Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Fancy Spring Break

This has been a very fancy spring break so far...

Cocktails with Deirdre on Monday night before heading to the Local 506 to see Tennis in concert. Except Tennis was sick so we watched the opening bands and I was (not-so) secretly stoked to be home in bed by 11pm. The Lantern is our favorite place for a swanky drink, I got the special which was fresh grapefruit juice with pine and rosemary infused vodka. Totally inspired to soak some pine needles in liquor now.

Last night, after a brief stop to buy a real bed (Ikea awesomeness) for the guest room (April's visit plus thinking ahead for graduations and all the other people we want to visit) from a girl moving to Seattle to work at Amazon (I am the nosiest Craigslister), we headed to dinner. Acme has something called Recession Special Tuesdays, where all the entrees are $12. Amazing. There was a bit of a wait, but there were very reasonable glasses of wine while we waited. I got an amazing hanger steak with mashed potatoes and asparagus (hooray for iron-loading!) and Trent got a big tuna steak with shitake mushrooms, bok choy and rice. So fancy and delish, for so cheap! And since it was Mardi Gras there were lots of beads and complimentary tiny little beignets fresh from the fryer (I was in love).

Tonight we have a lab happy hour and Trent is off volunteering at the free clinic. I am about to hear a stellar female scientist talk about her career! Happy Wednesday.

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