Saturday, October 13, 2007

Miracles do happen...I went on a date.

Okay so most people would think "so what, big deal. I have dates all the time." Since I am not doing online dating my options are very, very limited. I did not have a single date in '06 and I believe I didn't in '05 either. Could it be possible I didn't have one in '04 either? What the hell? This could give a woman a complex or something.

Let's see I have been in Toronto for less than two month and I have had more dates here than the last 3 maybe 4 years in Los Angeles. I wrote the following on New Year's day as one of my resolutions for '07:

"Go on at least one proper date. Not sure how I will accomplish this goal but I figured it wouldn't hurt to say it out loud. I am so ovah this "strike". My mom asked my brother in law during the holiday about fixing me up with one of his friends. Between my hairstyle and my single status she is very concerned about me."

FH man and I went to Hiro's on King for lunch. Hiro Yoshida is considered one of the best sushi chef's in Toronto. FH loves to eat and is a lot more adventurous than I. He ordered the Omakase style menu. Hiro makes several courses and you eat what he makes for you, including monkfish liver (FH insisted I try some of his and it was was very good). I ordered from the menu, included a couple dishes FH recommended. Of course he knows Hiro. I wish someone had told me the wasabi is put in the sushi, not on the side like most places I've been to in L.A. My eyes were watering. At one point I grabbed FH's arm for support. It felt like I had snorted the wasabi. haha

We had sake and talked for hours. The food was so delicious. When the bill came I reached for my wallet but homeslice whipped a card before I could even see the check. We might stop by a party tonight.

After lunch I went to set. I had to sit outside all night because our location (a restaurant) was too tight for the video monitors. We wrapped the indoor location at 2:00 a.m. then I was in a van following a camera rigged car for the next three hours as we drove up and down Lakeshore Blvd. By the time I got dropped off at base camp and drove home it was almost 6 in the morning. I tried to sleep in, still work up early and just got back from the gym. If I am to stay up at all tonight I will have to take a nap or something this afternoon,


sognatrice said...

Sounds like this was a date that was worth waiting for. Maybe not years, but hey, everything in its own time :)

Also, looks like your hugging comment was *so* appropriate....


Jen of A2eatwrite said...

I'm glad you had such a lovely time. I bet it helped to think of lunch during that cold, long night shoot.

Ms. FoxyRoxy said...

Nice to hear your enjoying the TDOT. Check out Blow Fish on King street for some great sushi. A little pricy though but it's worth it. Also Sushi Inn which is in Yorkville, oh, how I miss me some sushi.
Be careful of those boys, the scene in Toronto is VERY small....
See you in Italy!

dmarie said...

Who-hoo! I gotta admit I'm kinda excited for you :)

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

sognatrice - yes it appears the hugging comment was appreciated. :)

jen - I'm telling you that night shoot was no joke. At one point I fell asleep in the van, as we drove around listening to the actors say the same lines over and over again.

ms. foxyroxy -funny, we talked about going to Blow Fish (FH man knows the chef there as well). Re: the boys, there is only one boy and it's not serious. :)

I know what you mean about the scene being small, for a city of over 2 million everyone seems to know each other. When FH and I went out the other weekend, we were stopping every two minutes so he could say hi to friends. I hope all is going well for you in Italia!

dmarie - the only down side is now I remember how fun it is to go out on a date. haha.

chris & erin said...

oh! Congrats. Sounds like a fantastic time. It's been fun seeing this "blossoming" with the FH man :) Can't wait to hear more.

Michellanea said...

Good for you! Glad you are having a great time in Toronto. I'm enjoying reading about your adventures!

. . . moscerina said...

...wonderful...i forgot how dating was in LA. It's only once you get out that you realize what it should be like.... or else you realize what crazy expectations LA imprinted on you. like cars, restaurants, etc.

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

chris & erin - Yes it been fun. I feel like I got some of my groove back (haha).

michelle - Unfortunately, the Toronto adventures are coming to a close. I do have my trip to Venice to look forward to. Maybe there will be some new adventures. :)

moscerina - erica, how are you?!

Hello, all my single female friends who have left L.A. are much happier now.

I am going to email you. I'm moving to Rome.

Paula Puryear said...


I have been way too out of touch. Damn! That's all I'm saying. I am INspired. Looks like I've got some back reading to do since he has a moniker and everything.

So so glad to hear that things are going so so well.

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

paula - we do have a lot to talk about. I'll call you next week.