Barb who writes From the Snow to Mexico to keep her friends updated on their Mexico adventures is blogging again. That means that she and her husband, Mr.B, are in Progreso soaking up some sun. Barb and I are kindred souls, not really extroverted but not totally introverted, interested in crafts and the world around us, but not really wanting to always be in the thick of things.
We made plans to meet up at the Galerias Mall to watch the new James Bond movie. Husband and I walked downtown where we grabbed a taxi. We jumped into the ratty backseat, quickly giving up on a search for seatbelts and settled in. We started chatting about the sorts of things married couples talk about.The odd thump coming from under the taxi or maybe the trunk, was stealing my focus from our conversation when suddenly Husband exclaimed “Where are we going?”, he wasn’t having an Alzheimer moment, the driver was taking the scenic route down Paseo Montejo instead of zipping up Technologico. Stammering, the taxista, tried to explain that he was avoiding heavy traffic by going that way. However, his leisurely pace turned breakneck, as he sped up and started weaving in and out of traffic. He had been busted and knew it.
In all the time we’ve lived here, this is probably the second time we’ve had someone do that. I’ve taken taxis where the driver has gotten lost and I’ve been stuck in traffic but most drivers are honest.
Even after taking the long way around we arrived a half hour before our planned rendezvous. Immediately inside the door we found B&B, who had also were early. True to our upbringings we would rather be early and wait than be late, even after eight years here, it isn’t an easy habit to break. Going upstairs to the Cineplex, we discovered that the 3:40 show was now a 4:40 show but we had arrived just in time for the 2:50 showing. Opting for the earlier show, we bought tickets.
I’ve never been a big James Bond fan, but this movie grabbed me from it’s first chase scene .. Action films like this are made for the big screen and this one was great fun. I recommend it.
I have a confession to make, the smell of the popcorn was very tempting. Do you think movie theaters have a buttered popcorn scent that they spray to make you hungry? Popcorn has always been a favorite snack of mine. Going to the movies, sharing a large soda and an enormous buttered popcorn with Husband is something I miss.I could have one of my own, but I like the intimacy of sharing. I think next time we go to the movies, we’ll have some popcorn.