He did it! Rudy actually paid full price to see a movie! Saturday night, I forced him into taking me out to dinner and seeing a movie that wasn't rated "G". After all, he has owed me dinner at a restaurant since Mother's Day, my birthday, and most recently, our Anniversary. Grandma and Papa Gertie (and Gertie herself!) came to entertain the kids while we snuck out. I printed out the movie listings at the two local theaters, so depending on what time we left from the restaurant, that would determine what movie we'd be seeing. I wanted to save Ratatouille and Transformers for the kids. Pfft, as IF we'd ever get the chance to see another movie! The pick was Ocean's 13. Mind you, I haven't even seen Ocean's 11 or Ocean's 12 (we don't get out often) but thought it was a fair choice given it's setting was a Las Vegas casino and it had George Clooney in it. What more could you ask? Rudy's eyes light up at the sight of craps tables and rolling of dice, the trickery of gamblers, the role of mathematics or engineering, etc. It was a good flick, I think? I'm not sure what it is categorized as...drama? It did have some rather funny parts and plays on words. I don't know what else to compare it to. How do I rate a movie? Thumbs Up or Down? Do they do stars still? I'll give it a Thumbs Up and 3 out of 5 stars (right in the middle, that's safe!)
Dinner? Another "mind you"... Rudy had a Black Angus coupon in his pocket! We rarely get this chance to go out and there are TONS of newer restaurants in the area, and his choice is the TWO FOR at Black Angus??? NO WAY!! We settle on another steakhouse however. We went to Texas Roadhouse after many rave reviews. It was delicious. What'd we have? Beef, of course! We both selected different cuts, mine was more fatty, but still good. Rudy polished his plate. We both had margaritas too! Yum! I don't get too many of those!
Dominic was so excited to have Grandma and Papa over. I'm not sure why? He wore Papa out watching Sam I Am and Green Eggs and Ham, over and over again. They played outside too, so that Grandma could capture more photos..
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