Last Saturday, however, I finally returned to the movie-going segment of the population when Michelle Mariel and I went to see "WALL-E" at the local $2 movie complex.
Over the Summer, Mariel had become somewhat obsessed with the idea of seeing "WALL-E" in a theater.
I am happy to report that we had a very successful outing. She sat patiently waiting for the lights to dim and enjoyed all the coming attractions. (Egads, they just puke up these CGI animated features anymore!)
A big bonus was that a short ("Presto!" by the PIXAR guys) was included before the feature. It was funny & fast paced.
Mariel sat in rapt attention through the first hour of "WALL-E." She loved all the Earth-bound scenes, especially when WALL-E and EVE get together.
Her interest waned once the action shifted to the mother ship that had been careening through the universe for 700 years.
In a very sweet voice she whispered to me, "Can we go home now?"
And that's just what we did.
I hope she'll have fond memories of her "first movie."