Tuesday, July 17, 2007

fancy birthday dinner ...

Monday night was an indulgence night. It was the birthday of my pare', S, who's the dad of my godsons, a friend and co-worker. His wife and I took him to dinner at Genji, a VERY nice Japanese restaurant at the Hilton Guam Resort.

The service was a bit spotty, unusual for this place. For example, I ordered a vodka with 7-Up and a guy came over a little while later and said, "Your FLAT 7-Up, sir." I corrected the order (taken by a woman who spoke much better Japanese than English) and got my desired cocktail. My entree came before everything, including my salad and my dinner companions' salads, and the sushi we each had ordered came at the end of the meal, and we had intended for them to be appetizers.

But the food, as usual, was outstanding. I had a combination teppanyaki plate, featuring sirloin steak and bacon-wrapped prawns (I know, I don't usually order seafood, but was kinda in the mood for something a little different). Awesome.

Genji also makes my favorite sushi of any -- tempura shrimp sushi. Yummmmmmmm .....

So it was a great dinner with great friends, and S got the ultimate (for him) gift from his wife, a San Diego Charger official NFL Throwback helmet, signed by his favorite player, LaDainian Tomlinson. He must have said, "Oh shit!" (in the good sense) and "This is so cool" about 12 times each. She did good.

I got him Elvis movies, which he grew up on and love, so I did good too ... but nowhere near compared to the helmet.

This was me after dinner, in the lounge awaiting coffee, in my somewhat metallic-ish dark gray new shirt.


Had to call the evening a little short as one of my people had some kind of personal crisis to deal with and I had to go into the office for a couple of hours to finish out his shift and assign the main wire news page.

But, all in all, a good night.

When I got home I ran a Dungeon on WOW, getting a cool new hat ... only to realize/remember when I was done, around 3:30 a.m., that I had an 8 a.m. conference call at the office I HAD to be at ... ouch.


Anonymous said...

2 nights in a row caught me in different instances on WoW... *ugh* i'm tired!!

ya look nice in yer purty blue shirt :)

Crabby said...

You sure are looking satisfied in that pic. LOL!

That's service is very unusual for Genji's. We had lunch there today. I love that place. They have the best food. The yum yum sauce is outa this world tasty.

I get the Sesame chicken usually. But everything they have is excellent.

SignGurl said...

You are rockin' that blue shirt with your baby blue eyes *swoon*.

Momentarily_Distracted said...

I agree with Signgurl, that does look good on you! :)

Natalia said...

Yaay new pic.

And YUM.


kathi said...

Why you'd want to ruin prawns with bacon is beyond me, but you do look damn good. :)

Snow White said...

I'm on the road this week, but had a few minutes to catch up. I just had to comment... that shirt and your eyes... MMmm! Double MMM if it feels good, too. And triple MMM if I could get my hands on ya!