Thursday, September 21, 2006
Blogging From Work
No, I didn't wear the dress in the picture posted here. These pictures were uploaded by Amanda, who's camera I used at Devon's wedding back in March. This is the first time I've gotten to see these pictures since they were taken. I'm so pleased to see them now. Go check them out.
But back to my date.
I actually did try to wear this dress for our special date, but the bulging uterus was just too unattractive (and uncomfortable) in such a slim dress. I then put on a pretty, stretchy black dress with black heels, but before we walked out of the house I decided I hated how I looked and felt way too dressy and ended up in a pair of black trousers and a maternity shirt. Ahh. Scott did get his way in that I didn't wear my hair up, even though it hadn't been straightened, so basically I looked like I'd just gotten home from work (considering that outfit had been precisely what I did wear to work, the look was quite accurate). Scott wore a pair of hunky jeans (that make his bum look AWESOME) and a dress shirt.
We found parking right outside the restaurant - the restaurant of my dreams, Thai Siam. We had reservations for 7 o'clock, though they had written us in for 8. No bother, they had a table open anyway. So we were seated at a lovely table with candles and all that pretty stuff. But who cares about tablecloths, let's get to the interesting bit:
We ordered three starters: Poh Pia Pak (vegetable spring rolls), Gai Hor Bai-Toey (Chicken Padanas Leaves) and Tom Kha Gai (Chicken and coconut soup). They were all simply fantastic. Particularly the soup, I think we'd both agree. The chicken wrapped in Padanas leaves was good, though we couldn't figure out if we were supposed to eat the leaves or not (we didn't).
Then we had our main courses. I chose the Panang Tao-Hoo (Tofu cooked in red curry paste, coconut milk and fresh lime leaves), and Scott had the Gang Phed Nor-Mai (Red Curry) with chicken. Both were absolutely delicious. Scott also ordered a Thai beer, which I desperately wanted a sip of - so I took a sip and mmm it was good. I miss beer. I miss drinking in general. But let's not dwell.
The great thing about Thai food is, no matter how much you eat, you never feel sick afterwards. We were definitely stuffed after all that (glorious! beautiful! delightful!) food, but we decided we could manage splitting a dessert. We went with the Thai Siam Bombe (deep fried ice cream)....
It did not disappoint.
I wish I'd taken a picture of the other food (particularly the starters), but I was feeling a bit too shy at that point with all the people around. By dessert, though, the place was clearing out, so we managed a shot.
The dessert fully topped us off, and we went home happy and satisfied. And a lot more broke, but it was so worth it. So worth it, I dreamed about it last night.
Tomorrow we head off for a weekend in Inverary. It's basically going to be our first wee trip since we got married that hasn't been arranged around someone's wedding. We've not gone on a single holiday together that was planned just for us. Our passports are with the Home Office right now, so we couldn't take any lovely Greece or France trips (because you know, those don't cost money, either), but our weekend in Inverary will be simply lovely anyway. We get dinner, bed and breakfast both nights of our stay and a 'wee dram' both nights as well. Which means Scott gets two wee drams each night. Bleh. Who says whisky is bad for pregnant women? I think it's a lie. (I wish it were a lie!)
Man, I miss drinking.
... and that's what annivesaries are supposed to be all about right? Alcohol?