The Day Off

We spent most of the day in bed, sleeping and cuddling the dogs, alternately reading and chatting. It’s the way we often spend Sundays, and today was much like another Sunday.

Eventually we decided we ought to do something fun, and thought to check out the new Studio Movie Grill in Arlington, but, alas, everything we wanted to see was sold out at the time we went there, so we trekked over to Cedar Hill because we don’t like the movie theaters in our immediate neighborhood, and saw Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, which was fun enough for a summer movie. I was, I confess, far more intrigued by the trailer for The Golden Compass that ran ahead of it. Well, first we went to dinner, and then we saw the movie, but dinner’s dinner, you know?

On the way home, as twilight blended into full darkness, we enjoyed seeing fireworks over the lake and over the hills in all directions, and playing “spot the fireworks” amused us slightly.

We stopped at Starbucks, and Blockbuster, and I came home with The Mistress of Spices and A Good Year, as well as some werewolf movie Fuzzy liked the sound of.

I fed the dogs while Fuzzy went to Taco Bell, because by this time we were hungry again, and we got home in time to catch the last 90 minutes or so of 1776. Fuzzy had never seen it before, I love it, and for some reason, I’d never connected that the infamous Ben Franklin “essential liberty” quotation is used in the movie before tonight.

I am now doing laundry and watching season one of West Wing, which seems an appropriate ending to Independence Day, even if it is now technically the fifth.

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3 thoughts on “The Day Off

  1. Hello there MissMeliss.

    Your day sounds wonderfully romantic. Spending most of the day in bed chatting, cuddling, and sleeping sounds simply heavenly.

    What a perfect way to spend the day!

  2. Here from Michele’s tonight!

    Thanks for letting me know about The Golden Compass – I went and looked up the trailer for it, and it looks pretty good! I hope it’s not a letdown like Pan’s Labryinth was :( I had such high hopes for that movie then it turns out to be subtitled in Spanish, not for kids at all, and with a long, boring plot. Shows what marketing can do.

    But The Golden Compass looks fairly decent. Some of the CGI shots were awesome. It comes out Dec. 7th and I’ll probably take my son to go see it :)

    I’m not too keen on the first Fantastic Four movie, so I probably won’t like the second one. I had the opportunity to watch it but declined. Although my son is a HUGE fan of it LOL

  3. Sounds like a perfect day to me. I love days like this: simple, quiet, where you move easily from one thing to the next, taking it as it comes.

    I wish we had more days like this. Life, by default, is too intense.

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