As planned, I checked off one item from my to do list today. I went to watch Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa all by myself today.
I picked this movie for watching on my own because, given how much I loved the first one, I knew I would certainly not be bored. Loved the movie, loved how cute Alex the lion looked as a lion cub, loved the disastrous fate of the Air Penguin flight and the penguins' devilish ways of finding spare parts to fix the plane. Loved the undeniably adorable and entirely unexpected romantic angle involving Gloria and Melman. Loved the old lady who beat up Alex all over again and kept calling him a "bad kitty."
And yes, I liked the experience of watching a movie by myself. Sometimes, I have missed movies that I really wanted to watch, for lack of like minded company. Good to know that it doesn't have to happen that way. Good to know that I can enjoy a movie without worrying about my friends getting bugged by my random remarks, or me singing in their ears, or laughing at something that they don't find funny, or crying at something they don't find quite as touching. It felt good. I'm going to do this again in the near future.