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.

8 comments:

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

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

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  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!

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

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  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"

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  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!

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  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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