Monday, May 18, 2009

"A father to the orphan, a healer to the broken... This is our God."

Weekend update continued...

Work. Work. Work. 
Busy. Busy. Busy.
If you haven't heard. J.Alexanders florist of Jackson is going out of business. That means huge sales, which in turn means we have more business in one day than we've had over the past year. So busy, in fact, that I was at work 45 minutes after closing as I was watching over a few stragglers. Gotta love the customers that come in 5 minutes before closing.. "just to look." Oh goodness...

After work, I called Angela. We decided to get together and go out for an Indian dinner in Ann Arbor. So, I hopped in the trusty Grand Am and headed East. I met Ang and Dave at their apartment and we headed downtown to Raja Rani. Let me just tell you the food was AWESOME! It was Dave's idea to get the dinner for three so we could try a bit of everything.. kudos to you Dave, that was a grand idea. Here's what we had...

Indian Spiced Tea... Excellent
Tandoori Chicken.. very good but the fluorescent red color is a little intimidating
Lamb Curry... my first experience with lamb, it went well.
Navrattan Korma... awesome veggie dish with a spicy sauce, Ang & I decided it was our favorite
Naan... the most amazing bread EVER!
Raita... I think this was the cole slaw type stuff but it had the worst after taste
Dessert.. Rice pudding or Mango ice cream. Ang & I had the ice cream... two thumbs up. Dave had rice pudding he let us try it... also very good.

It was such an awesome dinner! I was so excited and it was really fun to try and figure out what we were eating... because we really had no idea. For example, one of the appetizers I ate was fried but the breading was shaped a little like a goldfish... luckily it turned out to be some type of fritter. Whew! I told Ang and Dave I felt like we were food critics as we sat at our little corner table by the window and discussed what each bite tasted like. So fun. 

After dinner we went to rent a movie. We decided on 7 pounds. Although it was a little depressing, it was very well written. It took awhile to develop but I thought it was pretty good. What a great night with some really great friends! 

Once again. 
Work. Work. Work. 
Busy. Busy. Busy.
Lots of sales and lots of people staying past closing. Oh well. It doesn't bother me that much, just as long as they are polite. One lady came in and I helped her find what she was looking for and then had a little chat with her about her dog that she rescued from an abusive home. She was such a great lady. When I finished ringing her up, I told her to have a nice day and she told me "Oh I already have. You've just made my day!" I just stood there and thought for awhile. I didn't even do anything. All I did was take a little time to listen to her stories and talk to her. Funny how simple things like that can bless another person's life and you don't even realize it. All it takes is a little effort.

On to our soccer game at the Ella. Jen and I both scored and our team dominated. However, we didn't clinch the championship title this year. No free t-shirt... :( Oh well, it's always fun to get out and play even if it isn't the best competition. At least you get to meet some really interesting people. 

That's it for the weekend update... until next time.

1 comment:

  1. I've been to Raja Rani! My bio class went in HS....I forget why...?