Sunday, November 22, 2009

About the Anniversary

I do feel a bit like our anniversary snuck up on my this year, and have a feeling the holidays are going to wind up doing the same thing. I didn't really plan a lot, except I knew that I wanted to see New Moon since it came out on our anniversary. But other than that I didn't make any real plans. Friday came and after work, we got ready to head out. I did actually manage a pretty nice picture, there were a few outtakes and I would have shared a shot or two, but accidentally deleted them when my camera was filling up with pictures at the end of the night.
3rd Anniversary
I've been playing around with Picasa lately, and decided this picture worked best in black and white, but overall am pretty bad at editing photos. I normally just use Picassa's "I'm feeling lucky" bottom, which in general lightens up most of my pictures.

Leaving the apartment around 5:30 we headed over to the theater I wanted to go to. I hadn't bought tickets before hand, but in Baton Rouge its pretty rare that movies completely sell out, so I figured I was safe. Except we showed up at the theater and every showing of New Moon was sold out for the rest of the night. Even the other movies I would have agreed to see. (The Blind Side and Precious were sold out till after 10pm.) The restaurant I had wanted to go to was next door to this theater, but I decided I'd rather sacrifice my preferred dinner location for a chance to see Twilight so we left to had to a second theater.

The second theater luckily still had tickets for 3 showings of New Moon, the first of which was a 10:30pm. So at 6:30 we bought our tickets and had four hours to kill before the movie started.
New Moon for our Anniversary
Since my first choice restaurant wasn't an option now, we made a last minute decision and went to Copeland's Cheesecake Bistro for dinner. The service was a little slow there, but we had 4 hours to kill so I didn't really matter. I started off my meal off with a French Onion soup
French Onion Soup
and for my main course had a bowl of angel hair pasta.
Angel Hair Pasta with Garlic and Tomatoes
It was a pretty simple dish, with just tomatoes, garlic, and oil olive, but it was just what I was looking for.

For dessert instead of ordering something at the restaurant we headed over to get frozen yogurt at Menchie's, or at least I had frozen yogurt (him not so much).
Menchie's Frozen Yogurt
I went with mango frozen yogurt topped with white chocolate chips, pineapple, and kiwi.

After wasting another hour in the bookstore, we headed over to the theater about an hour before the movie. Not to long before the movie started some employees came in the theater for a round of Twilight trivia. But with them were a bunch of employees dressed up as characters from the movie. Most of them were hard to match up with their counterparts, but the guy who played Edward was a dead ringer. When I first saw him I had to do a double take, since I really thought Robert Pattinson might have been there. Once trivia ended the movie did start, I did enjoy it, but you'll have to wait till tomorrow to hear my full thoughts on the movie.

Overall, I thought the night worked out quite nicely, even with the lack of planning on my part. Although next year a little more planning might make the night run a little smoother overall.

Are you one to put a lot of planning into big events? Or would you rather just cross your fingers and hope it all works out the way you're hoping?



  1. I'm glad you were able to get the movie tickets. Sounds like everything worked out perfect and OH MY... that soup is making my mouth water!

  2. I am usually a planner. I like to have reservations or pre-buy tickets online. But I don't always do that - like last year when I wanted to see He's Just Not That Into You since it came out on my Birthday. I went early w/ a friend to buy tickets but they were all sold out so we just all went out for dinner instead. Which was probably more fun anyways!

  3. That sounds EXACTLY like an anniversary date that me and Eric would go on! Haha, we are so low-key, we just like to do dinner and a movie.

    Even though I HATED Twilight, I'm a kind of excited to see New Moon this afternoon. I've heard good things!

  4. That soup looks SO good! (I'm really hungry right now)

    Usually J and I have some kind of plan but we have gotten a little lax about it. He's the one who remembers the date and reminds me. Usually we just go to dinner at a place we normally wouldn't be able to afford. We've tried out some great places this way.

    I predict as the years pass we are going to get to the point where we're doing good to remember to make a somewhat special dinner at home!

  5. You look great in that dress! So glad you got to see NEW MOON! I can't wait to see it soon with my sister. And that food..oh my!

  6. Glad you guys had a great night. I can't wait to hear what you thought about the movie. Um...if it's a big event I'm all about planning it out!

  7. I'm a planner most of the time but I hardly ever buy movie tickets in advance so I probably would have ended up in the same situation as you! I'm glad it all worked out well though. looks like a yummy dinner, one that I would eat! haha. and hopefully you liked the movie (I haven't even seen Twilight so I have some catching up to do before heading out to see New Moon...)

    by the way, that pic of you two is just adorable. I think it looks fabulous in black and white.

  8. Happy anniversary!!!! I love the photo of you two and the pasta looks delicious!