2010-02-23

Cora Arrives And We GOT BUSY On The Way Home

So, last Friday, my lovely lady Cora landed in town about 1:00 in the afternoon.  It was a short weekend trip, so it was time for us to GET BUSY!

miller-s-pub-and-theBefore we GOT BUSY, we needed sustenance to power us through.  So, we popped in to Miller's Pub.  It's a classic old school restaurant where the napkins are cloth, and there's a greeter at the door.

I had the catfish (I mentioned that it was Friday during Lent, right?) and Cora had the Asian Chicken Salad.  Cora did try a bit of mine.  Being a West Coast girl raised on real seafood, Midwestern pond raised catfish was is not a common fish choice.

 Wedding-Rings-2 And then it was time for us to GET BUSY!  We entered an establishment designed for her pleasure, New York Jewelers.

But we didn't go shopping for wedding rings.  We BOUGHT wedding rings!  Cora must have tried on 20 rings.  The saleslady kept bringing out new rings and new rings, but none of them could bump the first ring off her finger for long.  Then it was my turn.  Not as many options, but I picked kind of a modern ring that is hammered white gold in the inner, and bright yellow gold on the outer.  The rings had to get resized, so it will be about 2 weeks or so before we get them.  And if you think I'm going to show you a picture of Cora's wedding ring before she posts the picture, you must think I'm a ijit.

After the jewelers, we tried to GET BUSY again but we ended up in the principal's office.  We tried to get a last second tour of Gwen's future school, but it was late on a Friday, well after school hours, and while we made it into the office, we didn't get a tour.  But it wasn't a complete loss.  Cora did buy two dark chocolate almond bars.

After all the GETTING BUSY, we finally gotTiki-Glass home to relax for a minute before heading out for dinner: Bob Chinn's Crabhouse.  It's about 30 minutes north of me.  45 minutes if you screw up and head north on I-94 not I-294 so you have to drive all the way across on Willow Road.  But I saved a toll that way.  When we got there, I dropped Cora at the door and parked the car.  By the time I got in, she had snagged our number, and we headed into the bar to wait for our number to be called.  I had myself a tasty, tasty tiki of Mai Tai.  Cora was underwhelmed by it, and preferred the on She's had at the Drysdale Awards.  Cool!  More for me!

After our dinners of pan seared tilapia and king crab legs and dessert of a huge chocolate muffin covered with soft serve ice cream and chocolate sauce.  And yes, Callista, Cora shared a dessert with me.

And then it was time to get home, and after a long day of GETTING BUSY, to GET SOME SLEEP!

11 comments:

mo.stoneskin said...

Sounds like one crrrrrrrrrrazy day, 'getting busy' and all. But do I understand this right. You went to Millers Pub which ISN'T PUB? That IS a crime.

Shana said...

Sounds like a BUSY day !!!!

Cora said...

I will always share my desserts with YOU, dear Scope. Definitely. Probably. Unless it's a brownie, then just back off if you know what's good for you.

;-)

Jan @ Struck by Serendipity said...

How exciting to have the rings ordered!

I was sipping Mai Tais last weekend, too! Yum.

Scope said...

Mo - It's a "downtown pub" not a "neighborhood pub". Not a dart board to be seen.

Shana - Wait until you hear about Saturday!

Cora - I have a restraining order that keeps me 50 yards away from any girl scouts or brownies. ;-)

Jan - Before or after the skydiving? I would need some "liquid courage" to do that!

SkylersDad said...

Sounds like a great time Getting Busy!!

Candy's daily Dandy said...

Yup, the over 40 set.

It's all about the food...and sleep;)

Right there with you pal.

JenJen said...

what a fun day!!

Soda and Candy said...

Is it wrong if the most exciting part of this post was the crab legs?

Just kidding, I'm SUPER EXCITED for you guys!!!

There will be plenty of time for the fun type of getting busy once y'all are married.

Callista said...

Cora shared dessert?!? It IS true love!!

J.J. in L.A. said...

I don't think 'get(ting) busy' means what you think it means...unless you're not telling us the whole story. ; )

You gotta keep SOME things secret, right???