Holy cow! You guys weren’t kidding! Inception rocked!
But, more on that in a minute. 😉
As in any good date, you have to get to through dinner and ice cream first!
My hot date brought me to the wonderful world of Downtown Disney last night.
I really love the Downtown Disney area, but rarely make it out there because it’s so far and usually pretty busy during high tourist season (like right now). However, if you manage to avoid the crowds it’s a great place for a date. There are great restaurant options, live entertainment, and lots of fun places to walk to.
Luckily, I didn’t mind the long drive last night. I had a new toy to play with. 😉
So far I am LOVING the Evo!! Gmail works like a breeze, tweeting is now 10 times more fun, and I’m going crazy downloading all the apps. At one point Derek had to take the phone away from me so I would stop checking my e-mail last night. I can see where I could get in trouble with this phone, but right now I can’t help it – I’m obsessed! 😉
We had 7:30 reservations for Paradiso 37. I’d never been there before, but am always game for trying a new place.
At first I think our server had forgot about us. There was a table of 15 (?) right near us and they seemed to be hogging the server’s attention. Luckily Derek spoke up and was able to get us another server (didn’t know this was possible at restaurants) who was really attentive and took our orders right away. That great server really saved the day, otherwise I made have just got up and left.
At least we had the camera to entertain us while we waited. 🙂
I ordered the Mahi Mahi Sliders with roasted vegetables instead of fries.
The veggies were great. I enjoyed that there were more green beans than potatoes. 🙂
The sliders were ok. A little bready for my taste. I ended up eating one whole slider and half of another. I just wasn’t feeling it for some reason.
Derek really enjoyed his jalapeno burger and I enjoyed the outdoor seating. I would probably give the restaurant 3 out of 5 stars. It was good, but nothing special.
Next up, Ghiradelli for dessert!
This place was PACKED!!!
Because of the crowds we skipped trying to get a sundae and a table and instead each got individual cones. I got a single scoop of Mint Chocolate Chip. Yum!
With full bellies and a satisfied sweet tooth we were ready to see Inception.
I was honestly a little scared when I realized we would be seeing an intense two and a half hour movie at 10:30pm last night. 10:30 is usually past my bedtime and let’s just say I don’t have the best track record when it comes to staying awake during late showings. But, the movie was so good I managed to stay wide awake the entire time.
The reason why I didn’t like The Departed was because it was your stereotypical guy flick that involved way too much drama, way too much talking, and way too much of me dozing off and losing interest. Inception was totally different. The storyline was unique, there was plenty of action to keep me entertained, and the talking was kept to a minimal so I was able to easily follow along.
I won’t even begin to explain the complex concept that is Inception, but if you’re looking for a great movie to see this summer I would highly recommend it. 🙂
We got home late and I crashed as soon as I walked in the door. 🙂
The alarm rang way too early this morning, but I knew I had to get up and run.
Before heading out I had a wasa cracker with almond butter and rolled dates.
I had 7 miles on my schedule, but on the way out the door I told myself 6 miles would be ok. I headed to my favorite running trail and just went for it.
It’s was hot and sunny, but I pushed through it and ran it strong! Along the way I even ran into some old Team in Training buddies and a reader stopped me while she was on her own run to let me know she reads my blog (Hi Britney!) Talk about great motivation!
In the end I gave it all I had and stuck with the originally planned 7 miles.
I can be a little over dramatic at the end of hot runs. 🙂
Home –> Shower —> FOOD
Classic French Toast with fruit that had been microwaved with some preserves and topped with plain yogurt.
Now, that is what I call a Saturday breakfast. 🙂
The winner of the Homemade by Amanda’s box of assortment treats is….
Congrats Mindy! Send me an e-mail with your information at email@example.com and I’ll make sure that box of goodies is on it’s way!
Happy Saturday everyone!!