Mikey and I, being Air Force veterans, knew about the history of the Tuskegee Airmen and were really interested in seeing a movie based on them. Last night we finally ventured out to the theater and saw Red Tails. We enjoyed it, but there were definitely many cheesy and awkwardly delivered lines/dialogue. But I think this movie was made to be like those old cheesy war movies, so I won't be too critical. On the other hand, like a reviewer of the movie said, I just wish that they would have done more of a justice to what these guys really went through and accomplished. Even though the movie was long, it didn't quite do that as well as it could have. Mikey thinks they should have made it a tv series where they could really expand on the Tuskegee Airmen's story. I agree. But again, we did very much enjoy the movie and I did have some tears goin' on at the end. I'm such a baby.
I had to take my new shoes out for a spin and let me tell you, we walked around for about two hours and they never gave me the sense that I was walking on 4 inches. Flats, I tell you! They feel like flats.
You can't blame a girl for trying to strike a sexy pose, ha!
Blouse, pants, vest: Ruche
When we got home from the movie Mikey showed me pictures of the real Tuskegee Airmen, that I never knew he had! Apparently they visited the base he was deployed to in Iraq. My husband's squadron there was actually also called the 332d squadron, and they were the Tuskegee Airmen, too, named of course in the original group's honor. Mikey didn't get to meet them, unfortunately. They were in Iraq just before he got there for his deployment. But there were a buttload of pictures of the T.A. visiting with the Air Force airmen and checking out the predator planes on the computer's share drive. Here's one of the Tuskegee Airmen standing in front of Mikey's squadron sign. How cool is this?!
Welp, we're going out for wings and a beer.
I hope y'all have had a relaxing weekend. I know I have. I'm just not stoked about returning to school tomorrow. I'm still in winter break mode. :)