Friday, May 29, 2009

Starr...trekkin'...across the univerrrrrrse...

TLM's best mate lives right across the road, and her parents are just as keen as we are, on the idea of baby-sitting swaps.
So TLMBFF's (TLM's Best Friend Forever - is that what BFF stands for?) mum is coming over tonight. And the boy and I are heading out shortly for dinner and a movie.

Once upon a time my ideal date would have been a swish dinner and an arty (i.e. subtitled) movie. But one time, my date took me to see a Japanese film with many awkward sex scenes in it. I thought it a bit much for a first date, though I'm sure he was as surprised as I was.

Therefore, I am perfectly fine with the fact that tonight we will go and see the new Star Trek movie. It will be a shot of nostalgia for me, and hopefully sufficient special effects for the boy. We might even get to have dinner somewhere nice, rather than at the boring food hall downstairs from the cinema.

I'm still trying to decide whether to go all out and wear some clean jeans for the occasion. Maybe even some lippy...

4 comments:

Nigel Patel said...

Yes, that is what BFF stands for. MS Girlfriend is a tad bit younger than me and does bandy the term.
Swish dinner?

Antoinette said...

Loved that movie! Hope you did, too. Sounds like a nice evening out.

Make Tea Not War said...

So? What did you think?

Violet said...

nigel: swish, posh, nice, fancy...you get the drift.

antoinette: yeah it was fun. Though I ended up with an extremely late bedtime and of course still had to get up at the crack of dawn when TLM woke me up...

mtnw: it was great fun. I liked that they tried to incorporate plenty of references to the original series (e.g. the many fist fights, the false eyelashes and Chekov's distractingly heavy accent), tho one instance at least sticks in my mind as being a bit eye rolling-ly heavy-handed ("All I have left is my bones"). Kirk is much cooler than in the original series, but still very recognisable (the girls, the fist fights). However I couldn't look at young Spock without thinking "Sylar"...