August 15, 2018
Last I wrote a journal entry it was Saturday night. Right after I published the post, I got a warning on my phone about high wind storms. As we were on the way to my work, there were traffic lights that were out of power and plenty of houses and businesses that were all blacked out – I thought maybe my place of employment would still be lit for some reason.
There were definitely still customers and dancers going into work when I got there, I walked in the building to see if the music was playing and it was… but, they told me that not everything was working 100%. They weren’t being real clear with me – as to make things seem better than they were, I assume, so I immediately called boyfriend to come back and get me.
We decided to go next door and grab a bite to eat… maybe everything would be in working order by the time we were done eating?
Boyfriend gets free drinks from the bartender who works here, so he had a couple of 7 and Coke’s but, I just asked for a bottle of water. I really think I am done and over alcohol. On Friday night, I even allowed myself a drink while at work but, I ended up ditching it somewhere when my client looked the other way.
I ordered some chicken tenders with BBQ sauce, we got some fries to share, and boyfriend had some hot wings.
While we were eating, two of my co-workers that usually only work day shift [4 PM-11 PM], came in and sat down right next us. I waved at them right away to ask about the power situation. They acted like they didn’t know me at first, or maybe they were offended that I made it known where they came from?? OR maybe they were embarrassed because I found out they date?? It was the DJ and a dancer – so maybe they were trying to keep their relationship a secret? I don’t know…
Whatever their reason, they eventually wiped their fake puzzled expressions away and the girl informed me that the power was half on but, the most important thing was that: THE AIR CONDITIONER was not running. So I was like, “oh hell nah” and picked up my first chicken wing of the night LOL. Neither of us can recall what we did when we came home?
On Sunday, boyfriend had an early AM shift. He was home around 3 almost 4 PM. We had already decided that we were doing sushi Sunday so we were both excited and ready to stuff our stomachs right when he got off work!
We, once again, went to Ono Sushi but, this time… there were two waitresses and we had the slowest service, ever. Last time we went, there was one waitress and even more customers – she did way better on her own than these two did together.
All of the previous times we had been to Ono, I had never seen the bun bao sammy on the menu! I saw it on the waitress’ tray when she brought something else I had ordered to our table and I was like “WHAT THE HELL?! I WANT THAT!!” so I read the menu VERY closely like three times until I finally spotted the “Hirashi Bun”!! It had a piece of pork belly, some lettuce, and I think some plain Hoisin sauce. I liked it.
Even though I had a scoop of Lychee Sorbet for dessert and boyfriend had an Affogato, we wanted some caffeine and a sweet drink from Starbucks.
Last week or so, boyfriend had gotten a $10 gift card from his manager for staying later than he was scheduled to – we kept forgetting to use it… but, finally, not this time!! We both wanted to try something different… so we went for the Caramel Macchiato w/ 3 shots of espresso [mine w/ almond milk, his w/ cow’s] with like half the amount of sweetness. The barista told us the macchiatos are sweetened by vanilla, which actually shocked us. We both assumed it was all the caramel’s doing.
We were not pleased with our drinks at all. Neither of us were able to finish. Sadly, we we were made to resort to a pot of the Caramel Coffee Cake by Dunkin’ Donuts at home. At least we only paid a few dollars of our own money for the macchiatos.
Check out this tree that was right behind my drink – it fell on Saturday – due to those high winds my phone warned me of!:
Poor baby tree. 😦
When we got home, we spent the rest of the night catching up on Big Brother.
On Monday, we went out to a new ramen restaurant. They had just opened up recently and I’ve been meaning to go ever since. Whoever runs their social media pages had messaged me on IG inviting me and boyfriend to a free dinner at their grand opening but, it was all being held so early and we didn’t end up going.
We were both craving ramen for the first time all summer so we took the leap and tried out this new hot spot: Ramen Kobo.
I read on a Yelp review that their ‘fiery’ level of spicy was so hot that it burned her mouth and she wasn’t able to taste anything after. I blame her kind for all of the light-skinned folks who need to prove they can handle spicy foods before they are actually given anything close to it.
Right when we sat down, boyfriend had a sudden realization, “have we not been in here before?!,” I giggled because another restaurant had just opened up here in the same exact location earlier in the year; we tried it out but, weren’t IN LOVE. It was definitely good – just not somewhere that I wanted to keep going back to. It was just funny to me that boyfriend could have forgotten about it so quickly!! And now, probably, so has everyone else. So sad that it lasted only less than a year!
There was a great amount of appetizers offered and as always, we had a hard time choosing one so we ended up with two…
The BBQ Pork Belly Baos:
I was a little disgusted because MAYO was used as the sauce. The pork belly and delicious bun masked it enough MOST of the time but, I had to say out loud how much it appalled me every time I could taste it.
Honestly, I would have preferred no sauce.
AND THEN… we were hit with another MAYO mishap:
We ordered the squid as our second appetizer… it was such a beautifully cooked and juicy piece!! BUT… it wasn’t seasoned nor sauced and it came with a dollop of PLAIN MAYO for dipping?! YUCK. I was not going to ruin my squid by drowning it in that so I just ate most of it plain and some of it in soy sauce with those red pepper sprinkles [most ramen restaurants have it in a shaker at their tables]. 😛
I didn’t want to have the bubble guts so I went for just a Medium Spicy Level of the Tonkotsu soup. I added some corn, spinach, and egg. Everything else I wanted was already included. 🙂
Boyfriend asked for the spiciest level: Fiery of the Miso soup and was given something just as spicy if not, less spicy than my medium… UGH. Curse that lady on Yelp for ruining it for him and everyone else.
We were full after our meal but, not too full for some dessert at Gelato Bar located a few doors down.
I got one scoop of their Strawberry Sorbet flavor in a cone and boyfriend got a scoop of their Rum & Raisin in a cone [they really asked for his ID to even sample this flavor]. I also got two macaroons:
I ate the Lavender one in the car because I just couldn’t wait – I nearly had an orgasm after the first bite – it was SO PERFECT. The one pictured above is the Coffee one which also almost lead me to completion!! ;D
The previous time I had been to the Gelato Bar and got macaroons, they were stale and old… but, NOT THIS TIME. Ooohh maaaan… my mouth is watering right now just thinking about them.
I did some blogging when we got home and took a hot, relaxing bubble bath before bed.
Yesterday, we went grocery shopping and then, came home and did a whole lot of nothing besides eating everything we bought… heh.
Today, we woke up at a little past 2 PM and laid in bed for a little. Boyfriend did the dishes and when the dishwasher was done, I took a shower and boyfriend cooked dinner. I watched an episode of Harlots, took off my nail polish and filed my fingernails. The dinner was done before the episode was, so I forced boyfriend to watch the rest of it with me. It ended at the exact time we were done eating. We washed up and then headed to Starbucks for our espressos because I gotta get my booty to work tonight.
I got my Ipsy bag a couple days ago but, I’m concerned about my Birchbox now. It usually comes one day before or after my Ipsy – on the tracking, it’s saying it hasn’t even left New York yet? I wonder what’s going on!
Also, I got my giveaway all sorted out now – if you haven’t entered yet, don’t forget to!! You can do so… by clicking right here!