Monday, December 15, 2008

December 13, 2008

Fifteen years later and Bella Ciao is still out of our league. :)

Last night we braved the semi-icy road conditions and ventured to Ann Arbor. We celebrated the 16th anniversary of our first date as well as the 15th anniversary of our previous visit to Bella Ciao.

Dinner was delicious and we had a wonderful evening.

Happy Anniversary, Sweetie.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

December 13, 1992

Saturday, December 13, 2008 will be the 16th anniversary of my first date with Tony. Sixteen years, omg! That’s rapidly approaching 20! Okay, we’re not going to go there. I’m still just shy of my 20th class reunion, so let’s deal with one sobering milestone at a time.

We don’t celebrate our December 13th anniversary every year, although we do acknowledge it in some way. Even if we just exchange a “Happy Anniversary!” it never goes overlooked.

This year circumstances have aligned in just the right fashion to make this one special and worthy of celebration. First of all, the date falls on a Saturday which just screams Date Night. Secondly, I recently heard a radio advertisement for Bella Ciao in Ann Arbor, which is where we celebrated our one year anniversary back in 1993 (omg! 199-frackin-3?!). Our love for Italian cuisine is prompting us to seek out new dining options, so Bella Ciao sounds perfect.

I mentioned the radio ad to Tony, we checked the calendar and discovered the 13th falls on a Saturday, Tony made dinner reservations, bada bing bada boom, we’ve got ourselves a celebration!

I’m excited to go back to Bella Ciao, not having been since we celebrated there 15 years ago. At the time it was WAY out of our league and a little intimidating. Of course that was back when I considered Red Lobster an upscale dining experience.

It’ll be interesting to see if our memories of the restaurant stand up to the test of time. But I think it’ll have to go pretty far to disappoint us. As we go out to eat a lot, and regularly enjoy “nice” Italian places, it’s surprising that I’m so looking forward to it. But I can’t wait for Saturday!!

Saturday, December 06, 2008

'Stache Time

Creepy 'stache

Awesome 'stache

Doesn't get better than this 'stache

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

What type of sale?

I drove by the local mall this morning and saw the following event proudly being promoted on one of their large outdoor signs:

Macy's One Day Sale
12/5 - 12/6

Maybe they're having two back-to-back One Day Sales. ;)

I shouldn't pick, as I'm already getting excited about the thought of a two day Macy's One Day Sale.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Page 56

I have been tagged by my friend Random Thinker to make a post on my blog. I admit, I've been lax in making new posts and am long overdue. Thanks for the prompt.

The requirements of this particular post are as follows: Open the book nearest your computer. No fair hunting for something that sounds intellectual and impressive, to page 56. Post the 5th sentence,plus one or two thereafter for context.

Alright, Random Thinker, here's my homework:

"I looked around. Most of the remaining women were now having fights with men said to be their husbands. Even Jordan's party, the quartet from East Egg, were rent asunder by dissension. One of the men was talking with curious intensity to a young actress, and his wife after attempting to laugh at the situation in a dignified and indifferent way broke down entirely and resorted to flank attacks -- at intervals she appeared suddenly at his side like an angry diamond and hissed "You promised!" into his ear."

--The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

I admit I debated for a minute on which book to grab for this post. Looking around my desk I saw Peachtree Accounting 2005 (snooze), Slaughterhouse Five ( racked with guilt over borrowing it from my brother a year ago --at least I hope it’s just a year-- and still not done reading it), God Delusion (didn’t want to open that can of worms) or Festivus: A Holiday for the Rest of Us (don’t know why I didn’t go for this one).

The Great Gatsby (along with many many other books both fiction and non) had been sitting on my “I’ll read it one day” shelf for, oh let’s face it, years! Finally on Monday I decided that good old Gatsby’s day had arrived. He was selected from the masses for a variety of reasons. I really really want to finish reading another book before the end of the year and its non-overwhelming size appealed to me. It’s an American classic. No offense to Sue Grafton, but I needed a break from Kinsey for a while or it would have been S is for Silence.

Just started reading it this week (okay, I've picked it up once) and have yet to make it to page 56, so now I have something to look forward to.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Hey, isn't that that one guy?

Is it my imagination or is the "Do you have a Beaumont doctor?" radio spokesman now moonlighting in the Jimmy John's radio ads?

Friday, January 25, 2008

Stupid Half Deaf Moment

I'm wearing new earrings today. They are dangly hoops inset within each other. When I move, the loops tinkle against each other.

I periodically wonder why I'm only hearing the left one.

Old habits ("I can hear 360 degrees") die hard, I guess. ;-)