So we finally made it back to our favorite restaurant tonight, without the kids.
I can't remember the last time we've been there without our sons. The last time it was the four of us and we had that table in the side room with the bar and the fireplace that's all painted with sea creatures, including the topless mermaid, which my son, luckily, did not pick up on.
The restaurant's only a mile from our house so it's almost embarrassing to have a sitter come over. Even if we have to wait for a table, two drinks, appetizers and dinner still gets us home in an hour-and-a-half. It's embarrassing.
We haven't been there in so long that they've got a redesigned menu and two new pizza selections; they've renovated the interior of the restaurant so that you can only get to the ladies room from one direction through the main dining room, and, we didn't know any of the wait staff! It was totally depressing. Well, wait, we did talk to Stephanie on the way out, and Kathy is still tending bar on Thursdays, which used to be our "regular night." Of course no one remembers that but us because it's been something like five years since we had a "regular night" to go out to dinner.
song: The Times They Are A Changin' • artist: Bob Dylan