Full House Thursday

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Every day starts fairly the same. A cup of Yogi tea for a daily inspirational quote. Ran out of Kombucha … who wants to restock my stash?

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Working hard … obviously. But seriously … work was crazy today. Our main water pipe burst so we had to walk to a different building to pee. Also ate lunch with BossMan and another coworker. Was kind of weird at first but it got a little better.

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Happy Hour with Mallory at:

G Bar
15455 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77079
(281) 497-2725

They gave out free ravioli! I got a Guinness (of course) and she got margarita on ice. And the bartender was SUPER nice!

Loved the way the place is set up! Like a living room with a bar! With a fireplace and everything!

The only thing weird was the customers. This one girl seem to look like she was working the place … if you know what I mean.

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We moved our Happy Hour to:

Cafe Benedicte
15455 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77079
(281) 558-6607
www.cafebenedicte.com

and Samantha met up with us.

Bread & Butter | free

Not too sure what was in the butter but my gosh … too good. Garlic perhaps? Must try. Just don’t overdose on it.
The bread itself was hard on the outside and super soft on the inside. YUM.

Hurricanes

Not a fan. Too fruity for me so Samantha took the rest.

Colorado Bulldog

Ordered this instead which is like a White Russian mixed with root beer? Too strong.
Was not a big fan of it either. But liked it better than the Hurricanes.

Lobster Bisque | cup $4.75

Yum. Didn’t care for the lobster pieces inside but the soup. MY GOSH.
Mallory ordered two soups but they were no match for this delicious one.

Gyro [with romaine, tomatoes, and Tzatziki Sauce in Greek pita bread, slow roasted lamb, house fries] | Half $7.95

I didn’t really like the pita bread. So I ate the inside only.
The fries were yummmmmmmm! They’re potatoes. Come on! Of course they’re yum.

I know I’m making it sound like I didn’t like this place but it really wasn’t at all bad. Very expensive if you look at the menu and get the whole meal but I would come here again and try something.

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Came home to a full house of dogs and people. Brother and Tammy are home for about a week and brought Krypto along. It’s nice to have them here but it would of been better if it wasn’t due to these circumstances. My cousins’ grandma passed away last week and we have a funeral to go to this Saturday.

This picture is of all the dogs waiting patiently for my brother to drop any of the food he’s eating. Too cute.

Watching the Spurs vs Heat game. Go Spurs Go!

And then watching the Redbox movies we rented! Yay!!

Hope y’all had a great Thursday!

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Birthday Palooza

I turned a year older yesterday. This birthday marks the best one thus far. Let’s let pictures and a few words capture my Birthday Weekend. I hope you guys had an amazing weekend like me! What amazing thing did you do?

Friday aka Party Time:

I had this day off … wonderful. Perfect. Night plans were changed due to too many people at Cheddar’s. We ended up at Wild Wings Cafe then out for drinks afterward. Thanks to Mallory, Samantha, Amanda, Lauren, Maggie, John, Ronnie, Michael, Nate, Matt, Brett, and Robbie for coming out. I had a lot of fun with y’all and it definitely meant a lot to me since some of y’all were working all day or have finals and such.

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Lemon Cupcakes with Vanilla Frosting I made for my friends.
House got hot and some of the frosting melted off.
Definitely turning up the AC next time.

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Some of the peoples from the night.
Thank you for making my night wonderful!

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From Mallory.
Phone/Wallet Case. Nail Polish. Bath Bombs.
She tried to get me a Cloud Cafe gift card.
CC doesn’t have those. Sad day.

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From Samantha.
Box of 4 different Green Teas.
And a mug.

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From Robbie.
Fortune Cookie Card.
Even wrote our names in Chinese. Ha Funny.

Saturday aka Lazy Day:

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Watched The Great Gatsby with Mallory, her mum, and Samantha.
Early Bird gets the worm!
It wasn’t all that amazing. Pretty … meh okay.
You can already see me using the phone/wallet case.

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Gorgeous Samantha.

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Freddy’s with Samantha.
I love our dates.

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Birthday Dinner with Fam at Pappasito’s.
Parents and June had their first Dos-a-rita.

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Cake June bought at La Madeline.
Not sure what it’s called.
Pretty delicious.

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From Sissy.
Random knick-nacks I’d be using up soonsies.
Her other gift is her old Full sized bed. Cannot wait.

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From Parents.
First James Avery Ring.
Loves it.

Sunday aka Mother’s Day:

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Tammy’s Mother’s Day delivery to my Mum.
Can’t wait to finally see her walk across the stage this Friday!

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Fruit tart June bought from La Madeline for me.
My favoritest dessert ever ever.

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The lake behind Gordon’s house.
Had potluck with the fam for Mother’s Day.

