Saturday, April 18

The telltale signs of a good date

It is truly a rare occasion when Bill and I get to go out on a date,
so we are like a couple of teenagers when it happens.

Not really. I just said that.

We do get all gussied up. I put on fancy underwear.
Spritz on a little Love's Baby Soft, a little blue eyeliner, tease up my hair,
and call me done.

We planned a nice, albeit quick, evening at Town Square Las Vegas.
Granted we live in a remarkable, fun, lively, happening place,
but.....we are a couple of losers very busy parents of three and don't make
the time to go out and enjoy where we live as often as we should.

Anyway - Bill made reservations for us at Texas de Brazil
a churrascaria. Check out the detailed description online or visualize this:
a bunch of foreign men, wearing really nice looking gauchos and puffy shirts,
wielding swords of simmering rotisserie cooked meats and very large knives,
while you try to maneuver a buffet of approximately 50 items. Absolutely amazing.
And delicious.
Add a nice brazilian coffee to round out the meal. Perfect.

Then it was off to the movies for us.
(I can't believe we have not taken our kids here, this place ROCKS)
And get this.
It was NOT a G or PG movie.
We couldn't bring ourselves to see an R rated movie - we are still
a little shy around each other - so PG-13 it was.
The Haunting in Connecticut.
Well, we both lived in CT for 36 years.
Yup. Not EVER moving back............EVER.
Unless the house is

Go see it. It is scary.

You think that was the end of this special night?? Oh no.

Got home and.......

Garrin was asleep.
Hannah and Connor both still had all their hair on their heads.
All the steak knives where still in the knife holder.
The kitchen was not all wrecked from the kids making dinner.
Lucy had not been forgotten outside.
My neighbors hadn't called the police for a disturbing the peace violation
on the part of my typically screaming kids.

A win/win evening for everyone for sure!


Kim said...

Sounds like a fun night - glad you guys were able to get out and enjoy yourselves! I wish we had a churrascaria close by - Fogo de Chao in Atlanta is one of my favorite restaurants!

Oh, and I'll bet there are plenty of opportunities for haunting in Nevada. Don't be so sure the houses out there aren't inhabited by the spirits of the Native Americans that used to live on that land, like, say, the Paiute? And, for the record, some ghosts are friendly!

Liz said...

That sounds like a vacation!! Love it!
I can't wait to see that movie! I'm glad you liked it, I hate hearing bad things about movies I am so excited to see.
I can't believe your kids are old enough to stay home alone. WOW. That is awesome. Imagine you had that night and added $50 for a sitter??
That's why we're "busy parents" - we can't afford a night out AND a sitter. LOL

LaAna said...

We never went to Town Square before we left but clearly we'll have to go visit on our return. I'm right there with ya on the R thing so glad it's PG-13, but now I have to find someone who likes scary movies cause I'm totally on my own with those!

Denise said...


Fear and Parenting in Las Vegas said...

Nice review. I'm not much of a horror person, so I feel you about the paranoia about coming home.

I saw Taken last night. Yep, my kids are never leaving the country without me.

Shelly... said...

I like Town Square, and the theater rocks. I will have to take hubby to the Brazilian Steakhouse--sounds good!

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