Thursday, November 05, 2009

Salad, Sushi, Symphony

After my appointment this afternoon I was about ready to gnaw my arm off, but rather than try to peel an orange while driving I waited til I got home and put together a bigass spinach salad.

In the big bowl: baby spinach, tomatoes, mushrooms, carrots, red onion, shredded cheddar, and Ranch dressing…


Topped with a hard boiled egg


Eaten straight from the bowl.  It was huge!


A sweet treat afternoon pick-me-up… betcha didn’t know that I kept 6 pieces of Halloween chocolate for moments like these ;)


Then it was time to curl my hair and meet Angie and Lynn for sushi and the symphony. 


You know we went to Doraku!!  No other sushi places even exist anymore.

Green tea (teapot photo for you Sarah!!)…


Edamame, miso soup…


Spicy tuna roll, philly roll… *drooooool*

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I’m excited to report that the restaurant lived up to all the hype I created and both girls said it was great!  :)

Lynn and I both won a re-tweeting contest by Symphony Nova Scotia the other day.  We each received a pair of tickets to tonight’s concert…so we recruited Angie and made a night of it.  Too bad FH isn’t here…he’s a true classical music lover and he would have loved to go.  Timing!  It’s the story of our lives.


Because we won separately our seats weren’t actually together…but after a little chit-chat the nice folks at the ticket counter did a little rearranging and were able to find us seats together!  Yaaieeeee. 

I don’t know anything about classical music, but I really enjoyed this.  There were three performances of work by three composers.  The first was light, airy, and fun.  The second was a contemporary piece by a Canadian composer, featuring a violin soloist…and while I respect the fabulousness of the music I didn’t enjoy it as much.  Quite dark and dramatic and too much like music for a scary or suspenseful movie.  The closing performance was Shubert…more traditional classical music…fluctuating between light & melodic and strong & bold.  Loved it. FH would have loved it too! :(

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The weather turned yucky while we were indoors, so it was wet and chilly walk back to the car.  Once home I dove immediately into my jammies and a big cup of tea with Late July cookies.  Was anticipating a Canucks date with Cat, but it seems as though the game isn’t being shown here…boooo.


So instead some Grey’s and a cuddle with the kitty.  Time for bed!

OMG…how could I forget?!!  We totally met two other Halifax tweeps tonight!!  Tammi and AliceinParis!  Now we’ll know some people when we attend a #halifaxchicks tweet-up!  :)

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carla said...


and you lost me with how lovely your HAIR LOOKED!

I need a hair-intervention. I was waiting for oprah to send gayle to my house to whisk me off to CHICAGO but methinks that isnt happening.


Anonymous said...

Yup, was a good time last night for sure. I really love your hair all curled, so pretty. :)

Shirls said...

love your hair!!! and how funny is this? your mug, with Rosie the Riveter... I have a metal poster of her in my office! I think she is inspiring and reminds me that I can do anything.

Kim said...

LOVE your hair curled! I'm glad it was a good night out! Sorry FH couldn't be there =-(

Cat said...

You're so pretty......

I heart you.


MoraPiggy said...

That bigass salad looks great. Makes me want one for lunch.

You looked really cute.

aliceinparis said...

What a day today! I was at a vaccination clinc outside waiting with my daughter:( All is well, we are home now,warm and cozy! Nice to meet you last night:)

Coffeeintherain said...

Sorry, I am a day late - but your hair was really cute! :)

Angie All The Way said...

I can't wait to go back there!