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Bruno. Chilling in Gordon’s backyard.

Monday aka Birth Day:

I was stuck in a conference/workshop all day along with working 2 hours before to catch up on some things. Oy vey. Afterward the work team and the Canadian team that came down for the conference/workshop had a dinner thing at Dave and Buster’s. It was the longest birthday day ever.

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Early bird. Already working hard and finally had time to check my phone.
Notifications wazoo.
Wrapped up office done by amazing coworker.
Birthday cupcake from Zuco.

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Red Envelopes from Parents and June.

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Dave and Buster’s Work Dinner … over $1100 … not counting drinks.
WTF. But the food was delicious.
Birthday Cake. Hope my wish comes true.
Some great coworkers helped me get super lots of tickets … over 3500.
Got a Das Boot and tiny shot glass as a birthday present.
The other tickets went to the other two coworkers.
They chose shot glasses and candy.

Seriously. It’s been amazing. Thank you to EVERYONE that has helped me celebrate. I’ve been giddy. Thank you thank you. All the phone calls, text messages, notifications on every social media … I am so thankful for all of you.

Happy Tuesday!

Nit Noi Thai Restaurant & Cafe

Friday, two of my coworkers, Endrina & Edie, (they call me “daughter”, I call them “mama”) took me out for lunch as a super early birthday celebration. Any May babies out there?!

Nit Noi Thai Restaurant & Cafe
1005 Dairy Ashford Rd
Houston, TX 77057
(281) 496-9200
www.nitnoithai.com

Ordered our array of curry and it came with free salad! Score. Too saucy though but still good. No picture … just picture a salad.

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Crispy Spring Rolls [2 per order] | $2.95 each

Endrina ordered two orders of this, It tasted more like coleslaw without the mayonnaise in that little wrapped roll. Not a fan. If I was to go by myself with someone else, I would not recommend this.

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Red Curry Hurry [with beef] | $9.95

I got it with Medium spice. This was the only curry out of all the others she asked what level of spiciness I wanted it. And it was the perfect level. I loved this one a lot. It had potatoes, pineapples, beef, basil, and green beans.

The only thing I could do without is the pineapples but it didn’t bother me. Mmm … most recommended.

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Panaeng is Curry So Hurry [with chicken] | $9.95

Filled with chicken and green beans. The flavor from this one tasted like Mum’s curry so I automatically liked this a lot. They said it tasted a little bitter … which I don’t agree but all our palettes are different. I would recommend this to people for sure!

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Musamun is Curry Too [with chicken and tofu] | $9.95

Filled with carrots, potatoes, tofu, chicken, and potatoes. My least favorite. Not sure why but it was sweeter and had a more peanut taste to it. I would only recommend this if they stopped serving the other two.

The good: As much rice as you’d like. I don’t think they charged us extra for that.

The bad: lack of ingredients in the curry. It was super saucy which is great for rice but if they made the price go up just a little and added more ingredients, it would be well worth it.

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Edie bought me a present. Yay pens. I’m excited. I wish I had super important documents to sign … like a real business woman.

Internet is almost here. I am too excited to be able to connect with y’all whenever the heck I want!

Happy Tuesday, y’all!

Simple Things

Simple things make me happy. Some of these pictures you might have seen on my Instagram.
If not, that’s what this post is for.

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Just a little inspiration.
Yogi Tea always starts my day out right.
Too in love with my nail color.

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A coworker love these babies so much, she brought me two to try.
I’ve had the lime-a-ritas before … not a fan so I gave it away.
But the sraw-ber-ritas are so yum!!
These are more margaritas than beers.
And just FYI … I did not drink these at work.

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Took Mum out for dinner Friday night. Olive Garden.
Yum. So much food. Did not finish. Yay leftovers.

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Had another order of a little something something at Cloud Cafe.
I know it looks like any other one that I get but I promise you it’s not.
Not too sure what it is but shiet is good.

Happy Sunday y’all! Hope it’s been a good weekend!

Crawfish Boil & Walk With Me 5k

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Whomp Whomp.

It’s been pretty hard listening to all that Boston Bombing news but what’s worse is having to read point of views of your friends that live there on social media. Thankfully, they are out of harms way now.

Crawfish Boil

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… went pretty well. We literally got crawfish delivered to Bossman’s house from New Orleans. Many were the size of my palm. Crazy, huh?

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And the one that cooked it for us was a real New Orlean-er? That’s a word, right? Well, it was deliciously Cajun. Mmmm those sausages and potatoes were bombdiggity. Not too much for the corn. I wasn’t able to get each kernel by itself therefore they were not good. But in all he did gooooooood.

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I made cupcakes … of course. This was before assembling them. My favorite part was making the little chocolate decorations (right) that would go on top of the frosting.

