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Wonderful weekend 
29th-Sep-2013 04:25 pm
Me: on Ferris wheel 2012-09-09
Having a wonderful weekend with plumtreeblossom. I got to see closing night of the fabulous and very funny Theatre@First production of Twelfth Night. Congratulations to director Ari and to a wonderful cast and crew (including a bunch of excellent actors new to Theatre@First). Then after strike we went to the cast party which was delightful (and yummy, which was good, because I realized on my way out of the house to go see the show that I hadn't had dinner!).

We had to leave a bit early so we could get up this morning early enough to have dim sum with bitty and bubblebabble and a bunch of their friends while they’re in town. (We were still half an hour late to that, but we got to see people, which we wouldn’t have managed if we’d stayed up like the party people we wish we were.) Was wonderful to see them!

And then we went and saw a movie. We went to the theater knowing nothing about any of the films that were playing; one was a sequel to something whose original I had at least heard of, even if I hadn’t seen it and hadn’t realized that there was a sequel, and a couple others that I’d vaguely heard of, or whose franchises I’d vaguely heard of, but then plumtreeblossom noticed that one that was about to start had James Gandolfini in it (in his last lead before he died), so we saw Enough Said, and we loved it! The acting and directing were really good — the dialogue (especially in awkward situations) was very naturalistic, and we left the theater sort of feeling like the characters were a bunch of people we knew. Highly recommended. (And I’m not just saying that because as a middle-aged fat guy I like seeing James Gandolfini as a romantic lead. :-)
29th-Sep-2013 10:46 pm (UTC)
Glad you and Plum had a good time!

I was talking about the Star Trek reboot movies with an online friend of mine, an Italian woman in her early 30's. She told me she thought the new Spock was pretty good, but who she really had the hots for was Spock Prime. She's 32; Leonard Nimoy is 82. So if you're exceptional enough, even being well beyond middle age is no impediment to being a romantic lead, at least in some people's eyes. And I hope you know that you're exceptional. ;-)

30th-Sep-2013 01:36 am (UTC)
Thanks! Yes, I do know that love happens at all ages. I’m just glad to see the occasional merest glimmering of an acknowledgement of that fact from Hollywood. :-) (And I have to say, as nice as it is that James Gandolfini was cast as the romantic lead, it would be nice if a chubby actress could get work once in a while, too.)
30th-Sep-2013 01:07 am (UTC)
I love my handsome middle-aged fat guy forever and always! Thank you for a wonderful weekend, and for being my wonderful romantic lead!
30th-Sep-2013 01:37 am (UTC)
Kisses and love to you! Thank you, my darling!
30th-Sep-2013 04:38 am (UTC)
Nah, at some point, you'll love your handsome old fat guy. :D
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