It’s been a happy day. After some outdoor chores, I logged on around noontime and saw new fic, gifts, and greetings to add to early birds from last night! :) I read as much as I could, commented, and then went to dinner later with my sister to Bugaboo Creek Steak House.
The restaurant is Canadian-themed, which delights me due to my part-Canadian heritage and my love of Due South! :) There is a big wooden Mountie by the entrance, and posters of Mounties and other Canadian themes around the rooms, one of which has a big stone fireplace. Fake moose heads and bison ‘talk’ to the customers on regular intervals. You should see how big the kids’ eyes get! :)
We ordered chicken tenders and spicy French fries with two kinds of sauce for an appetizer, and also got a big, crusty loaf of warm bread. The butter melted as you spread it. :) The chicken tenders were crisp and far better than average tenders.
We ended up ordering Caesar salad and a ‘Moose’ Burger, complete with sliced red onions, tomatoes, lettuce, and pickles. Smashed red bliss potatoes was the side dish, and after the meal, I was delighted to receive a free piece of fudge cake accompanied by the waiters carrying a big stuffed toy moose as "Happy Birthday!" was sung to me! LOL! The cake was a good size for a freebie, too, with light whipped cream and drizzled caramel and chocolate sauces.
I also had a blueberry lemonade, with fresh blueberries at the bottom of the glass. Yum! :)
So the dinner was fantastic, and I came home, enjoyed watching the Smallville premiere, logged on and find more goodies and promises of goodies! *squees*
You’ve all made me very happy. The fic were all my favorite pairings, of course, and of high quality. I received wonderful gifts, virtual and otherwise, and the greetings were all very special! It’s a cliché, but friends are the most precious gifts of all.
Thank you all!