October 24, 2016: Cafe Brazil

Monday.  I got loads of new games on the Steam Sale today.

Another major Internet outage across the country today.

This evening we went to Cafe Brazil on Josey.  We used to go here from time to time back when we lived here before but we have not been there since we have been back.  It’s a good place with a huge menu not far away.  And both Shawn and Tim work there, which is handy, although neither is there tonight.  The girls just got pancakes.  Dominica got salmon and I got a veggie sandwich.

After we got back, we watched Working Girl on the television that Dominica and I now have set up in our bedroom.  We have the old orange Target futon in our bedroom that we bought when we lived here long ago at the foot of our bed and the television on a little table against the wall.  We plan to mount the television on the wall eventually, but don’t have any mounting stuff right now.

It has been many, many years since we last watched Working Girl.  I’m not sure if we have ever watched it together.  It’s such a great movie, one of the movies that always inspired me to consider living in New York City and working on Wall St. Funny to see that movie now and think about how that isn’t a film looking back on the heyday of Wall St., but a movie made during it while that stuff was really happening.

It’s really neat to have grown up in the 1980s and have known Wall St. during that era, and then to have worked on Wall St. for a decade and actually gotten to be a part of all of it.  It was an interesting experience.

After many, many years we are finally able to sit down and watch The Usual Suspects together.  Dominica has never seen it and I am pretty sure that I have not watched it since seeing it on laserdisc long ago, possibly in the 1990s.

Sadly, Dominica already knew the plot twist so lacked the surprise that most of us get with that movie.  But she still liked it.  It is a classic and just so well done.  We have been talking about watching it, probably since we were dating.  And somehow it just got missed until now.