It was raining hard when I got up, so I went back to bed and slept until the afternoon. Given that when I looked out the window that I could barely see the cars in the parking lot, I think this was a wise thing to do until the sun come out later in the day.
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I had only one thing on my schedule for today, and it was to meet up with Lili for a movie and some dinner. Of course, this meant that I'd be going out as Marian, and that it would take me at least 30 minutes more to get ready due to the headaches of getting my face made up.
Later in the afternoon, I received a call from Lili. She decided to go to the health club and exercise, so that she could lose some of the weight she gained over the past few weeks. This gave me more time to enjoy myself at home, and when she called back, we agreed to meet at the theater instead of eating first.
With rare exceptions (such as when GFJ is with me), I'm always in Marian Mode when I see Lili. Although it takes more effort to make myself presentable as Marian, I prefer to go out this way. Given the choice, I'd be glad to get rid of Mario's wardrobe and live the rest of my life as Marian. But I digress.
When Lili eventually caught up with me at the theater (I should say, at the pizzeria next to the theater), she was just on time for the trailers. Years ago, I remember 5-10 minutes of trailers before each film. Now, there is an average of 20 minutes of trailers before the film. And with today's upcoming films, I told Lili that I'd rather see Bat Pussy again than many of these films. At least, I wouldn't have to sit through that long a film to get the feeling that my money has been wasted.
In the case of Jumanji, I liked the film, as it was a modernization of the original film's story. However, the box which once contained a board game now contains an "old school" video game cartridge which sucks players into the video game world of Jumanji. There are two jokes which us transfolk may find interesting - one, where the female who inhabits a male character's body has to relieve herself with male equipment, and the other is where she gets visually excited about another male in the game. No equipment is shown, but the gags are funny. In some ways, it is a better film than the original, as it is a better mix between the real world and the fantasy world of the game.
After the movie, we went for a light Chinese dinner. She should never order roast pork again, as it was a little tough for her and didn't have the flavor she expected. As for me, I ordered the chicken and eggplant in garlic sauce - and I forgot to take home the leftovers. Although it was good, I won't miss eating the leftovers.