So, last night Dan walked in on something that was kinda awkward... one of those things that you eventually end up sharing with the one you love. And of course the 10,000 people who read this blog. (No joke. I checked the numbers; over 10,000 people read this blog last month.)
Back to my story. We had a very honest moment in our marriage last night. Dan walked in while I was watching New Moon
. Yes. The second Twilight movie.
What? I like vampires and werewolves and movie monsters. Correction: I LOVE movie monsters
! If you've ever watched the real classics--The Blob
(seriously Steve McQueen can't do wrong), Dr.Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
(the one from 1931 that won 2 much deserved Academy Awards), Godzilla vs. Mothra
(the best of the series in my opinion)--you have to agree that monsters and melodrama go hand in hand. Yes, the relationship stuff was exhaustively annoying, but the Twilight movies have a really high production value and I like the soundtracks. Yes, they cost an obscene amount of money to make, and maybe I'm just waxing a little nostalgic because they're filmed in the Pacific Northwest and I get homesick for Seattle
pretty much once a week... But whatever. I admit, I like these movies. I don't love
them. The books are another subject, and make me sad, because trees died to make them.
What's my point?
A very long time ago, one of my beautiful and wise Italian aunts gave me some advice: "One of the most important things a woman can know is how to make a good cutlet."
Now at the time I was thinking "Really? More important than say... how to use a computer... fix a flat tire... do your taxes?"
But last night, as Dan walked into the living room and half-smirked when he realized what was on the TV, I had to laugh, because all he said "How's the Twilight?" and then "Dinner was great!"
Whatever the magic of the good cutlet is apparently extends to vegan cutlets as well, and saved me from a good-natured teasing.
Thank you, vegan cutlet magic!