Date Night.

12 04 2010

Tonight FM and I went to the drive-in. We originally planned to see Hot Tub Time Machine & She’s Out Of Your League (for the 2nd time) but when we got there we changed our plans.

Instead, we saw Date Night and The Bounty Hunter.

We really liked Date Night. The Bounty Hunter was a little confusing and it could have been worse. And we have seen worse movies at the Drive In. So all in all, a good night.

However, I did find out that FM has been offered a new job that he applied for. He hasn’t actually accepted it, but he’s pretty sure he will. It is a good opportunity for him. This means that by mid-May FM will be moving to Louisville, KY for 6-8 months. What happens after that depends on how well he does down there. He’ll either come back to Pittsburgh or get his own office somewhere, apparently.

While I know that this is good for FM and this new job path he’s on, I had to be honest and tell him that I’m not overly happy about it. I’m quite sad actually. I’ll miss him, and this makes our already confusing relationship/non-relationship that much more complicated.

I’m trying to be supportive of him and not bring up the question of the relationship/non-relationship though.

But it still sucks.

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Hooray for the drive-in!

8 03 2010

We went to the drive in again tonight, and thank goodness it was open. The last time we tried, it was closed, it was a very sad day.

But we went tonight and debated on the way to Sheetz (our permanent stop off before the drive-in now) what we would see. I had a moment of OMG-I-need-a-Kleenex-because-his-story-is-so-much-too-funny on the way through the Liberty Tunnels…  This is why I like FM, he makes me laugh my pants off. (Hi, Chachi!!! I CAN laugh my pants off!) And for those of you thinking what you are thinking, no I’m not laughing my pants off for THAT. Geez, people, I am not an idiot.

We decided that Alice In Wonderland and When In Rome (or When In Roe, as per the marquee on the way in) would be our choice. Seriously, we’re used to loving one movie and hating or making fun of the other… But this would be a different experience.

I went out earlier today, and bought us each a small jug o’ Turner’s Iced Tea, since we’re both addicted to the stuff… Talk about a super unGF gift…. I WIN!!! He was so happy to have Turner’s Iced Tea. I WIN!!

Then we hit up Sheetz, FM buying more food than a normal human could eat in a week, but he hadn’t eaten at all Sunday. Geez. I bought a 6in sub for tomorrow’s lunch and some cheezy fries. I love my cheezy fries from Sheetz.

We pull up to the drive in and it’s open. Yay! We were a tiny bit late, but watched Alice, and were amazed by Johnny Depp’s performance as the Mad Hatter. He is truly amazing when he buys into a character. Amazing.  He’s delightful in these kinds of characters. (And seriously disturbing when it’s a scary character that he buys into…)

Anyway, we watched it through and just before “When In Roe” came on, I stole away to get some popcorn. I love me some popcorn, like a crazy lady… Mostly a bad idea since the drive in is dirt & stones all the time, and this was not the right time to walk to the concession area. Hello, snow melt!! I muddied up the car just a tiny bit…

When I got back to the car, I told my very tired & over-worked FM that we could leave the very hot second he realized he hated “When In Roe.” He asked if I was serious, and I promised him I was, as I know he’s working hard, long hours now and I want him to sleep more.

Twenty minutes later, I have FM’s arm around me, and my head on his shoulder. I hear him falling asleep. He claims this is not the case, but I know me my FM. He was maybe 12 seconds from nodding off… For reals.

I nudged him and suggested we go home. He asked if I was okay with it, even though I already said I was, and I assured him I was.

So we left halfway through “When In Rome.” And I’m not sad that we did. It was maybe the worst movie we’ve seen at the drive-in.

I enjoyed my evening with FM, as I always do. ALWAYS.

I told him people are questioning me, about us, lately. And I told him that I’m kinda happy with how things are. I do have issues with a few things, but we’re not at the point that these things matter. And based on his reaction, I’m pretty sure he thinks the questions are silly and 99% sure that we’re both happy to not have the demands and expectations of a relationship on us. This is why I like my FM. Truly.

In an alternate reality, or this one, I’d love to have him over, which I think he’d be apt to do, but OMG he’d overheat in a hot second it my apartment. If even I wear shorts & a t-shirt on my couch, I know FM would be miserable here. I feel bad now asking him if he’d like to stay over a week ago. He’d be SO miserable here. Hot mess. And not so much mess as OMG overly hot. And in the holy crap my temperature is rising and I’m sweating and can’t live anymore, kind of way.

