My brillers friend Lyn predicted today was going to be STEAMY in the romance department….

Gorgeouses, Josh and I went on A DATE. For the first time. IN MONTHS.

At around 4pm, we dropped the monkeys off at it’sgrandma and papa’shere’s house, made a run for the car and sped off to the theatres so see….

LOVED IT. Yes, Cheaty AND Josh-O both give this movie a thumbs up. While, yes, it’s geared toward a high-school audience, there’s a lot of wisdom and a LO-HO-HOT of laughs in this movie. I mean, it’s Michael Cera (CANADIAN, might I proudly add)….

…and, you can’t go wrong with Michael Cera. I was first introduced to him, as most of us were, in the TOO-SHORT-LIVED, BRILLERS dramedy Arrested Development.

Then, we fell in love with him in Juno. Sigh, love. And, Gorgeouses, we fall in love with him again Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist.

In Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, Cera plays the same self-deprecating, intelligent, profound, creative, dorky, lovable high-school kid he played in Juno. This time, he plays Nick — a broken-hearted teenager who unexpectedly meets his happily-ever-after, Norah, on one CRAZY night out in Manhattan.

Obviously, Cera’s getting typecast. But, it’s great. Because this type of character is exactly what we all want and NEED to see. We want to see something real, but also lighthearted. We want to see characters that we can both relate to and aspire to become. And, as parents, we want to see role models (Nick and Norah tell each other soon after meeting that they don’t drink). Cera plays this wonderful character like no one else can. He makes JUST BEING YOU beautiful and attractive…. I’d watch him play this character over and over again so I can get to know him better and see more sides of him. He’s FASCINATING! Nobody can play this very timely character BUT Cera.

Norah, played by Kat Denning, is also intelligent, artsy, mature, and quirky — a female version of Nick, in a way. What I liked most about her, though, was her unique beauty. The camera LOVED Denning. Now, the what’s interesting about her is…, at least in the movie, she’s NOT SKINNY. No. She’s voluptuous, and she’s rather PLUMP next to Alexis Dziena — her costar, who plays Nick’s nasty ex-girlfriend. Next to Denning, Dziena looks too skinny. Imagine that: the skinny girl looks almost SILLY next to her STUNNING, fuller-figured counterpart…. Beautiful.

Basically, the movie will DEFINITELY encourage teenage girls to eat a sandwich because there was NOTHING attractive about scrawny Dziena next to the voluptuous, stunning Denning.

Anyway, after the movie, Josh and I went for dinner at a great little Thai restaurant. So relaxing…. No kids…. So relaxing…!

Question: why is my favourite drink called WHITE Zinfandel when it’s OBVIOIUSLY not WHITE!

Yum!

Anyway, go! Check this movie. Let us know what you think in the comments!

Cheaty HIGHLY recommends.


So, we’re in the country. I actually don’t have much time to write this post. Mostly because the battery on my Mac is running out FAST and, if I go upstairs to grab my plug, I KNOW I’ll wake up the Rascal, and then it’s ALL over. And, I’m super comfy here on this country couch…. It’d take a lo-ho-hot for me to get up off it…. Anyway, WOW, I babble.

Okay, so we’re in the country. We’ve been here for a week. It’s our last night here, and Josh-O and I decided FINALLY to whip out the telescope and get outside with it….

I whipped on my long black Lulus and my black hoodie — I was NOT going to get BIT by those obnoxiously buzzing mosquitos — and out we went with the telescope.

It was awesome. So geeky. So romantically geeky!

Anyway, while Josh fumbled to find Venus, I stared at the sky. And, wow. It was like a black sparkly blanket…. While I stared, I saw two magnificent MOON BEAMS! Shooting stars with a trail of SPARKLES. And, you know I LOVE sparkles!!! I actually asked Josh if it was possible that what I was seeing were fireworks. No. Fireworks don’t shoot across the sky….

Then, frustrated, I grabbed the telescope from Josh-the-fumbler and found her. Venus….

Unspeakably gorj…. I mean, it was just a little white orb in the sky. But, amazing to see it! VENUS! I was looking with MINE OWN EYES at a planet. EXISTENTIAL, dude!!!

Then, it was moon time. I’d never seen the moon through a telescope before. And, Gorgeouses? If you’ve never seen the moon through a telescope before, CHEATY HIGHLY RECOMMENDS that you get thine arse out to the country with a telescope and CHECK THE MOOOOOON! For, THIS, is (something like) what I saw:

CRATERS, Gorgeouses! I saw CRATERS! MOON CRATERS!

And, then…, a cloud rolled in, and our romantic night of moonbeams and geekery was dunzo….

I LOVE space. And, so does Josh-O. WHICH is making me think he and I need to bond over this. Expand our knowledge of space and enrich our relationship with this shared passion! Do you LOVE it?

Yes, Gorgeouses. Space. Telescopes. Moonbeams. Cheaty HIGHLY recommends.

P.S.: The things I do for Space…. We took a flashlight out with us for fear of BEARS (and aliens…I have this little fear of aliens when I’m in the country. Just a little one. Not little alien. Little fear. Btw).