Saturday, July 31, 2004

Friday Night Fever

Boyfriend and I usually stay home on Friday night, but not this week! Missed two SEPTA trains, took a $40 cab from the suburb where I work, trying to meet Boyfriend in West Philly for dinner and a movie. I was an hour late. The Bridge theater was a madhouse. Good film though, Manchurian Candidate. Meryl Streep dominated her every scene. I am rehersing her two big speeches and studying her mannerisms for just the right occasion. Click the links above to hear her play the ambitious and obsessive mother who would do anything for her son.

Lost my new three week old $180 no-discount mobile phone (at the Bridge? by my building's mailboxes?) after losing my last phone after six months...the replacement cycles are getting shorter... and had a big breakdown. My cat hasn't been so scared since we moved him to this apartment. Boyfriend listening to me scream on the land line. I smashed one headset when he yelled at me to calm down (why didn't I think of that?), the batteries ran out on the second headset while he was trying to calm me down, and of course I couldn't call him back on the mobile, since it started this whole train wreck by going missing.

The whole movie thing was to salvage Friday nights from sitting around alone while Boyfriend was stepping, and then sitting around with him after he was finished since it was hard to schedule anything after his Friday encounter group breaks up at 8-- the only convenient time for some of the participants. I find it a huge pain in the ass (Boyfriend gets a lot out of participating, but what about MY needs!)-- I would like to have some treat to look forward to on Friday night after five days of work-home-work-home. Law & Order: SVU has lost its magic. Olivia always asking "Did you check for semen?" Yes, I did.

Anyway our attempt to inject some magic into Friday night ended horribly. Staying home in front of the TV event for Law & Order would have been so much more soothing and cheap. Alas.


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