We’ve been trying to get out of the house a little more on the weekends since we know that won’t really be an option after BS Baby arrives.
Lately though, we’ve been doing a lot of work around the house and passing out watching the DVR. Sometimes on separate couches because I need to use the heating pad. It’s glamorous and super romantic.
We asked for movie gift certificates for Christmas since I knew that’s the kind of outing we’d least be able to do with a screaming newborn, but I’m often way too exhausted to sit through an entire movie by the time we find something we want to see.
Saturday we decided we’d give it a go. As a Noah Baumbach lover, While We’re Young has been on my radar, but I wasn’t sure if TJ would go for it. Luckily, he didn’t take too much convincing. Because the tickets were covered, we grabbed a bite at District Pub before showtime.
We’ve been into District for drinks before (the beer selection is pretty rad, and happy hour is awesome) but never got around to trying the food out. The menu offers sausages and burgers, with some pretty eclectic twists. If you’re feeling adventurous, there’s an Alligator or Duck Sausage, along with the usual pork, chicken and beef options. There are even 2 vegan sausages that sound quite tasty if that’s your thing. The burgers sound delicious as well – especially the Early Bird, which is topped with an egg. Egg on burgers is just the best.
I’ve been going easy on the meat lately myself, so I opted to try the vegan burger, but added fontina cheese and their tomatillo habanero sauce. TJ got the cheddarwurst, and we shared fries (naturally) with a side of spicy ketchup.
The ketchup was life-changing. Really nice heat balanced with a really robust flavor; I almost asked if they would give me some to take home. The tomatillo habanero was very unexpected, but very good. I was imagining more of a salsa, but this was thick – kind of like pureed guacamole. The habanero flavor was a nice kick but the tomatillo kept the whole thing tasting very cool and a little earthy. The burger suffered from textural issues but tasted delicious. I didn’t have a problem finishing it.
TJ liked the sausage, but we both agreed it didn’t seem to have too much cheddar in it. I partook in the beer sampler he got with my pregnant technique of “lipping.” You keep your mouth closed and let the drink cover your lips and then lick your lips for the flavor. I’m a genius, not an alcoholic, don’t judge me.
After dinner, we hopped across the street and made it into our seats just in time.
I really loved While We’re Young. Balancing the perfect amount of humor with the heavy, the film explores the idea of “timeline manipulation” both in life and in cinema. Exposing the boundaries between documentary and fiction, it’s an honest look at the generational cycle, and how we perceive our own authenticity and self-growth; a coming of age for the 40-something. Highly recommend!
Played it pretty low key the rest of the weekend… did some Pre-Natal Yoga, which I honestly still find boring, but I know it’s good for me. Feeling WIPED OUT today, especially after Pop Physique this morning. Not sleepy tired, but just lethargic and achey to the bone. I wouldn’t complain if I could take a nap though.
Hope you had a great weekend!