We went to dinner tonight and I don’t think I’ve laughed that hard in a long, long time. Seriously.
My friend Cynthia is town (she arrived today) so we convinced her to come along. Actually, I don’t think we so much convinced her as we told her she was coming with us. Jason, Cynthia, Kenny and I headed to Yoshida’s (Japanese steakhouse) just before 6 p.m. We got there so early, we were able to score the early-bird specials. That was highlight number one.
A couple sat down next to Kenny (it was the man’s birthday – they actually brought a pie for the two of them) and then three people were next to them, an older lady, a man and a younger female. The man will now be known as Drunk Guy or DG.
DG was completely inappropriate. He was very loud, often talking on his cell phone or to his daughter. Apparently, it was also his mother’s birthday.
Our chef was awesome. Very funny. Nobody was really paying attention to him, except for Jason, and he often made jokes about DG.
In the middle of dinner, the power went out. Twice. It came back after a few minutes, but crazy Asheville is under a tornado watch until later tonight. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that the power is a little iffy!
After dinner, the staff was paid to sing the “happy song” to the man whose wife brought in the pie. They sang it, and instead of her name they sang, “happy birthday white people,” which I found hilarious. They even lit the candle on her birthday pie.
Well, DG thought his mom should have the pie, grabbed it and made her pose with said pie. I think she was a little embarrassed. The pie was passed around, several photos were taken with the pie and then DG blew out the candle and handed it back to the birthday girl.
For real. He blew out the candle of some stranger’s birthday pie and handed it back to her.
We took a few photos after we ate. Had to preserve the memories, you know.
This is my 500th post. I tried to get Jason to guest-blog for me, but he wasn’t into it. I know he’s working on getting his DC photos up on his site, but I have no idea how far he’s gotten on those. I’m anxious to check them out myself.
Tomorrow morning, he gets back on a plane and he’ll be back in Iraq sometime next week. Makes me sad, but then I received an email tonight reminding us that the guys are at their halfway point of their deployment. Halfway. It’s all downhill from here!