Sunday, December 27, 2009

In Which We Have A Fun Date And Are Rather Boring

Jer and I went out on a date today, which was really nice! First we drove to the Y and worked out side by side on the bikes. It was nice to do an exercise that we could talk together while performing; swimming, while a good workout, doesn't exactly lend itself to conversation. From there we went to a new sushi restaurant just down the road. It was one of those ones with the conveyor belts where the chefs stand in the middle and make a bunch of sushi, put it on plate color-coded by price, and then you just take what you want off the belt and at the end of the meal they count up the plates to give you your bill. Jeremy and I had never been to a sushi restaurant like that, and we really enjoyed ourselves! We got to try a few new kinds we hadn't tasted before, and the bar was the perfect height to pull Jer's wheelchair up to. We had a great time and I'm sure we'll be going back.

After that we drove to the bookstore, of course. I mean, what else would we do on a date? We normally go to a coffee shop after the bookstore and sit holding hands, drinking coffee (Jer) and tea (me) and reading our books, but it was a Sunday night so everything was closed. We ended up driving around for forty-five minutes just talking and then going back to the house an hour early because we couldn't think of anything to do. The only thing open on a Sunday night is the bars, the strip clubs, and the casinos, and Jer and I aren't really bar or strip club or casino types of people. Perhaps we are extremely boring, but I think we're pretty happy with being boring so it really doesn't matter. Oh well.

While we were on our date, Connor was out seeing the Fantasy Lights At Spanaway Park. Apparently he was totally obsessed with the Christmas tree, to the point of not wanting to look at anything else around it. Why am I not surprised? It took him a little while to get into the other lights, but according to Joanna by the end he was totally enthralled, and it took him a while to calm down when they got home because he was so excited by all the colors and motion. I'm glad that he had such a good time; maybe Jer and I will have to take him ourselves so we can check out the display and show it to him again!

We could make it a new Christmas tradition. I'm pretty fond of those.



Sweet Lorraine said...

My goodness, Connor is looking so old in that photo!

It sounds like a perfect date, but then, Opie and I are maybe kind of boring people too. ;]

Anonymous said...

You mean there are other things people do on a date besides going to bookstores? Unheard of!

leah said...

That date sounds wonderful. Especially since we live in an area where the only sushi available is at the grocery store (sad, but true). Also, we have no bookstores (also true, and even sadder). We have to drive an hour to get to a Borders!

Connor looks like he's having a nice time with Olivia in the picture. I LOVE those books!

Lora said...

It is great that you get to go out on dates, it is good for the soul. Happy New Year to all of you! May 2010 be filled with joy!

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