I had a great night with my favorite, FM, and it was fun. And whether I see him next weekend or three weeks from now, or four, right now I am good with it.

I like how we do things. It works for us.





Tired.

7 03 2010

I need job. Or something. I sew, yes, but that does not a career make. So I’m looking into school such things. Something more like a career than what I’ve had, and something that will take me less than 2 years to complete… (I’d prefer just a year, but I’ll see what comes up.) Medical Assistant. Pharmacy Tech. Radiology Tech…

If anyone knows where I can find salary info/projections for these types of things, please let me know, because I am finding NOTHING.

I don’t know what’s happened to me. During this unemployment time, I have become a potential record-breaking sleeper and NON-sleeper…  Insomnia, to the point that I don’t know what to do to sleep. Then naps, sleeping away the day.

I hate it. HATE. Very, very much hate. With a passion.

My Little C wakes up at the crack o’ dawn. I can’t do this anymore. I want to work, and I want to be able to be woken up with the cheery, smiley face of My Little C the next time I see her. I can’t sleep through My Little C time. Seriously.

I went to a baby shower today, from 1-4pm. When I got home, I felt like I desperately needed a nap. All I did was sit on a couch for 3 hours. (Ok, I did chill for 5 minutes with a cute baby, R, who came along, but it was not exhausting.) Good lordy, baby R? He is s a cutie pie, btw.

Why am I so tired? I don’t DO anything. I should NOT be tired!!!!!!

I didn’t nap, and instead did a little sewing prep work and then got ready to go to My Living Room for a collective birthday party for a few ruggers.

The first mistake was going out at all. Not that I didn’t enjoy seeing some people out & about that I haven’t seen in a long time. But while I did enjoy working at My Living Room, I have always hated being there when it is busy. It got so busy this evening that they weren’t letting people in!!! It was insanity. I stood there, jostled around by others, and I hated it.

The second mistake was wearing heels. Trust me when I say you are not the only ones shocked by this. But I got some fancy brown heels at Christmas from The Nana & The Grand Pa and I haven’t had a job interview to wear them to yet, so I wore them tonight. Bad idea. Bad, bad, bad idea. My feet hate anything that is not my Franco Sarto black heels (I can run in the Franco heels, just saying.)

I came home so early that people worried about me. They thought I drank too much to drive, but I didn’t. I was just so beat and so fed up with:

A) the OMG-so-many-people-in-that-tiny-bar that they had to not let more people inside, and

B) the moron who proclaimed that my rugby tourney in 3 weeks sucks and he’s going to drink the whole time he’s there.  (There were no fewer than 4 people who told that moron that I’m scary and that he should NOT piss me off. The last person who warned him also told me that was his version of flirting. Hello, fail whale.)

I HAD to get out after that encounter.

Also, FM and I are going to the drive-in tomorrow, and if I’m too tired to watch the movies, I’ll beat myself silly. Let alone FM being perhaps upset with me. We LOVE the drive-in!!!! And we haven’t been able to go there in sooooo long!!! YAY!

FM works some crazy 7 days-a-week and crazy 14-hour days lately, and he still makes time for me. Even after working a nearly 14-hour day a couple of weeks ago, he managed to stay awake through dinner & a movie till after 1am… (oh, and he bought me chocolates for Valentine’s Day, even though I think it’s a fake holiday and I told him so.) He deserves some kind of bonus for this, don’t worry, I’m thinking about it!

I’ll be damned if I’m unable to chillax tomorrow with him.

But, chillax we will. This is why I truly enjoy my time with FM. It’s one of my favorite times. There’s usually never alcohol involved, which is great, for both of us! And I think about nothing but what we’re doing – movies, dinner, looking at stars, whatever…

We don’t talk to the same people, but somehow, he’s soooo good at knowing when I need to just go out and not think about stuff. I have NO  idea how he knows these things, and I’m never questioning it. He just knows. And OMG do I appreciate it.

This is why I’m okay with the status of our un-relationship, for those of you ruggers who worry about it and ask about it.  It’s all good, guys. He somehow knows me enough to know when I need to spend time w/ him, and it works for us.

So no more questions, ok?

If things go bad, and I need your help, don’t worry, I will ask, no, DEMAND, it from a certain few of you. Ruggers and online/IRL peeps.

But for now, we’re okay with this.

