Monday, February 9, 2009

47. Go out on a date with Melissa every other month

Melissa and I got out without the girls the other night. It was nice. Her brother had laundry to do so he volunteered to come over and watch the girls for us. It was a nice chance to get out, do some shopping and get dinner without distractions. We went to Chili's. It's a pretty easy place to go. I always know there will be something I like. I was considering getting something really weird (for me at least) to knock out goal #21 (Eat a meal I normally wouldn't try), but the chicken crisper tacos looked too good to pass up. They were good and tasty. I don't know if I will have them again, but they were good enough for a try.
After Chili's, I went out to a Redbox, (If you haven't discovered Redbox yet, check it out. It is only $1 a night to rent. We love it.) and picked up the movie The City of Ember. It is based on the book which I read to my students over the past few weeks and I wanted to check it out. It was a really good movie. I felt like a lot of things were left out of the movie that needed further explaination, but it was good. I think this is the first time I have read a book first, then watched the movie afterward. I have to say the book is much better.

3 comments:

Mom said...

Eric! Books are ALWAYS better than the movie! I'm glad you got out. I hope I can see you all soon!

Mike Moore said...

I thought of another movie where you read the book first...the Bible! Ha! Got ya there!

Random question..do you remember the Chili baby back ribs (and bbq sauce) commercials? I never got the idea that Chili's was a rib place. It always just fit into the category of a generic American restaurant like a TGIF or an Applebees.

Eric said...

I definitely remember the Baby Back Ribs commercials. I was actually singing the song in my head as I looked through the menu. I would have started taping my spoon on the cup to the beat as they did in the commercial, but they have plastic cups now. Not the same effect.