This week started Jason's 4 day work weeks! The company he works for decided to give it a 90 day trial, and this was our first week. His days off will float, so that can be pretty cool, and not so great at the same time. (this week, he has a 4 day weekend - that part is cool) We thought the transition would be so easy, but with Sue working so late each night, and my young women's, and the girls' gymnastics, plus Jason needing to go to bed earlier, it has been a bit more challenging than we anticipated. This past week it feels like all Jason and I do is wave a brief hello to each other, then rush off to the next thing! :(
The good thing though, and the thing I am most excited about, is the ability to go out on dates without having to worry about babysitters or anything. The kids will be in school, and as long as his day off isn't on a Tuesday or Thursday, we will have most or all of the day together!
Today, we gave the ol' date thing a test drive! We went to breakfast at Mimi's (remember how I said that was my fave), then we went to see Hellboy II. Breakfast was delish and the move was fantastic!
For those of you who might be thinking of taking your kids to see it, here's what I thought: The beginning was kind of spooky, but the rest was pretty easy going except for the usual super-hero violence (probably equivalent to Pirates 3). I would say it would be good for boys 9 and up and for girls, maybe 10 and up. (unless your kids are used to PG-13 movies)
For a grown up... it was very very good. It had action, humor, love, suspense. I even got a few tears at one point (those who know me well, won't find that hard to believe though) I think the show ranked up there with Spiderman 2 and Iron Man for me. And, the cool thing about the Hellboy movies, is that they don't feel like the other super-hero movies. I give it 4 1/2 stars. (only because, as a movie critic, no one gives a movie all 5 stars)
Here is what my hubby says about Hellboy: The central theme to Hellboy is that he has a choice to be who he wants to be. His adopted father gave him the ability to choose what he wanted to do with his life. (sound familiar?) So in spite of his origins he decides to be good to his fellow man. Even when the people he is helping judge him solely on his appearance.
now for a funny quote from the show (not a spoiler)
man 1: No thanks, my body is a temple.
man 2: Well, now it's an amusement park!
ok: now let me explain this post's song choices:
40 hour week: well, I couldn't find Donna Summer's She Works Hard for Her Money. The only other song I know about working is this Alabama one. (reminds me of Jr. High)
Can't Smile Without You: from Hellboy II
Beautiful Freak: from Hellboy II (I really like the Eels.)