Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Girl Night Out Revisited...

(In the spirit of moviedom, I'll recap the following "Roger & Ebert" style....except without using their signature "two thumbs up"....or being named Roger....or Ebert.....okay, I'll just review it "Flo" style!)

A few weeks ago, I wrote this blog about severely needing a Girls Night Out. It had been too long since I'd gotten completely ready for something other than church, too long since I'd had some wife/mommy time away, too long since I'd had dinner where I could actually chew my food uninterrupted. : ) My girls responded and thus, last night, we had our much needed"GNO". Here's my review of the night:

The Girls: A+ There were seven of us total. Some I knew well, some I knew sorta well, some were new friends. All, however, were the perfect reason why I love living in a small town. They are real, down-to-earth, reflective, considerate, supportive, honest, and bravely put their own insecurities, worries, and faults out there for all to see. Who doesn't want to be around a group like that? I even think our waiter would have liked to pull up a chair and chat. Solid women!

The Movie: B+ The last "GNO" movie we saw was some "Katherine Heigl-ish wemovieproducersthinkwomenhavenobrains" flick. This time, the movie raised the bar. Meryl Streep earned all the kudos by portraying Julia Child spot on. Well, I say spot on.....I didn't know much about her before this movie. Now I'm ready to go buy her cookbook and learn how to cook something that doesn't require cream of mushroom, packages of already seasoned rice, or anything that advertises "Ready in 3 minutes!". French cuisine here I come! (side note: Lobster lovers....don't watch this movie!)

Dinner : B The Olive Garden. I know! That place just reminds me of the 90's, I don't know why! Probably because it's been since the 90's since I've eaten there. But oh, the salad itself is worth revisiting that decade! It did, however, prove that advertising works! Olive Garden, keep spending those millions of dollars because solely based on your tv ads, 5 out of the 7 ladies there ordered your Grilled Chicken Crostada. Money well spent, OG!

Coffee & Conversation: A+ Starbucks. Outside seating. Fraps, Mochas, and Lattes.....need I say more? Even an opportunity to witness to teenagers loitering in the parking lot. Who knew we'd be stretched that night in that way? Oh....and even a 15 minute conversation about ear wax. It just doesn't get any better.

All in all, I'd say the night was a hit. My "inner-Flo" was fed. I woke up ready to take on a day with my girls. I just wish Sophie had not decided to have a "Girls Night Up" of her own - at 2am!
Back to Motherhood! Thanks girls!


Emily said...

Makes me want a GNO of my own. So glad you had such a wonderful evening. Every mom deserves one!

Keri said...

Ah man! Can't believe I missed out on the ear wax conversation. I thought of 5 things to add to that. JK

Wishing I could have gone. I have been wanting me some OG salad.

Let's not wait soo long next time.

Allison said...

It was a great night with great conversation! Thanks for planning it! And I agree with Keri, we should do that more often!

The Garners said...

This sounds great!

Heather said...

Sounds like a fun night, I want to see that movie. Can't wait for our girls weekend at the lake!!

Jenna said...

This is what I was taliking about! I am sitting here laughing out loud reading your post! Thanks for planning our night out...and I can relate...Kolson had a "Boys Night Up" that night as well!:)

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