The Melting Pot.

Not sure if everyone has heard of The Melting Pot. But it is a fondue restaurant and they have locations all over the US. Well, me and Phil decided to give it a try last Friday. It was our “montherversary”, not really an anniversary, but it marked 2 years and 3 months, so we decided to have a nice date night.

What sparked this date night was a video posted by Olan Rogers (who is hilarious). He tells an exaggerated story of his experience at The Melting Pot when he took his girlfriend. The video cracked me up and I had to show Phil. From there, we were naturally curious to experience it for ourselves.

Basically, everything Olan describes is true. The waiters come sneaking up out of the darkness. We pay a significant amount of money, only to cook our own meal, and the pillow mints are too tempting to not steal a handful.

The food was delicious. My favorite part was the chocolate fondue. I was so mad for eating too much beforehand with the cheese fondue, I didn’t get to enjoy the chocolate and desserts as much as I wanted. The only reason I would ever go back to The Melting Pot is for this chocolate fondue. Other than that, I think it was way over priced, and didn’t give you enough food for the amount on money we were spending.

The Used

You know how songs/band remind you of certain periods of your life? This past week I have been on a The Used kick. In middle and high school, I used to love them. I thought I was a hardcore/emo/scene kid when I was that age. High school is an embarrassing time for us all, so we don’t need to go into detail, we all thought we were cooler than we really were.

Well this is what The Used brings be back to. I have forgotten how much I love this band and the feelings it brings when listening to it. Yes, it brings me back to a time of teen angst and rebellion. But it was some of the most carefree, easiest years of my life. I didn’t have bills to worry about. I wasn’t living paycheck to paycheck. I had so much freedom to do what I wanted and I still believed I could accomplish my dreams. I used to think I had so many problems and such a hard life, but this was the time of my life. I just love how old music can bring you back to this point and make you happy. 🙂

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Don’t judge my purple hair and typical “myspace pose”. This is what was cool back then.