The wife and I sent the daughter to the in-laws and we went to see … Sweeney Todd! It was bloody awesome. I’m not a huge fan of the musical, although I’ve seen several. My wife loves going to see them. I can do without Cats, A Chorus Line, and Phantom of the Opera. Sweeney Todd, however, rates right up there with Les Miserables. We went to see Sweeney Todd at the Landers a few years ago, and it was great. The movie adaptation of Sweeney Todd was boss. Funny and tragic and a great piece of celluloid.
For lunch we ate at Bailey’s, which took the place of Rasta Grill. I ordered the coney and the thing hung off each end of the plate. A half-pound of hot dog, yes a half pound, tends to do that. Food is good and cheap and is an alternative to the pish-posh, overpriced, fare of downtown. Bailey’s is even open on Sundays with $1 hamburgers and chili. Had I had my camera with me, I would have taken photos of the food.
When we got home we put in a Casino Royale (from Netflix). It was undoubtedly the best James Bond movie in 15 years. It was great, getting 94 percent fresh from Rotten Tomatoes.
So there we are. It was a good day. We bought some underwear and undershirts for me, saw two great movies and had good food. Spending time with my wife seems a great way to send out the old year.
Here’s looking forward to a new year.