I just keep thinking of Vivica Fox, in her Jeannie Bell role from Kill Bill, but she's saying, "Black Friday. [scoffing mouth noise] I should have been motherfucking Black Friday."
I am mostly thankful for my low-maintenance family. Ahahaha! But really, in a lot of ways the four of us are. Holidays are easy & fun, and right now there are only the four of us, but maybe someday we'll be more.
Meanwhile, it was Garçon who said, "You can make the lentil soup that takes the fried-onion garnish, Mom." He is right. And I hardly ever have kitchen-makework time to fry those onions, but this is what holidays are for & Hanukkah-menu checkmark: marked off.
After dinner, while we were observing the skirting of what could have been certain indigestion, we watched Robot & Frank. It was so great! Frank Langella is a powerhouse! I highly recommend it, if you feel an anti-hero & moral ambiguity is something your family can take in all together. It made me think of watching the Herbie movies when I was little, like this is a caper-y update of those.
This is the actual conversation Mari & I had at the start of the movie. I was on the edge of the circle, folding a basket of laundry before really settling in to watch.
He said, "Who is that woman?"
"Elf. Elf lady," I said.
He shook his head -- ne comprends pas.
"Ummmm ... Elf Goddess? Lady? Tree?"
"Ah!" he said, which was good because that was honestly all I had. He nodded. "Mick Jagger's daughter."
"No," I paused for the movie for a sec. "Aerosmith."
"Steven Tyler," he agreed.
"But (!)," I reached forward & pantomimed a forearm clasp, a little. "We still don't even know her name!"
Ahahahaha! Marriage, I am so thankful for you! Plus, all of you, je vous adore xoxo