Friday, October 03, 2008

Black Comedy and Drama in the Dark

Since it's Friday, we went to the Mall for the Geezer Workout. It seemed harder this morning, probably because our fearless leader decided we needed to polka. I sat that one out!
Here's our intrepid group:

Richard doing his thing!

The one in the yellow shirt is our Fearless Leader:

Afterwards we did a nice drive around Ann arbor - I LOVE driving around Ann Arbor - did a little shopping and then came home to rest and clean up.

Jan and I went to the movies! Yaaaay! It's one of the perks of living downstate for a while. We saw Burn After Reading, which was a lot more entertaining than I was even expecting. Can't really go wrong with George Clooney, John Malkovich and Brad Pitt! It's a funny, funny movie, with two murders - go figure - it would definitely be called a dark comedy. My favorite character was Osbourne Cox (John Malkovich) - his character was aggressive, appealing, intelligent and silly all at the same time. Jan liked Brad Pitt (Chad) the best. His character was shallow and a little low on the intelligence meter - but funny and cute. Frances McDormand was hilarious as a gym employee who's willing to risk everything for cosmetic surgery - she was priceless. Who knew these actors were comic actors! You had to overlook a lot of bad language, except that after a while the bad language became part of the comedy, believe it or not. We had a great time - it was a fun, fun movie.

After the movie, we went out to dinner with Sniders at the Outback Steakhouse - another great time, and yummy too.

Drama when we got back to the apartment - my door key wouldn't open the door. We were locked out at 9 0'clock in the dark on a Friday night. Dick went to the office and learned that it wouldn't be open until Monday! For a while it seemed like we might have to spend the weekiend with Sniders, wear the same clothes all weekend, and miss tomorrow's football game. Drama, and more drama.

Then a neighbor pulled up and Dick asked her if she knew what we should do - and she went inside her place and got the emergency number for us. In no time at all, a fellow drove up and let us into our apartment! Ta Da! We were very grateful - and thank you Sniders for hanging around and offering shelter :)

An interesting day in many, many ways.