After all the craziness that has happened this week, I was looking for a good distraction on Saturday. Catherine and David sure weren’t about to let me down!
It all started when I made a hair appointment. I went in there with what I really believe was my natural haircolor. I didn’t change the cut much, but I went from light brown/dark blonde to a color that was labeled as a combination of Mulberry and Mahogany. It’s different and I love it! Again with the needing to post pictures… Too bad that my digital camera is giving me fits all of a sudden. I need to get that taken care of. Anyway, I needed a change and I sure got one. I don’t think my mom likes it too much. When she saw it she said, “Woah, that’s really…um…Do you like it?” And when I said yes, she said hesitantly, “Good. It’s… cute.” I’m not sure what she would have said if I’d told her no.
After that, I went to pick up Catherine and the two of us headed out to Costa Mesa. Our first stop was at John’s house for a wedding dress fitting. John is designing Catherine’s dress (which is beautiful, by the way!) and since the wedding is now less than three weeks away, they needed to see how the dress is looking. (David, your bride is gonna be a knock out!)
The three of us then went over to David’s house where we added David and Devan to our hungry trio and I was introduced to the joys of Ramen. It was dee-licious. You start with the noodles and add things to it like pork, spinach, green onions. The hard-boiled eggs were okay, but a little too much for me, I think, but overall the food was good.
After dinner, we took Devan back home. I was under the apparently wrong impression that he wanted to get home for the USC game, but he had other plans, I guess. Then we went to the movies after a quick stop at 7-11 for some supplies. David is a 7-11 connaisseur and knows the location of each and every one in Orange County, a fact that Catherine happily encourages. This particular store was chosen for its supply of British treats. Well-stocked with everything from Dark Chocolate/Mint 3 Musketeers (a new discovery that is fantastic!) to Oreos and Milk (I think that beats the time I took Sweet and Sour Chicken….) we headed off to the theater and arrived in plenty of time for our 8:30 showing.
First David and John were sitting together, but David kept pretending to put the moves on John, so we finally had to separate them. During the movie, I was laughing at Catherine and David laughing, more than I was at the movie, and John enjoyed it so much that he fell asleep. It was pretty lame. I read a NY Times review on Friday that said the main guy looked like the love child of Jack Black and Ron Jeremy. I could sort of see that comparison. Even Christopher Walken in a dress wasn’t enough to save this movie. There were some pretty funny lines (“Your anger brings disgrace upon my Moo Shu Palace!”), and the basic story wasn’t a bad idea, but overall, this is one that you watch if it comes on TV late at night and you are suffering from some pretty bad insomnia. It reminds me of that Chris Farley movie Beverly Hills Ninja and I can’t help but think that if he had lived, he would have played Randy Daytona.
The movie was over, but it was only 10 and none of us were particularly ready to go back home or anything, so we took a drive down to the beach, cruised along PCH with the windows and the sun roof open, and ended up at Corona Del Mar, my personal favorite California beach. We were just going to go for a little walk along the path on top of the cliff, but I wanted to go down to the sand, so we did. I went down to the water where I misjudged the size of a wave that was crashing and had to flee to avoid being dragged into the abyss. My pants still got a little wet, but who cares?
Once we left the beach, it was almost midnight and we were starting to get pretty tired. We dropped off John, then David, and Catherine and I headed back home. What a great day!