Ross has been staying with me for the last three days. We didn’t get to see one another on the weekend, because he was kitten-sitting and I was finishing up a stack of assignments. Now that he had a week off work and I am finished with my assignments, we decided to have a ‘mid-week-weekend’ to relax, unwind, and spend some time together. During this time, we got up to a lot, but there were three awesome things in particular that stuck in my mind.
On Sunday night we went to Lord of the Fries for dinner. Several of my friends have been raving about it for the last year or so, and the Northland store has finally opened, so we hit it up for burgers and fries. I have to say, it is called Lord of the Fries for a reason. They have the best french fries I have ever tasted. Plus, they come with a choice of toppings. We each chose a different one and then shared. Ross chose French Canadian fries (gravy and cheese) and I chose Italian fries (topped with Napoli sauce). They were both pretty darn tasty, but I think I liked the Frech Canadian just a tiny bit better. There is also a reason that the store isn’t called Lord of the Burgers (other than that it doesn’t really have the same ring to it). Their burgers were pretty sub-par. They weren’t bad or anything, just not all that fantastic.
On Tuesday we drove into the city and went to the Gold Class cinema at Crown Casino. I have never been to the Gold Class, and it was amazing. We arrived and were ushered to a very comfortable waiting area. A waitress gave us some menus and then took our lunch orders. Then we were led into the cinema and shown to our seats. There are only about sixteen seats in the whole cinema, and each person sits in a reclining armchair. You have a little table in front of you so you can eat your meal while you watch the film and a little buzzer so that you could call the waitress if you needed a drink refill or wanted more food. The service was incredible. The food was also delicious. I had vegetarian lasagne and a rocket and capsicum salad and a beer and it was so yummy.
We saw 500 Days of Summer, which I have been hanging out to see for a while. It definitely didn’t disappoint. I wanted to watch it because I love Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel, who play the two main characters. It was a wonderful film. The kooky narrative style reminded me of a cross between Amelie and Juno. The characters were so real they nearly jumped out of the screen and the story line was startlingly realistic. It is a story of boy meets girl, in the real world. There is no fluffy Hollywood romantic crap, just witty banter, cute-as-pie romance scenes and tear-jerking lows. I loved it. I would watch it again right now if I could. I highly recommend it to everyone who has ever loved and or lost, anyone who enjoys witty banter and ballsy characters and anyone who likes to root for the underdog.
Last night we had a pretty quiet night in with a DVD. Ross was horrified when he found out that I had never seen Beetlejuice, so he brought his copy with him so that we could watch it. It was a nice way to continue my Tim Burton binge (which has wavered slightly, as I am running out of films). I used to watch the Beetlejuice cartoons when I was little, and in those, Beetlejuice was a loveable prankster, mischief without malice. I was so shocked to see him as the bad guy. He was so freakin creepy and nasty! I loved the whole film, and really enjoyed Tim Burton’s unique twist on the afterlife.
All in all, it was a great fake weekend. I feel very relaxed and ready to take on the final two days before my mid-semester break!