Monday, July 8, 2013

Beer, Boy Bands, and Bad Movies

This past Saturday The Captain and I actually had a date night that involved dinner AND a movie. I can tell you this, I haven't seen a movie in the theater since I was pregnant. I don't even remember what it was. Needless to say, we were long overdue.

Urge GastroPub

We started off the night at a local gastro pub called Urge. The Captain is on a beer kick to find new micro brews and to help him cope with the reality that we are still living with my parents. We decided on Urge because they had an extensive beer list and offered tasters, which are smaller sized portions so you can try a variety of things on tap.

I am officially a lightweight because I have been either pregnant or nursing during the past 2 1/2 years. After half a drink I'm usually done and I hand it over to The Captain to finish. At dinner, I managed to drink almost all 3 of my taster by myself. They were all delicious too, as well as the food.

Urge Gastropub beer tasters and burgers

Then it was off to the movies. We wanted to see World War Z, because it's a zombie movie, duh. However, we got to the theater just as it sold out. We had to make a quick last minute decision and picked The Lone Ranger. I had absolutely no desire to see this movie, even if it is a Disney film and stars Johnny Depp. It has a pathetic 25% on Rotten Tomatoes too. I was pretty bummed, but then I saw something that lifted my spirits!

A cardboard cutout of One Direction for their new movie coming out. I have a strange love of One Direction and my favorite band member, Harry Styles. I know I am almost 30, but I was never a boy band fan during my adolescence. Maybe I'm just making up for lost time. I think I'll have to take my niece, Princess P to see it this summer. 

Like a giddy tween I took my place among the cardboard crooners and The Captain snapped my photo. He even promised to take me to see the movie when it comes out. (It's on the Internet that he said this now, so there is no taking it back)

One direction photo op,

We headed in to see The Lone Ranger and nearly 3 hours later it was over. It was not terrible, I will say that. I went in with no knowledge of The Lone Ranger franchise and very little information about the movie. I left with an enjoyable date night, but a sick feeling about the history of America and the Native Americans. I would rate it higher than 25%, but I still would have preferred a zombie flick instead.

I love zombies

I think we need to make date night more of a regular occurrence, but I'm picking the movie next time.

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