Sushi & Dreads

Wicked good jaunt to the city today for a few of the Skateboy and Slueth-type errands.

Skateboy is trying to beg off of his haircut and forego his long-term surfer kid hairstyle in favour of dreads. Yes, he asked for some dreads when he was three. Mama said okay to the idea while we were enrolled at Waldorf, but changed her mind when we transferred to the French School. The place just seemed a bit more, well, prim and proper.

Now that we’ve been there a couple of years and Skateboy has impressed all of the faculty with his loquacious nature, I feel it’s okay to start breaking moulds. I dissed his mohawk idea, as I imagined myself spending hours with gel and spray, perfecting the gravity-defying nature of it, only to have it crushed a couple of hours later by Skateboy’s safety helmet. Ahem, no way, José.

Alrighty then, off to Life Salon in Halifax for a dreads consult. Seems like it might be an actual GO, so we’ll keep you updated with before and afters. 😉

This Structure Sleuth is also in the city trying to source some superb industrial-style lighting for the new art/writing studio she’s going to be renting. It’s located in a fabulous old Victorian building which will house the most amazing collective of female artists and creative-types that you can imagine, complete with tourist-friendly workshop and gallery space on the lower floors. Très excited to get in there!

The building is under renos just now and the guys are putting the pressure on for all of us ladies to have our light fixtures, paint colours, etc. figured out by July 1st. This means that the actual vintage lighting I had hoped for from NYC ain’t happening. I’m hunting for locally available alternatives and am just about at my wits end. I’m leaning towards these which I could, theoretically, make myself but, honestly, me hasn’t gots time, sunshine!

I digress…it’ all about the sushi! If you’re looking for the bestest sushi in Halifax, skip the pricey downtown eateries and head towards Bayers Lake. Tako Sushi is where it’s at. Yes, the name sounds like taco. No, they don’t serve empanadas, gorditas or any of the like.

The whole family gets in an uproar every visit because there is just too much food amazingness on the menu to choose from.

Today’s visit we went with simple. Skateboy and Mama Sleuth are bonkers for the spicy Dynamite rolls. Mama Sleuth is also into the Tuna Nigiri and Vegetable Maki. The maki comes with white miso soup, though I rather prefer the red miso because it’s a wee bit stronger in the flavour department.

My chopstick-ing skills are pretty darned good but Grampa Hikesalot, who is visiting from Massachusetts, always keeps to fork-friendly foods. Today he had the most scrumptious-smelling Japanese curry. “Nom, nom,” as Skateboy would say!

We had to skip out of the city pretty quickly after all of our errands and get back homeward to collect the Trainman from daycare. This means that everything, except the sushi, was left hanging for today. No studio lights for Mama Sleuth and no skatepark or dreads (just yet) for the Skateboy. Onward to another day…

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