The End of the Hunger Games

Last night for Jason’s birthday we ate at one of my favorite places!

KHAN’S!

(the first photo is recycled from a July post — I wish there was green grass in MN right now!)

My Dad was kind enough to take us out (woohoo for free meals!) and my sister Kim joined us as well. Poor Mom stayed home sick  😦  I swear we go to Khan’s for almost every birthday/celebration dinner — the food is just that good!

Tuesday was a fun day – I worked a ½ day, picked up a gigantic smiley face balloon (forgot to take a picture!!!) and met Jason at his work – gave him the humiliating balloon and then we went to lunch. Afterward, I went home, took a little snooze and then read!

I am finally done reading the Hunger Games series – I loved reading them but I’m happy to be done. I stayed up way too late way too often – and that is not something I can keep doing. I need my rest.

So what can I say? I loved the series. I loved the main character throughout the first 2 books, and although she seems to change a bit in Mockingjay — I still liked her. And I cheered for her to do the right thing. I thought the author did a nice job of picking up the pieces at the end and giving you some closure with the series — although I’d love to read more about the characters I don’t feel like there is more to the story at this time. I don’t want to give too much away so that is why this is vague. Feel free to email me (couchpotatoathlete (at) gmail (dot) com) if you want to talk more specifics.

Pick up those books. Read them. The end.

*Do you like to go to the same restaurants/bars time after time or do you prefer to try out new places?

I honestly like to go to the same place over and over again. I like feeling comfortable in my surroundings, and a new place can seem intimidating if I’ve never been there before.

Buddha Belly

Good Evening!

J and I had a BLAST at Khan’s – their food is unbelievable. Have you ever been to a Mongolian Barbeque?

We were greeted by this fellow:

And our server was nice enough to take our photo:

We met up with my parents, sister K, my sister M, her husband T and T’s mom and sister. We started with the standard appetizers:

 Chicken wing, soup, cracker, sweet/sour sauce

 Then it was time to hit up the buffet.  You load up a bowl full of frozen meats, seafood, tofu, veggies, noodles and seasonings. Then your meal is cooked in front of you.

 Here’s my plate:

 It was so delicious.

They also bring out white rice and these delectable treats:

I don’t know what they are called, but they are some kind of donut with sugar syrup/sesame seeds in the middle. I think these are the cause of the Buddha’s belly.  J had 3. 🙂

My fortune: You are very persistent in pursuing your goals in life. <———- not a fortune really, more of a statement, but I’ll take it!

 We’re going to miss you M and T!

 Question of the day: What is your favorite restaurant? How often do you eat there?