Sunday, September 23, 2007

feeling good, feeling right, it's Saturday night... And now it's Sunday morning, bright and crisp, and I feel fabulous. Last night I invited a friend to dine with me at a small, local place that I had never been to but had read the menu posted outside - organic items caught my eye, and they have a coupon in the area Entertainment book. So last night was the night to experience this place. Oh. my. god. it was incredible. The decor is sort of funky modern retro - old photos of Marvin Gaye and the young Steve McQueen and Goldie Hahn amidst the old tin squares on the ceiling painted a frosty grey/gold, an antelope skull above a faux mantle, pale blue walls. Beautiful dishes and silver on the table. A cute Rob Lowe look-alike for a waiter. A sample of bruschetta brought to the table, just because. Fried brie with Michigan cherry dipping sauce for an appetizer. Sea scallops with squash and some kind of heavenly spinach concoction painted on a rectangular white plate. Dessert was raspberry and mint sorbet - the flavor explosion of those two intensities mixed together - well, it now resides among the pantheon of sensory sensations that rock my world, like the guava body butter that makes my eyes roll back in my head..... Then we grabbed some lawn chairs and walked down to the members-only lake access near my friend's house and watched a beautiful sunset. A neighbor dog was swimming and kept coming over to us and splashing us as he swished the water off his body. Another dog on a nearby dock kept jumping into the lake - maybe 18 times, one after another. Feeling his joy made me laugh each time. Then some top shelf TLC, and dreaming. Dreaming is a very good sign - of relaxing,...

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