I am helping my neighbor pack up her garage when I come aross the watermelon costume, which practically screams "date night." My neighbor tries to get me to take a vintage silk kimono instead, but where, exactly, is the imagination in that?
Call me an overachiever, but that is setting the bar pretty low. Anyone can set the mood in a 50-year-old kimono that has been sitting in somebody's garage for a year. Plus, it belonged to her grandmother and that is like catnip to the married man.
"Kimonos are for amateurs," I tell her. "This piece of handcrafted produce, on the other hand, requires some serious game." She responds with some watermelon-themed dirty talk that makes me rethink my assumptions about Midwestern PTA mommies. Also fruit salad.
The more I think about it, the fruit-themed role-playing seems almost too easy. But paired with the bleak Hungarian film about a dead horse and a German philosopher I have chosen for tonight's entertainment, the degree of difficulty may be just about
Photo: The possibilities are seedless.
from the date night archives: The Secret is Pretending to Care
Worst case I've ever seen of spilt seed....
Posted by: dvz | October 13, 2011 at 01:38 PM
Bad Seed Date Night. Melancholy and damp. Yes, I can see some possibilities...
Posted by: nthnglsts | October 13, 2011 at 04:18 PM
Wait, are you sure that's not a slice of Pepperoni Pizza costume?
Posted by: nthnglsts | October 13, 2011 at 04:20 PM
It is anything you want it to be. Unless your idea of date night is a 2 1/2 hour Hungarian film.
Posted by: Suburban Kamikaze | October 14, 2011 at 07:53 AM
Not to comment your pernicious choice of romantic rituals, but it is certainly an enigmatic route from Home Depot to the Chicago Film Festival. I think you may find that the hot dogs are of better quality but I'm pretty sure the last stylish thing to come out of Hungary was named Gábor. Is it dark in here?
Posted by: nthnglsts | October 15, 2011 at 08:43 AM
We may have taken a wrong turn somewhere.
Posted by: Suburban Kamikaze | October 16, 2011 at 12:05 PM