Where was I? It’s been a while hasn’t it?
I was concentrating for a while there on rewriting that thing I’ve been working on. Took more time than I thought it would, didn’t leave much want or desire to update this thing here.
Haven’t watched any movies since my James Bond binge either. So goes the cycle. Watch a lot of movies, then watch none. We did go see The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo this week. It was good, but I didn’t have enough thoughts on it to make a full review. It was just really good. What else would you expect from David Fincher?
I am bummed I haven’t seen enough of the big movies to do any semblance of a top 10 list. It just wouldn’t be appropriate. I love making those lists, but I also love seeing all those movies. I’ll be playing catch up for a while I’m sure, now that I don’t download anything anymore. Sigh.
My birthday was this week. Thursday to be specific. Shinyee took me out to lunch and we tried the Turkish place we’ve been meaning to try for a long time. Never gone to a Turkish restaurant before. It was good. Our plates were still on fire when they brought them out, and it was some sizzling veal with vegetables and a sauce. Very good. She also took me to Cron & Lanz, the fancy chocolate store/bakery in town for cake and I had a delicious piece of Sarah Bernhardt cake. Who knew you could make cake with wafers? I also picked up my own cake from the other bakery we like, but it turned out to be disappointing. It’s a chocolate cream and cherry cake with rum. The lady said you couldn’t taste the rum, but that was an understatement I guess. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still cake. But it’s not something I plan on finishing.
Chris took me to a place called Sausalitos, which I had been meaning to try since we got here. It bills itself as Mexican food, which I’ve already learned to treat as suspect. The “burrito” I ordered had cheese, bacon, shallots, egg, and deli turkey. What? It was good and all, but that ain’t no burrito. Admittedly, I only read as far as “bacon” on the menu, but none of the other burritos even had beans. Only one had rice. Chris seemed to like it (begrudgingly though) so we’ll go again sometime I’m sure. Maybe their tacos or enchiladas more closely resemble the real thing. I’m doubtful.
No birthday gifts yet, they’re still in the mail. It’s taken one 8 days now, which seems like a long time so we’re starting to get worried it was lost or has been stuck at customs. The other was only sent the other day, but now I’m worried about that too. Mail here is frightfully inconsistent. It’s either super fast, or dreadfully slow. Never anything in between.