Thanks, buddy. (Those of you who get that, you know what I’m sayin’. That is all.)





Olympics & the un-holiday.

14 02 2010

Woo hoo! It’s Winter Olympics time. One of my favorite things ever. I like the Summer version, but the Winter ones really have my heart.

I really try to watch the opening ceremonies every year. This year was okay. After Beijing, I think it’s going to be hard to do something more breathtaking than they did.

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I did really like how they used the floor and the video cameras. I tried to find an overhead pic of the whales, but couldn’t.  The other one I really loved was this:

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And, I was surprised I didn’t see pics of this DURING the ceremony, but apparently it’s part of the advertising for the Olympics. The Inukshuk

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I’ve talked about that figure before here. The damn Inukshuk is determined that I find my way one of these day.

My mom has always loved watching figure skating. My favorite is speed skating. But really, I’ll watch any winter sport they show. Luge, skeleton, Nordic Combined… whatever. You put it on TV and I’ll check it out.

I managed to watch Ohno’s final last night after I got home. I watched the prelims earlier in the day. But, long track speed skating is my favorite. I watched the men’s 5000m yesterday. And tonight the women start with the 3000m. I can’t wait to see it. (Also, interested to know if you think the women’s thighs are really that much bigger than most female athletes… Please comment…)

In other news, we’re getting more snow. Wonderful. 2-4″ more reasons to want to move away. Great.

Also, I had a wonderful night out Saturday night. We had a very late dinner at Longhorn Steakhouse (steak! nom nom nom) and then saw Crazyheart. (While we both liked the movie, we didn’t think it was as good as the hype…)

And FM even bought me chocolates for Valentine’s Day! (even though I had told him I think it’s an un-holiday.) 🙂 He’s pretty cool. He has now earned his originally requested name of “Rockstar.” We’ll see if he still wants it. lol.





Invictus.

14 12 2009

What is Invictus? Well, there are two answers. If you are a smarty-pants, you may know it’s a short poem by William Ernest Henley.

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.

But if you’re more like me, and not a smarty pants, and you play rugby, you know it’s a new movie that came out about Nelson Mandela and South Africa winning the Rugby World Cup in 1995.

The ruggers went to see it this past Friday. I did not go. Because ever since UncleCrappy saw the ads during this past World Series, he and I and our friend ClumberKim and a few others, have planned to see it.

But it seems I’ll be seeing it with my online friends for a SECOND time…

You see, FM and I set out Sunday to go to the drive in. It’s what we do. We like it. We weren’t very interested in ANY movies they were showing, but we were going anyway. (I’ll watch nearly anything, FM is more picky and I definitely give him the option to cancel or do something else when he hates the movie options!)

Now the Dependable Drive In puts out show times each week. And this week’s said they were for Friday, Dec. 11 through Sunday, Dec. 13.

When I awoke Sunday morning to find Yinzburgh in the deep-freeze, locked-down state it was in, and eneded up watching the “Jim Lokay Traffic From His Couch” show for an hour, I should have realized I should call the Drive In to see if they were open. But I didn’t. And the weather wasn’t bad for the rest of the day.

Heck, Father Spoon was very worried about his making the KISS concert Sunday night, but he made it and he and his lovely wife seem to have had a great time!

By the time we made it out to the drive in, nearly 8pm, I was shocked to see that it was closed. Granted, I thought we’d be one of maybe 5 cars there, but still. There wasn’t even a sign outside saying it was closed.

I suggested we drive back into Robinson and see what was playing at the new theater there.  I left the movie choice up to FM, he’s picky.

He suggested The Road. It was 8pm. The Road started at like 10:15pm or something. When I offered suggestions that we go shopping or wander the mall to waste the time, he immediately turned back to the screen to see what else was coming up SOON.

And he chose Invictus. Which started at 8:45pm.

FM and I have discussed seeing Invictus in the past. He’s still reading the book it’s based on (along with like 10 other books, but that’s another story for another day.) and we said we’d see it when he was done reading. I was hoping that date and when I saw the movie with UncleCrappy & ClumberKim would somehow be the same.

The other options were the new Disney kids movie. I couldn’t have forced him to see that if I begged & pleaded. And well, none of the others were really options for us. So we saw Invictus.

It is a wonderful movie. So much rugby was shown. And even for those of us who knew what happens, it was pretty sweet.

So now I’ll be seeing it a second time. And it’s good enough to see a second time.