April 3 06

weekend was good.
but so busy.
~we watched “The Squid and the Whale.” loved it. it really was fantastic. Laura Linney and Jeff Daniels gave oscar-worthy performances as separated parents trying to deal with their marriage falling apart. but, much like in Kramer vs. Kramer, it was the children – Jesse Eisenberg and Owen Kline (son of Kevin Kline and Phoebe Cates) who stole the show. As a child of divorce, it was definitely interesting for me personally. also, Owen Kline bears a scary resemblance to the husband and how he looked as a kid. and since the movie took place in 1986, the timing is just about dead-on and Kline sported many an outfit that the husband actually wore in his youth.

~we were introduced to Hollywood Gelato. yum.

~we attended a 2-year-old’s birthday party. her parents clearly went well overboard with this one. an indoor playground. a man dressed as barney. pizza and cake for the kids. bagels and lox and egg salad and tuna and cream cheese for the kids. gigantic loot bags for the kids. there was even one for Isabella (she’s 7 months old…what on earth does she know from loot bags?). the kids had a good time. i had a tired time, since it was hard for the husband to do anything…now that he’s un-ace-bandaged his wound. ew.

~we went to Gladstones for Mike’s birthday. it was really, really nice. but the service? horrible. first of all, i never got my diet coke. second of all, i ordered two orders of spicy veggie sushi and i only got one. Sarah ordered the exotic wild mushrooms and they showed up potato-nest-less and they didn’t mention anything to her. and they didn’t have a good dessert on the menu. hmph. but, it was a nice night out. so i really shouldn’t complain.


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