Dark, in both senses of the word. Guys, haha, I don't know how to say this, but I'm not a very stable person. There are, like, weird things in my head.
Here is Valentine's dinner at Zaytoons, a Middle Eastern place in Brooklyn that G has been wanting to go back to - I had never been. It's BYO so I picked up a bottle of wine (my first drink in 2+ weeks now that the medication is over.)
Sorry, we had started eating. We shared a veggie kebab platter (roasted vegetables with rice, green salad, and hummus) and a selection of small sides (mujadarra, foul, tabbouleh, grape leaves, and a olive/hot pepper mix). Tahini on top, with warm pita on the side.
Then something happened (I'm not being vague - I have no idea what snapped) and I had a couple panic attacks and went kind of catatonic and that was horrible. I lost a collage I made, broke a lamp, and made us both really upset. Sorry. Sorry, sorry.
As a sort of make-up dinner G and I went out again after work on Saturday. We attempted to go to Cafe Blossom (Groupon!) but I called ahead and they were full for the night. It didn't really dawn on me that there would be people going out post-Valentine's day on a weekend. Because I'm not a sane person. We walked around the West Village for a while and I just got really tense because weekends are a horrible place on weekend nights in the city. Drunks and yelling people and crowds and college students and ahhh.
But G and I eventually stopped into Meskerem, an Ethiopian place near Washington Square Park. I have never had Ethiopian food before! It's a small place and it was a little crowded but better lit and G showed me how to calm down ("Repeat after me. 'I will enjoy this food no matter how greasy it is... I will not get poisoned...and we will have a nice time'.")
We split the Vegetarian Combo:
(miser alech; miser wat; shro wat; somethin'; somethin' else; sauteed cabbage, carrot, and potato; sauteed string beans; sauteed collards) On awesome, spongy, injera.
"Ooooh! Fingerbowl!" I squealed.
Happy Stupid Valentine's Day, Greg. I like you. I'll make you a new better collage.