I spent a lovely evening last night with my dear friend Mette at the Metropole’s restaurant, Angelina. We had the intention to catch a party at the tunnel bar, but as we often do, we talked and talked and laughed and shared and caught up. We arrived at the restaurant at 8:00pm. We left at 3:00a.m. That’s a good girl’s night out! We love dining here for the menu and cocktails, and because it’s a nice and civilized break from the grit and grime of living in Hanoi. The expense of it only allows me to do this once a month, but it is well worth it!
After just four hours of sleep, I dragged myself out of bed to go to work Saturday morning (oh that .5 in the contract!!!). As I was gaining momentum for the morning, got an e-mail from Pete at 8:58am “Lunch today then a massage? Want to go to Tamarind?” Tamarind Cafe is a great vegetarian restaurant in Hanoi. My response, “Oh my dear. Mama’s got a headache. Can do lunch. Decide about spa then? Need sleep!”
So lunch we did. First item ordered was fried cheese. Oh my yum. Perfect after a long night and maybe one more cocktail than needed. We also ordered crepes and nachos and bruschetta. Coffee, juice. We were both recovering from a fun Friday night. Slowly, the color came back to our faces.
We brainstormed some names for some of Pete’s new business ventures. The thing with Pete and I is that once we get creative, we get creative. And we start being silly and taking silly pictures like this one. Those are Pete’s glasses which he said looked good on me. I wasn’t willing to take a normal picture. Do the glasses look cute? Our lunch turned into a four hour+ conversation filled with lots of laughter and imaginative ideas, as well as concepts so stupid and comical we cried hilarious tears.
We stopped at the CD/DVD shop where I picked up the GLEE set, a few music CDs and where Pete bought me the DVD set of Little Britain. I’m set for entertainment for awhile.
Next stop was the spa and a total indulgence of a two hour hot stone therapy massage. Oh my silly putty. Had a quick bit to eat and now that I’m home and all squeaky clean from a hot shower and vigorous loofah, I am soooo ready to hit the sack and venture off to dream land. What a fun, spontaneous and totally wonderful day!