2.09.2011

Happy Sumo

On Friday night, after driving around the county looking for a mattress, we decided to end a very difficult week by going out for sushi with Tchelsey and Brandon.

Going out with them was a whole new experience. Kevin and I grew up in families where appetizers were never ordered, and when the waiter asked us what we would like to drink, our fathers would quickly state, "Water is fine," before anyone else had a chance to answer. That being said, when we go out to eat, we always look at the prices of the items, and usually end up sharing a meal. Cheapskates.

Tchelsey and Brandon made dining out an experience. We ordered four different appetizers, seven rolls of sushi, and one entree. As soon as something ran out that they liked, they would ask for more. Kevin and I looked at each other in awe. We never eat out like that. We stayed for about three hours, talking, laughing, sharing stories and eating non-stop. When the check came we didn't even care that the price was outrageous. The night was how eating out is supposed to be. And even though I think it is unwise to eat as much as you want whenever you want, it feels good sometimes to forget about money, and enjoy yourselves.

p.s. we took pictures of ourselves, but of course this is the only one that turned out.
p.p.s you would never know I lived in Japan for 8 years by the way I handle chopsticks...

15 comments:

Sist and Sist said...

I love nights like that! :)

Shalyn said...

Oh my gosh, so much food! This sounds like so much fun- we always share everything too but one day I want to go all out like this!

Griffin and Gretchen said...

hahaha! my dad did that too...and now I do that. Glad you had a fun night out!

7upkels said...

Oh how I wish I could eat food that extravagant!

Katie Anderson said...

I love this Mandy! Food should be an experience and an event :)

Alex said...

That sushi looks incredible!

Diana Smith said...

Oh I love Happy Sumo! thats funny though that they dined so regally! I am definitely in the same boat as you, water and whatever is cheapest!

Priscila ° said...

Haha this is great! I love eating out for those exact reasons - the talking, laughing, eating, 3 hour conversations. I have yet to try Happy Sumo, I love Japanese food.

Ana* said...

Interesting fact, I didn't know you lived in Japan :)

Rissy said...

oh my goodness that truly is the best way to eat! That is exactly the kind of eater my boyfriend back in the day was. We always had the best dinners... and tons of leftovers!

glad you enjoyed yourself!

communikate. said...

you lived in japan for eight years?! how cool is that?

my parents were the same way. "water." looking back, i don't blame them with six kids that get expensive!

Julie Carol Standley said...

Looks incredible!

andrea said...

sushi is delicious. mmm! and i am glad you bent your "eating out" rules & truly enjoyed your time with friends. :) ps. that picture made my mouth water. haha!

Michelle said...

I'm huuuungry now, and no sushi anywhere in sight ;)

I'm such a cheapskate when it comes to food too, but every now and then it's nice not to worry about it!

Melissa said...

Every time we go out, Christopher orders a diet coke for me, and always asks if i want an appetizer, or dessert. He's a super generous tipper too. This is 100% the opposite of how he was raised. But I love it! When we have a family someday, he says he'll still get me a diet coke but he'll make them get water... poor kids. :)