Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Let's end this Tuesday on a good note



Me and MizBubs found ourselves childless tonight. Wow. The Christmas shopping is done, the girls are gone for the night (school break and all) and being the slacker househusband that I am, I got no dinner ready. So, what to do?

Head to The Tiki Terrace for a few Mai Tai's, that's what. How fortunate are we to have a good tiki bar so close to our house? Pretty damn lucky. They serve good food, too, and Tuesday is $3 Mai Tai night. We had some udon noodles, some fried coconut chicken, a few Mai Tai's, and some lovely conversation with Phil and Eileen who were working there tonight. Nice people. Then we returned home, MizBubs to her knitting and I to the Chuck Pahliniuk novel I got at the library yesterday (Lullaby.)

To top it off, on the drive home we listened to Tom Waits' version of "Young At Heart" from Orphans. It features a very Hawaiian-sounding steel guitar. Kismet.

13 comments:

lulu said...

There's a TIKI BAR there now!?!? I grew up literally a block away from the intersection of Camp McDonald and Wolf. There wasn't anything there but a 7-11 and a dry cleaners. Life is SO unfair!

Bubs said...

Turns out they're moving some time in 2007; they're not sure where yet, and they've got to get out of their lease, but they want a bigger venue with better traffic. They want to stay in the Mt Prospect/Des Plaines/Arlington Heights area though.

Thank God. That long drive back from Hala Kahiki was brutal.

Bubs said...

By the way, prior to Tiki Terrace opening, my only knowledge of that area was recovering a bunch of bloody clothing from the garbage can outside that 7-11 back in 1992.

Kate said...

I just finished Lullaby a few weeks ago. Survivor is still my favorite right now though.

lulu said...

Ewww.....they weren't mine, I promise, although I did shoplift from that 7-11 with some regularity back in the late 70's.

lulu said...

Ewww.....they weren't mine, I promise, although I did shoplift from that 7-11 with some regularity back in the late 70's.

Bubs said...

Lulu, feel free to confess your juvenile delinquent antics here. I appreciate that kind of thing.

Kate, so far Lullaby is really good--kept me up late reading last night. Before that I've only read Fight Club and Invisible Monsters.

lulu said...

I was really pretty tame, especially next to the neighbor boy who "borrowed" his father's car in the middle of the night, wrecked it, drove it home
, parked it in the driveway and then denyed all knowledge of it.

Tenacious S said...

We were scrooged! Where were the Mai Tais when I was trapped in Prospect Heights? Hmmmm, maybe the next visit to Dad's will have a detour!

Bubs said...

I certainly hope so Ten. Y'all are welcome at the Compound any time.

We are tentatively planning a cocktail party to break up the winter doldrums in February. Stay tuned.

Tenacious S said...

You can add a Lulu and Ten S birthday extravaganza in January to your calendar as well!

Anonymous said...

I really liked Lullaby and wish I had one of those...never mind, you'll see what I mean in short order.

Bubs said...

Oh, I see what you mean. If I had that I'd leave a trail of corpses, believe me.