I already know I'm a child, that's not even a debatable point. But I wonder if my sci-fi lovin' tendencies have anything to do with it.
For example, I love Sky High. I don't know how many of you have seen it, but gosh darn it, it's the best. It kind of looks like a teenage-angst movie, but I love it enough that whenever it's on T.V. I must watch it. Kind of how my husband is with Adam Sandler movies. If you haven't seen it, it's about a school for kids with super powers who're divided up into groups of "heroes" and "sidekicks," and then taught to use their powers. Okay, that's a simplistic description, but I'm not doing a review here, I'm explaining that even though I'm 38, I still watch movies that feature teenagers-- at least ones that have a sci-fi theme. Is that wrong?
And my obsession with "The Dark Knight" only makes me question my maturity level a little more. It is a great movie-- very few people dispute that. But how many grown women do you suppose want to hunt down graphic novels about Batman after seeing the movie? Probably not many. How many grown women do you suppose went and saw "Hellboy 2" by themselves? I know I'm the only one who would raise their hand in our social circle.
I don't mind being a little childish-- most of the time. But I have to admit, I get a lot of strange looks if I mention my blog. I don't know if it's because I have a blog or it's theme though... I'm constantly surprised by how many people think it's odd that I have a blog in the first place. Sadly, I've learned not to bring it up in conversation because of the strange looks people give me.
But back to the sci-fi thing. After I went and saw "Hellboy" by myself, my husband thought that was quite the story to tell people. I guess he literally walked around telling co-workers about it because he thought it was so funny. Imagine what he'd do if I finally got a chance to go to a convention.
I knew when I was in high school that I was a little different than a lot of the other girls. I was lucky enough not to be an outcast, I blend in well. But none of my girl-friends had the slightest interest in sci-fi books or action packed movies. All they wanted to do was go see movies like "Mama Mia," (shudder). I've even noticed that some of my blog friends have drifted away from here because they don't really like sci-fi, they were just being polite by being good blog-buddies. And I appreciate that, I don't really get into the mommy blogs myself most of the time, so we're even.
But I wonder, just a tiny bit, if I seem a little odd to the other mommies. If I'm a little out-of-synch because I go see "Hellboy" by myself and have no real interest in shopping for designer purses. Is that what grown-ups are supposed to do? Shop for expensive purses?
I hope not.