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Date day

So, I took this past Friday off. I’m going to be honest, I work with a lot of ladies and I really just needed a break. Also, I had a personal day I had to use before the end of September. Win win! Ray planned a date day that began at 6am with him waking me up with hot donuts from my favorite local shop. It was really sweet, but a little early so we went back to sleep (thank goodness). After a few more hours of beauty rest, we left for Gainesville to see Moonrise Kingdom! Yes, I had already seen it but Ray hadn’t and I was more than willing to view it again. I think I enjoyed it even more the second time.

After the movie we wanted to go to Target but it was SUPER busy with all the college students buying dorm sheets and desk lamps so we decided to skip it and headed straight to Sam’s. Did I mention we’re 65? We also visited a fairly lame music store and grabbed dinner at Chipotle. All in all, it was a pretty successful date day.

Moonrise Kingdom: a review

As I mentioned yesterday, I FINALLY saw Moonrise Kingdom (remember when I posted about it forever ago?). Brie, and our friend Pearl and I went Saturday afternoon. I smuggled a Panera salad and giant green tea into the theater and Pearl wore a wig, so as you can imagine, we had a great time. We also ate fancy lady chcocolate that only melted a teeny bit in Pearl’s purse. Haha.
 I’m not really sure what to say about the movie other than it was perfect. Wes Anderson movies are filled with oddities and yet still feel so familiar and comfortable (except also slightly uncomfortable, if you know what I mean). This movie was interesting because the focus was on strange (troubled?) eccentric children, rather than the dysfunctional adults they will one day become.
 Some of my favorite details:
1. Wes Anderson replaced his usual futura bold with a new curley-q font.
2. Suzy’s stolen library books.
3. Suzy’s record player. Or, rather her brother’s record player.
4. Khaki scout uniforms.
5. The classic Wes Anderson slow-motion walking scene.


Moonrise Kingdom

I’m not sure if I can even express how excited I am for Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom to come out this weekend. Generally, I don’t get super excited about movies but this one is absolutely an exception. Wes’ films are expertly styled, incredibly creative and so inspirational! I can already tell that I’m going to be in love with all the details.

I mean, even the still shots look beautiful.
I can’t wait! Anyone else excited?