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17 June 2011 @ 03:18 pm
I'm sorry, HOW much? Is there REAL dragon in that?  
So today was a fantastic day. I mean, I did a little shopping, got a pedicure, saw my husband unexpectedly just before lunch and got a kiss... just really and truly all-around awesome.

You know when I say these things, when I'm too positive, there is always a very large BUT. (Much like my own. Har dee har har.)

I was zipping along I-40 after a Doctor's appointment, needing to get a quick lunch before I picked Aaron up at theatre camp, when my eyes lit upon a sushi place that I'm fond of, but don't go to very often because the husband and the kiddos aren't fans.

I am, though. I LOVE sushi. Big time.

So, like so many other things that happen in my life, on a whim, I stop at the sushi place and go in to sit at the bar. I brought in the 5th Diana Gabaldon book (which I'm still powering through) and ordered my sushi and settled in for a lovely, if solitary lunch.

I asked the server about the special on the board at the front. All I heard was shrimp, lobster and avocado and then a bunch of other stuff that I didn't understand. I held up my hand, ever the continental sushi-orderer, and said, "You had me at shrimp, lobster and avocado. Bring me one of those and a spicy crunchy salmon roll."

I had a great time, alternately reading my book and watching the sushi chef do his thing. The salmon was wonderful, as ever, and the special (The GOLDEN DRAGON) was really, stupendously good. Possibly one of the best rolls I'd ever had. Beautiful, too. Art on a plate. I got full, though and left two of the rolls, feeling satisfied and happy. Until the server brought me the bill.

The "special" on the board? The one that I didn't let him finish explaining about because I thought the language/accent barrier was too much to power through? It was $38.00. Thirty-eight American dollars, y'all. For LUNCH. And that doesn't count the iced tea and the other $7 salmon roll. All of which I stopped for on a whim.

[Here is where you can imagine my husband shouting, "YOU SPENT HOW MUCH?? ON LUNCH?! CARRIE LEIGH!!]

Sorry, baby. Won't happen again.

Probably. It was really, really good, though. ;)

But after I signed the bill, you'll be pleased to know that I sure did fire down those last two rolls.

I felt as if I had to. I owed it to the sushi gods.

And my pocketbook.
I am:: at the bar
I feel:: workingworking
April Wesson DriggersApril Wesson Driggers on June 17th, 2011 08:49 pm (UTC)
You just have to indulge yourself.... and HAVE a $50 lunch. I mean, you wouldn't think twice abouit a $200 dinner on a special occasion. so here's your special occasion lunch. :) It's your once a year, my treat on ME... and you enjoyed it...and if the boys didn't have to choke it down, it's all the better! ;) See? I can rationalize anything, right. It's like they were paying you.... so they didn't have to endure it so you could enjoy yourself without guilt. :)
Carrie Leigh: Extremely stubborn and suspicioucarrie_leigh on June 18th, 2011 03:36 am (UTC)
Re: Sometimes....
You're the queen of rationalization. It's almost an art form!
Jessica K Malfoy: food: heart sushijessicakmalfoy on June 17th, 2011 08:50 pm (UTC)
mmm sushi! i'm sure it was well worth it.
Carrie Leigh: 5 pts to Slytherincarrie_leigh on June 18th, 2011 03:36 am (UTC)
It was SO GOOD. And SO pretty!
Jandy the Gnome Whispererjandjsalmon on June 17th, 2011 09:36 pm (UTC)
Holy Hannah. Jay would have a hernia. I'm glad it tasted good at least.
Carrie Leigh: Always forgivecarrie_leigh on June 18th, 2011 03:37 am (UTC)
Nolan's reply when I told him?

"You're dead to me."

Jandy the Gnome Whisperer: FNL - Texas Foreverjandjsalmon on June 18th, 2011 03:41 am (UTC)
Classic. I love you guys a lot... *g*
Adelagiaadelagia on June 17th, 2011 09:46 pm (UTC)
WORTH IT. It's sushi; how could it not be?
Carrie Leigh: bad examplecarrie_leigh on June 18th, 2011 03:37 am (UTC)
I've never met a sushi I didn't like. :D
Katemugglechump on June 18th, 2011 12:11 am (UTC)
Holy cow. I wonder how much it is when it's NOT on special?

Just the same, it's no worse then an impulse buy at the store. Treat yourself, it was a great day!
Carrie Leigh: Arthur smilescarrie_leigh on June 18th, 2011 03:41 am (UTC)
I think "featured" rather than special was what it really was. I had a clue when it came out with GOLD LEAF on it.

Lord, have mercy.

P.S. How GOOD is SoA? I'm on 1x09. Jax is AWESOME!
WolfStar: dancingwolfstar07 on June 18th, 2011 02:44 am (UTC)
Geez, that was some special. I thought they were supposed to be cheaper than the norm, and at lunch no less.
Carrie Leigh: Awkward Luke and Darthcarrie_leigh on June 18th, 2011 03:41 am (UTC)
That's what I thought! Oh, well, live and learn.
Not a lady at all: wordy: facepalmcosmo_jenny on June 18th, 2011 10:21 am (UTC)

Well, the point is you enjoyed it. And stay away from it for the rest of the year.
lovedbygod2lovedbygod2 on June 18th, 2011 03:09 pm (UTC)

That is a funny story!! I'm sorry though, I may have sat there and cried.