First there was a Man. Then a Woman. Then in quick succession, two cats, a confused dog beast, and two kids. I stay at home with them. I'm the Man

Sunday, January 31, 2010

I'm Dating Again!

That is right world.  My wife and I went out last night.  On a date.  By ourselves.  Where were the kids?

Who cares!

A good friend of ours offered to watch them so we made a break for it.  First time we've gone out by ourselves for more that an hour since before the P man was born.  We don't have a lot of people around we can trust with the kids.  I'm looking at you, most of our family.

We went and saw Avatar.  It.  Was.  Great.  Visually just . . . look, the script was horrible.  Garbage.  Horrible garbage.  But the movie was so beautiful that we just didn't care.  And I mean the script was really  bad.  Every white corporate bad guy vs. noble savage, evil coyboy vs. good indian cliche possible was stuffed into it.

I swear at one point one of the bad guys tossed a soda bottle out of his gun ship.  It twirled down down down through the air to land in a tangle of multi-colored jungle brush below.  Then you saw one of the Na'vi (native peoples) standing there while one tear rolled slowly down his face . . .  

And do you still call it "foreshadowing" when one of the actors actually yells out the word"foreshadowing!"?  Sure, why not?    It was so visually stunning.   I am now convinced that they could accurately render the experience of taking hallucinogens on screen.  Hypothetically speaking, of course.

It's a little scary now,what they can make us see with a cheap pair of glasses and 200 + million dollars worth of CGI.   Go and see this in 3D if you can.  It's going to suck on DVD.

We had a ton of fun.  Ate a ton of overpriced movie junk food.  And didn't see our kids until 5:35 this morning.  Dating is so much fun.


I see you,

Homemaker Man

10 comments:

  1. Is your wife free tonight?

    And you pretty much summed up my expectations for Avatar.

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  2. I haven't had a date in...oh, years maybe? Um, yeah. It's been awhile. My husband and I pass each other in the hallway, I'm getting up, he's going to bed. "Mornin'" and "G'night". That's the extent of our romance. And a movie theater?! I haven't been in a real live one for about 10 years. I hear they're amazing nowadays...

    My brother had the same impression of Avatar. He wasn't impressed. I heard somewhere that it was just the Pocahontas script, rewritten to include naked blue natives.

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  3. Good for you guys! Glad that you got a little break. :)

    In town, my children have 4 uncles and an aunt, 3 great aunts, 1 great uncle, and their great grandparents...there have been times when I would have just about died to hear, "let me take the kids to the park for an hour," and yet, I don't.

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  4. All the reasons I don't want to see Avatar confirmed, thanks for the backup, I'll be showing The Boyfriend your post. Plus I know I can't handle it in French, but then again, it might be better if I can't understand the dialogue.

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  5. S.L. It was well worth going if you can see it in 3D. I promise. Just tune out and enjoy the colors, man.

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  6. You don't stop at the dollar store to pick up cheap candy contraband prior to going to the movies?

    You need to learn a thing or two, my friend...

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  7. Hope you had a great date! I hope that she will let you take her out again!
    This could be the start of something Big....

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  8. Haha, wow, something is wrong with me because I seem to love cliches.... :o

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  9. That was the best review of Avatar, ever.

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  10. I saw your comment at Lenore Never More and I came over to say hi since your blogging name is so compelling : )

    Glad you had a fun date! I keep hearing wonderful things about this movie! SO fun!

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