No doubt I've been working too much. This weekend was the most fun I've had in two months at least. Let's name and praise!
Saturday Chuck invited me to come see an Impulse Theater show. This is the improv group that performs in the basement of the Wynkoop Brewery. Afterward we dropped by Watercourse Foods (near 17 & Emerson) for some of the best vegan food I've ever had.
Sunday during the day I got to help Simon move. ("Friends help you move - real friends help you move bodies.") There's no shortage of interesting people around Simon, and it was cool to meet everyone. I was actually disappointed how many people showed up - I didn't even get to do any heavy lifting. After how hard I worked Simon during my move, I was ready to move mountains for him.
Sunday evening I hooked up with j_b , Morgan and Shawn. Bailey and I got dinner at a little Chinese place down at Alameda and Logan in Wash Park. It is evidently under new management and the food has taken a major turn for the better. I was literally licking my plate (for real, ask Bailey) after I was done with my shrimp & vegetables. The food is excellent, and it isn't expensive either. You may have noticed I haven't named the place - that's because I'm not sure I remember the name right, and I don't want to give you the old name, as the food didn't used to be as good. (I'll try and find out what the name of the place was, and toss an edit in here.)
After dinner we went and saw The Devil's Double at The Mayan. This is a movie about the life of Uday Hussein, Saddam Hussein's son. This is an amazing movie, and it's a damnable shame that it will never be shown in mainstream theaters. The reason is simple: it's completely unflinching and it pulls no punches. Torture, rape and endless drug use were Uday's weekly routine, and the movie shows all of it in graphic detail. Dominic Cooper turns in an incredible performance as both Uday AND his body double Latif Yahia. Top it off with a budget of $24 million and direction by Lee Tamahori (Die Another Day, Along Came A Spider), and you have what really should be the movie of the summer - if anyone even knew it existed. GO SEE THIS. You're missing out on what may be the best movie of the year if you don't.