It rained almost non-stop on Saturday. I didn’t care. I got to spend the day with Heather. I’d have driven through a hurricane for that. Neither rain, nor sleet, nor the gloom of night, shall keep me from my– wait, that’s something else. Eh nee way…
It was a great day. I never get to see Heather and when I do get to see her (which clearly contradicts that “never” statement) it’s usually with other people in tow. Not that I don’t like the people who come in tow, but it’s nice to get to spend some time alone with the one person on this entire planet who truly understands me and sees through all my defenses and facades to the core of the real me. We don’t even have to do anything terribly special for it to be, well, special.
I picked her up at noon and we went to lunch at California Pizza Kitchen where we shared a lunch of Avocado Egg Rolls
and Pear and Gorgonzola pizza.
After lunch we went to see I Am Number Four which was a really good movie we both enjoyed a lot. Heather said she hasn’t been to a movie since seeing Avatar. I haven’t been to a grown up movie since… Well, maybe since seeing Avatar. Well, OK, that’s not really true. I’ve seen a few “grown up” movies with Lil’B, but I don’t know when the last time I saw a “grown up” movie with a grown up was. Anyway, the lead actor (Alex Pettyfer) is someone I’ve not seen before that I can recall, but once his hair is bleached blond (it’s part of the story) he reminds me a great deal of a young Ryan Phillipe, which is a very good thing. Dianna Agron from Glee is also in this movie and does a fantastic job. Personally, I really enjoyed Timothy Olyphant who always reminds me of Josh Duhamel. I would say something here about how Timothy is underrated as an actor and deserves to be more famous than he is, but let’s be honest. He’s good looking and had great hair in this movie. Whatever.
After the movie we went to do a bit of traditional shopping. It’s traditional because, well, every time we get together, we end up going to Target, Trader Joes, See’s Candy and TJ Maxx Home Goods. And that’s just what we did. After dropping off the purchased cold and frozen items at Heather’s Grandparents’ house we went to a “Billiards Cafe” to shoot some pool together. We are both fairly terrible so it was fun (I hate playing pool with someone who is pretty good and all I can do is sit and watch them play.) I ended up winning the first two games and Heather won the third one. And then we went to dinner at Chevy’s “fresh mex”. We were both fairly stuffed, but Heather had mentioned a place nearby, earlier in the day and we were determined to check it out.
Orange Leaf is a self-service Frozen Yogurt Bar where you go in and get your cup, select yogurt from about 15 different flavors and add whatever, and however much of, the toppings you want. They charge by the ounce, which has a tendency to be not nearly as good as you think starting out. I got Chocolate and Peanut Butter Yogurts, side by side, and topped it with every kind of chocolate and peanut butter candy topping I could find. This proved to be a bad idea as, in the process of eating the delicious concoction, I managed to dislodge the wire on my lower jaw from the back brackets on both side of my mouth. It doesn’t hurt, but it’s a bit of a nuisance and I’m going to have to get it reinserted.
We had a really great day together and, as usual, I was really sorry it had to end.