Today I’m linking up again with Tara at Running ‘N’ Reading for a weekend update.
I had another busy weekend and thought I’d share the highlights with y’all.
My weekend’s greatest hits:
Watching another outdoor movie at our friends’ house.
Our hosts chose to screen it because the majority of it was filmed in Tacoma, including at castle-like Stadium High School. Most of the adults had seen it but we had apparently forgotten about all of the inappropriate words and situations in the movie. Whoops! Oh well; the little girls were bored by “10 Things” and abandoned it midway in order to play.
I ran 8 miles!
The Stadium Art & Wine Walk.
My cousin was visiting from California, and her boyfriend came up with the idea for us to participate in this event, which took place in the Stadium District, the charming business district named for Stadium High School (from “10 Things”). We tasted wine and took in some art and culture (and cool vintage cars) at multiple local businesses throughout the neighborhood.
During the event, I noticed that the mural at Shake Shake Shake, my favorite burger joint in town, portrays a childhood neighbor of mine, Mr. Wahlgren, who owned (now closed) Wahlgren Florists until the early or mid-90s, and who passed away several years ago. That’s him on the right with the bald pate and glasses. I found his inclusion in the mural remarkable, especially because it portrayed him as a younger man in the 1960s, and not as the elderly man I remember from my youth.
The mile I ran with my family.
On Sunday morning, I convinced the kids and my husband to go for a short run. We had a blast and I was very impressed by my daughter’s ability to pace. She’s matured considerably since last March, when she bolted at the start of the St. Paddy’s Day Dash and flamed out halfway through the race. Today she had enough energy towards the end of our run to tackle some stairs and jog up a hill.
Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood.”
If I was a movie reviewer, that would be my review. Simple, yet elegant, right? Okay, so it’s only slightly more articulate than what a caveman would say, but you get the idea. “Boyhood” is a terrific, groundbreaking movie. If you haven’t been waiting for its release for months like I have, or watched the tearjerking trailer multiple times as I have, then you may not have heard that it was filmed over 12 years and that it uses the same primary actors throughout. You get to watch the protagonist age from a boy of 6 or 7 to a young man. “Boyhood” has received universally positive reviews and it totally lived up to the hype. And it makes me want to be a better mom, wife, daughter, friend, and person, and try to enjoy every day I have on this earth. Even the shitty ones. That, my friends, is a powerful movie.
What was your favorite thing from this past weekend?