Sunday, September 6, 2009

Tequila, Salsa, A Staff of Hams, Sasha and The Moon. Oh, what a night....

Remember to click on the photos to enlarge images. It is so much better looking at them close up.
Friday is date night for the hubby and me.  One of our favorite things to do on Friday night is to go to our favorite Mexican Restaurant for margaritas.  They make the best in town.  No skimming on the tequila and no watering down.
Last year we happened to go there on our anniversary and our favorite waiter, Ernesto and our favorite waitress, Biene' surprised us with an anniversary card.  It was so touching.
Ernesto no longer works on Friday night and Biene' has moved away to Mexico, so we don't really know the names of the newer waiters and waitresses but we see them on a regular basis and they know us as regulars also.
Friday night was really funny.  I brought my new know, the black one with the long lense that can see images from far away.  Well, my baby caused quite a stir and the staff at the restaurant suddenly changed into hams.  I've never seen anything like it.
Our waiter was actually smiling really big while making our guacamole, and although usually friendly, this is kind of a rare occurrance.
While he was making the guacamole, the hubby and I were already sipping our margaritas and munching on chips and salsa.  Let me tell you, their salsa is to die for.  It is so good.
But nothing compares to the goodness of the home made guacamole.  Yummy!
I've tried to replicate it at home, but it always seems like some secret ingredient is missing.
As you can tell from the bowl, we've already devoured quite a bit.
Later, while we were eating our food, we could hear the staff talking about us in the kitchen.  I'm telling you, it was hysterical.  Everyone was prancing around dying for me to take their picture.  We overheard the staff talking about how our waiter was smiling really big and showing off for us.  I think maybe they thought they were going to be featured in a newspaper or magazine of some sort, because they were so alive with glee and making jokes, etc.  It was funny.  So, I just snapped some random photos.
That is the manager serving the table across from us.  He's usually not very friendly and he hardly ever smiles, but tonight, he came over to our table and was talking with us like we were old friends.  I've never seen the manager so jolly.  We caused quite a stir.
I wish I would have snapped more photos of the staff because we really were getting a kick out of how they were behaving in front of us.
It was very cool.
We had a good time like we always do, and then afterward we took Sasha to the park and we saw this bunny rabbit.  It didn't look like a wild bunny.  It looked like someone's pet and the poor thing was so scared.  It took off and hid behind some bushes.  Sasha was hot on his trail.
Isn't it cute.  Remember, you can always click on my photos to see a larger image.
She never did find him though.
We did pass another dog and that caused a little bit of excitement.
If you click on the picture, you can see Sasha's hair stand up behind her neck and how she raises her tail.  She is the alpha dog.  It's hard for us to allow her to get close to other dogs because she wants to be boss all the time.  I wonder where she gets that attitude from. 
I thought this was a cool picture.
So, I'm still operating my camera in auto mode.  I took a picture of the moon in auto, which is the reason for the lousy photo, but I think it could have been a cool shot if I had changed the setting to night time and slowed the shutter speed way down.
The moon almost looks like a heart shape through the trees.
One last shot......... and now, I am more motivated to learn all my buttons on the camera.
The pictures of the moon were actually taken last night.  All the other photos were taken Friday night.
Practice, practice, practice.  That's my new motto.


  1. That is some seriously yummy looking salsa and guac; two of my favorite foods! Thanks for all your kind words on my blog, they are really appreciated and I know that when I see a comment from you it is going to pick up my spirits.

    We finally put Patsy down this morning and I am actually somewhat relieved.

    Gonna take your advice and spend the rest of the day/evening relaxing on the couch and watching NASCAR.

    Tomorrow I will clean....maybe...LOL

  2. Nice full moon. I just posted a full moon pic on my blog (actually a picture of the surroundings).

    I bet that was a fun night out! I want that guacamole. Looks so delicious.

  3. That salsa looks so spicy! And I am going to make guacamole tomorrow, I got some ripe ones handy. You are making me hungry!

  4. Oh yum.. I love guac! That's too funny how they were all hamming it up for the camera. Wouldn't you like to be a fly on their respective walls as they rifle through newspapers looking for the ensuing review?

  5. What a LOVELY tradition and how fun to see these pictures your Friday evening celebrations here (great tradition by the way). Also loved the walk after (Molly certainly approves) and the nifty moon shots! Delightful post ;--)
    Hugs and blessings,

  6. We have a favorite Mexican restaurant too but we haven't been there all summer. I think you motivated a trip in the near future.

  7. Oh, yeah, it's bedtime and I'm craving your guacamole.

  8. Your dog looks so sweet! My little one is named Sasha too! Awww! My husky is named Moonbeam. He can't get close to other dogs besides my Sasha either. Must be a husky thing.

    Don't be afraid to put the camera in manual! You have a fabulous eye, you can totally jump into manual mode! Just follow your light meter - pretty soon, you'll be able to outsmart that too, and get 'special effects' that are all your own.

    I shoot Nikon (D80) and if you ever have any questions, let me know, I'll do my very best to help.



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