Jan 25

Story of a Day in Two Parts–Part Deux: Bad Day Gets Better

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Story Continued . . . .

So how do you give a day more “oomph”? Now if I really have to answer that question for you, I’m worried about you! But, in case there are some of you out there who truly don’t know the answer to this question–the answer is simply one little word:


That little word can save many a situation, and my bad day was no exception. I decided to try out a recipe that I had been holding on to: Blue Chip Chocolate Chip Cookies. I was rewarded for making such a wise decision with the intoxicating aroma of chocolaty goodness wafting throughout my house, delicious moist chocolate chip cookies that seemed to disappear of their own accord (I’m sure I don’t know where to?), and a nice warm kitchen. Sigh. Some moments in life are perfect, no?

That evening I had a Babysitter come to stay with Squirrel so that I could attend a meeting. Imagine my surprise when at the end of my meeting Hubby came walking in to pick me up? Sneaky sneaky! (If you recall, Hubby was supposed to be out of town on business.) He told me that we had better hurry because we had dinner reservations. When I got in the car he had roses waiting for me. So why all the hoopla? No, I wish this was the typical result of a bad day. This past Wednesday was my Birthday!

Hubby took me to Gonpachi for dinner. Former Prime Minister Koizumi treated both former President Clinton and President George W. Bush to dinner at Gonpachi, and they say that Quentin Tarantino got his inspiration for the set of the famous fight scene in Kill Bill from the interior of the restaurant. We had a delicious dinner, complete with some soba noodles (buckwheat noodles) that they make fresh everyday there, chocolate cake, and a fabulous rendition of “Happy Birthday” sung by some of the Gonpachi staff. (Please excuse the poor quality of the photos–it was very dark in the restaurant and I only had my cell phone on me!)

Hubby, you did well–I love you.

I think it appropriate to say that in the ABC-Along scheme of things, “B” is for Birthday.

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Susan Pandorf January 25, 2008 at 5:49 pm

WOW! Tokyo! Sometimes the reach of the Internet astounds me!

That chocolate chipper looks yummy…

B is for blessings!


Bobbi January 25, 2008 at 8:01 pm

I had a sneaking suspicion that Hubby was going to surprise you!


Phoe January 26, 2008 at 7:03 pm

Happy birthday! It sounds like you had a wonderful one after all. :)


gleek January 27, 2008 at 10:18 am

happy birthday!! mmm, yes, chocolate does heal all wounds :)


laline la laine January 28, 2008 at 12:05 am

your husband i soooo nice
you had a nive surprise
the restaurant seems to be very nice !!!
i keep the adress of the restaurant and we’ll go there this summer in Tokyo


Polly January 29, 2008 at 1:24 am

I need to get you know who to make those!


Vicki Knitorious January 29, 2008 at 5:32 am

Happy Birthday!!!


The Mylroie family January 29, 2008 at 8:07 am

I didn’t know that about Gonpachi. I have only been to the one in Shibuya, the one in Azabu looks nice.


Natalie, Cameron and Samuel January 29, 2008 at 5:34 pm

JOYEUSE ANNIVERSAIRE!! Je suis desolee je l’ai “space'” (spaced it), mais je suis heureuse que ca terminait bien. :0)

And ditto w/ chocolate fixing all ails.


Melanie Gray Augustin January 29, 2008 at 10:01 pm

Happy belated Birthday!

I’m with you on the chocolate. I tried to give it up and got so grumpy. My hubby has discovered that life is easier with me being a chocolate eater.

The cookies look delish!


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