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Implementing Sister Dates

Last summer, Karen & I started craving more 1-on-1 sister time.  We started trying to set one evening aside once a week to get together.  As time evolved and we became committed, we started calling them Sister Dates.  (Note: Mike may have technically come up with the name.) 

Usually the date consists of grabbing dinner somewhere together (usually somewhere new every week).  And I love it.

We take turns choosing the restaurant every week.  I usually pick super last minute (hours before) and Karen usually picks days in advance, sometimes a full week.  This is typical of our personalities.  Karen will sigh the night before and ask, "Have you decided where we're going tomorrow?"

We've gone all over the city.  I think the only place we've gone more than once for a Sister Date is Brendan's (our favorite dive bar that's always willing to turn on the Cardinals game).  

We've had Mexican: Bullhead Cantina, El Jardin, Su Casa

Burgers: Parts & Labor, Spritz, Butcher and Burger

Pizza: Compass, Happy Camper, Pizza Rustica, Coalfire

Italian: Spacca Napoli

Pre-Dinner Drink: Dry Hop (I remember crying at that stop.)

And many more...

Sometimes Karen & I speak our own language.  We just go go go.  There's little transition between topics and not a lot of context.  There are lots of interruptions and lots of "remind me to tell you something when you're done."  That something tends to be completely unrelated.  So this is a great time for us to have our own catch-ups.


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