Sunday, November 04, 2007

Mom & Me

My mom's in town for the weekend and we've been having a lot of fun. We attempted to go for drinks at the bar on the 35th floor of the Mandarin Hotel but were thwarted by all the people in town for the marathon. Lesson learned: Make reservations, even just for cocktails. Instead, we had dinner at Cafe Gray. Fancy, but delish. She had Snapper, which was light and flavorful, and I had the Skate Schnitzel. Interesting, but not the greatest because it was fried - hence the "schnitzel." My favorite was the tiny lavender cookies that they brought at the end of the meal (I believe pastry chef Chris Broberg's lavender-scented white-chocolate petits fours). Lavender in food is kind of fabulous.

Today, we went to church and then had coffee cinnamon buns and pieces of Princess Cake after the service. It was so relaxing, and fortifying for the four hours of shopping that transpired afterwards. We hit Banana, Kenneth Cole, and Bloomies and basically shopped 'til we dropped. OK, I shopped; my mom almost dropped. I got two dresses, a purple coat, two pair of shoes, and a sweet black top that I can wear for both work and going out at night. A perfect date top - always a great purchase.

Now, I'm trying to do work while my mom is watching football downstairs. God, do I hate football. Hate. It. It's got to be one of the top 3 most boring things in the world, right before watching paint dry or waiting for water to boil. Not only is it boring, it's extremely aggravating to listen to. I can't stand the incessant murmur of the crowd roaring and the announcers squawking.

It makes me tense. She loves it. Bizarre.


jehara said...

i hate football too. and i agree with you about the lavender in food. this one wine bar i used to work for served a lavender chocolate tart and it was one of the best desserts i have ever tasted.

Starshine said...

Glad you're having fun with your mom! Enjoy each other!

Starshine said...

Tell your mom I say "hi"!

InterstellarLass said...

Football is more interesting when you have something vested in it. Like money. Or bragging rights. I played fantasy football for a few years. That was fun, but also a lot of work. Now I just do a straight pick-em. Makes it more fun. And believe me, I used to hate it too.

Gypsy said...

Sounds like a great weekend! :) I miss my mommy.

I love football, but only when FSU is playing.

Buttercup said...

Jehara - Lavendar chocolate tart? Yum.

Starshine - I passed along the message. So cute!

Lass and Gypsy - The only thing that makes football bearable is snuggling and/or a foot rub.