Tonight was a total bust! Guess I'm not meant to be a social person after all!
Here's what happened...I left my apartment about 6:05 PM to go to the bus stop which is about a 10 minute walk away...bus was due at 6:35 but, of course was 10 minutes late, arriving at 6:45 instead (Albany's bus service sucks, by the way). I got off at the last stop before the theater but still had a 5-minute walk to get there; the bus doesn't pass the movie theater. I ended up arriving there at 6:55; yesterday I'd gotten an e-mail confirming we were to meet there at 7 PM, so I thought I had still just barely made it on time. No one from the group is in the lobby and I don't know what movie they were planning on seeing because we were going to vote on that( 2 movies had close votes). I even asked the ticket sellers if they knew if a group had come in, but of course they didn't because they had a large crowd of people arriving. So since I couldn't find the group I settled on seeing a movie on my own and ended up seeing a documentary on Emperor penguins who live in the Antartic at the South Pole. It was the only movie that hadn't started yet, but actually I enjoyed it.
When I got home and turned on my computer, I checked my e-mail...and guess what!...there's an e-mail from the group organizer sent at 5:54 PM saying that we should meet at 6:20 to pick the movie we want to see! Now I don't want to sound petty, but isn't that a bit late to change the meeting time? I had checked my e-mail at 5:30 and had no new messages and turned my computer off at about 5:45-5:50 so I could get ready to leave. Even if I HAD seen that message, I couldn't have made it by 6:20 because its a good 30-minute walk from my apartment and the bus wouldn't have gotten me there before 6:40 even if it had been on time. Now I realize most people have cars and could probably get there in 10 minutes, but it still seems like changing the meeting time an hour before the original time is a bit of a short notice! Not everyone checks their e-mail that often, so a lot of people could miss that late a change.
So after seeing my little penguin movie, I walked back towards home, disappointed that I'd missed the group; after seeing that e-mail I got a bit angry tho because I think the organizer should have sent notice sooner about the time change. I would have been even more angry, but judging by his picture on the Cinema site, he's really kinda cute. The baby penguins were cute too.
Today has been a extremely hot humid day (its like being in a steam bath). On my way back, I stopped at a grocery store to get a couple items. I was only in the store about 5 minutes, but when I went back outside my glasses completely fogged up due to the change in temperature and the humidity outside.
Next I stopped at the park where there's a production of the musical "South Pacific" being put on, so I thought I'd stop and watch some of that (even tho I saw it all last week). No more than 5 minutes after I got there, they announced they had to stop the performance 'cause the rain earlier had fouled up their sound equipment.
So all-in-all, tonight was not a lot of fun...maybe I'll move down to the South Pole & live with the penguins--they seemed really nice. And speaking of moving, that's another story I have to tell, but I'll do that tomorrow because this post is kinda long and I'm too tired to write anymore.