mid-week date nights should be a "thing." just throwing that out there. generally speaking, boyfriend and i usually plan on getting together/going out on friday or saturday. this is fine and dandy and all good; we usually have the most energy then and are removed enough from our work weeks that we can enjoy ourselves. when we do get together during the week, it usually involves the mindy project or survivor or american idol. ain't no party like a zoning-out tv party.
(side note: has anyone else been watching + loving the mindy project this season?! mindy is kill.ing.it. i need her entire collection of plaid sweaters, alongside her stellar career. also, wreath witherspoon was the most brilliant thing i've heard in a while. you go, positive female role model, you.)
andddd, bringing it back to: tuesday! the krohn conservatory was doing their krohn by candlelight night and in the spirit of christmas and the spirit of doing things, we went.
the krohn conservatory is a great place to be during the winter. frosty outside, warm and balmy inside. if they allowed sleepovers in there, i would park a sleeping bag next to the waterfall and pretend i'm sleeping in the rain forest, sans monster bugs and things that eat you. (krohn: contact me. i will plan the heck out of this event. i'll put the thrill-seekers in the cactus room.) it is especially nice this time of year though - all the twinkle lights, the poinsettia towers, and every single train in the tri-state area. plus, live music! and dimmed lights! and flickery candles!
i am, admittedly, spoiled. when boyfriend lived in columbus, we went to the conservatory there and it's bigger and just beautiful all over. but, cincinnati's will do just fine when you need a blast of holiday cheer and warm air, combined.
after we'd strolled through, we looked at each other and said: tacos? so predictable. so wonderful. we tried a new place (!) in a new part of town, so all the imaginary points to us for being adventurous.
we made our way back home and remarked that we love cincinnati every time we go there and maybe we should become city mice instead of suburb mice, someday. i could get behind that, i think. and our tuesday date night was done, but not forgotten. because i blogged about it. the end.
(anyone else taking advantage of fun holiday things happening in your neck of the woods?)