A happy belated birthday to my mister!
This weekend we heard that PacMan just turned 30 too, so I had to incorporate that into the card I painted for him.
As is common for us, I didn’t get him a physical present, but rather a promise of a summer trip.
So excited to go to Pheonix to try out Pizzeria Bianco, often regarded as the best pizza in the US!
Steve also commemorated his 30 years by painting the eye on his daruma (which I made for him as a Christmas present). Traditionally, one is supposed to paint in one eye when they make a goal, and when the goal is achieved, the other eye is painted. I guess it is supposed to remind you with it’s one black eye to keep focused on your goals. or something. I’m obviously not really sure.
I’ve been healing from some minor whiplash, so although his birthday was on Monday, we just celebrated last night with an awesome dinner at a neighborhood sushi place that he’s been dying to try since we moved here. The food was delicious and the older japanese couple that runs the place are unbelievably adorable. I got a tip (from yelp) to order Kurosawa sake, as it is from the owner’s hometown of Nagano. From there on they couldn’t have been nicer, even showing us the pictures of a young Yo-Yo Ma and other famous musicians who have eaten and performed there over the last 26 years. Comparing our experience to the many negative reviews about the service on yelp, just confirms my theory that people get bad service when they are assholes. (This theory was also proved true at Momofuku Ssam Bar in NYC).
Other than that, busy busy here prepping for Indie Mart on June 6th! I’ll have some more updates before then!