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.

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.

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.


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:


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


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.