It's a very rare occasion when I win something from a drawing.
Considerably more rare is the idea that I could win something totally awesome.
Well, the fates were with me one morning about a week ago when my mister woke me up saying, "Get up. I need you to enter to win something." Eventually his plan worked and I was awake enough to send the local news station my name and information in order to win Star Trek pre-screen tickets for four.
Cut to about an hour later and I'm receiving a phone call telling me I'm awesome and that they couldn't bear to not give me the tickets. (Or something to that affect I'm sure). That's right folks, I won tickets to see the new Star Trek movie 2 days before it was going to be screening nationwide. A movie I'd pay to see anyway. Awesome!
Wednesday finally arrived and I was so excited to get to me freebie that I actually had to leave work 15 minutes early just to contain my joy. (Or because I was told to be there really early). Will, Sam, John and I hurried off to Alpine to partake in Qdoba and a free movie a mear 1.5 hours before the film was to begin.
Sitting in a theater full of a grand assortment of people was interesting, to say the least. There were douchebag teens who went crazy on the reserved seating for the press and were met with my taunts. And there were smelly, smelly superfans who were almost too large to move over so a family could sit together. And, of course, there was us. A true pack of hip nerds. (Yeah, I'm hip now. I have bangs).
Right as Miss Sam was getting ready to demand the movie start, the lights dimmed and the crowd went mostly quiet. It was so exciting!
Now, I would love to do what I do best and ruin the experience for you by divulging too many details, but I'll refrain. I'll just give you my impression.
It. was. AWESOME. Honestly, I really liked it a lot. I didn't necessarily think I'd enjoy it nearly as much as I did. I swear, I could have peed my pants from excitement and too much soda. There was even a point that Sam and I were so tense that we held hands. Pretty intense.
I can feel details working there way through my system and down to my finger tips so I'm going to go ahead and stop myself now. But I leave you with my recommendation: See this movie.