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Hail, Cupid!
Our 30th Valentines Day together- spent with a mix of nostalgia, cinema and foliage.

I brought home flowers for my best girl on Friday night; I went for something other than the dozen-rose trope, in part because I was sure she'd already seen dozens of those dozens coming past her at the store all week.  Here they be, no worse for wear two nights later:



That was the foliage. As for the nostalgia of the holiday itself: I took this picture two blocks from our house two VD's ago, and despite our overall snowless winter, today was more than a match for it.



I drove through that corner in similar (but heartless) conditions before 9 this morning to get to an early workout. When it was done, I got to rescue a damsel in distress (unrelated to me) from a Special Snowflake. This workout studio has two showers, each with a signup whiteboard outside it: Damsel had signed up to use the one on the left after our class, leaving her stuff inside the shower room outside the stall, but Snowflake Dude jumped the queue and locked the door behind him. I did what she couldn't do: get him to unlock the damn door and went in despite his nakedidity so I could retrieve her stuff.  We agreed there was no point complaining to or about him; Special Snowflakes just are. And, occasionally, dumbbells just get dropped on their toes.

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This afternoon was devoted to the latest Coen Brothers effort, Hail Caesar! We both enjoyed it, but we seemed relatively alone in the Amherst Theater auditorium in feeling that way.  The biggest online complaint about the film seems to be, there's no plot; it's just a story of The Guy who fixes things for the studio! And that's not a sufficient plot in and of itself?  George Clooney carried an entire non-Coen effort playing just such a part in Michael Clayton. Plus, we, at least, were watching for the homages to other Coen works. Lebowski water ballet, complete with bowling pin? Check.  Frances McDormand almost getting strangled just as the IBM Selectric guy did in the most recent season of Fargo? You betcha.  And a buried stash of money to evoke the original? That, too.  Plus, Clooney making me state, at least once, Damn! We're in a tight spot!

Now to be fair, probably most of the more serious Coen-heads saw the film when it first came out a couple of weeks ago, and we might not have been as alone in appreciating it if we'd gone then. But it was still a nice Date Afternoon on a special day:)

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We checked in with the kids, who had their own Date Afternoon seeing Deadpool (maybe for us when the DVD comes out;), and Eleanor made a wondrous meal to end the day.  Tomorrow brings returns to work, with showers to start- but there's no lock on the bathroom door, and not even a rug in there that really ties the room together;)
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yesididit2 From: yesididit2 Date: February 15th, 2016 04:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
SUNFLOWERS!!! *claps* i love sunflowers.

the heart tire treads in the snow is pretty darn nifty.
tilia_tomentosa From: tilia_tomentosa Date: February 16th, 2016 01:23 am (UTC) (Link)
Those are the kind of flowers I would enjoy. :)

And wow, those hearts on the snow are a work of art! :)

Valentine hugs for both of you. :)
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