Tonight Michael and I went and saw the movie, Oz the Great and Powerful. It was a pretty exciting event since my best friend, Hollis, was in it as a munchkin. We saw her face. More than once. It was great. In fact, I spent the first half of the movie frustrated with the plot because it did not yet involve the munchkins. I am a little concerned that as she becomes more and more famous, I will no longer be able to concentrate on plot lines at all and only be able to annoy the others in the audience by pointing her out and going “there she is!”
All in all, it was a good evening. Michael and I started by having dinner at the Village Smokehouse in Brookline where he rejoiced at the amount of food he got (sausage, baked beans, sweet potato fries, corn bread and vegetables) and I was proud of myself for ordering the appetizer portion of ribs instead of the whole size. I understand the logic of portion control, but I often have a hard time following it. I have the capability to eat large amounts of food and so I usually do. However, that often leaves me with a stomachache and a strong desire to lay down and “slug*.” This is not a healthy or satisfying way to live life and so one of my struggles has been working on not letting myself get to this point.
*Slugging is a term that Michael and I made up in Greece in 2011 when we would eat so much that we couldn’t do anything besides lay down.