Sunday, September 10, 2006

Mini-bloggy summit!

Last night my husband and I met up with Nicole and her husband for dinner. We were trying to figure out a place that was sort of mid-way for both of us and picked Niagara Falls (Ontario). We were originally thinking of going to Buffalo, but we couldn't think of a nice place to go there. So I took the initiative and picked Tony Roma's.

My husband and I arrived around 5:00 and killed some time by going shopping. I finally found a purse that looks half decent and at a cheap price too! You can't beat $30.00 for an all leather shoulder bag. It's got all sorts of 'secret' pockets in it, so it's going to be great for our upcoming European odyssey.

We set 6:00 as the time to meet and I had the reservations for 6:30, just in case Nic and her husband got stuck at the border on the way in. Anyways, they pulled up right at 6:00 and we greeted each other like long lost friends. I was kind of nervous to meet them, I've never met anyone that I've only known online before, so it was quite a departure for me.

We walked into the restaurant, sat down, and talked for a good 30+ minutes. I think we kind of annoyed the waitress, she kept coming up to the table to take our orders but we hadn't even cracked the spine on our menus. :P

We finally ordered some ribs, while the boys ordered BBQ beef sandwiches. We sat, shmoozed, ate, shmoozed some more, oh and did I mention we shmoozed? While they may not be as good as Heather's 12-step BBQ ribs, they were pretty damn good. I excused myself near the end of the meal to use the washroom (yes, you needed to know that), and when I got back to the table they had sneakily ordered a dessert for me. I called the waitress over and had her bring over three more spoons and we all dug in. They didn't sing 'Happy Birthday', thankfully...I'm not a huge fan of public displays of 'It's my birthday, pay attention to meeeeeeeeeeee' in restaurants. ;)

They also got me a birthday cake and I got my first quilt square! I'll be sure to put it in a very special place. However, I'm not doing the quilt, or at least not yet. I love the *idea* of the quilt, but I'm not doing anything prior to getting our child. In Judiasm it's considered 'bad luck' to have anything prepared for the child when no child exists. It all has to do with the 'evil eye'. I guess we've been through so many disappointments along the way that any superstition (which I guess this really is) we give creedence to.

After dinner we went for a walk around the grounds of the Fallsview Casino , but we didn't go in to gamble. (Maybe next time). Around 9:30 we called it a night as we both had a bit of a drive to get home.

I think I was a tad nervous when we first met, I *am* painfully shy in person, as I'm sure Nicole can attest to, but by the end of the evening we were talking about just about everything under the sun and we made tentative plans to meet up again next month. I hope it works out!


Connie said...

Sounds like a great time!

How was the dessert? ;0)

I wouldn't have pegged you for being a shy gal. Funny how our personalities can soar in the blog venue more so than in 'real' life at times.

I manage to be pretty much the same between the two worlds. Still, I talk about stuff on the blog that I don't otherwise. And, well, I have more of a potty mouth in real life ;0) I'm workin' on it.

Rhonda said...

Dessert was...oh SO good! It was a little sundae, which was the perfect ending to the meal. Even though I'm a confirmed chocoholic, the thought of having a huge dessert after that dinner would have been a bit too much to bear.

I guess I'm slowing down in my 'old age'. ;)

wzgirl said...

Hey! Happy Belated BDay! Sounds like the perfect ending to a BDay weekend! Very cool. XOXO

Anonymous said...

I loved seeing you guys. I am actually shy in some company. Honest!