I have a bento today, but unfortunately I couldn't take a picture because I don't have my camera with me, awww! I'm eating leftover tonkatsu from Sunday night with rice, bell peppers, and strawberries and blueberries.
I had a very nice long three day weekend and got so much accomplished I can't even believe it myself. It started on Friday, which was my 5 year wedding anniversary with Mr. Pikko. We went to our usual spot, Ruth's Chris, where I got a filet and had my first ever glass of alcohol in 28 years. I've never really seen the appeal in drinking and have always taken pride in my alcohol virginity, but with the year we'd been having I felt this was an appropriate time to start.
I asked our waiter what was a good white wine for a first time wine drinker and I don't think he knew what he was talking about because he pointed me to some list of white wines and steered me to the most expensive one. I think it was called Statesbery or something. Anyway, he brought it and it tasted like ass. Or gasoline. I dunno, whatever, it just tasted frickin' horrible. On the longass list of existing wines out there, that goes onto my "Never Again" list. It took a lot of effort to drink that danged neverending glass.
My filet was made of awesome as usual, especially since I got to have it medium rare instead of medium, which was what I'd had to have for a long time due to pregnancies and breastfeeding, etc. After dinner we went to see Cloverfield, which I thought was really good until it ended with no answers. It was a wild ride of a movie which had no real explanation, which is so typical of JJ Abrams (LOST writer). Short movie, though... After the movie Mr. Pikko suggested we go walking around Waikiki, which I didn't feel like doing since my feet kinda hurt, but it turned out he had a big surprise for me. He'd booked a hotel room in secret and in it was my anniversary surprise! He'd bought me a dozen red roses, a bottle of red wine, a Nintendo DS, a wooden picture frame (for 5th anniversary), an ink cartridge for my printer, a new (old) ball mouse since mine is failing, and something nice to wear. *cough*
It was a very nice evening and made the year feel a lot better. The sucky part is the wine tasted just as shitty as the white at the restaurant, LOL. We woke up really late and he had one more surprise for me, which was to take me to some bar to watch UFC 80: Rapid Fire where BJ Penn would be fighting for the UFC Lightweight Title against Joe "Daddy" Stevenson in Newcastle, England. While we were there I tried some beer and while it was bitter, it tasted a whole lot better than wine did. I tried some of his Bud Light, drank a Coors Light, and then drank a Heinekin. I didn't really like the Heinekin as it was really bitter with a strong aftertaste. I didn't feel too different except for some tingly fingers though. The food at this place was really good though and as I expected, BJ won. He won in a very bloody and dominating fashion, which made for really good watching.
Sunday I went to the mall with my old high school friend Jean. I bought myself a nice new purse and got my ears pierced, which made the bad mood I'd been in feel a lot better. That's another thing I didn't have, pierced ears. Someone gave me a pair of earrings at the FFXI Fan Festival and so they don't go to waste, I decided to get that out of the way too.
Monday was my Grandma's birthday, so we all flew out to my hometown of Hilo to surprise her. We snuck into her house and my mom went to get her and she came out completely baffled that we were all standing in her living room, it was very nice. We went to eat lunch at this Japanese restaurant at Waiakea Villas called Miyo's and the food there was really good! Stupid me, I forgot to take a picture of the bento meal I got. I had a combination lunch of shrimp tempura, sashimi, and sesame chicken. The sesame chicken was by far the best part of the meal. It was light, crispy, and tasted wonderful. Usually Japanese fried chicken tastes really heavy and oily, but this was definitely not the case and I'm really sorry I didn't document it for you all to see! Next time for sure!!
Being in Hilo, I wanted to go check out BJ's gym. He wasn't back from England yet, but I bought a BJPenn.com women's tanktop that says "Just Scrap Sexy" on the back, which cracks me up. I have a picture of me and Mr. Pikko (WHICH HE SAYS I CAN POST, OMG) outside the place, but that will have to wait until I get my camera back, which I forgot at my Grandma's house. My brother will bring it back to Honolulu for me today.
For dinner I made everyone go to Cafe 100 so that I could eat a loco moco and get some gravy cheeseburgers, which I feel are the best part about Cafe 100. I am living proof that one weekend of bad eating can mess up your weight in a major way. I was approaching 123 last week and today I was 128.3!! lol Last night, I figured I was porked up so much I might as well just eat the cheeseburger, then eat nicely for a while to get it back off. I rarely go home anyway, so it's not like I'm going to be this bad all the time. D: I'll post my pictures tomorrow with my lunch again!
Also, congrats to my cousin Stef who just gave birth to a baby boy last week!!!