Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Perhaps the best labor day weekend ever

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.

16 comments:

Kash said...

I miss Yusuf :-(

Dawn said...

I've always been curious about the melting pot. . .I think I'll pass.

Tee said...

What a great time you had. I'm jealous of your IPOD. LOL... I've been TELLING my Hubby I want one so badly and he still hasn't gotten it. You're lucky to have Kashif. :)

I've heard great things about the melting pot and always wanted to try it, too - but you have to cook it yourself??? That's ridiculous. Maybe just drop in for dessert then, huh?

Do you know how to get the oil out of your clothes? Here are some solutions. Good luck!

The baby pics are precious. I have one of those striped blankets. Every hospital in the world must have those. LOL... Brings back warm memories :)

Aisha said...

Melting pot is a fun experience, I don't want to imply that it's awful. But the thing with it is that I can see why people thought it was so cool in highschool- it's because they didn't cook. Sticking things in a pot and cooking them myself just isn't very exotic these days! Particulary not $50 exotic you know? (Interestingly I didn't see highschoolers there, just adults) But the desserts was very good chocolate fondue.

THANKS Tee for the link to the website about getting oil out. I was so bummed that it splattered all over us. Maybe there is hope!

FunkyB said...

I'm really glad you had a great weekend! Thanks for the tip on The Melting Pot. I've always been curious too...and now I know to go there ONLY for dessert!

Jane said...

Your nephew is so cute! He looks either surprised or startled.

Aisha said...

Good observation Jane! He just had his head shaved in that picture and I think he's thinking "wha???" lol :)

Marel Lecone said...

So glad that you had a great weekend. The pics are great! Talk to you later.

Sohnii said...

Happy birthday!!!

Jane said...

I thought he looked a little balder! In my best friend's culture a baby's head is shaved to ward off bad luck in his/her life. Why was Yusef's head shaved, if you don't mind me asking?

wayfarer said...

I've heard about the melting pot but never went... Cute little babies. mashallah.

(I just linked you...like the blog :-) I also see we live in the same city...) Email me sometime!

Aisha said...

Wayfarer: thank you! :)

Jane: I have heard a number of different reasons why people shave their babies' hair. I believe it's Islamic tradition for the sake of hygiene (because the baby came out and it was covered in things as it did so). I know that many Pakistani's believe that if you shave the babies head then they will have thick hair a prized quality for Pakistanis. It's really funny when I've seen grown balding men shave their hair hoping it will grow bcak thicker! lol..There may be other reaosns as well but those are the two I'm aware of.

wayfarer said...

Happy Birthday btw!

Jaycie said...

Wow he is so cute! MashaAllah. Lucky you to be a new Ipod owner.. I think my husband will get me one.. sooner or later!

Anonymous said...

He SLIMED me too!!!!

Ali said...

That second picture has got to be the cutest picture I've seen in years! The facial expression is priceless!

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