While the kids are away, the parents will play. I bet you think this is going to be a blog entry about all the naughty things that go on when parents find time alone, without kids but with a cat furiously meowing at the bedroom door. Sorry to disappoint you, it's not.
MG and I went out to dinner (yummy, Indian food!) and then went to see Up In The Air. Obviously, we have heard all the good reviews this movie is already getting and I expect to see it again when I go with my friends to the movie marathon of the Top Academy Award Movies (this year, there will be ten movies instead of five and it will be a two day movie festival! We can't wait!). But there is an even more important reason we went to see this movie. We have a friend who is in the movie. From the beginning of when she auditioned, I have been anxiously awaiting it's release. So we went to see it and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was a little sadder than we expected, but there are definitely some funny and touching moments.
It was all I could do not to stand up and scream "That woman is a friend of mine!" At the risk of embarrassing my husband, I managed to refrain. I did however get all excited with "Here it is! This is it! This is her scene! There she is! That's her! That's Cari!" and I was rubbing my hands together to keep from clapping, though I think a standing ovation was due. We then waited to see her name in the credits. So cool. It was a fun evening.
You can read more about Cari's role and a couple of others HERE.