Will And Grace And Dinner And Not Much Else
I got up in the late morning to find the wife returned and working on some paperwork for a noon meeting. We visited a bit about her day and the big whopping nothing I had planned for my own, then she eventually split for her meeting while I hit the stationary bike for a bit to try and keep up appearances, if you will. I listened to a couple podcasts while I did that and while I got my lunch started, some Hamburger Helper from the pantry that certainly came in handy since I was without a car.
I dove into some more of Will And Grace season 8, as I was determined to finish it out either today or tomorrow. The wife returned, watched a bit with me and then retired to the bedroom to chill before her 5:00 PM meeting. The Lawn Guys arrived again, this time to make sure that our sprinkler system was in compliance with the new water restrictions that go into effect July 1st since we're in the throes of a drought locally with no end in sight.
The wife left for her meeting and returned just ahead of the arrival of JH, who was scheduled to join us for dinner in celebration of her birthday this weekend since she will be out of town. She's also changing jobs but we'll be celebrating that at a later date, just to break up the monotony a bit when we return from this cruise.
We had a tasty meal at a place downtown, then spent some time visiting and chilling at the house until our guest excused herself to head home, as she had some other things to get done around her house before she leaves on a weekend trip tomorrow morning.
The wife and I stayed up a bit late to finish out the last two episodes of Will And Grace, a show that I love as a whole but kinda felt like managed to fumble the series finale. To be fairly SPOILERY from here on out, I was a bit put off by the idea that two people who were such integral parts of the other's lives essentially had to have a fight and not see one another for two years, then wait another 18 years before they finally happened to start talking on a regular basis again when their kids are in college. This to me essentially validated every joke made during the course of the show about how they ruined the others' chances for happiness with their own co-dependent relationship, in that the only way each of them could possibly get a life together with a spouse was to 'break up' and be allowed to pursue their own interests that would lead to relationships and children. I mean, seriously, is your overall subtext meant to be that it's all fun and games for a time, but you can't have both the love of your life as well as a best friend to share that with? You must choose one or the other? Fuck off with that nonsense. I mean, I have friends that I'm not as tight with as I once was, but I have at least minor awareness of even if they aren't my best friends, yet I'm told that people who lived almost up one another's ass during the course of this series suddenly go cold turkey for about 20 years? I guess I was expecting more from this series, and a part of me almost wishes I had never watched the finale. It's not as though it ruined everything that went before it, but it does feel out of place in the overall arc of the show. Oh well, if I give these a re-watch I know to stop at a certain point.
We called it a night shortly afterward and I got started on this after posting yesterday's blog post, which had failed due to Blogger suddenly going MIA late in the evening.
Be seeing you.
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