Day 162 Date Night

May 20, 2015

(This is part of a 365 project during my 70th year where I write and illustrate a blog on each day's gift.)

It is easy to get lost in day-to-day activities as I check off items on my to do list. Tonight was a night to forget about anything that needs to be done and to sit back and be entertained. David received two free preview passes to see Spy, a comedy starring Melissa McCarthy. The movie does not pretend to be based in realism; it is full of impossible stunts and improbable plot. That’s part of what makes it so funny…along with outrageous dialogue and excellent casting. And then, right from the beginning, there are the intended spoofs of other spy/action movies—Bruce Willis, James Bond. I love that the lead is a heavy female who is strong—not your normal sexpot. It was good to relax and laugh with my husband and the double bonus was that the movie was free and we saw it before it has been released in the theaters.

Of course, after the film, David wanted to pose with the movie poster in the theater. I took a silly shot of him with my cell phone in the dimly lit hallway and he wore an appropriately worried expression as he held his hands in the air with McCarthy’s gun aimed toward him. During our more than 35 years together, we have had many laughs and posed for numerous silly pictures. Silliness is fun when you share it with someone else. Because my husband is master of silliness, puns and smart quips, I laugh frequently.

As we age together, I don’t worry about laugh lines and wrinkles. They are worth it. 

With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.” ~ William Shakespeare

My gift today is laughter.

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