Tonight - Date Night. The old man took me out to dinner, like every man should take his wife to every once in a while. I wanted to go somewhere fancy, so I could wear my cutest dresses and heels. He wanted somewhere local and easy. He promised to take me to a restaurant Ive been dying to go to for some time now, Blue Moon Evolution, next weekend. Oh, OK. I suppose...
We opted for his fav - Orient Pearl in Epping. Its 10min from our house and its an Asian bistro (that means, chinese, japanese and a mixture of some other Asian menus, I guess?). Being bit of a sushi snob (hey! I lived in NYC and SF...some of the best sushi in the US!) I was a bit hesitant of trying it out last year - but its not bad, for NH. I actually like it. And the old man...loves it. Mostly because they have a ton of mixed tiki style Asian drinks. He only has one because they're quite strong. I opted for a Sapporo. Who would have thought, the tough manly man would get the fruity girly drink - and me, the girly girl - the beer. Hmmph.
The drink menu is the best part of this place, its a bit...shall I say, odd? Just check out the Zombie drink description. I guess you take your chances with that one? I mean, who doesnt like "inspirational and delightful"? - The old man opted for the "Suffering Bastard" - how appropriate, right? ;)
We ordered a few different dishes, I wanted to stay healthy so I got a sushi roll that was called "Pink Enticement" - take that however you wish. *insert smirky grin* . I also ordered these lettuce rolls with shrimp. They are in one word - AMAZING.
We saw a co-worked of the Old Mans and had some conversation with him and his wife - about their retirement and move to Uruguay in a few months. Im jealous.
We had a lovely meal, finished up by of course, the fortune cookie. I always smash mine in the wrapper and then eat it... Here is my fortune. VERY fitting, I must say. (and if you know me, you KNOW what I mean)
And lastly, dont ever ask your old man to take a photo of you...because well, they usually suck at it. I felt it was very fitting for me to wear my Hawaiian/Polynesian/Asian caftan. I was right because, the waiter said to me when he approached our table (said in an Asian accent), "Oh! I like your dress! What is that? Very booty-ful!" - I said, THANK YOU! I thought it would be appropriate! ;)
Please excuse the flipflops, this was taken before we left and I was searching for my espadrilles.
And lastly,a quick shot of the old man... his words as I snapped this were, "This is lame" - Hes so not into blogging/internet/etc.
This is him "dressed up" - HA!
1970s Hawaiian Caftan - found at a yard sale down the street from my house two summers ago
Earrings - Gift from my mother-in-law