Note: lack of a coherent post can be blamed on...well, nothing really. I'm just not coherent today.
This bumping into people I know thing is becoming a trend.
First, there was the singles event fiasco.
Then, on Friday night, at the poetry reading I went to with Spesh, I spotted Victor (of "kissing styles" fame) sitting one row in front of me. He did not see me. Later on, I bumped into him on his way out of the building and I said hello. He couldn't get away from me fast enough. You would have thought I was on fire.
Last, on Sunday, while at brunch with some fellow bloggers (more on that below), I saw Michael, another fellow blogger! (He reviews at DCFUD, not that other food site I mentioned.) I love Michael; it's too bad he couldn't stay and chat.
Even one of the biggest cities in the country can start to feel like a small town if you stick around long enough.
More on brunch. I met Chase, Miss Penny Lane, The Chef, and I-66 (I'd met him before at the blogger happy hour, but this time I actually managed to get his name) for brunch on Sunday. Many were invited, but only the few, the proud, and the well-rested managed to attend. (I was not in charge of invitations.) I went to book group first (loved the book) and was running late, but they were just sitting down when I got to Asylum. The talk was easy, the laughter hearty and the food decent.
Turns out MPL and I went to the same summer camp in Indiana. She loved it, I hated it. Go figure. We were not there at the same time and she is in no way responsible for my terrible experiences.
As many others have remarked, meeting other bloggers is a totally unexpected and absolutely wonderful side-benefit of blogging. I can't remember meeting this many new people in years. And I even like some of them! And I hate everyone!
On a completely different note, I'm afraid there may be something seriously wrong with me because I want to see Yours, Mine and Ours. It has to be bad, doesn't it? Probably full of toilet humor and poorly executed slapstick. Maybe I want to see it because I have a soft spot for the original, which starred Henry Fonda and Lucille Ball. I don't know if my friends realize that I like family-themed films. My mom knows and she doesn't understand. But how can you not like With Six You Get Eggroll, The Parent Trap, or Look Who's Talking? These aren't necessarily good movies, nor are they movies I would put on my Netflix© cue, but if any of them come on TV, I can't turn them off. I sit there and watch to the bitter end each and every time. I'm afraid not even the little sister (not my actual sister) may be willing to sit through this one with me. Well, if I have to go alone, I will. You know what they say: the heart wants what the heart wants. My heart wants to see Dennis Quaid and a million little kids running around. (Oddly, I do not find the remake of Cheaper by the Dozen appealing in the least. The original was ok.)
Actually, looking at the list of the ones I like, I see a theme. That gives me an idea.
How about a contest? The first person who can guess the theme will go as my guest to see Yours, Mine and Ours. Put your guess in the comments. If you don't want to see the movie or live far away, you will have to accept the glory of guessing correctly as your prize. Winners announced tomorrow. (Note: "Cheaper by the Dozen" should not be considered; it does not share the theme.)
UPDATE: Since blogger was down most of Monday night, the contest will run all day Tuesday and I'll annouce a winner on Wednesday.
Grateful for: the bad movies I like.