Friday, July 23, 2010

Date nights are the best nights!

Whenever Hank and I are on vacation, although we spend most of our time together, we still always try to carve out a night or two specifically for "date night." Today was really busy, so once the convention was over today we headed over to one of our favorite restaurants in San Diego, Jyoti-Bihanga. You can click here to visit the restaurant's website. It's a vegetarian restaurant that our friends Ben and Kati originally turned us on to a few years ago. One of their most popular dishes is also one of my favorite things to order there...the vegetarian meatloaf (neatloaf as they call it) dinner. It comes with a super-tasty slice of the loaf, with a side of mashed potatoes and mushroom gravy. True comfort food at it's finest. We've been there numerous times and we've never been disappointed. After we had to run by Pinkberry to get some cones, which topped off a great evening spent together.

date night in San Diego

Although we've been really busy I've still managed to fit in something quite exciting and new to me...HARRY POTTER! Yes, it's taken me this long to finally begin the series and I have to say, I'm about halfway through book one and so in love with it. It's great to know that I have all the books to read straight through. I think it would be the same kind of satisfaction you'd get from just starting LOST now, and being able to watch every episode in a row. Yesterday I asked via twitter if I should read each book and then watch each movie, or read all then view all (once they come out with the rest). I got a lot of feedback, and based on the responses I've decided to read them in a row, then enjoy the films in a row. It's exciting to me to have SO much to read and so many books to enjoy. Talk about a time filler! So, I'm on this Harry Potter journey and I'll be here for awhile. I'll be sure to update on how I'm liking the books as I read through them.

Other than that, tomorrow I will again be spending the day with a long-time (since birth!) family friend! I'm so excited to finally meet her husband and spend some time together. Then we will be heading home and I go back to work in just about ten days...and the kids arrive on August 9th. By that time I will just finishing up my second trimester which is just wild to me to think that we'll have less than 100 days to go.

I know I am due for a pregnancy/belly update but I'm going to wait until Sunday to do that, since there isn't a good backdrop for a belly pic here. I'll be back then!

xoxo

16 comments:

  1. So funny you mention watching Lost episodes back to back!! My boyfriend and I, having never watched the show before, just started. We finally caved in to all the hype about it and we absolutely LOVE it so far (we are on season 4)!

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  2. Lost is THE BEST SHOW EVER! I seriously cried my eyes out on the final episode! Have so much fun watching it :)

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  3. Sounds like a fun date night! The food looks yummy!

    I'm getting ready to start reading the Harry Potter books too! My boyfriend got me the whole set of books for Christmas last year because I mentioned I wanted to read them. I haven't started yet because I want to read them all in a row and I'm still finishing up some other books. I'll be curious to check back on your book updates as I read them too!

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  4. the icecream made my mouth water! cute post!!! :)

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  5. Oh I'm in love with Harry Potter! Haha, I've been addicted to the series since like 4th grade when we read it as a class lol. Wow, that was a long time ago! I'm super excited for Deathly Hollows to play in November as well. I can admit I am a Harry Potter nerd lol.

    http://velvetbirds.blogspot.com

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  6. I've read all the books and loved them. My son is going into fourth grade and LOVES nonfiction but is a reluctant fiction reader in the summer. He started the HP series last month and is now hooked too. He's on the second book and I never get a complaint when I tell him it's time to go and read.

    I myself am rereading the last book in preparation for the last movies. I can't wait! Enjoy your HP journey.

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  7. I waited until all the books came out until I read the Harry Potter series. I really didn't think I would enjoy it, but I love it. If you're loving the first book (many people call the first two books "children books") then I think you'll love the rest of the series as well.

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  8. Oh, I'm delighted you've started Harry Potter! I'm sure you'll love it. I started reading the books way back when I was 11, and Harry was 11 too, and it was just so thrilling. :) It's funny, I stuck with the Harry Potter books as they were being released, and now I'm watching Lost all the way through! Haha. I had watched season 1 when it first aired and then I had to miss season 2, so now I'm finally able to catch up. I love it!

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  9. I loved those books too. It's okay, embrace your inner nerd. I live in Florida, and they just opened the new Harry Potter world at Universal, i'm dying to go!

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  10. I have been pretty close to obsessed with Harry Potter since I was 11. You are going to LOVE them.

    Also - I did that same thing with Lost. Fantastic show. :)

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  11. How fun that you are in San Diego and know all the best spots. When I was pregnant, the neatloaf at Jyoti-B (as we fondly call it) was my FAVORITE meal. Yum, maybe I will go to lunch there today.

    p.s. Totally jelly you got Comic-Con tickets. I really wanted to go for the sole purpose of getting some cool Japanese toys for my pea!

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  12. I've been thinking about starting to watch LOST. Eh I haven't decided yet.(: Sounds like y'all had a fun date night!! That food looks ridiculous good and being from the South I can say meatloaf and mashed 'taters truly are comfort food!! ;)

    XoXo
    Kinsey

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  13. I loved the Harry Potter series, I convinced my husband to give them a try and he read the whole thing!

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  14. How fun to read the HP books from the beginning for the first time! I hope you enjoy them! I plan to start reading them with my boys as soon as we're done with the Wimpy Kid books. LOL

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  15. I was getting ready to start the Harry Potter books too!
    Great minds, I tell ya!!
    :-)

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  16. yay im so excitited you are reading harry potter i have been reading your blog for a while and i am a avid reader, and harry potter is one of my all time faves!!

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