Surprise Date Night

This performance was phenomenal, just like everything else I've seen from this company. They always mix in funny videos during costume changes.
This performance was phenomenal, just like everything else I’ve seen from this company. They always mix in funny videos during costume changes. (Taken on iPhone)

I love date nights, but sadly, they don’t happen very often. Jesse and I tend to be homebodies on the weekends since the weekdays are so busy. I feel lucky though, because I got to have two date night weekends in a row! Last Saturday, we went out for my birthday and this past Saturday we went out for dinner and a dance performance. I almost felt like it was my birthday all over again! Jesse surprised me at the last minute with tickets to see BodyVox-2 at BodyVox, and a couple hours beforehand, asked me if I wanted to eat at Dick’s Kitchen prior to the show. Um, yes…I love the naked grass-fed burgers at Dick’s Kitchen. They do it right!

Naked grass-fed beef patty with bacon, house-made pickles and roasted cauliflower with shallots.
Naked grass-fed beef patty with bacon, house-made pickles and roasted cauliflower with shallots. (Taken on iPhone)

Anyway, it was really sweet of Jesse to set up this date night for us, and we both had a great time. Granted, we had to eat quickly without much time for conversation once our food came…the detriments of leaving the house a tad too late and the lack of parking spaces in NW Portland. I didn’t even get to finish my wine and as you may know, having wine is a special occasion for me, so I was bummed I didn’t get to finish it. I mean, okay, I could’ve chugged it, but I just don’t like doing that. I want to enjoy it and sip it, and have conversations over it.

After dinner, we whipped over to the theater and found our seats, which were front row! Jesse sure picked us some good ones. It also helps that he gets a discount on tickets since he’s a current student at BodyVox. He takes weekly ballet classes there, and I love that he does this. It was weird being right in the front row because the stage isn’t raised, so you’re at the same level as the dancers. You can see the sweat pouring off of them, hear their breathing and clearly witness their expressions. It made it that much more real. We’ve seen other performances here before, but have never sat in the front row, so it was a new experience.

Also, I couldn’t resist taking the picture below of the man sitting next to me. Talk about keeping things classy! Not only that, but he had God-awful breath. We never had a conversation or anything, but I could smell it just sitting next to him. Breath shouldn’t smell like his did and shouldn’t really smell at all, unless you just ate garlic or onion or something. Anyway, enough about that.

Did you have a nice weekend? What did you do?

Socks and sandals...it just doesn't work.
Socks and sandals…it just doesn’t work. (Taken on iPhone)
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9 thoughts on “Surprise Date Night

  1. Naz (@CinnamonEats) March 11, 2013 / 9:48 am

    Sounds like you had a great time! I was recipe testing over the weekend 🙂 Oh and lol at the guy with the socks and sandals! I remember being in America for a holiday back in 1994 and people were wearing this back then hahah

    • paleoinpdx March 11, 2013 / 10:14 am

      It was, indeed! I look forward to seeing some of your new recipes, that is, if they worked out! Yep, socks n’ sandals has been making appearances for far too long. Needless to say, it’s never been a good idea.

      • Naz (@CinnamonEats) March 11, 2013 / 11:01 am

        Well I was really just trialling one recipe for the chocolate ebook I mentioned in one of my previous posts. It turned out well, at least I think so haha! Emailed them the submission so will have to wait! Lol yes socks and sandals are wrong… Socks and Crocs are even worse! Sorry if you like crocs 😉

        Ha something funny just happened as I was writing this to you… A person named Vegans of Australia just liked one of my Instagram photos LOL!

      • paleoinpdx March 11, 2013 / 2:47 pm

        Nope, no worries…I’m not a Crocs person 😉

  2. Craving4More March 11, 2013 / 10:54 am

    I’ve been so wanting to see a performance at BodyVox. I’m impressed and jealous. And, as you know, I just so much love a good burger at Dick’s! It sounds like a fantastic evening…
    Although, we are definitely homebodies too 🙂

    • paleoinpdx March 11, 2013 / 2:46 pm

      Definitely check out one of their performances sometime! Jesse and I are always very impressed and have a good time. It was a fantastic evening, to say the least 🙂

  3. Megan March 11, 2013 / 11:58 am

    Love the socks and sandals!

    • paleoinpdx March 11, 2013 / 2:44 pm

      It’s hard not to love it, right?

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