Steph & the Old Man took me out to the Amber Rose, here in Dayton, a surprisingly excellent Polish/Hungarian/Luthianian restaurant. This was our proper celebration dinner; their treat, as I won’t see a penny for at least 60 days or so. The food was excellent. The Old Man and I split a pitcher of beer, of which I drank *at least* my half.
Ate bread and carrot cake and saurkraut and oohhhh did I mention I drank half a pitcher of dark beer and oh my yes, with my reduced diabetic tolerance, I feeling QUITE LOVELY THANK YOU. Mmmmmmm beeeeeeeeer!
Thanks again to everyone for the congrats. I’m bubbling over with happiness. And some drunkenness. But mostly happiness. I think. Well, the beer helps.
And yes, I worked on Black Desert today. Also saw Juno today (a second date that will be a last, but the movie was fun), which is just as incredibly sweet and brilliantly put together as everyone says it is. For those saying it’s silly that she doesn’t get an abortion – indeed, you’re right, but there would be no movie otherwise. And for those who say, “She’s way more snarky and put together than any 16 year old,” well yes, you’re right. And, “Somebody that snarky wouldn’t have pre-meditated unprotected sex,” well, you’re right. Welcome to Hollywood. It’s called suspension of disbelief. Did you think “Live Free or Die Hard” was a cutting-edge documentary?
In any case, if you haven’t seen Juno, I highly recommend it (also, holy shit, she’s the same actress who played the lead in Hard Candy. Now her kick ass performance in Juno doesn’t seem so much like she came out of nowhere. If you have the stomach for it, I highly recommend Hard Candy, too. A quote straight from Ellen Page off set [who also considers herself a feminist] “As a girl, you’re supposed to love Sleeping Beauty. I mean who wants to love Sleeping Beauty when you can be Aladdin?” ).
Then go out and have a lovely drunken dinner afterward, because really, you deserve it.