Date 41: Almost like being there
Being done with school has not yet equated to "not being busy" for littlestar, so we are not yet hewing off to distant reaches on dates (also, we're going to be doing enough traveling in the immediate future for non-date purposes that that might be a touch excessive anyway). Instead, we actually have time to go to a gym together, which is nice.
And no, visits to the gym do not count as dates.
However, at the gym one of the trainers enthusiastically recommended a local restaurant that I'd once lived within two blocks of, but had yet to sample - Bangkok Spoon. An enthusiastic recommendation for a kind of food we like was motivation enough, and our next date was set.
The restaurant is a nice little family place, which makes it homey and cute in an entirely positive way. The menu looked pretty good, and we settled on a green curry fried rice and something else (I admit I forget the specifics of this date's food, as we've since taken people there and gone again ourselves).
The food was really reminiscent of the food we'd shared on our trip to Thailand last year, and that was lovely. It was neither too sweet nor too rich, and as we ate we talked about that shared vacation, and things like riding an elephant (which is both exciting and scary) and eating food at the night market. We also both agreed we need to go back when we can, to visit friends we made there and maybe see the monkey temple this time (last time, it was the fish temple).
Littlestar and I both love good food (honestly, I picked up a lot of my real appreciation for food from her), but this date was more than a nice meal; it was a reminder of a trip we shared that can feel like a long time ago after a very full year.
But it is a good restaurant, too.