Matt and I are working on reviving a regular "date night" where we put aside everything else and do something together. We've gone bowling and ice skating, and this week we had a movie night. It got interrupted to watch the Olympics, so we're finishing up our movie tonight.
We've also been watching old episodes of the TV show 7th Heaven. The library has the complete seasons 1-3. Matt and I both like the show but never watched it regularly, so we're starting from the top.
Our movie is the original Star Trek motion picture. Last summer's new Star Trek movie was my first Star Trek ever, but I discovered that Matt loves the series. Therefore, I'm embracing something he enjoys.
You might ask yourself: Leah, what's the point? We don't care what you're watching on date night. But there is a connection here! One of the characters in the movie, Commander Decker, has been driving me crazy. I couldn't figure it out until just now. The actor is the same as the dad on 7th Heaven! His name is Stephen Collins, and he's been in tons of stuff over the course of thirty years. Matt was skeptical at first, but we looked everything up, and I'm right.
Matt just informed me that the mom on 7th Heaven, Catherine Hicks, is also in a Star Trek movie, though she doesn't appear until the fourth one. Catherine Hicks also has a long career in acting.
This was totally unexpected, but it's the little things that make my day sometimes.