I did everyone’s first initial so they could all have their own personalized cupcake. They loved it!

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Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes with Cookie Dough Frosting.

I was actually very disappointed in my cupcake. It wasn’t up to my liking. But surprisingly everyone else loved it. I guess sweet really isn’t my thing … and you rate yourself more when you make everything from scratch.

Let’s just say, Cookie Dough Frosting is a big hit. Finger lickin’ good. Seriously … a lot of them were licking their fingers.

Walk With Me

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Amanda invited me to walk with her and her team to help with cerebral palsy … so I joined, raised $120, and recruited my friends.

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Mallory & Samantha of course. I have no other friends. Thanks for coming out and joining me guys. I know waking up at 6am in the morning is painful for a weekend.

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We made our 3 1/2 laps around the Houston Zoo. When we finished we went to the after party that included live music, children games, and food. Breakfast burritos, donuts, and donut holes. Yum!

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Then we made our way around yet again to look at the animals. They were not out when we were walking. I took a couple of shots. Monkey, Lion, Monkey. I love monkeys. Can you tell?

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Cloud Cafe

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If you haven’t guessed where I am blogging from, you obviously don’t know me well enough. Cloud Cafe. Duh. Jk. It’s not like I come here all the time. But look at that butterfly. Too cute, right?

Hope you’re having an eventful Saturday thus far!

Peace & Love.

Peanut Butter Jelly Time {Giveaway}

Howdy doodies! I have a pretty awesome story to tell yah.

So … a group of coworkers and I went off to lunch. The back seat got stuck so I opened the back and helped out. On route to our destination, I realized my phone was missing. I was freaking out. You know how it is. Our lives are in that shizz.

Lo and behold … it was on the outside of the back of my coworker’s car. You know that lip that sticks out in the back? Does that make sense?

I am a lucky duck. Good car. Good phone case. Thankful.

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I’ve been wanting to do this giveaway for a long, long time so I hope y’all like it! I figure everyone loves to eat …

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One lucky person will be receiving PB2 and PB2 Chocolate. I’ll be throwing a few more goodies in there as well. Things I like that I hope you would like as well.

Four Ways To Enter:

  1. Leave a comment and tell me how you would use PB2.
  2. Follow my blog and leave a comment so I know.
  3. Blog about this giveaway and leave a comment so I know.
  4. Tweet about this giveaway and leave a comment so I know.

All entries must be in by the end of Wednesday, March 27th. I’ll pick the winner the following night.

**Open to only US.

PS. Saw this on Alex’s blog. If you need help finding a new reader due to Google Reader failing us all, check it out here!

Too Much Food

Two days of no posts. Whoops. I’ve been … lazy.

Thursday:

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Went out to Lenny’s with some coworker’s.

Lenny’s Sub Shop
14625 Memorial Dr
Houston, TX 77079
(281) 293-8700
www.lennys.com

The coworker’s claim it’s better than Subway or Quizno’s. I do not agree. Although Lenny’s do not skimp out on the meat, I feel the other places had more toppings. I need a lot of vegetables …

Later that day we had Happy Hour at Watson’s.

Watson’s House of Ales
14656 Grisby Rd
Houston, TX 77079
(281) 920-2929
www.watsons.com

WORST service ever. Plus they don’t have happy hour prices. At least we didn’t get them. I know it’s Thursday after work but um … wtf! We waited for a good hour for service sitting at our table. Then when we put our order in we had to wait another 30 minutes. And not everyone got their drinks! Maybe we went on the wrong day but for seriously? All of us agreed not to go there ever again. Once was enough.

The only good thing was a dude buying a beer for me. Score.

Friday:

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Had brunch with Amanda and her friend at Black Walnut Cafe. I got the French Dip this time around. I didn’t dip my sandwich. As for the meat, it wasn’t that amazing. It had a smell to it. Next time I’m going to try the Chicken Pesto Pasta Salad. Mmmm …

I also got a Chocolate Cannoli and a Pistachio Canolli. That stuff is delicious. I’ve asked Sissy to make cannoli’s happen at her wedding …

Sissy and Brett came to visit later that afternoon so we played Marvel Ultimate Alliance II. We beat it!

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Bruno chilling on me as I gamed on.

While I was at the vet with Rocky, Sissy and Brett went and got Rudy’s takeout! YUM! Moist brisket!

Saturday:

I’ve done absolutely nothing. And it feels AMAZING. Thank goodness for the days we can just relax. I did get my crawfish fix though. Not a lot but enough to be happy.

Tomorrow I am going to see Samantha! It’s been a good two weeks! We are hoping to get some green beer. 😉

Whoo … that is a lot of stuff in one post.

Good night!