Thursday, July 24, 2008

Date night re-cap...

Showered and primped while the baby napped, picked up the babysitter at 5, met my hubby at home...I was ready! I had shaved my legs, painted my nails (fingers and toes), fixed my hair and checked myself in the mirror like 100 times! Looking a little different than I did when I used to primp in 1993. While my body may have grown, so has my heart (by three kids) and I wouldn't trade a model's figure for that! EVER! So, we jumped in the car, waved goodbye and watched as the littlest one "raced" us as far as he could run. We were FREE!!! It doesn't happen often but when it does...I worry that I didn't kiss them enough, that I was too quick to shout, "NO!" when a toy flew into the toilet, that I could have smiled more or sang KUMBAYA while they brushed their teeth this morning. OK! That's taking it a little too far but do you ever feel that way? Like you wished the day away just because you were looking forward to a night out? We started our night at The Canal Street Pub. I had Tomato Dill Soup, we shared hummus and pita and we each got the Panini of the Day...turkey, basil, tomato and pesto. I think if the varnish on the table wasn't so sticky that our arms stuck to the table every time we leaned in to chat I would say it was a perfect dinner. I tried a new beer. Samuel Smith Nut Brown Ale - yummy! We left feeling like we would POP before we got to the dessert but maybe we would grab some COLD STONE on the way home. Do you all have COLD STONE? Holy CROW, that stuff is like an O---sm in a cup! My favorite is Germanchokolatekake! We unbuttoned our pants as soon as we got in the car left and headed to see what was playing at the closest theatre. Can you say, WILL SMITH! Now, I am not a fan of the blow-em-up-and-wipe-the-screen-with-their-lifeless-carcass kind of movies but if Mr. Smith's name rolls across the wide screen, I AM THERE! He is a native Philadelphian, ya know. He is from MY neck of the woods - step off Jada! (LOL! Just kidding! But he IS on my list!!) So, HANCOCK was playing. My hubby says, "Are ya sure you don't wanna see a chick flick? Momma Mia is playing." Awwww, ain't he sweet. I looked at him over my glasses and said, "Hmmmm. Let me think about that. Will Smith. Women singing Abba." We chuckled and he bought us two tickets for HANCOCK! The movie started with a machine gun shoot out on a freeway. Then a man, his wife (?) and their 3-year old came into our row and got comfortable. WHAT?! Now, please understand, I was SO not concerned about the noise this baby would make during the movie, no. My brain was already imagining her beating the #$%^& out of some nerd behind the bleachers outside her high school because she was exposed to so much violence at an early age. From that point on, it was a struggle for me to keep my mind on the movie and not want to reach over and cover her eyes or ask if I could take her out to the lobby to play. It was killing me that she was watching blood and guts! Just look...and this is a preview acceptable for ALL audiences... The movie ended up co-starring Charlize Theron so hubby had his eye-candy, too. One cancels out the other and it's all good. We are not the jealous type. Raced home to relieve the babysitter and we are headed to bed. Action movies make me sleepy. I was thinking about how cool it would be to do an interview with Will Smith (hopefully he would be dressed in the same dirt-ball clothes he was in for the whole beginning of the movie) on being a Dad. I am going to work on that one. I would love to have him be a guest on my blog! I would pee! Thanks so much for all the Anniversary wishes! We had a GREAT day! We did the math and figured we could conceivably have three more 15ths. That would make us 83! Kinda cool! But I bet we'll be wrinkly!


Mabunny said...

Glad you had a great time out. Nicole went to my moms for a week as of yesterday , so Chris and I have a whole week, minus him working during the day though.
Chris and Nicole went to see Hancock the other day - they liked it. My friend Nan and I went to see Mama Mia - and We loved that! chris got me to liking musicals, so all was well. I'll probably see Hancock when it comes out on DVD. Have a great weekend Michelle!

Julie said...

Sounds like you had a great time! The dinner you described sounds delicious, too (except the hummus, I just don't get that stuff).

I'm with you on the parents taking kids to see violent movies...although I think I can one-up you on that one. Back before we got saved, my husband and I (well, we were dating then, but anyway) went to see "Hannibal". You know, the sequel to "Silence of the Lambs"?!? Yeah, pretty bloody, gory, violent....etc. So RIGHT in front of us was a couple with TWO small children - one a baby, and one about 3. Like you, I was not worried they'd make noise, but COME ON parents, why take your kid to a movie like that?

I think I'll have to blog on it...

Happy Belated Anniversary!!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a fantastic date night.

In other news.. RIP Randy Pausch. =(

Theresa said...

Sounds like a great time. Our anniversary is on Sunday (the 27th). We will celebrate 12 years.

I love Will Smith too. He went to High School with my girlfriend. I was star-struck and said 'Wow, cool'. She of course said, yeah big deal!

Trying to stay on track with the OHM diet. I'll post about it on Sat.

Love T

AlaneM said...

What a fun night. Will smith is always a good flick bet. A plus that Jason Bateman is in it too - I had big crush on him back in the day :)

Oh & I'd be bugging out about the kid there too - what were they thinking???

Manic Mom said...

I like that you figured you've got three more 15s in you!

So, Hancock--inappropriate for the age 7-10? What are your thoughts?

AND, MAMMA MIA ROCKED! Definitely go see that. Especially if you've seen the play. Or even if you haven't. I went out and bought the CD. Diva and I loved it!

PSS--Also, check out Manic... some GREAT news on my blog.

Debbie Yost said...

I'll give you Will Smith, but I saw MAMMA MIA this weekend and there was plenty of eye candy for me with Pierce Brosnan and Colin Firth. There were also a lot of younger guys but I'm a little old for them! Loved the movie.

I hate when I see parents bring kids into movies like that. I just want to strangle them!

Happy Anniversary (belated)

Becky B/F said...

So glad you mentioned "the list". ;-)

We should organize a Girls Afternoon/Night out to see Mamma Mia!!! I know a couple of us that would LOVE to see it .. but our manly man, marathon running, manual labor, gun "packing", bull riding husbands would be less than thrilled to join us! ;-)

Anonymous said...

aw come on shel-shoot for 4-whats another 15 years-that'll make you um....let's see only 108! LOL Shelly