weekend update: v-day

What a fabulous weekend.

-It was a rough week at school (slash rough year). My 5th hour class was in the computer lab finishing up papers, and when the bell rang, I went back to my room for lunch, and there was Doug, sitting at my desk with a bouquet of flowers.
-Dinner: very yummy Toasted Orzo Chicken Soup:

-Then, to celebrate the beginning of BREAK, we went to see Valentine's Day in the theater. (We probably go to 1 or 2 movies a year - I'm just not a huge fan of the movie theater experience.) It was pretty cute, overall. Can't stand some of the actors, but I enjoyed the way the movie poked fun at a lot of relationships/types of people in relationships. Plus, last line of the movie was hilarious.
-Morning - Doug took Zooey to a park in the morning while I did some laundry and tinkered around the house.
-Night - We went out to dinner with Debbie & Kress. The boys thought it would be fun to go to Greektown, so we went to a restaurant called New Parthenon. Yikes. The place was packed, which wasn't surprising, so the waiters and staff were... frenzied. We had made reservations, so our wait wasn't bad. Our waiter brought us bread, and as I was getting ready to butter mine, Doug pulled the plate away from me and turned it so I could see a weird little red dot on the plate. I asked what it was, when he pointed to our table, where there was a big, red drop of BLOOD on our table. He covered it with a napkin and proceeded to tell us that our waiter's finger had been bleeding and dripped on our table. When our waiter came back, we noticed that the upper right corner of his apron was covered in bloody finger prints - as though he had been repeatedly wiping his hand on it! He apologized and went off to bandage his finger and change his apron while other staff members cleared our table and wiped it off with a rag. No disinfectant, just a quick wipe down. Gag.

After a brief discussion, we decided to stay at the restaurant and give them a second chance. We got saganaki, which was my first experience seeing the "OPA!" in person. Our meal came shortly after. I had ordered chicken souvlaki, which was okay. About halfway through his meal, Doug stopped eating and laid his fork next to his plate. I looked at his fork and saw a piece of plastic that said "65". We decided we were full. The manager came over and we got a 10% discount. We made sure to commemorate the occasion with a photo before we left though.
(Please note "blood" gang sign...)
Despite being grossed out by the blood & plastic, we were actually in good spirits and just cracking up about the whole experience. We grabbed dessert in Royal Oak and went back to the Townleys' for a bit.
-Church & communion (I mention this because our church has the best communion bread EVER)
-Park with Zoo. Such a blast.

& 2 pics of Zoo doing what she does best - being a freak:

-Lazy afternoon - laundry and Olympics
-Around 5 I decided to make dinner, checked my cupboards for ingredients and whipped up Grilled Chicken Parmesan with homemade tomato sauce! Didn't take too much effort to make it a cute Valentine's dinner for two.
-Doug ran to the store for some chocolate ice cream while I made fudge sauce. When he returned with the goods, we had chocolate sundaes with bananas and watched PAIRS FIGURE SKATING! (Seriously, best husband ever.)

This is the life:


  1. soup looks super good!

    the restaurant story is SCARY!! gross. next time you and dougy are here we'll take you to our favorite greek place. it's a little less plasticy/bloody :o)

    sounds like a great weekend.

    thanks for the cd of pics. love 'em.
    love u!

  2. i can't wait to see you guys!!! mom and i watched pairs skating too! i was happy the old pair won :)

  3. I would love to change my font like you have yours....can you tell me how to do it ?

  4. How do you say "Ewww" in Greek?

  5. best communion bread ever? as in tastiest??