Movie Date

by agirlandhermutt on August 5, 2011

“Just because you’ve got the emotional range of a teaspoon doesn’t mean we all have."  ~Hermione Granger (my fave quote of all!)

I remember seeing the first Harry Potter book and being totally taken off guard at how they said Hermione’s name. But but but…that isn’t the way I say it! I quickly got over the whole pronunciation snafu and became totally engrossed in the characters. To put faces to names was so surreal and I was instantly transported to a magical land. As an adult seeing these movies I am still just as impressed with the series.

Last night I saw HP for the 2nd time! I’m such a nerd.

Karen hadn’t seen the movie yet and asked me to be her date for the night. Well…I kind of forced her to let me go with her. Whatevs. I saw it the first time in 3D IMAX and the 3D sucked. Seriously. Craptastic. This time we just saw it normal and it was PERFECT.

Before the movie we met up at my favorite pre-movie joint, Chipotle!

I love that place! I’m trying to be more aware of what I’m eating when I go out with friends so I checked out the nutrition facts on my usual dish and made a few changes to help me not totally overdo it. Fun Fact: The flour tortilla for the regular burrito weighs in at 290 calories. Whomp Whomp.

Veggie Burrito Bowl (Burrito Insides-No tortilla): Small scoop of cilantro-lime rice, small scoop of black beans, mild salsa, about 1 tbsp of sour cream and a handful of romaine lettuce.

Not going lie…this bowl was fantastic. BUT! My very own homemade Chipotle-like Bowl was JUST AS GOOD. Score 1 for cooking at home.

For some reason I CAN NOT go to the movies without having some type of snack (i.e. super salty buttery popcorn). It is part of the experience for me! Again, I’m cheap with the $$$ and the calories lately so I took the snacking into my own hands.

Yep. I brought my own popcorn to the movies.Don’t judge.

I brought two of the Orville Redenbacher’s Smart Pop 100 Calorie bags to much on with Karen. I’m not a big fan of the 100 calorie stuff, but these bags were small enough to get in my purse and perfect for some tiny snacking. This particular popcorn has a weird taste near the end of the bag, but still did the trick.  I just popped them at work, stuck them in my bag and enjoy during the movie!

Overall Ratings for the night:

Chipotle: A
Popcorn: B+
Date (Karen): A+
Non-3D Movie: A+++ (Sorry Karen. If you could do a spells you would get a few more +s)

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Its Friday, Friday…gotta get down on Friday! Smile

I have fun plans this weekend with the girlies and then doing some apartment stuff at The Scientist’s. Nothing too exciting. Possibly a trip to the SOWA market on Sunday?!

Have a great weekend kids! See ya Monday!

What are your fave movie snacks? Do you like 3D movies?

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