Where were you? Can you believe that four years have passed since Ben and I were married? It seems like just yesterday. We never really do much to commemorate the day but you know what that sweet man I married did this year? He arranged for Chase to have dinner next door while we enjoyed dinner… alone at a restaurant and it was all a surprise to boot. I can’t tell you how lovely it was. When he finally told me where we were going I was both pleased and excited to learn that our reservations were at The Bicycle. If we lived in Federal Hill I think we would adopt this place as our neighborhood bistro. It would be our Donna’s. The atmosphere and service were both great. I think that and the fact that we had consumed an entire bottle of wine and complimentary champagne all contributed to a tip in excess of 20%. It was a wonderful dinner all around. I ordered the opposite of my first choice. I’ve found the George Costanza theory of success to be really useful in these situations, it doesn’t disappoint. My instinct said order the ribeye so I got the crabcakes instead and they were tasty. About that bottle of wine. They have several selections on the menu at $18 bucks a bottle, a real steal if you were planning to each order a glass at 7 bucks a pop.
Back to the real matter at hand tho. Happy anniversary dear, I hug you, I kiss you, I love you.
Oh, and don’t forget to take a moment to commemorate that awesome hurricane that came through the same day.