Movies, #Noovi and a Much Needed Massage
It’s kick back day today. I had some breakfast and then headed back to the room for a minute. I did snap this pic of the sunny side up eggs that are always on the buffet. Yes. The yolks DO look that yellow in real life.
They are a little crispy around the edges, but I’m not going to eat them. Read the grocery post and you’ll find out why or at least partly why.
I typed the rest of the morning away and watched some more free movies online. It’s amazing what you can find out there that’s free to watch. I didn’t have to spend hours downloading movies and I didn’t have to schlep a crapton of movies. I found one blog and there’s always youtube!
N and I grabbed a cab to meet H and C at Noovi at 1. Okay. Can I just say, if you’re a cab driver, and I show you a map on my phone of where the restaurant is, you should be able to figure it out. Especially since the directions include a pretty solid land mark like the British Embassy. Just sayin…
Again with Noovi. It’s delicious! I probably could have eaten there every day and still not be bored. H was drinking prosecco when we got there. Having not ever had prosecco, I decided to join her. It was pretty good. Not quite a champagne but definitely tasty. I think I had three glasses during lunch?
It was another one of those marathon conversation type meals. I can’t remember the topics, but holy. I don’t think I’ve participated in conversations like this in years. There was this epic Thanksgiving the year Dad had to go to KY, but since then, I don’t think so.
I spent quite a bit of time listening and reading the bottles. There are shelves lining each side of the restaurant full of bottles of wine. A good part of the conversation was programmatic and while I think that’s very interesting, it doesn’t really hold my attention all that much. Probably one of my downfalls in this business. I’m just SO not politically minded. I’m a numbers person. I’ll tell ya how much your program might cost. You’re the one that has to put the program ON and make sure it’s successful.
3 of the 4 of us ordered the stir fry. I wanted rice, for some reason. It just looked so fluffy tasty when G had it last week. I ordered the chicken stir fry. There’s chicken and veggie.
It’s the only picture I took. When I only take one, it’s always out of focus. You’d think I would learn. But, sadly, no. Yes. It tasted just a delicious as it looks! The soy on the rice isn’t the uber salty stuff you think it is. It was more of a tamari soy sauce that’s not as salty and butter tasting. The veggies were nice and crispy. The chicken was tender and juicy. Just, YUM! It was perfect for a nice big lunch!
Okay. We met H and C at 1. I had an appointment for a massage at 4. I left from the restaurant to go to the spa. D made the appointment for me. I had no idea where it was or what to expect. H gave the taxi driver directions to the spa.
I opted for 1 hour of the standard massage. Now, I’m a pretty modest person. I’m weird about strangers looking at me nekkid. No. I’m not a confident person, at all in that respect. I was thankful when they ushered me into a changing room and gave me a robe. Then I was escorted to the room, where the masseuse told me to get on the table face down but there was no towel or blanket. She left and I lay there bare assed nekkid. She came in and put a blanket on. Thankfully! I can’t imagine staring at my large ass the whole time. *snort*
It was $45 well spent!! She hit all the sore spots. She wanted to massage harder, but I didn’t say, so she didn’t. When we were finished she said I should have told her harder if I wanted it, but I am still a massage novice. LOL I think I’ve had 3 every in my life. I really should have more. They feel good.
So, I was putty by the time I got back to the hotel. It was chilly and raining. I was quite happy to curl up in bed with the iPad and watch movies until I fell asleep.