And yes, it is ridiculous how much it costs to go to the theater these days! We have to add the cost of a sitter so a lot of times it makes it a $60 night! Really sucks if we don't like the movie!

listgirl said...

What a fantastic fun thing to re-new! And no, of course you're not cheating, LOL. I love the photographs and the angles they were taken from. LOVE the movie food you had as well! What fun!

Christi said...

Okay, this sounds like it was so much fun!

peppermint said...

Re-newing is still new, I have a lot of things I USED to do that I need to start doing again.

This looks like so much fun! Plus you can't have beer in the movie theaters around here so that's a bonus. LOL We do movie nights in all the time because it winds up costing us close to $30 to go! But we never do it up like this - I may have to revamp movie night as a something new.

Tracey said...

Movie nights at home are the BEST! (we don't get to the theater that often, mainly because of the cost!)

I love that you rearranged the furniture to make it an authentic movie night. The burgers look especially wonderful!

Thanks for sharing!!

Helen said...

YAY! This post is making me smile ... we *heart* our movie nights. GREAT shots!