Friday, January 29, 2010

Restaurant Shopping

I start rehearsals next week for Romeo and Juliet so Brian and I are going to go out on Saturday--a last chance to see each other before summer as right after R and J, I'll be in rehearsals for Sunday in the Park with George. Oh, we'll live in the same house but keep vastly different hours.

I'm looking forward to a reunion in July. Watch out!

So, I've been perusing restaurants in Philly because we want to do dinner and a movie. Make that a movie and dinner. I find it works better that way because once I sit down to dinner and get a glass of wine in me, there's no way I want to shut up for a 2 hour movie.

Hey, I'm just being honest. I talk a lot as it is but put some alcohol in me and bam! Emeril couldn't even turn it up that much. I can't help it, it's genetic. Once, I was going to visit my family and Brian said, "Well, you better talk to me now because you won't get a word in edgewise all weekend."

So true.

This is why Brian and I are such a good match; he's not a talker. In fact, the first time I met his family, I freaked out because at one point during dinner, NO ONE SAID A WORD! Well, this had never happened in my family before so I figured they all hated me. I mean, why else would everyone stop talking?

Sometimes he does want to talk and I try to so hard to listen because obviously it's important but half-way through, inevitably I start thinking, "Ohhhh, when is it my turn?"

Okay, so I'm looking for a restaurant and perusing reviews and such on the web and I realize I'm totally basing what I want to eat tomorrow night on what I want to eat right now at this moment. (Man, was that a run-on or what?) Has that ever happened to you? You're planning dinner but it's morning so you start thinking: French toast would be fun for dinner. And then dinner comes and the last thing you want is something sweet. Or, you really feel like hamburgers at 3 pm but at 6 pm you're thinking, salad and a beer (this is of course after you've snacked on cheese, crackers, sausage, etc.).

Well, I've picked a couple of restaurants based on availability and walking distance to the movie theater. Let's hope I've chosen wisely and don't end up like that dude in the Last Crusade.


  1. hope you have a great time out. as long as you are together right? smiles.

  2. Sounds like an adventure in the making. I do hope it is enjoyable.

  3. Like you, I enjoy seeing the movie first and then the meal. And right now, beer and salad sounds quite good. This is a hilarious post. Me like!

  4. I prefer the movie first, as well, but only because I hate having to get up to use the bathroom.

  5. Haha I love that you get the two glass chats. Very much like me! Then if I see a movie that isn't absolutely absorbing after a couple of glasses of wine, I'm snoring in the aisles. As for not saying a word at dinner . . inconceivable! I mean we have our best family arguments . .erm I mean heated discussions over the dinner table.

    I'm sure your dinner will be lovely! Sorry, no French Toast for dinner, that's just wrong. Like "all day breakfasts"

  6. I never knew so many people who like the movie first. Brian, yes, we'll be together! Hee hee. And Baino, I've never heard it called 2 glass chats, I'm so using that!

  7. My version of the same evening is pizza delivery, pay per view movie and a bottle of 5 dollar wine haha!

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