Monday, March 13, 2006

Noodles & Canoodles

Time for the ubiquitous Monday morning recap of the weekend past. On account of the fact that a bunch of people have asked me how the date went on Friday night, I'll be extending coverage to include Friday night. (Rob, it's ok you can uncover your eyes, there will be no over-share.)

So, Friday night was date night and it was very nice. That's not damning with faint praise, it really was very nice. He went to a lot of effort and made a lovely vegetarian Indian meal, complete with gorgeous tiny marinated figs for desert that he served with cinnamon and honey yoghurt. We hung out, cuddled, talked about books, opera and philosophy. Cuddled some more. It was a really pleasant evening. I don't know that either of us is all that particularly keen on rushing into making it something more, but for the time being it's friendly, casual and uncomplicated, which is great.

Saturday morning was the kiss or cry (aka the weigh in at Weight Watchers) which, given that I lost nearly a kilo last week (making it 4.5Kg so far), was more 'kiss' than 'cry'. The rest of the day was a meditation retreat, and in the evening I just hung out at home, watched some tv and had a much needed early night.

Sunday was lots of fun. I met up with Mikey (the lovely ex) at The Beauchamp Hotel on Oxford Street for a couple of drinks and a chat before heading to the Flickxibition '06 photography exhibition that I mentioned here. It was lovely to catch up with the people I met through the Sydney Photobloggers group, and to meet new people like Morgan, whose blog Morgspace I started reading recently, and his friends. There is a Flickxibition Group now on Flickr which has a bunch of photos from the evening, including this one of us all acting like complete nerds doing the 'Flickr handsign'. As the exhibition drew to a close we headed to Wagamama for a group dinner. I had my favourite vego noodle soup and Gyoza combo, diet be damned! It was a lovely night, full of lots of laughs and good food, and the perfect end to a good weekend.

16 comments:

Mikey (The Lovely Ex) said...

Fun afternoon indeed. Interesting people, cool photos. TOA, you must have your own exhibition at some point. Glad the date went well. Coz and Rob and I had dinner at Sel et Poivre as planned. Most pleasant.

The Other Andrew said...

Sorry I didn't join you guys, by the time I was ready to leave the exhibition you would have been finishing dinner. About 9pm a bunch of us went to Wagamama. Shame you didn't get to meet some of the guys that arrived after you split. Glad you had a nice dinner though.

The Other Andrew said...

Mikey, I meant to mention that you would have LOVED the waiter at Wagamama, cute little English 'pocket rocket'. Matt. Very cute.

Mikey (The Lovely Ex) said...

Ahhh, you know how I love Pocket Rockets. And an accent makes it even better. Which Wagamama... haha. The people at the exhibition did seem nice. I got a good vibe off them all.

Sunshine said...

So glad your date was so pleasant. :)

Hmm ... what's a "pocket rocket"? *confused*

The Other Andrew said...

Sunshine, 'pocket rocket' the way we use the term means a hot short statured guy. Originally it was more reserved for short guys that tend towards the muscly, but these days we sort of use it to mean any sexy short guy.

Pocket-sized Rocket.

Miss Eudoxia said...

TOA is being very reserved.....he personally is, I do believe a pocketrocket in his own right :-)
correct me if I am wrong Mikey (the lovely ex)

morgan said...

Weird - this post didn't show up on my computer at work today. Just last week's stuff, and no time to comment properly :(

rob said...

in my straight boy world, a pocket rocket is a motorbike. we were trying to figure out who the waiter looked like. Amy thought John McEnroe - I thought Ben Lee.

morgan said...

Great to meet all of you [well, the other andrew, mikey (the lovely ex) and rob, anyway]

Sorry to miss out on Wagamama, always good, fast food.

The Other Andrew said...

Rob, I think the Ben Lee/John MacEnroe comparison isn't as flattering as it could be, but I can see where you would get that. The curly blond hair, open features etc. Sure.

The bike thing though, you straight guys are strange... :-) I mean, clearly it refers to something compact that goes off with a bang.

Morgan, it was great to meet you too. It would be really nice to catch up again some time!

Bodhi said...

Oh .. my ... Brad!

Andrew, guess who just got a part-time job working at Wagamama?

None other than our favourite Queensland Ballet dancer, Maar-tin (have to get that adorable accent of his just right). I was just speaking with him on the phone.

Obviously, they have a cute guys with sexy accent policy at Wagamama that requires certain consistent high standard. Good to see, I say.

[Mental Note to self: must visit them again sometime soon]

The Other Andrew said...

Not to mention they must have a "cute butt" policy, I mean Mar-tin is a ballet dancer after all...

morgan said...

Morgan, it was great to meet you too. It would be really nice to catch up again some time!

It would! ;)

Sunshine said...

Thanks for that. Now I can use it when I see someone short and cute next time. :P

The Other Andrew said...

You're welcome!