It started out that way. I really wanted to watch a movie. But I was all by myself in the house, and anything I thought about watching just seemed a little dark and scary for an all-by-yourself movie night.
So I called Ry to see if he was as bored at his house by himself as I was at mine by myself.
Guess what? He was. So he came over, bringing Napoleon Dynamite.
I hate Napoleon Dynamite.
But ever since I found out it was Tina Majorino (of Veronica Mars fame) who plays the eccentric girl in it, I’ve wanted to give it another chance, if only for her.
I tried. I really did. But I just hate that movie. Even with Tina Majorino in it.
Then I had a super great idea to run to Wal-mart at 10pm for the egg dye and another carton of eggs. I figured I could beat the crazy last-minute shoppers tomorrow. But apparently a lot of others had that same thought; those seasonal aisles were jam-packed with people and picked-over Easter paraphernalia.
So we had an impromptu Easter egg dying at midnight. I suppose that means it could be considered a Friday at Midnight happening, right?
So, while at Disneyland last weekend, Ryan came up with a new idea called Friday at Midnight. Basically, each month, we do something fun at midnight. This first weekend was supposed to be bowling, but we didn’t have a good sized crowd, and I made the mistake of mentioning it might be more fun to stay and play Halo. Which we did for a couple of hours. But then we wanted to go out and actually do something for our first Friday at Midnight.
Ryan suggested the Studio Diner for food.
The Studio Diner, for those of who who do not know, is the little restaurant that is half on the Stu Segall lot, and half on the public street. It’s open to everyone, but was built with the intent for the crew to have a close place to grab food at all hours of the day or night. The Studio Diner is open 24 hours, and the inside is made to look just like you’re filming on set. And the food is pretty yummy. Ryan and I had breakfast at 2a.m. (with amazing toast, btw), and Chris opted for some kind of burger and fries combo.
The picture of the day is the guys, at the studio diner, playing Texas Hold ‘Em with miscellaneous cards in their wallets. Silly boys.
Definitely a fun first Friday at Midnight, and I’m sure we’ll be stopping by the Studio Diner more often.