Sunday, November 23, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving to All

Happy Thanksgiving, everybody. I know I'm early, but we are leaving town on Tuesday and tomorrow is going to be hectic as hell trying to get ourselves together and ready. I doubt I will have time to blog again before then, so I wanted to send my best wishes for the holiday to everybody. Eat, drink and be merry and give all your loved ones a hug. That's what its all about anyway.

Mild Disappointment

The concert yesterday, The Trans-Siberian Orchestra wasn't exactly what we all expected.
There was very little Christmas music...and the ONLY recognizable Christmas music at ALL was a few short snippets of my favorite "Carol of the Bells" done in a compilation of a whole bunch of other songs. It was really loud, and although I did enjoy the light show, there were moments that were seizure inducing. Dad and Barb left after the first half of the show and waited for us outside in the lobby area. Honestly we all thought it was over at intermission, but it turned out to be 3 whole hours long. I don't know....I wouldn't go back again, but how can you know that until you try it? It was interesting anyway. And we spent the afternoon with the family trying out something new, so I won't call it a total loss. I just expected a Christmas concert, and this was more like a hard rock concert. I did not buy the CD. Oh well. You live and you learn.

Dinner was not a disappointment, however. Dad had made reservations for 5:15 since we all had no idea the concert was going to last so incredibly long. We got to the restaurant at more like 6:15, but they had a table for us right away. This was at the BoneFish Grill. Dad and Barb had really enjoyed the one in Myrtle Beach. And the one in Cary was every bit as good. The food was excellent, and the service was really good, too. I had scallops and shrimp in lemon butter that would melt in your mouth. Bruce and Stephen had steaks that were apparently extremely delicious. Hannia proclaimed her salmon in a pan asian sauce to be the best salmon EVER. So....
the food made up for the lacking in the concert arena. My favorite part of the meal was a pomegranate-peach Mojito. Oh my lord, that thing was good. Like knock your socks off good, slurp the bottom of the glass rudely with your straw kind of good. If you ever go there (because apparently it IS a chain restaurant, we just don't have one here in Greenville which makes me sad now) be sure to try that. I think its one of their specialty house drinks. Skip the concert and go have drinks at Bonefish instead, and you will have a guaranteed good time....HAHA.