Wow, I am so behind. Suddenly, it’s Saturday aka Date Night and I realized I never blogged about last weekend’s Date Night. I know Bob and Fawn just love to be blogged about 😉 Went out to dindin w/Bob and Fawn. Wore my Winter Uniform of jeans and boots and black turtleneck. Cute but casual 😉 Had mediocre Italian food and (gasp) drank Prosecco. (it’s a Zin-free establishment, grumble) Proceeded to the White Trashapoolza bar that the Frug and I love. Guess what? It’s a White Zin place. Go figure. lol Not sure it was Fawn’s fav place…not fancy enough 😉
Chatted about all kinds of stuff. Ran the whole concept of Happy Endings for Women past Fawn. Led to some revelations about the DC gay scene (not that there’s anything wrong with that AND not that Bob/Fawn/Frug/I know anything about it personally)…did you know that there are places in DC where a guy can get an anonymous BJ? Like you go in and stick your peen in a hole and there’s a guy (I guess?) on the other side who takes care of biznaz for you…I have read about stuff like that before but didn’t realize (so naïve I guess) that it’s real, kwim?? Again, as a fairness and equality question…are there places for women like that? How in the Hell would that even work? I still think, gay or straight, that women are just wired differently and the concept of sticking your hoohah out for anonymous servicing just wouldn’t work. Just MHO.
Wow, hell of a tangent I was on there! Yikes. Oh yeah. The movie. Up in the Air. Clooney. Vera Farmiga (from The Departed). Anna Kendrick (Jessica from Twilight!). Overall, really liked it. Basic premise is that Clooney is a professional fire-er (one who fires people for companies who don’t want to do it themselves)…he’s on the road most of the year…racking up frequent flier miles and perks…and having no real personal life at all. Vera is the woman he meets on the road and connects with. Anna K. is the new girl who comes up with a system to fire people via video conference, which would effectively ground Clooney…as an intro to the world of Terminations, he and Jessica (sorry, she just IS Jessica – that little bouncy ponytail of hers is an acting method in and of itself) travel around, leaving sobbing just-fired folks in their wake. He teaches her all about how to fly effectively, which programs to join, how to crash other company’s parties, all the important stuff.
The whole movie gave me flashbacks of my life in the evil corporate world. And NOT in a good way. (Although I do have fond memories of traveling w/friends and using our per diems creatively 😉 ) It wasn’t a typical Clooney smug-smirk-look-at-me-and-my-cool-hip-buddies-like-Brad-Pitt movie. I liked him in this role. Def. playing the aging exec. well. He is appealing to me, still. No Robert Pattinson OBVIOUSLY though 😉 Jessica is up for a bunch of awards for this role. She really plays it well (bouncy pony tail acting aside)…she’s sort of naïve, so painfully young, hasn’t lived life enough to get that firing people is personal. Watching her grow-up a bit and get it was very cool.
So, yeah, go see it, if you haven’t already. Good stuff. Made me so happy to be RETIRED from all that corporate b/s. Shudder.
**editing back in…forgot to mention…they showed the trailer for Remember Me (Robert Pattinson’s upcoming movie)…I had forgotten about it…sat there (mildy tipsy) and purred. Loudly. Literally. The Frug was mortified. LOL**