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…

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Topped with a hard boiled egg

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Eaten straight from the bowl.  It was huge!

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

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

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

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

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Edamame, miso soup…

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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.

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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.

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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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9 comments:

carla said...

funfunfunfunfun

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.


Miz.

Life, Health & Fitness 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.

C

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!