Oh. My. God.
"Larrupin'" is a piece of American slang (new to me) that means "tasty good." It's also a restaurant about five miles north of Westhaven. It is teh awesome. Went there last night for a little datey dinner and had one of the best meals of my life.
Food is one of the few things that I don't feel any compunction against spending big money on. I'm a relative cheapskate on most other counts, and I sort of have a reflexive aversion to "luxury" items. I hate shopping. But good food and good drink is always a go for me.
And to round out the evening we saw A Scanner Darkly, the new rotoscope movie by Richard Linkleter. It's allright. I enjoyed the first half of the film -- with Woody Harrelson, Robert Downey Jr. and Keanu being all paranoid and strung out -- more than the latter half. Keanu's too bland to really carry the rest, and while I really find the rotoscoping thing interesting, and hope it gets used more in future features, there were some choices made that I think were not so smart. It's entertaining and funny at points; definitely worth a rental when that time comes.