Another Crazy Friday Night
Today my friends and I met up for tea at the Tudor House in Santa Monica to celebrate a birthday. I have been coming to this place for years and I love it because it’s totally cute in a shabby chic English sort of way. Okay so it’s not Fortnum and Mason but I also don’t have to save up for 2 weeks to afford a scone. You can’t have everything I guess.
I had a ton of work to do before heading out for tea at 12:30 but I left my place at noon and figured I’d have more than enough time to get to Santa Monica. Unfortunately it seemed like everyone else was migrating to the beach for a spot of tea and traffic was hideous. The worst part of all was the parking though. I entered a parking structure who’s electronic sign informed me there were 181 available spaces but 10 minutes and 5 gallons of gas later I realized the sign was obviously malfunctioning. Needless to say that I was a bit late after having to hike from a structure about a mile away from the restaurant. It was worth it though because I had an excellent vanilla black tea and this:
I am embarrassed to say I ate the entire thing. Well not the butter but everything else. Not quite what the English had in mind when they thought up tea time, right? At least I ate this over the course of 3 hours. Not that it really matters but it makes me feel a bit less like a hog so I thought I’d add that in.
Afterwards I picked Maya up from school and took her to the park in an effort to burn off some of her crazy energy. She practiced her moves for her future career as a Cirque de Soleil performer:
The girl in the pink is Maya’s new best friend Lucy. I think that at this point Lucy’s parents were surreptitiously moving her away because they were concerned Maya’s energy was contagious. Or they thought Maya was nuts. I’m not sure.
After a yummy sushi dinner I am now home at 8:45 on a Friday night. I’m about to settle in with a DVR’d Top Chef episode. I might wrap things up with an episode of 20/20 if I can stay away until then. Yup, just another wild and crazy night here.