After arriving home from Alyeska this afternoon and promptly unpacking mine and Chhaya's bags (yes, she travels with her own suitcase that holds her food, treats, bowls, collar & leash, booties and jackets) I just stretched out in bed, tired because I got up early this morning. But I didn't want to spend my birthday hibernating in bed so I ventured out and caught a movie,
The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty
Only in the movies does a guy make it from NYC to Greenland, then Iceland while clutching only a briefcase and then finally ends up scaling some mountain in Afghanistan and enjoying a game of soccer with the locals. It was a cute movie. I think that Ben Stiller is very likeable. And when it started out it was Walters birthday. What a funny coincidence! But I have to make a remark about something. There are no strip clubs in Iceland, they got that wrong.
I think (?) The strip clubs got banned there a few years ago, they are striving for an equal society in Iceland and felt that having women taking their clothes off for money basically given to them by men would send the wrong message. Although this is what I do for a living,
I see the point. And yes, I wrote a blog about that a while back. Type in Iceland in my search bar if you want to read my thoughts on that topic. The reason I write "I think" is because it seems like there might be a club called Goldfinger operating outside Reykjavik.
I found some info about the club quite interesting to read....although it is dated 2004. Read it
While in Alyeska I watched a bunch of movies after the skiing was done for the evening. I saw We Are The Millers
, in it Jennifer Aniston tries to portray a dancer. You don't see a whole lot of her in action but enough to make me cringe. The "Boner Garage" tattoo on her fellow dancer was just AWFUL. I mean, Boner Garage? WHO came up with that? Of course they have to show a stripper having a tattoo like that. Does anyone on the planet have a tattoo like that? Then the whole scene when the meat head bouncer announces that the girls need to start having sex with the patrons visiting the club as part of the new job guidelines. Seriously?
I have NEVER experienced anything like that. The only thing they got right in that whole trying to capture a strippers allure in that movie was Jennifer's dark fake tan and her long platinum wig. That's it. She should had taken more dance lessons too before starting the filming.
There's still an hour left of December 27......and I'm savoring it by munching on chocolate, drinking tea and enjoying the comfort of my bed. Oh and I have a brand new book to dig into. Life is good!