Thursday, September 22, 2011

Midweek Break

Hubby and I took yesterday off.  We needed a mental health day and just a little time to reconnect.  Sometimes it's easier for us to take a Date Day instead of a Date Night because we already have childcare covered during the day.  Got off to a later start than was expected as Hubby had an appointment with a headhunter/placement agent type person yesterday.  While he's still planning to go off on his own, he was referred to this lady because they have a post to fill now and it sounds promising.  But either way, she could throw some contract work his way in the future so thought it was best to meet with her.  Once he was home, we got up and going.  We had Indian food for lunch.  It was just OK.  Indian restaurants often have lunch buffets and while the quality is good, it's not always consistent as to what is actually available.  A couple of my favorite dishes were missing.  *Side note* Indian food is very band friendly because of all the sauces and stuff so if you ever have to go out with someone new and you're nervous, you might want to suggest Indian.

Then we hit the Dollar Theater and saw Bridesmaids.  It was funny but not as funny as everyone made it out to be.  I kept hearing it was like The Hangover for women but it wasn't nearly as funny or as irreverent.  I think they were scared to go too far with the target audience.  But the problem is it would be hilariously gross and crude and then flip back to being a romantic comedy.  That shift didn't work too well with me and I felt they needed to just commit already.  But not a bad watch for sure.

Last night, we watched Gran Torino.  I realize this movie came out eons ago but I had never seen it.  Such a good movie! Hands down the best movie I've seen all year (next to Harry Potter Deathly Hallows of course).  I'm generally not a huge Clint Eastwood fan...something about his voice and for goodness sake, open your mouth when you talk!  But I was really impressed.  Highly recommend renting this one if you haven't seen it yet.

What else?  Not a whole heck of a lot.  Work is work.  I think part of my issue is that I am growing weary of corporate America.  I could go on a political tirade about my thoughts on outsourcing and banks claiming losses when they're making billions while they continue to contribute to the ongoing economic woes by shipping more jobs overseas and restricting credit.  But I won't.  This isn't that type of blog and it'll just get me fired up.

Food - not bad.  Not great.  But not terrible.  I didn't even have popcorn and soda with the movies yesterday.


Kristin50 said...

I love Clint and Gran Torino is an amazing movie!

So glad you got some alone time with Hubby! Sounds like a great day!

Amanda said...

That movie is fantastic! I agree! It is one that Chris and I both enjoyed a lot!

Not seen Bridesmaids yet. Wasn't totally excited about it but I will rent it sometime!

Nice idea about a date day! We just need a day off period!!

Cece said...

Loved Grand Torino ! Wish we had a Dollar Theater around here ... I am too frugal to pay $9 for a movie !! Sounds like a great day !

~Lisa~ said...

Sounds like a wonderful day with the Hubs! I'm glad you were able to spend time together...