Friday, Kashif and I celebrated my birthday a little earlier because we were going out of town. We went to the Melting Pot which I've been curious about since highschool. I knew it was a fondue place but when you think "A fondue restaurant" you think cheese fondue and chocolate fondue right? Well little did I expect that you actually COOK your own food. I mean they bring out a pot of canola oil, stick it on a gas stove on your table and then leave you to cook the raw meat. You time it. You Check it. You Poke it. Um.... why am I paying you $50 to cook my own food? I'd say it's definetely worth trying if you're in the mood for an amusing time... though not so amusing when the oil popped and sprayed us. Hot oil. On brand new clothes. I do recommend their dessert. An assorted tray of fruits and cakes to dip in your choice of chocolate... plus the chocolate is already cooked!
AND at last I have joined the legions of ipod holders. Kashif, I give you major credit, you are a very good gift giver even when I leave no clues, or may not know myself what I want. It's an IPOD shuffle which is perfect because it's as small and lightweight as a memory stick. When we were in San Francisco it seemed like every last person on the BART had one, now as I wait for MARTA, I will be cool too ;-).
And then there was our trip to Sarasota, FL to visit Yusuf. Oh and Naz and Omar too! :). The best feeling in the world is sitting in the rocking chair with him all curled up and sleeping in your arms. I could kiss his soft bald head forever.
Luckily my parents and Aamir made it up to Sarasota to visit for a little bit on Sunday. We went to the beach but like true desis saw the sun, turned and fled. My parents feet didn't even hit the sand!
This weekend felt like one long Eid with the best of both worlds because we met his family and mine. I miss them already but I will treasure this weekend.