I missed Monday while the last of the weekend rang itself thru my system.
Tuesday I had lunch with the lovely 1_wolfsong. We had some of elocinnuala's leftover shepherd's pie that I'd brought in. Let me tell you. That woman can cook!. After work I was met by the amazing lazuli93 for dinner, chat and drinks. I took her to Redmond's Marinopolis Sushi Land. Quite fun. They didn't want to give us a booth, but we were there before the rush, so they acquiesced. Note: The Toreador in Redmond has an AMAZING selection of Tequilas. Granted, I don't drink tequila. But they did have Mango-Tequila Sorbet. And oh... yum. I just wish I had my stomach back to full strength at that point. Great conversation... I feel much better about stuff I'm working on after a chat with M.
Wednesday was the long awaited date night out with jnanacandra Dinner, Dancing, Entertainment. And all this including the discovery that the place formerly know as 'the spot' is actually very relaxed an nice on a Wednesday. We made it thru the evening (even though H was feeling under the weather) And by making it through we did so without a tonne of pangs wondering about how aiden_freeman was doing. We knew he was in good hands.
Thursday... Um... date night. um... number 3 :-D
Thursday was a date night out (I'm getting good at dinner) with vixenesque93 We went to a Chinese restaurant at Redmonde Towne Centre. (Yes, had to add pretentious 'e's after each word) The Chinese was very good. Though the soup bowls... very small. There was a table there for 28. I counted. 10 chairs to a side and 4 at each end. Biiiig, black, wooden table. Afterwards we headed back to my place and managed to do some long needed catching up. Unfortunately, I got sidetracked into a really awesome debate with ladyaraia about whether or not "Christmas" could really ever be viewed as a primarily secular holiday. My personal stand was/is no. By the time we pulled out of the debate, C had to head home. I owe her at least another 3 dates as a makeup.
Onto Friday. Another lunch with 1_wolfsong. This time we tried Claim Jumpers for lunch. Knowing our schedules this was a time challenge. But the meal was awesome on many levels. I had an Asian Salad that came with crunchy noodles. The dish came out looking like Cthulhu had manifested. As I said... my diet changes have really affected me. I couldn't eat anywhere near the entire dish. So I packed it up. And went back to the office for a very slow afternoon.
Saturday, started relatively quietly. I managed to cut down a really large pile of useless papers and mail down to an only mildly silly pile. I really need to get onto taxes. I hope they won't hurt too much this year. Saturday evening was an evening with 1_wolfsong... We'd been threatening to have another extended get together for months and the timing felt right. Dinner turned into a little bit of a FlusterGuck. We realized it was almost 6:30 and we were all starving. H was falling over. So H, a, C, and I went to Outback Steakhouse in North Bothell. 60 minute wait. So we walked to Bonefish Grill and the hostess nigh-haughtily asked if we had a reservation. 30 minute wait. 15 minutes in, and 'a' is beginning to melt down. So we went to the nearby Sushi place. (Twice in one week. OOOOH). Let me tell you... if you're up in North Bothell. The Erin Rolls are to DIE for. I thought the green tea was a bit too heavy, though. Then it was back to the house for more chat and then the watching of "Ghostbusters" which I hadn't seen in far too long. This was a very good evening.
Today, H, a, and I headed out for brunch and errands. I've has some lovely IM's already today with both 1_wolfsong and vixenesque93. The latter of which returns from her weekend in Portland to help with Notocon planning.
Wow.. what a week.