So how's this strike you for a good night?
Katie and I return home from a night at the gym (anytime you walk out of a gym on your own two feet and not a stretcher is a good start) and throw together the ultimate Trader Joe's dinner including...
- Asian Style Chicken Stir Fry
- Pork Gyoza Pot Stickers with Gyoza Dipping Sauce (two different items at your local TJ's)
- A bottle of wine (well, this wasn't TJ)
Of course, when you combine a cardio workout at the gym with food and a glass of wine, sleep would be expected to follow in short order. And it did. We were both knocked out cold.
For the record, Katie and I highly recommend the pot stickers and sauce. In case you're wondering, the sauce is a combination of soy sauce, rice vinegar, toasted sesame oil, cilantro, and crushed red peppers. Fantastic!
Totally Unrelated Aside (TUA): I was trying to refrain from saying anything about Heath Ledger here on the blog. The news is everywhere and anyone who doesn't know, well...
So I figured you didn't need to read any more about it here despite the fact that his death did leave both Katie and me saddened. I've been a fan since Roar (which was the topic of one of my grad school pop culture analyses) and have watched and enjoyed many of his roles since then.
Yet I still felt compelled to say nothing.
Until last night, when, for the third night in a row, I found myself whistling Frankie Valli's "Can't Take My Eyes Off You." And then I found out that Katie's been doing the same thing... both of us clearly in tribute to Heath.
I then thought maybe the only way to get past this point is to share with all of you. So here is my tribute to Heath Ledger, an actor Katie and I have both enjoyed for a while and were hoping for many more years of interesting roles. This tribute isn't much, just a favorite scene from a movie we both enjoy. Rest in peace, Heath...