Thursday, January 15, 2009
I'm reading The Choice and I love it just like I love all of Nicholas Sparks' novels. Even if the ending is kind of predictable (I read the last page), it's okay because everything that led up to that point was wonderful. His love stories kill me. They really kill me.
I'm still playing with the idea of writing a restaurant guide. I wrote two reviews yesterday and I have another one to do. The place we went to on date night was really good. It opened up about two months ago and it was surprisingly busy for a Tuesday night. I ordered cabernet chicken and B had the salmon and we were both extremely happy with our choices.
Right now I'm writing a monthly review for a local magazine and the publisher is less interested in good food and more interested in selling advertising. So, even if I hate a place I have to spin it so it sounds good. I don't lie ... I just don't mention the horrible food. I talk about the service, the atmosphere, the drinks, the entertainment blah, blah, blah. My creative ability is astounding. My restaurant guide will not include any place that I don't like. My BIG dream would be to update the book every year and have restaurants just dying to be included. For right now, the goal is to publish the first edition of Date Night in May 2010 because that's the start of the tourist season and by then I'll have at least a year's worth of material to choose from.