Monday, March 05, 2007
After weeks of going between anxiety, nervousness and excitement, on Feb. 1, I headed home to visit my mom, and from there, to meet Woodstock for R&R. For the most part, we didn’t have any specific plans, but to spend time and enjoy each other and his family. To say I enjoyed myself is an understatement. It was great, and I had a lot of fun getting to see a side of Atlanta that I’d been unable to before. So, finally, recap of my trip for those who care to know ☺
The COMEDY SHOW
When Woodstock was still in Kuwait, he found out about this event called Passion and Poetry going on in Atlanta. It seemed to be a night of Poetry from professionals and amateurs and live music. It seemed like a perfect start to a Valentine’s Day week. Clearly, it seemed that way to a lot of other people too, because it was sold out. So I scrambled to find something else we could do on Saturday night. After scouring Access Atlanta, I finally found something – A comedy show at Uptown Comedy Club. Then I went back and forth trying to decide whether we should wait until midweek and see DC Curry or go on Saturday and see Pierre Edwards, AKA the light skinned guy from How to Be a Player and BAPS. I settle on Pierre. But when I first told Woodstock, he raised an eyebrow. “WHO?” he asked. Regardless, we went, getting there early just in case. We needn’t have worried – since I’d printed out our tickets and got us VIP seats (which, if you get there early, are no better than the regular seats) we got to skip the line. That also gave us time to hit up the new martini and tapas bar down the street (more on that later). Pierre didn’t open the show of course, there was an MC and another guy who went on before him. They were all hilarious. And I found out afterward, Woodstock had never been to a comedy show. All, in all, it was a good night. And if you go, remember, parking is for both the comedy club AND the strip club next door. And keep your ticket from the show – the strip club offers a discount ;)
Ah, so we’ve finally made it. Two years of marriage. For our anniversary this year, we were together – which, if you’re in the military, you know is not always possible. I’m pretty sure Woodstock was in the field for our anniversary last year. We are in Atlanta staying at Woodstock’s mom’s new house, but from the 12th (our anniversary) to the 14th, we spent the time alone in a small town outside of Atlanta.
For our anniversary dinner, we went to a fondue restaurant called The Melting Pot. If you’ve never been there, you’ve GOT to try it. We started out with a cheese fondue that the server put together at the table. We had bread cubes, granny smith apples and some veggies for dippers. After the cheese course, we both had Caeser salads. They might have possibly been the best Ceaser salads I’ve ever tasted. They were topped with pine nuts and some kind of honey roasted nut.
Then came the main course. You choose your broth (we chose mojo, which was supposed to be a kind of spicy Caribbean style) and then a selection of meats. The trick is that you cook the meat yourself by putting it on the fork and sticking it in the broth for a few minutes. We chose a selection of lobster tail, shrimp, chicken, filet mignon, some kind of spicy beef and veggies. It took us a while to get everything cooked, but I think that was part of the pleasure of the meal. It wasn’t the type of meal you just rush through, it gave us time to talk and have fun. Of course, there had to be some type of libation, so we shared a huge margarita.
There was a Melting Pot in Tallahassee where we lived before coming to Germany. But being broke college students, we were never able to try it. I’m thankful that we are able to do something like that now, and I’m thankful that we were able to share such a nice night together.
Now, I think we’re both looking forward to many more.