I’m in the middle of a dry spell. Oh, I have ideas for things to post here; plenty of ‘em, too. I’ll start writing them out, and then one of two things occurs – I either can’t stand the way I’ve phrased it, or I like the writing but find that the original idea itself is shit. Lately it’s the latter, most often. Either way is frustrating, especially since it leaves me very little to post other than excuses for why I’m not posting more often. And, y’know, who wants to read that?
Well, hell. I suppose I could tell you about Science Girl’s birthday dinner. We went to Nishino, which was quite nice. I was lead to believe that it was a bit more formal than it turned out to be, so I wore my suit. Given the quantity of fleece on display at the other tables, I was perhaps a little overdressed. Better that than the other way around, I guess. (SG was much cleverer than I, as usual, and dressed in such a way as to appear both formal and casual.)
The food was great. We had some sushi to start. It was probably the best I’ve had – not to imply that I’ve had a whole bunch of experience with sushi, since I haven’t. Just that it was really good, as was the miso soup. The entrees were a sort of (and I’m hesitant to use this term, since I’m no foodie & could well be misapplying it) fusion of traditional Japanese cuisine and, uh, western, in the case of SG’s (I don’t think cheese factors into trad. Japanese cooking, does it?), and Chinese in mine. Sometimes that sort of thing falls flat, but this was aces all the way. We want to go back, dressed comfortably, and sit at the sushi bar to learn a few things.