Rubbing elbows with the famous... date 3 of 52
Last night Larry and I had our 3rd date. It was a special one.. the night we got to LEAVE THE HOUSE!!! I arranged for my mom to watch the kids overnight, and started scrambling to try and figure out what to do. The plan was having Larry's input on most of our nights out. That way I know that we're doing something we both enjoy. The problem was, neither of us had ANY idea what to do. I've discovered we're no longer individuals with interests of our own... we our extensions of our children! We just didn't know what to do without taking their interests in mind.
I have several restaurant.com gift certificates. But I've also bought some gift certificates from Arkansas Daily Deal and other group websites. (I've listed several group coupon websites that I like below) My goal is to never eat at a restaurant that we've eaten before. 12 "day out" dates... 12 new restaurants. This month, we settled on Salut Bistro. I'd never heard of it and had no idea where it was. I was definitely thankful for Genevieve Penelope Sassafrass (my GPS) that I got for Christmas. :) Miss Sassy took us right to the parking lot. However, once we were in the parking lot we had no idea where the restaurant was!!! We wandered into a building there (there were several around), and luckily found it right away.
After we left Salut Bistro, we decided to go down to RiverMarket area and check out a couple bars. We saw that the Flying Saucer had a Trivia night on Tuesdays. This was something we figured Larry would really enjoy, and was gonna check it out. So we stop, and I have to pee pretty badly. (keepin' it real y'all!). So we walk up the couple blocks to the Flying Saucer, and it's REALLY packed. We're not a fan of crowds, so we walk to WillyD's piano bar. And their closed... it's just too early yet. So we decide to walk around and just see what was going on. So we walk up and down, and by this time I have to REALLY REALLY pee. So we run into Stickyz so I can take care of business. Sit down for a drink. There's not really many people in there. A group of guys sitting beside us, 2 ladies at a table, and a family in the corner. Suddenly we start noticing that the group of guys by us is garnering a lot of attention. One of the waiters come over and asked for one of the guys picture before he leaves. The young boy from the family came over and asked for his autograph. Neither Larry nor I recognize him, with his dark glass frames, plaid jacket, etc. We finally decided he must just be a local celebrity. I even contemplated asking the waitress who he was, but figured I wouldn't know anyway. I tried to get Larry to let me take his picture with Mr. Famous. I wanted to post a blog poll to see who recognized him. But I couldn't get Larry to go for it. LOL
So we leave and go and check the Flying Saucer out again. It's about time for the Trivia tourney to start. However, it's still super packed, so we decide not to even go inside. We walk over to Willy D's to listen to the dueling pianos. When we walk in, the place is empty. It seems the pianos don't start dueling until 9, and it's not even 7:30 yet. So we just decide to leave. As we are headed back to our van to leave, we see the same guy in front of Juanita's and realize he must be playing there. So when we get home, I go to Juanita's website, I discover it's Drake Bell (from Drake and Josh) that we were sitting next to!!!! I couldn't believe we had sit within ARMS REACH of the star of my kids favorite tv show, and didn't get a picture OR an autograph. But ya know what... we still rubbed elbows with the famous. ;)