We survived the wacky weather yesterday without incident. Driving home was not fun. The sky outside my office was pitch black, the winds were high, and the rain was pouring. I had been watching that storm roll in, from my window next to my desk.
I had to run by the bank and by CVS to pick up prescriptions for Mother.
Michael made the JV tennis team at Lakeside. Yay! I was supposed to go to a meeting of all the tennis parents last night but the meeting was postponed to tonight, which is just as well.
I made spaghetti for dinner, and it was good, but not up to my usual standards. I didn't have a bottle of red wine opened and I added white wine. Just didn't give it the depth of flavor that's so terrific. I basically take a jar of Classico and add a lot of things, like chopped green pepper, a red onion, portobello muchrooms, fresh garlic. Then I add extra Italian seasoning, onion powder, etc.
Mike ate two huge bowls. That's one of his favorite meals.
After dinner we watched a terrific movie that I had wanted to see in the theater but didn't get a chance - the Clint Eastwood baseball movie Trouble With the Curve. What I really liked about that movie was that it was about human beings. Nothing blew up. No car chases. It centered on the relationship between a young woman and her father. Eastwood plays old men with flint, not a "cuddly grandpa" kind of guy. During the entire movie he only hugged his daughter once. But that was true to the character.
During one scene, I had a bizarre experience. I am watching Amy Adams and Justin Timberlake walk down a street, supposedly in North Carolina, and I realized it was a street in Athens, Georgia. I walked down that same street less than a year ago. I know, because there's a big sculpture of a frog there, and they walked past it and then past an optical store. I had sensed where they were, passing small storefronts, before I saw the frog, though. I lived in Athens for three years. Awesome place to live. Lovely downtown area.
I did a little research and read that they filmed the movie entirely in Georgia. Score!
One of the leads in the movie was played by a young actor named Scott Eastwood. He looks a lot like his dad. Did a good job.