Finally got to go see Wonder Woman! Had a great time, but a big highlight was watching the theater slowly fill up… and seeing how many women in their 50s and 60s were filing in. I live in a college town, man, and even in the summer going to a superhero movie means being surrounded by 20-something dudes, so it was really cool to see.
Also had a couple of awesome Uber experiences on the way there and back—my Uber driver on the way there was a former student of mine from the freshman gen ed course I taught! He told me he really enjoyed the class and still looks at weather maps to make his own forecasts for deciding whether or not to drive on a given day, which was super cool to hear. And then on the way back I had the greatest driver—she started cheering when I told her which movie I’d seen, and she yelled, “After all those boring dudes it’s about damn time we had a hot chick for girls to fall in love with!” She’d also just defended her PhD dissertation recently, so she shared some advice and tips and was just generally super awesome and encouraging.
Great evening all around!