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A Birthday

Just around the turn of the new year, Lisa has a birthday. Since we moved to Marin we have been celebrating this by finding some restaurant we've never been to before. This year, a place called Toscana seemed to fit the bill. It was very nice, although for some reason I chose a completely untraditional Italian item from the menu (Rabbit?) and didn't enjoy it as much as I expected, although it was wonderful to sit with Lisa in a restaurant - by ourselves!. I think I have been trained - make that spoiled rotten - through occasional visits to Frantoio to expect the best. Totally unfair, and I'm sure Toscana is a great restaurant. I don't know if we'll get a chance to go back there before we move to Vegas!