Thank god for sake and wine.
We headed to Chinatown (I mean, The International District) in the afternoon for ingredients to bring with to dinner. In a coffee/tea shop on the corner, there was a goth doll party going on. Seriously:
We went to the mondo Asian supermarket called Uwajimaya. I swear it is always packed to the gills, no matter what day or time it is. We decided we were pretty hungry, so we ate in their food court (so much cooler than a traditional mall food court) ... here's Scott waiting for his miso:
Scott took a picture of me as we were heading towards the cashier. (He calls this place "Hoochie Mama". It's close enough):
Later, we headed out to Sammamish (east of Seattle, about a half-hour drive to our friends' gorgeous suburban home). We haven't seen them for a few months - so for the first time, we got to meet Baby Maya, not quite five months old (here with Mama Cathy):
Every time we go to their house, we meet new people. Our new friends James and Betty:
Daddy John took Maya for a while:
This is NOT easy to do:
Cathy trying to help us newbies:
Matterdays trying to make his eventually tragic entry to the sushi fest:
Maya with Daddy John:
And finally - Sophie the Wonder Dog (probably the calmest, sweetest dog we know - other than our own pup Stoli):
We ate ahi (tuna), eel, tilapia, and drank LOTS of sake. And, we're both alive and not in gastric distress today. A good thing.
Honestly, I'm not craving any raw food today. We're thinking those grilled steak burritos I've mentioned before.