A Polynesian Adventure


Since today was our last day of vacation, we figured we would finally give Tai Tiki a try.  We are so glad we did!

We arrived around 3:00 because that’s when Happy Hour starts and I knew I wanted one of their funky drinks.  For the first 20 minutes or so, we had the restaurant to ourselves.  When the waitress came, I ordered the Smoking Eruption.  It is made of spiced rum, vodka, guava juice, and pineapple juice.  It was very tasty and it oozes smoke…what’s not to love about that?!

Since it was our first visit, we decided to order some sushi and an appetizer to start things off.  The sushi roll was called Hot-Lady in Pink Roll which consisted of shrimp tempura, avocado, torched salmon, spicy mayo, eel sauce, and masago.  The appetizer we ordered was the Crab Puff which was made with crab meat and cream cheese and wrapped in a wonton shell.  Both items were excellent!  The sushi tasted fresh and delicious.  The puff wasn’t like your average Crab Rangoon.  It was so much better.  I would definitely order it again!


For dinner, my husband ordered the Pan Seared Duck.  It came with glazed carrots, grilled asparagus, and roasted garlic whipped potatoes.  He loved his dinner.  I am not usually a fan of duck…I guess it’s a bit gamey for my liking.  He pretty much insisted I try a piece anyway, and hot damn that duck was tasty!  Not sure what they did, but it was pretty bomb!

I ordered the Salmon with Lemon Caper Butter and man….that was excellent!!  It was sushi grade salmon, broiled and served with grilled asparagus, and roasted garlic whipped potatoes.  It couldn’t have been any better!  I will definitely order that again.


Needless to say, we had a great time.  I give this place a 5 out of 5!  It is a bit pricey but you definitely are getting what you pay for here.  The staff was great too!  I will be recommending this place to everyone.

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A Polynesian Adventure

I’m Back

So it’s been a long ass time since my last post.

My world was turned upside down and I wasn’t dealing with things well.  It probably would have done me some good to write during that time.  I could have released some anger, but that’s just it.  Every damn post would have been filled with anger and/or tears and who wants to constantly be reading that shit, right?  Things still aren’t great, but things are better.

Anyway, this girl has way too much to say, way too much to share.  Let the blogging begin because I’m back!

 

I’m Back

2 Months & Counting

I can’t wait to get rid of my piece of shit phone!  In two months, it will happen!!

I have the Samsung Galaxy S4.  I wanted an iPhone but the guy at Verizon talked me into the Galaxy since my previous phone was a Droid.  I was so determined to get that damn iPhone…but this became the second time I went in for an iPhone and ended up with something different.

My Galaxy started out well enough.  I was able to change the channels on the tv with my phone…that was kinda cool I guess.  Plus, I got to have bragging rights because most of my Android friends still had the S3.  Woopty fuckin’ doo, right?

A couple of weeks after I purchased the S4, I was pissed at myself for buying it.  For crying out loud…I have an iPad.  It would have made perfect sense to get the iPhone.  I could sync them together, etc.  Plus…let’s face it…many more adorable phone covers to choose from for iPhones because that’s way important!

One reason I hate on my phone so much is because it goes in cooling down mode…a lot.  It’s annoying as hell.  It shouldn’t get that freakin’ hot.  I suppose dropping it in the toilet probably messed it up a little.  Oh and that’s a whole story in itself….don’t ask.  Anyway, I did do the rice trick and it seemed to be okay.  Just that damn overheating.  I don’t know if it did that cooling down shit before or after it got wet though.  Either way…ANNOYING!

Two months and I ditch that piece of crap and get a brand new iPhone yay.  First world probs indeed.

Peace.

2 Months & Counting

The Parmageddon

My husband took me to Melt Bar & Grilled a few nights ago.  We had been wanting to try it for some time now, and finally decided to give it a try.

When I stepped inside, I first noticed all of the holiday decorations.  There were many Halloween, Christmas, and Easter light-up plastic statues behind the bar….quite cute!  They also put their menus on the back of vinyl albums which we thought was pretty cool.

Melt is known for their grilled cheese and there are many varieties.  I decided on the Parmageddon which has pierogi on it.  I wish I would have realized my sandwich came with fries.  Potato on the sandwich and fries…way too much potato going on!  Needless to say, it was tasty but I couldn’t eat much.

I would definitely go back, but, I think I will get a salad next time.

Parmageddon / potato & onion pierogi, fresh napa vodka kraut, sautéed onions, sharp cheddar – $11.50

The Parmageddon

Welcome!

 

As I tell people stories of what I encounter day to day, they often tell me that I should write a book.  I have no interest in writing a book, but, I could do a blog.  I’m guessing I’ll be writing about life in general.  I’m sure there will be posts about work, friends, restaurants, cooking, beauty, family, etc.

I decided on the name Treasures and Oddities because I will share things that I treasure, and I’ll share things that are considered weird or odd by some people.  Knowing me, I’ll also be sharing things that piss me the hell off.

Thank you for stopping by,

Tina =)

Welcome!

My First Blog Rant, Yippee!

Okay so I did the nice welcome post first, but what I really wanted to say was OMG I’M SO TIRED OF TRYING TO FIGURE OUT THIS BLOG STUFF!

Let me explain, for a few days I’ve been researching how-to videos on YouTube all about blogs.  They make it sound pretty easy peasy.  Choose WordPress, not Blogger.  Choose WordPress.org for “total freedom” but WordPress.com is better if you’re a beginner.  Register domain name with HostGator.  Okay, got it.

I have a good amount of computer experience, so I go for WordPress.org after I register my domain name.  Dear Lord!  Trying to figure out that damn WordPress.org was turning me into MegaBitch (laser eyes and all)….my poor husband.  After about 4 hours of trying to figure all that out, I said fuck it, and here I am on WordPress.com.  So far, so good.  I’m diggin’ it!

Hmmm…it does feel good to get these frustrations out like this.  This may actually become a regular thing for me.

Peace.

My First Blog Rant, Yippee!