• Rainy Saturday in Newport

    October 3, 2009

    Greetings from Newport! :-D

    It’s a rainy, blustery, gray day in Newport, but I’m so happy to just be here. The weekend that we spend in Newport each October is easily my favorite of the entire year. I look forward to it so much.

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    Our time in Newport is always very relaxing, but for some reason, we always end up celebrating (or just discussing) a major life change when we are here. For instance, last year, I seriously considered becoming a personal trainer, the year before, Mal told his parents that he wanted to propose to me, and the year before that I accepted a job at HSPH. It’s very bizarre how things have worked out over the years. And this year was no different! ;-)

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    Mal and I did some celebrating!

    (I’m obviously NOT pregnant!)

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    Congrats to me! :mrgreen:

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    To celebrate, Mal treated me to dinner at Thai Cuisine on Thames Street.

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    To start, I ordered a glass of white wine. Unfortunately, it was much too sweet for my liking, so I barely drank any of it. Mal ordered a Landshark beer, which he thought was a local brew, but it actually came from Florida.

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    For dinner, I ordered two appetizers as my entree. I love ordering many small dishes. I love the variety! :-D

    I ordered pan-fried dumplings.

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    And the Organic Green Salad, which was simple mixed green vegetables served with a spicy Thai peanut butter sauce. I loved the peanut sauce and ended up dipping everything into it!

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    Mal ordered the Pad Thai. Of course, I ended up stealing a few bites. It was delicious!!!

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    For dessert, I had a fortune cookie.

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    I liked my fortune:

    The secret of staying young is good health and lying about your age.

    So true, right?! ;-)

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    Once we finished dinner, Mal and I headed next door to listen to some live music.

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    Mal and I LOVED the cover artist, Andre Arsenault. He was so talented and he played everything– Jason Mraz, DMB, Tom Petty, OAR, KT Tunstall, Bob Seger, Beastie Boys, Sublime, and even Snoop. His repertoire was impressive!

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    I continued the celebration with another beer.

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    Sorry that I can’t tell you guys what the celebration quite yet. I still have some more details to work out, but I promise you will know soon!

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    Kat (Kat's Daily Plate) October 3, 2009 at 11:54 pm

    Oooooh, the suspense! I can’t wait to hear more about it.. Congrats, whatever great news it is!!

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    Sarah October 6, 2009 at 8:41 am

    That is too funny! You should almost expect something to be happening with you guys around this time every year ;-) Hopefully it will always be good news. Glad you had a good trip :)

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    Lynda March 4, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    Hi, I’m new to your blog and coming out of my newbie lurking phase hehe. Congratulations on whatever you were celebrating!! LOVE your blog, I look forward to it every day. I’m curious about what the foodstuffs were in the little bowl next to your dumplings, they looked like crap-like crinkle cut fries or something LOL. Loved the fortune!!

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    Lynda March 4, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    oops…hahahhaha I just realized this was an old post!! so embarressing LOL

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    Nate March 6, 2010 at 9:47 am

    brother for murphy?

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