Saturday, October 08, 2005

New Sushi, New Shoes, New Location

Thursday, all our stuff was moved to the new Bostock library building. My new cubicle gets a lot of light, because it has an off white interior and the front is glass or some kind of polycarbonate. The nicest thing is that our entire department is now in the same area.

That night, we went to Mt. Fuji, at Brightleaf square. D, our favorite waiter from Nikos, has started working there. Their sushi was excellent. It's nice that there is finally a good sushi place in a convenient location. D served our sushi in a gigantic wooden boat, which was somewhat embarrassing, given the size of our table. They used dry ice in the center of the boat, so it must have been a steamer.

We've been getting a lot of rain from Tropical Storm Tammy. Unfortunately, I left my raincoat and hat in my cabinet at work. As I was leaving last night, the library was closing for fall break. They ring an extremely loud bell and dim the lights every few minutes to encourage people to leave. Once I got all the way to the Perkins lobby and saw that it was raining, I didn't want to go back in to get it. I decided to dash to the van and got soaked in the process. I did take the opportunity to whine to both GM and JH on the phone first.

Dripping, I met AE, GM and JH for dinner at Chai's. I tried the Thai Tom Yum soup, which was quite good. I think I had a mild MSG reaction to it, but a glass of water took care of that. I don't know how many of my readers have experienced MSG reactions, but I feel pressure at my temples and at my neck, at the base of my skull. It's something I experience only every several years, so I don't bother to go out of my way to avoid it. I also had an order of gyoza and a green apple flavored jelly drink. It is accompanied by a huge straw and little jelly pieces at the bottom of what tastes like a liquid jolly rancher. It's really not something that one wants to accompany a meal. In fact, I'm not convinced I would ever want, period. It looks cool, though. JH got one just for the straw, but I think they would have given him one if he had asked.

Afterwards, we went to Shade Tree Coffee. I had a latte and the guy who made AE's and my coffee drew faces in the foam. Of course, when AE showed me her coffee, I thought it was some freak accidental pattern. I think it would have be hard to sell a cup of coffee on E-bay, though. Doesn't the female one look just like the Virgin Mary?


Today, my mom and I went to Eastgate Shopping Center to go to the Birkenstock store. It's really hard to find shoes that fit me, so I was very excited to get some very comfortable shoes. I got a pair of Arizona's and Boston's in taupe. Now that I know the best size for each style, I can order a purple pair on-line. This is the first time that I've bought myself any shoes in several years. We ate at Bruegger's beforehand and one of the ceiling vents kept dripping on me every few minutes. My lox and cream cheese plain bagel was very good, though.

While I was at Eastgate, I was happy and surprised to see that Womancraft Gifts is open. A couple of weeks ago, my dad saw the old Womancraft website, which said they were closed. After over 25 years of business, it seemed odd for them to close. I worked there as a member from 1994 to 1998, to sell my jewelry and paintings. A year or two ago, they moved to Meadowmount, which seemed to me like a fairly inconvenient location and they moved when very few other stores were there yet. I'm curious to find out more about the move back to Eastgate and see who is still working there.

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