Saturday, September 4, 2010

In Which Jer And I Have A Date

I didn't take any pictures today, so here's a totally irrelevant shot of the top of Connor's bookcase, which I am posting because I feel like it.  Enjoy.

Today Jeremy and I went out on a long date, from eleven in the morning until seven at night!  It was pretty nice to be able to spend a solid block of time with him like that.  The first thing we did was went over to our local conveyor-belt sushi place and had some lunch.  Then we headed down to the movie theater.

Jeremy and I don't watch a whole lot of movies, but every once in a while one will hit the theaters that gets good reviews and looks intriguing enough to check out.  So we'd heard quite a bit about Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World and decided it would be worth seeing in theater.  It was a pretty awesome movie, though anyone over the age of about forty probably isn't going to like it as it leans very heavily on the gaming, indie, hipster crowd sort of culture and has a lot of references and humor that people outside that demographic probably aren't going to catch.  But Jer and I really enjoyed it. 

So after the movie we ran a few errands together, which doesn't really sound terribly romantic.  More than anything, though, I just enjoy spending time with Jeremy; it doesn't really matter what we're doing.  So a visit to the pharmacy and the bakery outlet store were perfectly fine date activities as far as I'm concerned. 

After that, of course, if you've read about any of our previous date nights you can probably guess where we went.  I'll give you a hint: it involved literature and hot beverages.

Really there are very few dates that cannot be improved upon by the addition of a good book and a cup of tea.

That kind of a quiet, leisurely day was just what we needed to relax!



Julia said...

Sounds divine -- the sort of day that my mother describes as "refilling the well", that same well that we tap the rest of the week until it's running pretty dry.

leah said...

What a great day! Thanks for the movie suggestion- we'll have to catch it (we like almost anything, and we're well under forty so we should catch the references, lol)!

xraevision said...

My husband and I enjoy doing anything without having to wrangle our son, so your day sounded great to me! Running errands is as good a date as any, but the movie was a nice addition. Thank goodness for a bit of adult time to replenish your energy.

Who designed those gorgeous bird alphabet cards? I LOVE the artwork!

Ellen said...

Oh, how wonderful. When Dave and I have those rare days, we do the EXACT same stuff—sushi, movie, errands (often at Target), Barnes & Noble or other bookstore. Hey, that means we'd be compatible double dates!

Jess said...

What a great description, Julia!

You'll have to tell me if you like it, leah. We sure did!

xraevision, the alphabet cards were designed by Lisa DeJohn, and we love them too! They're made by Chronicle Books, who also has a great line of Eric Carle number flash cards and some other really cute products. You can find them here:

Ellen, if you all ever come to Seattle we would totally go on a our sushi/movie/errand running/bookstore double date with you guys.

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