We weren't late though. We were seeing The House of Yes Off-off Broadway. The movie version of it looms large in all our late-adolescence-slash-early-adulthoods,
Afterward we went to Tabla for dinner. Or really to Bread Bar, the cheaper more casual section of the restaurant. It was only five when we got there, & Jenny was freaking out about it, how early we were eating dinner. To be fair, the place had just opened for the night. Still, whatever! I'll have dinner at five o' clock, no sweat! I was hungry, okay? Alright, let me run down what we had, with parenthetical annotation. I started off with the Kachumba Kooler (Plymouth gin with chili, cucumber, & cilantro-- not kidding around) & I picked the appetizers; squash pakoras (really really good; what you might want fried squash to be like) & the onion rings (in chick pea & cornmeal flour, with cocktail sauce). We also had sour dough naan & tamarind chutney (the mint chutney for the pakoras was better). My entree was...hey, my entree isn't on the menu! I had...lamb & cracked corn? A tiny little carafe of it, & a wheat naan (I'm not complaining, you dig? Everyone else said mine was the best. I guess I'm not cosmopolitan enough to quite get over tiny portions. I did like it a bunch though). Jenny got the pulled lamb & mustard-mashed potato “Naanini” which was my pick for best in show (also, it had a spice that crept up on you till it shouted in your face). Ryan got the chicken tikka, which had some really appealing greens (though I never really like tikka-- I always wish it was a curry. It is my way). The waiter (who was hilarious, like a giant Andrew or...I just kept cracking up at him!) brough Jenny & Ryan special tastes of special beers to match their meals. Envy! That is what I get for ordering & paying for a drink! "Enlightened hospitality," Jenny whispered. Dessert was brown sugar shortcake with brandied blueberry compote, & vanilla clove ice cream.
Then at home we watched an episode of Castle (also known as "Nathan Fillion is charming, why did Firefly get canceled") then Jenny wanted to watch Flash Forward but I wasn't feeling it. I was tired, an hour is too much commitment. Good thing too-- we discovered Current TV. I knew it existed, since I'd seen "That's Gay!" clips from the InfoMania show, but with DVR I never flip through channels, so I'd never remembered to look at the actual line-up. Which is...weird? & Crazy? We ended up recording tons or shows from it. Al Gore apparently invented a television channel which is awesome? InfoMania is like another sort of Best Week Ever; a run-down show of media critique, which is exactly what I want from television. Then they have a Rotten Tomatoes show? & an animated news parody show? & all kinds of other craziness. We kept saying it felt like we were drunk & wired on caffeine at four in the AM, & that in the morning we'd think it was all just a crazy dream. Seriously, what? What?!