Friday I snuck out of work at 4:30 to meet Schmillie and see Bad Teacher. I thought it'd be dumb funny and Jason Siegel was in it and how wrong could that go? But oh, so wrong. And you guys, I know I'm supposed to be all up in Justin Timberlake's jock or whatever, but NO. He's just so asexual to me. Yuck. And so there's a really creepy "love" scene (or rather, "dryhump" scene) and it only makes him more revolting. Anyway, the movie was bad but we got through it together, then wandered a bit to Banana Republic, and it was a lovely night, and I bought a soft sweater on sale, and then heard some lovely opera in the Union Square subway station before getting home to relax and watch True Blood. Hike came over after the Mets/Yankees game (he went with friends to CitiField) and then to bed.
Saturday he left, and I was terribly PMS-cranky and took a two-hour nap and then went to the gym and met up with Hike and his friend Yoshi for dinner and UFC watching, yawn. But it was nice to be out and have some beers. Sunday we went to church with his Grandma, then back to her house for family dinner in the afternoon (and doing his laundry), and his mom brought me a white jacket that she bought but didn't fit her right, so now I have a white casual jacket. She wears petites so basically can hand things down to me, and this is something I'd wear to work and not too mom-ish, so good! Sunday night we just stayed in at his place, cooked dinner, and played our video game.
And then Monday we picked up his friend Yoshi and headed out to Long Beach, where we met up with his bro and sis-in-law plus some other of their friends. It was so pretty -- the cloud cover had cleared by the time we got there, and the water was cool but totally comfortable, which meant I could go in to cool off every 20 minutes (as I need to when I'm hot!) It was fun and we stayed about two hours, which was the limit on his parking spot, and he tried to move the car but couldn't find another spot so we just gave up and came home. It was for the best, though, as we beat the return traffic and had time to relax and shower before meeting Yoshi again for dinner on Broadway in Astoria. We sat in the back garden of a Thai place and I had a pink drink and it was relaxing. Then home to hold a two-week old baby! One of my roommate's friend's just had her and they were over for dinner, so I nabbed the baby and sat in the quiet living room to hold her for awhile while she slept. Adorable.
Now it's Tuesday already! I can't wait for this weekend's Vermont trip. I hope it's entirely relaxing and outdoorsy and loving and rejuvinating. And until then, I'll gym it tonight, go to softball tomorrow (and Hike may come over after), then get my nails did on Thursday (and I need an eyebrow wax really bad -- they're caterpillars), and then we leave early afternoon on Friday.
OH and I'm re-reading Forever. I love this book. It starts out in Celtic Ireland, which I've always enjoyed learning about, and then is set in various Manhattan time periods, so it's the best kind of historical fiction. It's also getting me (more) psyched to watch the New York documentary that I bought Hike for his birthday. We have less movie time lately, but I hope we can break that puppy open soon. Anyway, I'll finish the book this week and then I can bring our new book club pick to Vermont. Ahh, summer reading, I love you.