Monday, April 23, 2007

My Fantastically Funny and Brilliant Weekend

Per Tink's request, I did have a fantastically funny and brilliant weekend, so now I get to blog about it.

Friday night, Grant and I had a date night. We went to Cafe Istanbul at The Greene, which was awesome. It was a beautiful evening, so we chose to sit outside. The food was fantastic, although Grant's Turkish classmates aren't too impressed by it. But for those of us who have never been to Istanbul, we were pretty happy with it.

After dinner, we saw a movie, also at The Greene. This is the brilliant part of my weekend. Beginning April 17, and going until April 30, active military plus their dependents can enjoy free movies (any time, any movie - no restrictions), plus a free small popcorn and a free small fountain drink. This is with any theatre owned by National Amusements. You can read about it here. So, we took advantage of that and saw In the Land of Women, with Adam Brody, Meg Ryan, and Olympia Dukakis. I really enjoyed the movie. Definitely a chick flick that guys can watch.

Saturday, we went to see another movie (still brilliant!). This time, we saw Blades of Glory. I knew not to expect too much, but I did expect it to be a little funnier than what it was.

Saturday night, and this is the fantastically funny part, we went to a dog birthday party. Our neighbors, Leslie and Logan, had a birthday party for their dog, who turned 1. In reality, the reason for this party was so Logan, who is OBSESSED with Dairy Queen (really, obsessed), could have an excuse to get a blizzard ice cream cake.

We had a great time. Most of the neighbors came out, so it was a good time just to hang out with everyone. The dogs all got along, for the most part. Oh, and the blizzard ice cream cake was delicious. I'd gladly go to another dog party, or anything, for this cake!

Sunday, we saw yet another movie - Perfect Stranger, with Halle Barry and Bruce Willis. It had a really good surprise ending, and I love that!

Then we went to Tracy and Jeremy's house (friends from church), and Shaun and Jessica came, too (also friends from church). We had dinner, played with the kids a little, laughed our heads off at some YouTube videos, then played a semi-violent game of spoons. It was great!


  1. Unfortunately for us there are no National Amusements theaters in New Mexico! But glad to hear you had such a FABULOUS weekend. We have so many fun memories of playing games at the Geaslen's house! Wish we could have been there.

  2. tinkerstinker1:39 PM

    a dog party? this is considered fantasticaly brilliant in ohio? splendid.

  3. misread. the dog party was the funny part, the free movies is the brilliant part.

  4. tinker6:42 PM


  5. catie9:45 AM

    Annie & Britnee would have loved to run around terrorizing the party. Maybe we can start dog parties in Georgia - I always need an excuse for ice cream :) sorry for reading your blog all the time and never leaving comments. as you can tell, i never know what to say :)

  6. I can't read "a dog party" without painful flashbacks to the children's book "Go, Dog, Go". I see the party involved dogs wearing hats (another allusion to that book), but did it also include dogs in a tree?

  7. you know, i don't remember that book. there were no dogs in a tree - that i saw, at least. :)

  8. That's hilarious--I'm totally having a party for Una!