Sunday, November 16, 2008

Anniversary Roundup

To celebrate our 10-year anniversary, Emily and I went to Annie's Paramount Steak and Seafood House, where we've been before.

This time, I'd been able to top off my social fuel tank, and my manner showed it. I was much more chatty with the hostess and the waiters. I even branched out, from steak - my normal restaurant favorite - to pork, which I also enjoy. (Yes, I was raised Jewish.)

When you see an Aspie trying something new - especially on the spur of the moment - that's a good sign the fuel gauge is right up around F.

A few things that helped:
  • Our hostess was well dressed, including nice shoes. (I do not like casually dressed hosts, hostesses or anyone else at non-casual restaurants.)

  • The place had a very pleasant color scheme - red and pink (which the hostess was also wearing). I'm attracted to bright color patterns, especially in red, pink and purple.

  • The waiters, Aaron and Dave, showed that they recognized me; in fact, Dave was surprised I hadn't ordered steak this time.
We had a great time, and hopefully we'll do it again soon.

Anyway, if you're in the Baltimore/Maryland Eastern Shore area, try Annie's!


StatMama said...

It sounds like a lovely evening! I know what you mean about little things making the evening more enjoyable, and I'm glad you were able to have a pleasant time. I recently had a "try something new" experience at a favorite restaurant. It turned out well.

Happy 10th Anniversary! What a special one that is!

Tanya @ Teenautism said...

Happy Anniversary to you both! And congratulations on the 10-year milestone - you inspire me!