Am over the moon that the girlfriends made the effort to stop by the city for two nights. There's a certain beauty about sitting with good friends whom you've known for over a decade, traveled with, had adventures for shared memories, and still building new ones.
We had asked for a table in a private corner. Chinese food. Half the table doesn't get very good restaurants back home. Our orders filled the table, but it was gigantic enough to still hold a big vase of flowers on it throughout dinner. What a cheerful bunch of orange-yellow orchids.
It was hilarious. When they all got into town, the first line of the groupchat read, "Should we get on the Flyer, like finally? Just in case, you know, they scrap it to get back whatever bits of value." One immediate response, "There're no toilets up there. And I'm stuck for that 30 minutes. If 3G access sucks, you girls better provide charming conversation." The replies which came in after that, were unrepeatable. (About the background of the question here.) We weren't that interested. Who cares about it, really? We can get a better view of the area at one girlfriend's apartment.
Realized that over the past 2 months, we had all separately watched Rodney Ascher's subjective documentary 'Room 237'. The conversation excitedly turned to Stanley Kubrick, and all his perceived brilliance and whimsical but intentional touches in the film adaptation of 'The Shining', and one of our still-first-love horror writers Stephen King. After dinner, it was most unsurprising that we hurriedly crashed the girlfriend's pad to re-watch 'The Shining', replete with a bottle of gorgeous Cristal bubbly. Wheeeeeee.
“A film is - or should be - more like music than like fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings. The theme, what's behind the emotion, the meaning, all that comes later.”
~ Stanley Kubrick