Went to dinner tonight at a little Mexican restaurant in Bulimba and was pleasantly surprised with the food. There’s not a lot of choice in our general area for Mexican so we’ve probably ended up at Montezuma’s more often than they deserve. The place we went to last night was called ‘La Quinta Mexican Cafe y Bar’ on Oxford Street and it was fantastic. Dodgy quasi-Mexican decor but the food more than made up for it.
We had some delicious tapas for starters, fajitas for mains and some really yummy deserts – Mexican doughnuts for me and Chocolate Nachos for Yale…. yes Chocolate Nachos! They were thin/flat nacho shapped chocolate sweet biscuits served with hot chocolate fudge and cream and ice cream and even though I’m not normally one for chocolate, I tried a bit and they were really good.
I’m definitely going back there again….. I wonder if they’d let us hold a Tequila Party there! 🙂
Angel’s first Tequila Party c2003.
Okay.. so I spent yesterday doing the things I’ve been dying to do… the really important things yes? Like finally getting my nails done…. 🙂 Happy dance at having beautiful nails again… and God bless the strange little men at Eastman Kodak who invented SuperGlue…. without whose help I would never have been able to hang in there for five weeks of manicure-less hell that is Asia Minor and the Subcontinent! 🙂
Last night … more catching up with loud relatives (the loud bit is probably in my head)… only this time being tortured with corriander, being roped into photographic duties and being compulsorily required to oooh and ahhh over new baby.
Them – “Do you want a cuddle Borys?”
Me – “Oh no… just returned from the third world, full of germs you know… cough cough”
Translation:: ‘ “Do you want me to fall into a socially unacceptable blubbering mess of infertility related despair on your lounge room floor?” :S It’s getting harder and harder to be happy for people with their gorgeous new babies… and especially hard when I’ve not yet caught up on the whole lack of sleep thing. Overwhelming jealousy, long nurtured frustration and inability to interpret spoken language does not a taciturn Borys make. I deftly sidestepped the possibility of a neurotic breakdown by avoiding small emotional grenade and decided to go out and hang with decidedly non-breeding friends instead.
Went to party, party, party…. intending to hang for about an hour or so and then come home. But I was delightfully detained by second favorite brother-in-law and ended up staying out until 0130!!!! :S Not good for the sleep whole deprivation thingy!!!!! 🙁
Today – Slept in until 1030 – that’s a new record for me… might have been the fantastic hot water bottle I had – thanks 😉 Angel had some little friends over to watch a movie on the bigscreen… . how can three small boys make soooo much noise! :S Then had NMdG and MissCL over for dinner. Watched a weird movie… Black Snake Moan and tried to go to sleep at a reasonable hour…. like about 0230! :S
Am never going to recover from this lack of sleep thing!
We had a wee anti-festival drinkies last night… and by wee… I mean wee!! There was barely 8 of us… but we were a fairly committed bunch… intent on making up for all the serious amounts of lost drinking we were foregoing by not attending festival this year. And I must say… judging by the bottles this morning, we made a fair dint on that goal!
For special fun and torture, I inflicted my some of my oldest friends on my newest friend… And I must say the results weren’t as disastrous as they usually are when you throw someone new into a well established social group…. the new friend held up tolerably well, and the old friends (for the most part) behaved themselves. So we had a pretty good night… 🙂 Shame that the Darkman and his gorgeous little KissGirl couldn’t make the party….. but that, no doubt, could have led to a very different night indeed! 😛
I had my 30th birthday party on the weekend…. yes slightly over due I know, but I always said I’d turn 30 eventually! Apparently it clashed with the RH Red and White, which was accidental I assure you! Turned out to be a warm and very wet night, so we had the party inside yet again! One of these days we’re going to hold a party outside and maybe spare my carpets a little!
So it was out with the fedoras, feathers, furs, braces and funky clunky shoes. 🙂 Everyone looked really cool. HdM came dressed as a sailor, NMdG, Darkman, Jimbo all made good gangster types, we had one Indiana Jones, and a few flapper types. Best costume has to go to the Humbibble dressed as a Cigarette girl in a very saucy outfit. I can’t actually remember a lot of detail from the evening – I had loads of champagne for the girls to drink, but I think things went down hill due to Darkman’s cheap tequila, which he always feels compelled to inflict on everyone else! I spent the whole night laughing…. and I think there was dancing…. gotta remember to eat something when we’re drinking….. and I KNOW I accidentally walked into a discussion between Darkman and Surly about fisting (not something you forget in a hurry)…. and I have vague recollections of our intrepid sailor dropping his pants…. again! …. also there may or may not have been some sort of pile up of people on the living room floor in a rather tragic swing dance incident! But I am pretty certain the fisting was before the teqila… which is disconcerting on so many levels!
I woke up this morning feeling not too bad, except for the positively ridiculous pain level I was experiencing in my lower back!!! Couldn’t for the life of me figure out what I’d done to stir it up…. and then I downloaded my photos this morning! There was indeed some sailor type pants dropping action… and yes, there was dancing of a sort….. and undeniable evidence a pile up of people on the living room floor at one stage…. and there I am – at the bottom of it! Mysterious back pain no longer a mystery… Sigh.
All up it was a fun night. I’ll have to send round some of the more incriminating photos by email i think.