The Things We Do For The Ones We Love

 One of the earliest, and most valuable relationship lessons I learned in life was that the key to any successful relationship (dating or marriage) is doing things for the other person even if and when it’s something we’re less than ecstatic for.

Such was the case tonight.  Tonight Ashley and I were in a typical back and forth debate of what shall we do with our Saturday night, debating between going to see a movie, or staying home and watching sports, and doing household tasks and of course blogging.  After about 5 minutes of waffling between our two options we finally decided to have a date night out and go see a movie, choosing to go to a movie in a way turned out to be an easier choice than which movie.  We were debating between “American Reunion” and “Titanic”, now I won’t lie I was less than eager to go see Titanic after having seen it twice in theaters 15 years ago when it was first released, but Ashley had been counting down the days till it’s re-release last weekend.  So after a quick thought I elected to take Ashley to see it in 3D IMAX, much to her excitement even though she did offer me multiple opportunities to back out of going to see it, however I just couldn’t nor would I after offering to take her to see it despite my lack of enthusiasm to seeing it again after a 15 year absence from movie theaters.

   I have to admit that seeing “Titanic” again, but this time with my amazing wife, and seeing it in 3D and on the IMAX made this movie going experience that much greater.  There was also something special even for me seeing it to the day on the 100 year anniversary of the ship hitting the iceberg and beginning it’s plummet to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.  Not to mention it was very neat to revisit the days of young Kate Winslet, and Leonardo DiCaprio in the film that catapulted both of their careers, and took home a unprecidented 11 academy awards, an accomplishment that has not even come close to being matched over the last 15 years.

Hope you all had a great Saturday with your special someone, and had the opportunity to do that special thing for them that makes you feel great inside and they will remember for time to come.

-Ben-

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