I Can’t Put My Finger On It

Does anyone else feel like this is the longest week EVER? I do. I was convinced last night at the movie’s that it was Wednesday. But then I got home and the Real Housewives of Orange County was on, and I was snapped back to reality that it was, in fact, Tuesday. Grrrrr…..

Yesterday I went to the gym at lunch in anticipation of dinner/movie night with my coworkers. I ran for 30 minutes and then did some ab work. When I came back to my desk I dined on this Flat Out Wrap with some Avocado and a Boca Chik’n Patty. On the side I had some strawberries and a Yoplait Yogurt.

We headed to Georgetown on the dot of 5:30. We stopped next to the theater at Mate – a very loungy type of restaurant. According to their website:

Mate is decadent, lush and entirely unexpected in historic Georgetown. All red décor, very luxe Panton spiral lamps, red Luna chairs, a sleek aluminum bar and a Latin inspired sushi menu are brought together to create a sophisticated and seductive atmosphere for Washingtonians.

Now ordinarily their prices are that of a swanky lounge. However, they have a phenomenal happy hour. From 5-7 all their sushi (8 rolls) are between $3 and $4 and apps, salads and drinks are half price. For four of us to each get two things, and have drinks, it was about $50. Bargain, and perfect pre-movie dining.

I started with a Dirty Martini (it was dark in there so the lighting for pictures was tricky).

And then a Seaweed Salad.

Unfortunately I was pulling seaweed out of my teeth for the rest of the night!

And then I had the Eel and Avocado Roll in the center of this ginormous plate. It was melt in my mouth goodness!

Check out the decor in this place! This is one of many chandeliers. The photo does not do it justice.

I highly recommend Mate for some pre-movie dining deals.

Then we went right into He’s Just Not That Into You. It was cute. However, it was a bit more depressing in parts than I thought it would be. And does anyone else hate Scarlett Johannsen? I can’t put my finger on it….


Like, want to lunge at her in any movie she’s in? I mean, I love her body image and she’s a beautiful girl, but I HATE the characters she plays. Nanny Diaries? Hated her. Matchpoint? Hated her. Other Boleyn Girl? Really hated her. I mean, is it just me?????

Which begs the question? Are there any celebrities who really get under your skin? Any that you absolutely love? I have to say I’m a big fan of Reese Witherspoon. Julia Roberts – not so much.

Breakfast this morning was so boring. It was an English Muffin with PB. I didn’t take a picture because I was so ashamed of my boringness. Tonight is Bill’s class again! I am so glad I get to go again!


By: Updated: February 11, 2009