I caught up my blog entries from Thursday and Friday.
Robert volunteered at ENC this afternoon, and after arriving at around 5:00, we left shortly thereafter to have dinner at Red Lobster. I had my usual dish, their Seafood-Stuffed Flounder. Yum! Yum! Yum!
Robert had a $20 gift certificate, which he got for Christmas from my sister and her husband, and he used that towards the bill, and picked up the tab for the rest of it.
I treated him to three games of bowling after that.
The cost of bowling this evening was exactly 10 times what I paid as a kid for bowling on the base at Camp Lejeune, when it was $.35 a game. The three games we played each tonight would have come to $2.10 total back then. Tonight they came to $21.00, at $3.50 a game.
We had a lot of fun, though, and Robert bowled surprising well—his summary, not mine. He said in the few times he's bowled in his life, he's bowled in the 60s; when I'm bowling regularly I have about a 185 average, and he beat me the last game! Needless to say, he was way over his "average," and I was way under mine!
We stopped at Blockbuster on the way home, and picked out Death at a Funeral, which we watched when we got home. It was entertaining, but I wouldn't say it lived up to the hype on the cover, "It's hilarious!" "It's fun!" "Hysterical!"
|Movie synopsis: Daniel is a decent young man, married to Jane, still living at his father's home. When his father dies, it is up to him to organize his funeral. On this painful morning, the suitable grave expression on his face, Daniel is ready to welcome his father's friends and relatives. |
But preserving the dignity inherent in such circumstances will be a hard task. Particularly with an undertaker who botches his work, the return from the USA of his famous but selfish brother, his cousin's fiancé who has accidentally ingested drugs, the presence a moron who takes advantage of the sad event to win back the heart (or rather the body) of a woman who is about to marry another, of a handicapped old uncle who is also the most unbearable pain in the neck.
To cap it all, Daniel notices the presence among the mourners of a mysterious dwarf nobody else seems to know... Written by Guy Bellinger
After that we listened to a little more of the audiobook version of David Sedaris' latest, "When You Are Engulfed in Flames." (That link is to an interview with him with Terri Gross on Fresh Air.)