I'm in a TV rut.
This is what happens when you binge-watch all of the good things, and seasons end, and you are left with a dark empty void where your soul used to be. Revenge, Scandal, House of Cards, Downton Abbey, where are youuuuuu?
I got into quite the heated debate with my friend Eric last week in NYC over Breaking Bad. It went something like this:
Me: I just can't get into Breaking Bad
Eric: What?! Why??
Me: Well, every time I watch it I'm eating ice cream, and I get really grossed out by the blood and stuff, and I feel sick to my stomach.
Eric: ......Hey I've got an idea - Try watching it without eating ice cream.
Eric: Kim, that show is so amazing! It's even better than LOST!
Mark (enters): I'm going to have to politely disagree. But you should watch Breaking Bad Kim. Without the ice cream.
But I feel very strongly that I should be able to watch my stories (yeah, I went there) while enjoying the rich gooey pleasure of ice cream. Is that too much to ask?
So I'll take any suggestions on new/old shows to watch that I can plow through and enjoy with my favorite pint of Ben and Jerry's!
But the main reason we're here.
Last month I had the pleasure of photographing my friend Meredith's gender reveal pictures amongst the lovely bluebonnets in Memorial Park. So exciting and so much fun!
Afterwards, we decided to fill up on sushi at Aka Sushi House in Upper Kirby. Well, I had sushi, and she had cooked things. For the children! (well, child) Also, this will be my last post for an indefinite amount of time that involves meat or fish.
(And if anyone has a killer fake bacon (FACON OMG) recipe for me, send it on over!)
I truly do not think I will ever get over the amazing lunch specials that abound in Houston sushi restaurants. A 2 roll combo for $10 that includes miso soup AND a salad, AND you can order it on Saturdays??
The salad wasn't anything life-altering, but it delivered as you would expect a salad in a sushi house to deliver. The Miso Soup, though, was pretty exceptional. It was loaded with tofu and seaweed. I feel so cheated when I get Miso Soup that's simply broth with a few garnishes. Not so with the Aka's Miso Soup!
I decided to change things up a bit and venture beyond my standard Spicy Tuna/Philadelphia Roll combo. So I ordered the Tiger Eye Roll (smoked salmon, cream cheese, jalapeño, masago, soy paper) and the Dynamite Roll (baked assorted fish, spicy mayo, scallion, crunch). Come to think of it everything I had was completely cooked too......
That was not a weird awkward Sherlock-Holmsian way of telling you that I'm pregnant I promise.
I thoroughly enjoyed them both. Because Philadelphia Rolls are generally my favorite, I assumed the salmon and cream cheese-filled Tiger Eye Roll would be the winner of the two, but the Dynamite Roll ended up the champion. I did enjoy the Tiger Eye Roll, but the cuts of it were a little big for one mouthful. And I loved the complex result of the combination of assorted fish in the Dynamite Roll. Regardless, both rolls were packed with a variety of different flavors and textures. And they came out on such cute wooden plates! (plates? blocks? boards? help.)
While I do enjoy trying new things, I may still have to go back to my old standards (when/if I start eating fish again). But Aka has great deals, does not skimp on the offerings, has tasty and complex dishes, and is a great quiet spot to catch up with a friend and talk about babies!
Or if you're me, weighing the pros and cons of purchasing a Hulu subscription for the sole purpose of binge-watching The Mindy Project.