This evening Randall and I decided to do an impromptu date night. We started off by heading to mission Chinese food for a really great dinner (loved it even though the service was pathetic). We chowed through a lamb noodle soup, Taiwanese eggplant, mongolian beef, and spicy wings (they're buried under this plate of peppers!). It took longer than anticipated, but there was still time to head over to creativity explored. The work there (created by artists with developmental disabilities) is pretty amazing and the new show "black and white and read all over" opened tonight. I didn't find a piece for our house, but there was some very cool stuff. Afterwards we walked past summit where I grabbed a hot cocoa to warm up and then headed home. Folks, it is crisp outside, stay warm!
today samshrew and i were supposed to head up to wine country for a girls' day wine tasting and spa treatments. sadly, she ended up having to work this weekend, and had to cancel at the last minute. this meant i could've (a) gone on my own (b) found someone else who wanted to go, or (c) stayed home and decide that it's too gloomy for wine tasting. i opted for c.
besides, hanging out with randall's not so bad. even if it's a day of domesticity like costco and pulling weeds in the backyard (seriously they had gotten so tall i didn't even realize there was a lily plant in the back corner). but it's especially not so bad if it's a day that includes grilled lamb for dinner, and a trip to bittersweet cafe for dessert. their spicy hot cocoa is so delicious, but the peanut butter cocoa wowed me tonight. it even comes with enough foam for moustaches. plus, getting out of the house and going somewhere for no real reason is always fun.
ps. seriously i had no idea these lilies existed, and i can't remember the last time i saw chunky (the elephant).