Wednesday, April 8, 2009

April 8, 2009: Lunch and Monsters

Today we celebrated 42 years of marriage. Most of it has been very good, even excellent in some cases. Marty's brother asked us one time how we had made it this long. Our answer was we had never been mad at the same time and lots of luck. Marriage is not easy, but well worth the trouble, heartache, and work. I am a very lucky woman. And Marty is a lucky man.

Today we went into San Francisco for lunch and whatever else we found to do. We ate at Foley's an old time SF bar. We like the food, love the Bloody Mary's, and hate the noise. Liquor and food always wins out.

We then went to see Monsters vs Aliens. It was 3D on an IMAX screen. This movie is way too good for children. The animation is fabulous. The lines in it are laugh out loud. It pays tribute to lots of movies: Dr. Strangelove, ET, Attack of the 50 foot Woman, The Blob, Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Many others were there in music, jokes, fleeting scenes. Lots of fun things. One character was named General W.A.R. Monger. This is very cleverly written.

We checked out the spa in the Hilton. I had a gift certificate for a Swedish massage. I wanted to find out details, are appointments required etc. Thanks Luis and Richard. We then walked down to the Golden Gate Theatre to use a gift certificate to buy tickets for Spamalot. Thank you Phil and Lee.

We finally walked to BART (train system) and headed home. We got back to the car and Marty headed to the Berkeley Bowl to buy seafood for supper. He bought oysters, prawns, and scallops. We had a lovely meal.

As we were cleaning up we realized we had forgotten to do the ONE thing we wanted to do. We had such a fun day we forgot to go to Macy's to see the flower exhibit. I guess we will have to go back into the city and see the flowers.

It was a lovely 42nd anniversary.


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Anonymous said...

I am happy that you both had a great day, and Phil and I are both pleased that you found a fun musical to see--Lee

Joe said...

That is wonderful! Hall O' Records was a ghost town - you didn't miss anything!