kansai trip day 2 part 2
and finally the much awaited conclusion to our two-day trip to kansai. a bit anti-climactic if you ask me. after visiting nara, we went to osaka to eat and do a little shopping before our second go at TFN. after a long couple days, we were getting tired, and when i get tired i get grumpy. the one thing that i decided to focus all my grump and rage at was the fact that i smelled like deer from the savage attack i received in nara. i wanted to buy some new shorts and was extremely pissed off that mickie wanted to buy a dress for the wedding we would attend week or two later (that i made her go to, meaning the dress was my fault also). long story short, we eventually found a sports store and i bought some basketball shorts. (thanks for being a trooper, mickie. i’ll try not to be an a-hole next time, but i know i probably will be.)
this story seems insignificant except for the fact that it led to an interesting incident at dinner, which we’ll hear about in a bit. while walking around and trying to find someplace to eat, we saw a couple of random things.
eventually we made it to dinner and we chose a restaurant that just happened to be right off the main road. it didn’t look like it was anything super special but i guess we were wrong.
at first they didn’t want to seat us without a reservation but eventually graciously let us sit outside. as we passed through the restaurant to get to the patio, i realized that every person in the place was dressed kinda stylish or in a suit. mickie was wearing jeans and a shirt and i was wearing basketball shorts and a t-shirt, and we were both carrying our luggage for the bus ride home.
outside at our table, a tree was planted in the center as a sort of centerpiece, but i sincerely believe that it was some sort of camouflage to hide those filthy rodents not wearing suits.
very fitting to the nature of a “hip” restaurant, my food was of smallish size, moderate taste, and featured a high price. i was too hungry and too tired to take any pics of the food so i’ll just give you a pic of my beer, also small but expensive.
after dinner, we decided to kill time until TFN arrived for our trip home and thought karaoke was a good idea. it was! i sang a john legend song (used to love you) and got the top score of any person who had ever sang that song at that place! i was so proud!
and that’s the end of our kansai trip. see you again soon!