End It On A High Note

Posted: July 18, 2011 at 8:00 am

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Every Saturday night, Peter and I have a “date night” where we try to decompress from life’s daily pressures and spend more time together than the standard night. Most of these “date nights” consist of dinner and a movie at home to keep our budget in check…and not to abuse our free babysitting benefits from the grandparents. Besides, it feels more special having one night a month to head out together for a special night just the two of us. We had our night out for July this Saturday and what a good one it was.

We actually started our date on the earlier side. Why? Well, to fit in enough time for this special occasion…

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Yes, we were die-hard enough to go opening weekend. And to see it in 3D!

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Attractive (and blurry), no? I doubted that the 3D would make a better viewing experience, but Peter insisted after seeing Transformers in 3D with some friends from work a couple weeks ago. And it really was neat! I definitely think it added to the already super-amazing-so-sad-it’s-over-want-to-watch-again movie. They really worked to end the series on a high note and the movie could not have been better. And…now I can’t wait for part one of Breaking Dawn. I’m secretly fifteen.

Once we finished our afternoon at the movies, we headed to dinner.

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My beautiful Cheeky, we meet again! I couldn’t remember the last time we dined here - only one of my favorite restaurants - and knew we needed to pay it a visit.

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We started with the required chips and salsa…

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…which still lived up to my expectations. I love their salsa because it has a decent kick and is the perfect consistency – not chunky salsa but not watery either. I could have dunked the whole basket of chips in that delicious tomato flavah!

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But I had to save room for my adored tacos – two fish tacos with poblano slaw and chipotle cream and one crab cake taco with poblano slaw and pineapple salsa.

at cheeky cheeky trio

Despite my happy looking face the meal ended up an Utter. Disappointment. 🙁

I don’t know what happened, but the tacos did not taste near as good as usual. They didn’t necessarily taste bad, but just not like they were freshly made and with as much quality. Part of why I always loved Cheeky was for their reasonable portions, fresh tasting food, and flavorful combinations. I didn’t get that vibe last night. I hope they had an off night and aren’t going downhill. I may just have to try that new taco place my friends love.

Even after a decent amount of food at dinner, I still felt really really hungry. If I don’t get the satisfaction I seek in taste, it’s almost like I never ate. I need food that satisfies my taste buds in order to feel satiated physically. So what does a girl do to satisfy those taste buds fully? 

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I think you know what that is! Self-serve fro-yo!!! We found a coupon for a new frozen yogurt stop, so of course we had to include it in our date night. I quickly fell in love with this location. Because a) they have birthday cake flavor and b) they have cookie dough topping. A match  made in heaven…

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You know…along with espresso flavor frozen yogurt and brownie bits, toffee, and butterscotch chips for additional toppings. You think I went a little topping crazy?

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And do you think I care??? Thanks, Peter for the action shot. Imagine it in 3D. You would think I’m about to eat your face off. Obviously, the night ended on a high note. Do I look happy or do I look happy? ;) 

  • Ever seen a full-length movie in 3D? Did you like it?
  • Can you relate to my need for food to taste good in order to feel satiated?

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63 Comments to “End It On A High Note”
  1. Sooo I may or may not own the entire Twilight series. And I may or may not have once stood the the lobby of a movie theater like two weeks ago, slack-jawed and fangirly with excitement over the trailer for Breaking Dawn Part I. May or may not have happened.

    Anyway.

    Totes related on needing to have your taste buds satisfied to feel satiated. I absolutely cannot feel like a meal is done if I don’t have something sweet at the end. It doesn’t need to be big–even one little Hershey Kiss is enough to satisfy me–but if I don’t have that little bit of sweet at the end I don’t feel like my meal’s over and I keep being hungry. No good.

  2. I think it’s great that you guys take time for date night. It gives me hope that we’ll be able to do that too once Baby A is here 🙂

    Also, I have to say- you look so pretty in all of the photos- green really suits you!

  3. Allison says:

    Harry Potter was a-mazing!! I saw it in 3D also and loved it. Looks like you had a great date night!

  4. your HP 3-d glasses look WAY cooler than ours! 🙂 And I totally agree that it’s a must-see-again and WHY OH WHY did it end?

  5. Becca says:

    I can totally relate. If something doesnt taste “great” I often fidn myself wanting something better right away… lame!

  6. Stephanie says:

    I haven’t seen the latest Harry Potter yet! I haven’t seen the second-to-last one either, because I wanted to see them both. As soon as we get settled in to our new house, we’re going to drive 50 km to the closest theatre and check it out. Ha!

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