Over the weekend, Myra and I went to see Dawn of the Dead. It was quite good. Pay attention to the elevator music that plays in the mall. This movie was clever.
Now, usually, if I go to a scary movie, I am as nervous as a long tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs. Every little sound makes me jump. When the movie starts, I feel almost like I've gotten on a roller coaster and all I want is to get off of it.
I had none of those feelings. For you see, I had taken a Valium. I can see why those little yellow wonders are addictive. I needed to not feel grief stricken for a few hours, so against my original plan, I took one more on Saturday. (I haven't had any more since then, cause I don't want to get hooked)
So there we were... in the darkened theater... watching a really scary movie. Myra was a bundle of jiggly nerves in overdrive. She could barely sit in her seat. I thought we were going to have to peel her off the ceiling before it was over. She squeaked and quacked and screamed her way through it.
And I'm in my seat chillin like a villain. Relaxed, casual, utterly unafraid.
Mind you, I'm the girl who let out a prolonged BLOOD-CURDLING SCREAM when Bilbo Baggins turned ugly over the ring in the first LOTR movie.
I'm the girl who tried to beat the front door of my house down instead of using the key after I saw a mildly scary movie and imagined it was all about to play out in my front yard before I could get inside the conventional way.
I'm the girl who looked for the werewolf in the hallway of my home for months after seeing "An American Werewolf in London".
I look for dead guys behind the fridge.
I sometimes fully expect them to be there.
There are "leg choppers" under my bed. They've lived there all my life. No matter where I live, they come with me.
But I watched Dawn of the Dead without a flinch.
Good old Valium.
Now the Binkster wants to see the movie and she was thoroughly APPALLED that we went to it without her, so I may see it again, with her. This time, I'll go unaltered. I might get scared. But I will already know what's going to happen, so I might not. We shall see.