There is this cute little restaurant and bar on Central Ave called FEZ. I’d have to say their Orange Citrus Margaritas have become one of my favorite treats. But I can only have them when I don’t have anything serious lined up for the night. Otherwise I do things like jump in the pool with my clothes on, in front of my in-laws.
But tonight, I didn’t have anything planned. Woo-hoo! Load me up! The whole ride home from work, all I could think of was sipping on one of those tasty OCMs. I was determined to talk Patrick into the idea as soon as our eyes met. Tomorrow is our 17th weddng anniversary and I’m sooo ready to party. I got off the car, burst through the front door and saw my man standing in the kitchen leafing through the mail. I threw my arms around his neck and squealed:
“Let’s go drink!”
He stiffened a bit, put his hands on my wrists and said, “Uh, Kathy, we can’t right now.”
I wasn’t having any of it. I wanted FEZ. Orange Cirtus Margaritas! I nodded my head. “Yes, we can!,” I said. “Come on, let’s go drink!!! Right now!”
He put his hands on my shoulders and spun me around to face the living room.
Sitting there was our daughter, Maya, and her friend from school – working on their science project.
Oh. My. God. I rarely get sauced, but I just felt like letting loose tonight. I can just imagine Maya’s little friend going home to her parents: “Maya’s mommy is very thirsty! As soon as she came home from work, she wanted to go drink!”
Sheesh!!! Why couldn’t I have said something classier, like, “Dahling – let’s indulge in a cocktail, shall we?” or “It’s our anniversary tomorrow, let’s sip champagne and go ballroom dancing.”
But nooooo. I had to go all hillbilly with: “LET’S GO DRINK!!!” Hardy har har! Snort!
I ended up going out to dinner to PF Chang’s with my sister and my dad. I didn’t get my Orange Citrus Margarita, but I did get Orange Peel Chicken!
Author of Crafty Chica’s Art de la Soul: Glittery Ideas to Liven Up Your Life ($19.95, Rayo Books, an imprint of Harper Collins).
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