Wednesday, March 23, 2005

what to do for an anniversary

We did the anniversary thing on Sunday, and it was fun. I did not wear enough clothing and was miserably cold for the first half, but after buying a sweater on the fly, I felt much better. I was too optimistic that the temp would hover around 50, rather than the high 30s. It doesn't help that EVERY SINGLE shop window I saw featured sleeveless things and chiffon-y skirts.

So we had lunch at this very funny place called Duke of Perth, which is a Scots pub right on Clark. I liked it. An extremely tattooed couple sat next to a dad and his two kids. Fabulous. Darin had a good beer which was proclaimed as very smooth. We had burgers that tasted like real burgers. There were scary, sharp implements on the wall, like a reaper and a saw. I don't know if that's really good bar decor. Seems like trouble.

We then made a pit stop at a little vintage store to see if I could get a sweater because by that time I was so cold I was feeling ill, but I didn't find anything I liked. Darin thought I was insane. "Buy a sweater for three bucks! Throw it away if you don't like it! It's three bucks! Who cares!" I thought, okay, maybe I can tough it out and the movie theater will be warm.

So the theater on Clark is at the top of an enclosed mall - it seriously felt like LA for a few minutes. We saw "Sideways" -- funny, funny, funny -- and "Kinsey" as a double feature. I enjoyed "Kinsey" less. I have a general problem with biopics. Clearly, the person in question was considered important enough to have had a movie made about his/her accomplishments and life. The problem is that there's always the sense of the hammer coming down to make points on why this person is important, which is distracting, and, frankly, annoying. I prefer subtlety. But for not seeing any movies since the last LOTR, these were good choices.

Yen's for dinner - yummy Chinese food and they deliver to the northern wasteland! I'll probably order takeout next week.

All in all, a sweet anniversary and a reminder of how cute and fun my husband is.

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