Friday, August 20, 2010

All eight, a few more hours and surprise

- Enjoying the hippie vibe at R. Thomas Grill near my office for an early dinner with friend Leisa. We both get the same thing - the Thai Express Bowl that contains Quinoa Рthe supergrain of the future Рcontaining all eight essential amino acids, higher in unsaturated fats and lower in carbs than most grains. Topped with a saut̩ of broccoli, red cabbage, carrots, scallion, red onion and cilantro in a spicy peanut sauce. I left knowing that I now contained all eight essential amino acids. Yum.

- Waking during the night to hear a heavy, but peaceful rain. And knowing that I can sleep a few more hours. Lovely.

- Receiving a great card in the mail containing a special treat - a Starbucks card. A nice surprise from a thoughtful friend. She told me a treat was coming in the mail - guaranteed not to melt. That just might be in use this morning - latte here I come.

May treats and surprises come your way this weekend. I hope it is a happy one!


desk49 said...
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desk49 said...

Sweet Coffee
Peaceful Rain
And some grain

A friend
A latte
Sleep in

Starbucks to go
And a express bowl

sage said...

Nice posts--good vibes! The Thai food sounds wonderful and surprises are always great.

Lance said...

Mmmm....Starbucks...a peaceful rain...and dinner at a place that looks like it's right out of Woodstock...all good, good stuff!

Fireblossom said...

Oh, isn;t it lvoely when it rains that way at night and you know you have lots of time left to sleep?

And a coffee card! Lucky you!

Scarlet Ily said...

Treats and surprises just in time for the weekend...I wish you many more!!

R. Thomas Grill sounds like my kinda place. I love a good, spicy peanut sauce and cilantro is THE BEST! Glad you enjoyed your meal.

I just love being in bed and hearing the sound of heavy long as I know I don't have to get up and drive in it!

Happy Weekend, Chica!!

Granny Annie said...

My horoscope doesn't mention treats or surprises, only traumatic incidents that someone will arrive to help me with.

TALON said...

That looks like an interesting restaurant, Lynn, and a healthy one. I haven't tried Quinoa yet, but keep hearing about it.

Rain in the night is the to nice surprises in the mail. :)

Louvregirl said...

We've had rain here too (for almost 3 days!) Sun is out today-though. Have a super weekend Miss Lynn!

Meredith said...

Mmmm... R. Thomas. Their Wild Ahi Tuna Salad is great. But even better than the food are the birds and plants and wild, colorful profusion of life on the walk to the entrance. :)

How wonderful, to wake to the sound of a deep, drenching rain, and have the certainty that one can fall back asleep and enjoy its melody.

I had to laugh at the "guaranteed not to melt" part. Very well thought-out gift!

Mama Zen said...

I have never had quinoa. Sounds like I need to get some immediately!

Blue Bunny said...

we had no rains here in the nite, just some crazie dogs barking and woking me up at 3 o' klok.

i goes bak to sleep now.


Jannie Funster said...

Why did I think there were at least 30 acids? Educational here!


Jingle said...

love rains...
have a fun Friday!

Riot Kitty said...

I totally want to go to that restaurant!

Snaggle Tooth said...

Look at all that far out, groovy paraphenalia! Never heard of Quinoa before, or eaten Thai. Sounds good.
Peaceful rain is way better than the loud boomers we had overnight this week- prob woke all the day folks up!
Enjoy your Starbucks treats n week-end!

Adrenalynn said...

Mmmm... I miss Starbucks (Norway is still Starbucks-free and I'm a little bitter). What a fantastic surprise! That meal sounds absolutely wonderful. I never find food that I feel is healthy enough when I go out to eat, except for salads - and I generally don't like salads that much. You make me smile :)

LL Cool Joe said...

Ahh Starbucks. What a nice gift.

Have a wonderful weekend, lynn.

Anonymous said...

Y'know, I've never heard of Quinoa. Gonna have to check that out now. And why am I hungry now? :P

Lynn said...

Ellis -

Thank you for my poem - another great one!

Sage -

I think so, too. :)

Lance -

R. Thomas is right in the middle of a bunch of office buildings, which makes it even more great, I think.

Shay -

I am lucky. And I do love hearing the rain and knowing I can sleep more.

Ily -

I did have a happy weekend. I hope you did, too!

Lynn said...

Granny Annie -

I hope your horoscope was wrong!

Talon -

Quinoa is surprisingly good. I really love it.

lg -

Lots of rain up and down the east coast the last few days. We must need it.

Meredith -

That is a true bird sanctuary. They talked to us as we were leaving.

Mama Zen -

It's definitely good for you.

Lynn said...

Blue Bunny -

I hope those dogs stopped barking.


Jannie -

Jannie -

I never stopped to count either. :P


Jingle -

Me too. :)

Riot Kitty -

Come on down!

Snaggle -

I adore Thai food - I think you would love it!

Adrenalynn -

If I made you smile, then my job is done! :)

Joe -

Awfully nice!

Tony -

Hope you got something good to eat!