Wednesday, March 4, 2015

date night

I've been writing in my head for a long time. Which is probably similar to talking to myself. But I'm an introvert so my mouth muscles aren't accustomed to opening and speaking out loud.
Even as a kid I never kept a diary long. I'd fill a cartoony covered diary (with the lock) with hearts and names of boys.
I find myself shying away from facebook updates to not seem in need of Likes and Comments or to seem boastful about awesome trips, food, family accomplishments.
My twitter account tempts me to post random humorous thoughts and observations. I'm not comfortable with that audience either. Quite the opposite of FB it's craft folk and neighbors of the greater 'hood who don't know me at all. I don't want them to judge.
Considering starting a new account just for rants and raves.
I'm just going to chat it out here. No readers. No followers. I can find my voice and keep it to a volume of one.
Last night was date night. Tuesday is sort of random. It's the night we have a consistent sitter and we don't have day jobs to get to on Wednesday -- other than parenting -- which is so much more than a job and does not go well with a poor night's sleep any better than schlepping off to a job job.
We had a plan.
I'm thankful after almost 13yrs of marriage we can screw things up and figure things out on the fly.
Dinner and trivia.
Trivia was being sponsored by one of our favorite local breweries so we were extra interested. But I didn't want to eat pub food. We'd already eaten dinner there in the last week. It's a good place to get your pub on with a kid in tow.
The place I wanted was not far away and would be a quick 7 blk drive to get to trivia on time.
Not open Tuesday.
Yup, failed to check that out.
Think think think... pass by a place we love- looked packed... keep moving... up the hill and going for Thai food.
Early enough still to find parking and get in quick. We're losing time to get to trivia!
Not super excited about Thai. We just had an awesome two week adventure there less than two weeks ago. However, this Thai place is pretty legit. Northern. We pick a few things that we want to compare to our fresh from Thailand palate. Not as good. But nice :)
Off to trivia.
Super packed. Not a seat in the house. Bummer.
This is when 12+ yrs, no date night in the last month, minor frustration of disappointment "silence in the car" mood makes you want to keep it together and find something and not go home early. But not go hang out in a bar or coffee shop while paying a sitter $20/h. I can tell sweet husband is keeping it together too.
He pulls a fast one on me. Makes a plan, starts driving and won't tell me where. Out of character really.
We'd talked about a movie. It can be hard to do because this sitter likes to be done by 10. She's a nanny by day, hence the high sitter rate, and it makes for a super long day for her.
I think he's headed for the theater.
Staying south of our house, I can tell he's going to the Sundance theater. It's great for date night. only 21+, very lounge atmosphere and has great seating that you pick when you buy your ticket.
He has picked a movie he knows I've never heard of. It's a total spoof vampire flick done in reality show style with one of the guys from Flight of the Concords. Dumb in the best way!
And date night has been rescued for another week.
Next Tuesday, dear hubby, is getting surgery on his nose. For better breathing. While he's enjoying his pain meds I'm going to work on our list for date night outings. Gotta be better prepared so date night doesn't turn into flop night.

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