Yesterday after an afternoon of apartment shopping with my Mom, I hit the gym for a quick hodgepodge cardio workout before getting ready for a night out with Mark.
Thursday night Mark asked if we could go to our regular sushi joint so that he could torment our favorite waitress. Every time we go to Thousand Crane, Mark somehow finds a way to horrify the same waitress. Without fail.
We had planned to go back to Thousand Crane, but when he mentioned trying out Mint Bistro, I was game. Mint Bistro made us feel like we weren’t in Manchester, and that we were in some swanky sushi bar.
We sat at the bar where we were immediately teased when the couples on both sides of us enjoyed sweet and sour beef in lettuce wraps. We decided to be followers and decided to start off with that, along with a strawberry mojito for me, and a mint vodka for the man.
Since we were still torn on what to order, we ordered a ginormous bowl of Edamame while we contemplated our choices. Originally we were both going to go for rolls, but the entrees really grabbed our attention.
I’ve always been intrigued by beet salads, so when I saw it on the menu, I gave Mark the best puppy dog eyes I could muster, and was able to convince him to order it. The beets were served with a bed of spinach, walnuts and pumpkin seeds, and placed in a whipped goat cheese. Holy crap, this was easily the best meal of our night out.
We figured it was time to make our way to our main meal, and a juice burger called to both of us, so we ordered the Mint burger.
The picture doesn’t do this burger any justice at all, but underneath the pretzel bun was prime ground sirloin, cheddar, and applewood smoked bacon. We cleared the entire plate and chugged beer and wine, which left me feeling like a sausage stuffed in jeans. Somehow, all of this food wasn’t enough for the 6’2 giant, because he proceeded to order the Rainbow Roll, and stomached 8 additional pieces of sushi.
Mark wouldn’t let me chip in when the bill came, which sort of irritated me since we’re playing the friends game and no longer dating. I mean, “friends” treat you to a $100 dinner, right? I still don’t even know. My life is a joke. At least I was able to cover the tip!
I was ready to pass out by the time we crashed on his couch, but he had another plan, and started blasting “Soul Finger” and “Bustin Out (On Funk),” two songs from the Superbad soundtrack. Mark had these songs on repeat for a good 20 minutes, and continued to dance around his living room and try to get the 2 people parked outside his window to notice him. I really just wanted to sleep on the couch, but I couldn’t look away from his white boy dancing. It was like not being able to look away from a train wreck in Walmart.
Today started way too early after a late night out. I was up at 8:30 and running by 9. I only had time to squeeze in a 3.3 mile run before an 11 am meeting, but it felt pretty good!
After my meeting, I took my Mom on a Valentine’s Date to see Safe Haven and drool over Josh Duhamel’s southern charm and 10 pack. The movie was really amazing, and even though the movie and book were fairly different, I didn’t mind the change at all. This is a movie I’d easily buy the day it comes out on DVD. I highly recommend it!
After getting home and enjoying a strawberry banana protein shake, I decided to go run errands before starting my lazy Sunday.
I ventured over to the mall in hopes of finally finding a new pair of running shoes. I’ve had my eyes on the new Nike Flyknit Lunar1, but at $160, I couldn’t fork that money over.
Instead, I forked over $100 for the Nike Free Run +3 in the funnest shades of purple! I can’t wait to test these out tomorrow morning!
The rest of my Sunday has included this pretty little sunset while enjoying a power outage due to the 300 mph winds. Time to go be lazy and watch TV/movies for the rest of the night.
Hope you’ve all had a great weekend. With the holiday on Monday, mine’s not even close to being over. 😉