This is what happens when you post your year in review before the year is really over – something exciting happens unexpectedly.
Tuesday night I received an anonymous tip that Honor Society would be at the Pallisades Mall in NY to view Alvin and the Chipmunks 2 – a movie in which they have an appearance. Unfortunately this all came just SECONDS after Lauren had signed offline to go to bed and blackberry was having an outage so I couldn’t even try to catch her with a BBM. I opted to email her, but of course the outage was not only BBM but email too so she didn’t get the email until the morning – which confused her because I had given it a subject of “tomorrow” haha
She emailed me back and said that she would go – so I right away purchased tickets because we didn’t know how fast the “rumor” would spread amongst the fans. We didn’t want to risk it selling out.
By 4pm we were off – the GPS said it would take just an hour to get there, but before we even reached the CT/NY border we were stuck in traffic for 45 minutes. It ended up taking us just over 2 hours to get there and then of course there was the challenge of finding a place to park – at a mall – on christmas eve eve. (Although that was not nearly as difficult as we were anticipating, surprisingly)
When we arrived at the theater we spotted our friends and then spotted Mike. As we were chatting with our friends Alex and his family arrived. We opted to grab food (I was STARVING as I didn’t get a chance to pick up something to eat before we left and had nothing but a couple of cookies all day) and then get a spot in the theater. Alex ended up 2 rows behind us, Mike was 3 rows behind us and I never did see where Jason ended up. Andy was not there.
The theater erupted in to cheers when Honor Society’s scene, the opening scene of the movie, was on the screen. And once again when their names appeared in the credits.
After the movie (which was totally adorable and I loved it) the guys were hanging out near the Alvin and the Chipmunk statues. We got a group picture with them, then I got a drum history lesson from Alex (I asked him one thing, which he wanted to know why I asked, but instead of giving me the chance to answer he went into a history lesson. I am supposed to thank him when I go on Jeopardy or Millionaire lol) and then Alex took a picture of himself with a chipmunk tail. He should be tweeting it soon, and I am sure that it is hilarious.
Alex came back over to our group a bit later and I told him the dead rat story. His eyes like popped out of his head. The look on his face was priceless. He re-wrote the end of the story to “THEN I STEPPED ON IT AND IT CAME BACK TO LIFE!” which of course would have made things a lot more interesting…
Then it was time for the guys to go, we said goodbye to Mike and Alex and I don’t even know where Jason was, so we didn’t get to say goodbye to him. By that point it was about 10pm. Luckily traffic was not bad at all on the way home so we made it back in an hour, just like we should have 🙂
It was a very pleasant surprise of a night.