Last Friday, for B and I's 8th year dating anniversary we went to Epcot and ate around the world. This is such an "us" thing to do because we're foodie snobs. For breakfast, we ate at The Grand Florian. B had traditional eggs and sausage while I had a decadent bagel and lox dish. I'm such a rich food lover that I hope I never stop working out.
|Oh Disney, and your Christmas decorations.|
|Starting our breakfast with mimosas|
|B's classic eggs, bacon, sausage, and biscuits|
|Bagel w/ lox so in love!|
Obviously, I'm deeply in love with my breakfast. I was so excited by all the toppings they gave me!
After breakfast, we headed to Epcot and started to walk around the Mexican, French, German place etc. B really wanted us to eat at the Mexican place for dinner since the atmosphere is so romantic but we couldn't get reservations. Poor B was on his Android every few minutes trying to book us. We had plenty of good food though. For a mid-morning snack I had a chocolate eclair from the french pastry place and B had a chocolate croissant. I was worried that the cream in the middle of the eclair would be too rich, but the texture was perfect. It tasted like a light, whipped, chocolate ice cream. I also loved that the middle was cold while the outside dough was hot and chocolaty. Best pastry I've ever had in my entire life.
|Ignore my dorky expression, focus on the pastry.|
Before lunch we walked around with our German beer. I figured out that I much prefer the barley taste of the beer as opposed to hoppy beers. Maybe this has something to do with my German background. B is a dark, hoppy beer drinker and I just can't handle it sometimes. Recently he bought the 2010 Sierra Nevada's Celebration Ale. Blech. It tastes like you're drinking a bushel of hops. Do they come in bushels?
|Ich mag Bier. I hope that means I like beer.|
For lunch, we went to a Japanese restaurant. Sadly, my taste in Japanese food was far too snobby for an Epcot restaurant where they were obviously trying to appeal to the American tongue. It was nothing like our favorite place, Dragonfly. I think my expectations were a little too high though. I did however, get to dress up in traditional Japanese clothing. It was so comfortable.
|What I had...meeh.|
|What he had...decent. He didn't eat his veggies though. Just the rice and meat.|
|I could wear this everyday.|
We went on a couple of more rides after lunch. I got the brilliant idea of going on the more intense version of the ride, "Mission to Space". After all, it's Epcot...it's not like the rides are all that thrilling. On this ride, you get to feel g-forces when they basically spin you around in a giant centrifuge. You aren't supposed to lean your head back or close you eyes because then you realize that you are spinning instead of lifting off. I should have known it was a bad idea when I saw barf bags in the ride. B has a super sensitive stomach. I enjoyed the ride except I have a fear of dark, enclosed spaces. For the first few minutes when they locked you in really tight and close I thought I might panic...I immediately thought that I would never get out of there. I redirected my mind to happy thoughts and made it through. I kept thinking, "This is fun. This is fun!" Although B didn't get sick, he felt sick for the rest of the day : (
Afterwards, we did some shopping. B bought 4 highly magnetic rocks because he is a nerd like that. I got a panda from China (it's sooo cute) and an ornament from the German store. I decided that I will start collecting these German ornaments. They are made from glass and the molds used to create them are ancient. They are called Inge Glas. Here is a picture of one that that is similar to the ornament we bought.
We got reservations at the French restaurant at 8:45 in the evening so to pass the time we watched the Candlelight Processional which I loved! It made me want to join a choir again. Right before dinner, B was walking around with me by the French garden. He was telling me how much he loved me and how he couldn't live a life without me. He then got on his knee, and proposed!!! He gave me an heirloom ring that we are going to get reset...as soon as I actually choose what I want it to look like. Any suggestions on resetting a diamond? So, after eight years of dating, full of ups and downs that we lived through together, I am the happiest woman in the world!
I'm still waiting to hear back from graduate schools so no dates have been set or any details worked out yet in terms of the wedding. I'm still so excited! By the way, the day before we went to Epcot I finished all four of my supplemental applications! So I should hear back from graduate schools in a month or so. Unfortunately, I am still taking the GRE again on December 15. I'm so sick of it...I really hate standardized tests.
I haven't blogged in awhile and now I feel like I have tons to share...I may just sit here and schedule blog posts for a few hours! I'm so happy that I could document this wonderful day in my blog.