Last night Michael and I went out to dinner at Wild Abandon. It’s on SE Belmont. I had a Groupon coupon for the restaurant, which was a great deal. It was kind of a funky little hole in the wall–and very crowded when we arrived. Thankfully I had reservations. The waiter brought us some fresh bread and hummus.

Bread and Hummus

It wasn’t the best hummus I’ve ever had, but the bread was good (and we were famished). I ordered the Top Sirloin Steak with mashed potatoes and steamed veggies. It was really great! The veggies were delicious and hadn’t been drenched in butter. In fact, I don’t think the cook used any butter to cook them. I wish the pictures had turned out better. It was quite dark in the restaurant.

Steak and Potatoes

I enjoyed a glass of Pinot Noir and Michael had a Fat Tire beer.

Adult Refreshments

We headed back downtown to go to KOOZA! I’d never been to Cirque du Soleil. I actually didn’t really know much about it or what to expect. It was pouring rain all night too.

Cirque Tent

The show was great! I didn’t get any pictures until the end of the show because the ushers were quite insistent NO CAMERAS! The show was really fun. I had a great time. The tight wire acts were breathtaking–and very nerve wracking! I found a few great pictures on Google of my favorite part of the show:


These guys were amazing! That was by far the best part.

This was the only picture I could really get inside the tent:

We didn’t get to sleep until almost midnight. I have a 9am training for work. My plan was to get up at my normal time and go to the gym for an hour before I had to go to work. But I was so tired I decided to lay in bed and do nothing instead. 😉

Author: Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and Glamour.com.

4 thoughts on “KOOZA”

  1. I haven’t been to Cirque du Soleil since I was a kid, but I remember how awesome it was. My kids saw love with their grandparents in Las Vegas and thought it was great.

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