Several months ago, my daughter chose a restaurant for her birthday dinner. Her friends rejected the idea, since it was a seafood restaurant. I promised her that we’d go sometime when there were fewer of us, since it was on the expensive side.
As I was leaving work on Monday, I realized that it was just my daughter and me home for dinner, so I suggested that we go to the restaurant. They started us with edamame.
It was early in the day. I didn’t realize until after we’d been seated that happy hour didn’t start for another half hour. We decided to just go for it, since we weren’t expecting it, anyhow. I had blood orange margarita and my daughter had a Thai iced tea.
We ordered calamari and brussel sprouts as appetizers.
I had the fish tacos with the salad, and my daughter had the special plate with a filet, crab cake and coconut shrimp. She had fries and coleslaw with it.
We went to the bookstore across the street, Green Apple Books on the Park. I figured it was perfect timing, since we were there. My meetup group will be going for a book signing in a few weeks, so it worked out well. There is no restroom there, but there is a reading room. Huh. I bought nothing for myself, but I got a book for my daughter.
We were going to go for ice cream, but we were kind of tired by the time we finished at the bookstore, so we headed home. We were home in time to get the garbage out before dark and then to relax the rest of the evening.
The above linked article talks about Independent bookstores in the Bay Area. They are still thriving because of hand picking the retiring owner’s successors.
I believe in supporting local businesses, and the bookstores are certainly worth supporting. I still have many to visit, and that makes me happy.
I don’t know what’s going on with the font in this posting, but I tried to fix it. I gave up after fifteen minutes.
I went to discount movie Tuesday to see Yesterday. It was a cute movie.
Unfortunately, there was a shooting at the mall, and my friends started calling and texting me in the middle of the movie to make sure my family and I were ok. I had no idea what was going on at this point. I figured it out and acknowledged that everyone was ok.
After the movie, I got dropped off at the Barbara Bourland with Colin Winnette / Fake Like Me event at The Booksmith.
I really enjoyed the talk. The book sounds wonderful. I bought it. I went to have it signed and the author looked at me and declared that she knows me, but doesn’t know from where. I don’t this so. She looked a lot like a friend of mine. She said I looked just like her friend’s mom. It was an interesting interaction. She spelled my name right the first time. Just like Amber Tamblin.
I texted my daughter and her friend to pick me up. They arrived about ten minutes after I expected them to, but it was a beautiful night. I should have started the book, but I was chatting with friends online, so I was entertained.
A few of the movie theaters near me do discounted tickets on Tuesdays. I have been taking advantage of it, since I am on break from school.
I have seen Aladdin, Godzilla, Rocketman, MIB, The Last Black Man in San Francisco, Late Night. I can’t remember all of them I’ve seen so far, but for $5, it was worth the money. The theaters are packed. They are good movies that play.
The only downside is that the theater is right by the bookstore. I preordered a book on Monday, expecting it to be in on Tuesday. Nope. Not until Wednesday. Darn. I had to go poke around the bookstore anyhow, and bought another book.
It is also near the library, but I didn’t go in there last night.
I have to get the books read so I have room for new ones. I have started a new book stack on the other side of the bed. It’s mostly library books, but my own books are leaking in. I will get to them!