Oh Valentine's Day...
we never usually go all out for this capitalistic holiday, but this time it was especially nice, compared to our usual standards, and the fact that it's our first as a married couple.
After surprising Brian with M&M wishes in the morning, and him returning the favor after he left, I decided to make dinner for us before heading out to the movies. On the menu was baked ziti, and mind you, I never made baked ziti before. And from my experiences with making dinner, it seems that I always start prepping fifteen minutes later than I should have (ie. cooking time runs past 8pm which is always a tizzy when it comes to watching our weekly shows...Lost, The O.C....). This night would be no different unfortunately; the water took forever to boil and therefore, delayed the pasta making.
Well, everything turned out okay, although I'm going to have to get my hands on a making some marinara sauce from scratch and to use sliced not shredded mozzarella, and more of it. Brian's getting home fifteen minutes before the dish was done meant I was still on par with my cooking.
So after a good but rather short dinner, we raced off to the theater to watch "wuv...trew wuv"
The Princess Bride
What a fun experience! Of course, practically everyone in the theater had seen it already, with the exception of a handful of people who meekly raised their hands when asked if anyone hadn't. Brian and I hadn't seen the movie in the theater when it first came out, which made watching it on a large screen that much better. And along with many others who love the movie as well. Everyone laughed on cue, and we could occasionally hear people whispering the lines they knew. The credits were great to watch as the audience gave their props to their favorite actors. There were some random outbursts from a man with a very distinctive laugh that came from the middle of the audience...like at the point when Inigo is carrying Wesley and Fezzik is helping him walk on the wall in front of the castle gate after discussing their attack plan...you just see their silhouettes go off camera. I can see why the laughing man does indeed laugh at this point, but oh, is nothing sacred anymore.
So aside from the reel's old feel causing a consistent blurriness for a small part of the movie and the one major burp when the picture went black, it was a perfect movie to watch on Valentines. And one of the best things about it, is that it was free.