Another weekend has come and gone.
Time is flying. It really is.
Pretty soon it’ll be Thanksgiving and then it is Christmas.
I don’t know, just SLOW the time down already.
I cannot keep up!
As I stated on Friday, Peter and I used to go out for dinner a whole lot in the past. We usually frequented restaurants both Friday and Saturday nights.
We went out for these dinners almost every week.
All of a sudden (MANY years ago now) I got really, really, really tired of this lifestyle. I guess first and foremost I got tired of paying lots of money for mediocre food.
Secondly, it is a heck of a lot cozier at home, and the food will be good.
You can sit down with a drink, listen to music, talk your hearts out and take your sweet little time before you even start dinner.
Maybe you’re enjoying an appetizer while just sitting around. This stage of the dinner can easily last for a couple of hours.
Make sure you have a really good playlist playing on Spotify in the meantime. Also, make sure you have hoops of candles going.
Enjoy this stage as long as you feel like it. Top off your drink whenever it tickles your fancy.
Then when it is time to eat, do so and enjoy.
Sit by the dinner table as long as you want to. There is nobody else waiting to be seated. When finished, move to the living room. But, make sure you’ll take care of the dishes first so you can enjoy your downtime in front of Netflix.
Sometimes it is better to scratch Netflix off your list, and just go ahead with conversations.
It all depends on the moment, and what you feel like …
There, some wise dinner-wisdom straight from Yours Truly *wink, wink*.
North Italia on Saturday night.
HOWEVER, every once in a while it IS really nice to go out to a restaurant. Peter and I did so on Saturday night.
We went to North Italia here in Reston.
We got there an hour before our reservation. We hung out in the bar with a cocktail and a glass of wine. It was so very, very nice.
Then we got seated and we enjoyed a very nice meal.
So, yes, sometimes it IS very nice to put on nice clothes, make an effort and enjoy a dinner out. But, not every weekend, maybe once a month will do? Or once every other month.
DO you go out to eat a lot?
On Sunday we went for a long walk.
And, then we decided, like in five minutes, that we’d go to the movies.
So we did, we watched Last Christmas. The newest Christmas movie out there. Music by George Michael.
All right, the movie got slammed by the critics. But then I read some good reviews on Facebook. SOOOOOOOO, we did go and see it …
OK, well …
Hello! It is not more than your typical Netflix/Hallmark Christmas flick, but with a higher budget. It is kind of lame and predictable. NOT as bad as the critics are making it out to be, but pretty damn lame.
Extremely predictable. But that is the way it is with Christmas movies.
The actors are AWESOME, the scenery is lovely and I want to go to London at Christmas, so there …
George Michael is one of my favorites amongst favorites. I love his music, and I have been a fan since the 80’s. His songs are SO brilliant, lovely.
In this movie they come out SO FLAT. Yes, the soundtrack consists of his songs during the entire movie. But it does not WORK.
I hope-- from the bottom of my heart--that George Micheal will get a better tribute of a movie than this one.
He deserves to get the same kind of movie as Freddy Mercury got. Or Elton John. Not this little forgettable Christmas bagatelle of a movie.
My review, two stars out of five.
That is it for now.
You guys, be good!!