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Date Night

August 19, 2005

The woman I wake up with and I got out tonight to spend a little quality time together. We drove to the convenient/fake experience that is Reston (which my spell-checker wants me to call ‘rectum’), and wandered into some wonderful sushi. Had white tuna, which was new to us, with its succulent juiciness. Plus a smooth sake and a few other rolls. I watched a dude belly up to the sushi bar and order without a menu, which inspired me to apply myself more to the wonderful world of sushi.

We partnered that old-world experience with a little redneck fun. The Dukes of Hazzard is one of the best films ever made. Folks say that it’s not family friendly, but as an amateur Dukes historian, I can tell you that it is perfectly faithful to the first few episodes of this classic TV show. Something terrible happened to the beer-for-breakfast, 150 mile-an-hour-driving, womanizing Duke boys after those first glorious episodes, but that is a theory best hatched in another post. The film version rights all of those wrongs, and secures the Dukes squarely in the pantheon of great American culture. It has just the right amount of car wrecks, anachronisms, southern rock, lame jokes, Willie Nelson, and AC/DC songs. Yeeee-Haw!!!

The best part of all was that we had the entire theater to ourselves. Can you believe it? It was so dang romantic that the wife thought I was gonna propose.

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4 Responses to “Date Night”

  1. Deanna says:

    Did you know that as a little girl it was my life’s aspiration to be Daisy Duke when I grew up? How I ended up living in the ‘burbs and working for a church, I have no idea… I was supposed to be wearing high heels and cut-off shorts somewhere in the deep south. Ah, a life gone awry.

  2. kate says:

    Reston? Convenient? Hmmm.
    I’m glad to hear someone say the movie was good. I read about 50 movie reviews that hated it. But the reviewers are not to be trusted. They are snobs. It looked like good ol’-fashioned fun to me!

  3. Erin says:

    I wasn’t allowed to watch the Dukes of Hazzard. I could only watch 3-2-1 Contact. So nostalgia has no sway over me in this instance.

  4. Amy says:

    If you think ordering sushi without a menu is impressive… how ’bout having your own roll named after you? “I’ll have the Bill Davis, please.” I thought this was a joke until my colleague handed me her receipt and sure enough, there was her boss’s name as the description of her order.

    Something to aspire to? No, I think Bill needs to eat a little cooked food once in awhile.

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