A blog about my life, knitting, and other stuff.

May 25, 2005

One Step Forward...

I was this close to finishing the right front of Sam last night when I realized I had missed a decrease several rows down. I ripped it out. Hopefully I'll finish it today.

Last night I went out to dinner with my best friend. We do this every month since we never get to see one another any more. She walked to my house because we were planning on having dinner at a really good Italian restaurant a few blocks from my house. It was a gorgeous evening, clear, warm, lovely. We got to the restaurant and found that they are closed on Tuesdays. We had a laugh and decided to try a new place a little over a mile away. We walked and talked. We got to restaurant #2 and were told in the snottiest way possible that there was a two and a half hour wait! We turned around and walked out. We chuckled again. We decided to head over to a Cuban restaurant on the ship canal. It was another half mile. When we got there we discovered that they had gone out of business. We tried to chuckle. There is a very good Mexican place further in the direction we were heading that we like so we headed over there--another .8 miles. From half a block away we could see swarms of people outside the restaurant. Not a good sign. We couldn't even get inside to see how long the wait would be. There were at least 30 people milling around waiting. Now we laughed, from fatigue and famine, at our ridiculous fortune. We decided to head up to the U District and get food wherever we could find it. We crossed the street and saw a family that we all used to go to preschool with. We stopped and chatted a bit. We told them our tale of woe. They offered us a ride and we gladly accepted. They dropped us off at my friend's house. We hopped in her car and headed straight to our favorite spot. We had to wait for a table there too but consoled ourselves with guacamole and plaintain chips at the bar. We felt a lot less guilty about our dinner after all that walking.