I finally located the area’s sole Thai restaurant last night: The King and I in Bridgeport. I have to say that it was pretty damn good. I had Drunken Noodle, a favorite, although I almost had to try the Pad Thai in honor of Jennifer. One of the highlights of the dinner was watching this guy and his girlfriend next to me. The guy insisted to her that he was not going to try anything with shrimp or scallops or squid; he came for spicy and he was going to have spicy. He proceeded to order some beef dish, extra spicy. The waitress cautioned him that it was pretty damn hot on its own, but he wouldn’t listen. I thoroughly enjoyed watching him sweat and tear as he strained to get through the dish. I think his girlfriend enjoyed it too.
Today was Thanksgiving at my client’s cafeteria. They had turkey, stuffing, yams, peas and onions, squash, cranberry sauce, turkey soup, corn bread, apple cider and pumpkin pie….all for $6. Not too shabby. I had a nice long lunch with my bosses and we talked about the British Empire, the architecture of Dublin, and the perils of working with people who were idiots. Delightful.
I spent a nice portion of the afternoon responding to emails of several old friends and co-workers that responded to me after I sent out one of those big “I changed my phone number” messages. I forgot that I even had some of these people in my address book. Crazy. All in all, I have to say that I was pretty psyched to hear from everyone….including my long lost friend Harish who now has a beautiful baby.
I had a nice relaxing time after work today, complete with an episode of Malto Mario and 30 Minute Meals. Damn, those shows make me hungry. Right now, I’m just looking over a few small things and getting ready for tomorrow: going home to see Jennifer. Saturday…three words: Chocolate Show, baby.