What a thoroughly enjoyable weekend doing what I do best: eating and sleeping my life away.
As usual, I got off work very early so that I could go home and sleep, sleep, sleep. For some reason the whole week I had been dragging, but I immediately recharged with a four hour nap after I got off work. Later that evening, I went to Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse with Debonair. It was restaurant week in DC, so it was time to try out some new restaurants. Even though I have been Ruth’s Chris a few times, he had never been. I don’t mind taking one for the team.
So, I mentioned Debonair in a previous post. This was the guy I was unsure of. Well, a lot more has developed since then but that is going to have to be for another post. First, I do want to say that he cleans up very nice. I was so surprised when he came around the corner looking like dapper Dan. I mean, I liked the way he looked before, but now… wow.
We sat in Ruth’s Chris almost all night long. It was funny because we had reservations for nine, but there was some mixup and we had to wait for a little bit. We sat down and I had lamb chops while he had petite filet. For a minute, we weren’t talking and I remembered something he once said to me, but after we finished eating we just started talking about everything under the sun. It is absolutely bizarre everything that we have in common, and when I say everything, I do mean everything: from music to philosophy of life to the children neither one of us wants to have. The only thing we didn’t have in common was the fact that he doesn’t like ice cream–no, he hates ice cream. That’s a black mark, but I think I’ll get over it.
Anyway, I happened to look at my cell phone to discover that it was 1215. Hahaha. Too bad the restaurant closed at 1030. I noticed that the place was getting emptier and emptier and that they weren’t re-seating, plus the servers were shining glasses and redoing the table cloths. We weren’t the last people in there, but I would say that we shut it down.
If it hadn’t been 15 degrees outside I would have suggested we walk around a little bit. I didn’t want to end the evening, but they do say that all good things come to an end.
Saturday I got up very early to hit the Amish market and I was back in bed by 815. I laid in bed almost all day long, alternately sleeping and watching Star Trek reruns. It seems like lately I don’t get a chance to sleep like that anymore. I felt so refreshed and energized by the time I got up to do a good workout. Then I got ready for evening out number 2 with Debonair. This time a friend came along with us to a Thai restaurant. Debonair had never had Thai food before and it seemed like a good time to remedy that.
The food was good and our friend decided to part ways with us when we finished dinner because I wanted to go downstairs for crepes. I am in love with the crepes Suzette and I had this powerful craving for one. Once again, Debonair and I shut down the restaurant. We sat in there until well after closing. We were really the last people in the place this time. I guess because we have so much in common we have a lot to talk about.
When it is 8 degrees outside that is not the best time to be having a lover’s stroll so I got in my car and went home. He told me to text him to let him know if I was home, but I emailed him instead (since I know he checks his email on his phone), and this started up an all night long email conversation with me briefly falling asleep and then waking back up at 6AM to finish the conversation at 4PM. I am dead serious. I sent him an email after midnight and we emailed until around 3AM when I fell asleep. Then I woke up at 630 and emailed him back and then he wrote me and we stayed emailing until about 5PM on Sunday.
Yes, I did spend the entire day emailing and cleaning the house and and emailing and working out and emailing and sleeping and emailing and getting ready to go to dinner number three. No, I wasn’t going with him this time, though we both did want to see each other again. This time I had a “date” with Ceecee. We have not seen each other in so long and it was just high time to catch up.
We met up in Georgetown at this place called Mie N Yu. Someone once suggested it to me and I really kept meaning to go but for some reason I could just never get there. Finally, and I’m glad that I went. The place is really beautifully decorated inside. I do feel like I’m in some kind of middle eastern bazaar somewhere. The food was good. I think my dish could have been better if they hadn’t done my lamb chops all the way but I had some tofu fried rice and some scallops in their actual shells.
Ceecee and I really, really caught up. So much has happened in the last six months since we saw each other last. We used to go on all day shopping trips, spend, spend, spending and then dining out at our spot PF Chang’s in Tysons Corner. Now that we are actually adults we don’t seem to have time for that anymore. I hope we don’t let our lives get in the way. That sometimes happens and that’s why it’s important to me to cultivate real friendships. It takes work to keep those friendships alive while the lame friendships seem to flourish quite fine in the bacteria.
We talked about family, friends, our jobs, potential lovers, ex-lovers, and everything in between including our bitterness over the cancellation of Law and Order and how we both could not get into Law and Order: Los Angeles. Apparently there is a L&O UK on BBC so I’m going to try to find that and check that out. It was a nice time but that cold ass wind!!! No time for chit chat afterward, but get in the car and hot foot it home.
I was dead ass tired by the time I got back home and I tried to watch a bit of Star Trek but I fell asleep on it. Monday morning I was dragging but I made it through the day.
This coming up week is restaurant week in Baltimore so I’m going up there. I didn’t get to see Maq this weekend even though I planned to go over to see the boys. I just got side-tracked but the boys will be back.