Our Boys

Monday, September 15, 2008

Nothing Says I Love You Like RA(W) Fish!

I thought it would be appropriate if my first post was centered around my wife and the celebration of our wedded bliss. I figure that way she will be more accepting of my blog contributions or blogtributions (no doubt after she proofreads everyting).

On September 10, 2008, we celebrated our 3rd Anniversary. Let me tell you, time has flown by very quickly. It seems like only yesterday I was in my apartment in Evansville, sitting on my "furniture", making the 5 minute commute downtown to work in the moderate to slow paced legal community where everyone knows everyone. These days the commute is longer, the workload is heavier, the responsibilities are greater, I am virtually anonymous-er and the demands on my time are sometimes overwhelming.

I think everyone can agree that when you meet your significant other, you are changed forever...most times for the better. I am no different. My wife has made me a better man and I know few people would disagree. She shows me everyday how much she loves me so I decided on this particular anniversary that I would try to show her how much I love her...by eating sushi.

After exchanging gifts, she got something made of crystal and I got something made of leather (keep your minds out of the gutter), we went to a restaurant in Lombard by the name of "RA". I guess they thought it would be more appealing to potential customers or trendier to take off the W. Anyway, with the exception of the appetizer (pot stickers), I proceeded to eat a variety of raw fish. Some mixed in cream cheese. Some with avocado. Most with some ginger on it. Almost all wrapped in rice and seaweed. Some had some wasabe on it. Some had fish eggs on it (roe for you crossword junkies). I dipped most of it in soy sauce. For those that know me, you can definitely see the cream cheese and maybe even the rice. I ate mackerel for crying out loud. Isn't that generally what they feed seals or dolphins? Add to it the fact that I actually enjoyed it. Don't get me wrong, steak, or any other cooked meat for that matter, is not in danger of being bumped off my favorites list, but I can certainly say I survived the experience and will probably eat it more frequently in the future.

What goes without saying is that we had a wonderful time together as we always do no matter where we are or what we are doing. To paraphrase Dave Matthews, it turns out not where but who you're with that really matters.

Here's to the first 3 years and to many, many more.


Emmy said...

Happy Anniversary! I'm glad to see you guys have a blog, it'll be nice to keep up with you now!

Anonymous said...

you two are sooo cute together. love, momma kate

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