Saturday, February 12, 2005

Valentine's Celebrations

So we're celebrating Valentine's Day with the neighbors today. You know the drill, Monday will be jam packed with couples like us, long wait, possibly poor service and cold food and movie theaters bursting. B. and I will be in this mix on Monday, but for today, we're dining with our neighbors at a great BBQ joint in Chino. They're the ones that turned us on to it. If everyone's feeling well and in the mood, maybe will catch a flick, too.

Isn't it a challenge trying to coordinate an outing and get everyone on the same page? Everyone can leave at 5:30 p.m. save for one person. The majority want to see movie A, save for one person who can't stand so-so's acting or doesn't like horror flicks. In the end, it's usually worth it, but when it's not, I wanna kick myself and know why I continue placing myself in these situations.

I'm anxiously awaiting the release of Saw next Tuesday. This is a psychological thriller that I saw in the theater and really enjoyed. It's about two men who awaken to find themselves shackled in a large, vacant, sterile room. They don't know each other, why they're there, how they got there, or why they're there together. Between them they have: a key, a saw and each has an audiocassette and one cassette player between them to hear the tape. They must figure out how to escape using only these items. It's suspenseful and intricate and, IMHO, a must see.

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