Because I’ve been out so much lately, I decided that I should take the boy out with his friends at least once.
To this end, I invited my SIL and ABFF and her kids to head out to eat Korean food in Koreatown.
Chose Koreatown because (a) I love Korean food and (b) it was kinda the middle point for alla us.
Unfortunately, because we all met up at 6PM, the place was packed so we had a choice: We could either sit upstairs on the fifth floor sans alcohol and be seated immediately or sit on the second floor, get alcohol but wait 45 minutes for a table.
We chose the former. And by “we,” I mean “they.”
Her: You know, you can eat without drinking, Logan.
It was pretty nice, though. We essentially had most of the floor to ourselves, save for a couple here or there.
The kids were pretty well-behaved, all things considered. Think they found the whole idea of having a BBQ in the middle of a table kinda interesting.
Her: Why don’t you just order for us?
Me: Way ahead of you.
I ended up ordering waaaay too much food. Forgot that half the table was comprised of children so, for the first time ever, I brought some food home.
Her: Wait, there’s more food?
Me: It’s fine.
Son: Papa will eat it. He eats everything.
Afterward, we went to get pastries across the street.
Pac’s mom has a noodle shop – Noona Noodles – on the ground floor there and I was going to stop by to say hello but the whole place, including her restaurant, was a madhouse.
Suppose people are just super jazzed that the pandemic restrictions are easing substantially.
But, back to the story, it turns out they food court we ended up at shoehorned two small karaoke rooms off to the side.
My son heard the music and couldn’t help but go, watch, and sing along.
Me: Can you imagine if you were singing and you looked down and saw a little boy looking at you sing through that window?
Her: That’s hilarious.
Everyone was full and happy at the end.
As for me, I was totally sober, which was the first night in a while where I could say such a thing.
But there’s always tomorrow.
Me: Well, my major issue’s that Trump’s such a pussy.
Purple: Ugh. Why would you use that word? “Pussy.” It’s vulgar and sexist.
Me: (rolling eyes) It’s derived from the word “pusillanimous,” which means “timid” or “weak.” Google it.
Her: (later) It’s not clear. It either comes from that or from the word “pussycat.”
Me: Both of which have nuthin to do with the female anatomy.
Her: See! You knew that’s what people think.
Me: (shrugging) Most people think that we have five senses, they’re wrong.
Her: Wait, what?
Location: this past weekend, spending $60 for 18 dumplings around the way and wondering why
Mood: hungry for dumplings or Korean BBQ
Music: [see above, this song doesn’t exist anywhere but Spotify, which I find hella annoying]
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