Monday, March 9, 2009

A nite out

We've been working on the second rehab job for almost a month now, and we are both beginning to get a little bit burnt out. It's been a great learning experience ( I installed all of the towel bars and toilet paper holders myself), but I feel like the rest of my life is on hold until we get this done. My book store inventory is down, I have only gotten to blog twice last week, and I have about 10 other projects I am just dying to get started on. Hopefully, if we can stick to the plan (which we haven't been able to do so far) we can be done this wednesday. I am soo excited!

But seeing as how we've been working so hard with no time off, we took saturday night off. I think we both needed to just get out and relax a bit.

First, we headed over to a new restaurant. The Fat Greek. I was in ULTA earlier in the week and got to talking to one of the techs there and she recommended this place. She said it was one of the best Mediterranean restaurants she's been to in a while. And it did not disapoint. The tzatsiki was wonderful, served with fresh warm pita bread. I just love this stuff. I probably could have eated the whole bowl full myself if Carl and Ken hadn't enjoyed it as much as I did. I ordered the seafood pasta, which was good. Not terrific, but good. It had a lot of shrimp, which was good, but the menu didn't say that it included muscles, which I am not a fan of. So I just picked them out. But the place was very nice, quaint, and the service was terrific. We were there at 8pm on a saturday night and it wasnt very crowded, or loud at all, which is always a bonus for me.

Next we headed over to the Brendan theaters at the Palms Casino.

It's really hard for me to give an opinion of a casino, having grown up here. After a while they all tend to blur into one another. But the guys really like the theater here, and it was just down the street from the restaurant. I like this theater, as far as movie theaters go, i'm just not a big fan of overly trendy places.

We went to see 'Watchemen'. The guys had both read the graphic novel so they had an idea of what to expect, and from what they said it followed the book very closely. I had never read it, or even heard of it until I started seeing commercials for it all over the place.

It wasn't what I expected, but it was still good. A little on the long side, and I got a bit restless, but we did go see the 10:40 showing so this old body that is not used to being out til 2 am probably was just protesting a bit.

I enjoyed all story line twists, the action, and the cgi was amazing, altho it was a bit disturbing to keep seeing a floating blue penis on the screene. From what I gathered Dr. Manhattan was like a ken doll in the book, so why they decided to make him anatomically correct in the film is beyond me. I mean he looked amazing, but your eyes kept being drawn back to the blue penis. At least mine were. I'll have to ask the guys.


Princess Freckles said...

Thanks for ahring your opinions about Watchmen. I was debating on seeing it. I just don't know if I should wait to see it on dvd at home.

That pasta sounds delicious!

He And Me + 3 said...

Sounds like a nice nite out! Never heard of that movie. Hmmmm

AndreaLeigh said...

hey girl - i need a final update!!! did you get your package??

sara said...

I went to the Brendan theater at the Palms this weekend too. It's fine as far as theaters go, but it bugs me that there are a gazillion pictures that show on the big screen before the previews of the Brendan guy with celebrities. Makes me think he's a little full of himself and makes me like the theater less.
I'll have to look up that restaurant. I love shrimp!

Candice said...

Blue penis huh? I might have to go watch that with Brent now. ;)