I am writing this whilst swilling a glass of wine and scoffing brie and bbq shapes (classy eh??). Today I took the kids to the movies, had Yum Cha for lunch, slothed about all afternoon (did put on load of washing, but that was mostly because dirty washing pile was blocking door to Other End of house and therefore the TV) had friends over AND did not tidy up beforehand, have done boil and serve tortellini for the kids dinner, and am letting hubs fend for himself.
So, am getting the hang of it, slowly.
We went to see Kung Fu Panda 2 at the movies, and it was just fantastic. I'd heard that it was better than Kung Fu Panda 1, and it really is. The animation is spectacular, and the story is wonderful. There's enough to it to keep adults engaged and kids amused. If you've got little people, or even if you don't, its well worth seeing.
Movie wise I was worried I was turning into a complete old biddy. Saw Bridesmaids on the weekend - "the Hangover for girls" apparently - and was totally and utterly appalled by it. It was just horrific. Everyone keeps telling me they thought it was funny, but I didn't crack a single smile throughout the whole thing. It was only because I thought it had to redeem itself at some point that I stayed to the end. Needless to say, it did not redeem itself.
I thought it was me. I thought I'd suddenly turned into such a stuck-up old thing that I am offended by toilet humour. I was brought up on toilet humour, cut my teeth on fart jokes, I couldn't understand what had happened to me...
But then, last night I was watching the QI Episode Espionage on iView, and weeping with laughter over the factoid that IF you are in dire need of invisible ink and have no lemon juice or milk to hand, then sperm will do just as well AND that the head of MI6 who recorded this riveting fact in his diary was none other than one Mansfield Cumming.
And it dawned on me that the problem with Bridesmaids was not so much the toilet humour, but it was the plot, which was weak and pointless, and the characters that were shallow.
I am just as crass as I always thought I was.