The husband took me to Shreveport, LA for a Valentines evening date. At first he had something ridiculously elaborate planned - something to do with a hotel and wasting money on romantic whatnots but I begged him to change the plan after I discovered he failed to find an overnight babysitter. Who wants to keep a 1 and 3 year old overnight at the last minute Valentines weekend? Um, no one.
He took me to a restaurant we pass all the time but have never been to. It's a fantastic Cajun place called the Blind Tiger. The inside wasn't as hep as the name suggested but the food made up for all that.
I forgot my camera so enjoy these terrible Instagram photos from our evening.
The fried shrimp and remoulade was so good I almost cried.
After dinner we went to a casino.
I had no intentions of doing any serious gambling - I've just never been inside a casino before and I was wildly curious about what happens in these dens of shame and addiction.
We walked around and watched the people smoking their cigarettes, drinking their domestics, eyes glued to the screen of the flashing slot machines.
All of the machines beeped and sang out in the same note so there was a steady pleasant hum of electronic victories all around.
The air smelled heavily of hand soap.
It was actually rather enjoyable.
I couldn't remember if it was on my bucket list to simply go to a casino or gamble at a casino, so I put a dollar in a machine and pressed a button to make sure I was getting the full experience.
I won nothing but a strangely arousing experience.
We got back into town before our coach turned back into a pumpkin, picked up the kids from their aunt's and took a couple pics. Here's what I wore:
Dress - Ross Dress for Less, $10
Necklace - eBay
Boots - Handmedowns
Other jewelry and accessories - cheap retail and internet findings
Legs - Haven't shaved in months
Bosom - getting bigger?
And here's what Cedar wore to church on Valentines morning. Yes it's a Minnie Mouse dress. Not Minnie Mouse-ish. It is a Minnie Mouse dress minus the ears. HEE HEE!! I found it on clearance at Kmart for $5 and I couldn't pass up a dress that can serve double duty as both a Valentines Day AND Halloween outfit.
So how was your Valentines Day?
How's your colon feeling?
Do you wanna make out?