Getting Fatter

I’ve been M.I.A. and I’m not sorry. Family came and I’d rather spend it with them since I never see them. You’ll be able to see what we did down below which is mostly eating. Bah …

TUESDAY:

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Lunch with contractor company at the Omni Hotel. YUM!

Happy hour after work with Mallory, Stephen, Samantha and a nice reunion with Judith. It’s been forever but it was nice seeing her.

WEDNESDAY:

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OOIAJ for breakfast can never go wrong.

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At work. Our playground. Taking a break from working on our presentation that will be on this upcoming Wednesday. Eeks.

THURSDAY:

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Mary Kay party with Mallory, Judith, Maggie, Mallory’s sister and mum, and her friend from soccer. I bought a few things that ended up being in the 80s. Whoops. Hopefully it’s worth it. Never thought I’d feel like a grownup until I bought expensive crap.

The question asked what kind of eyes I have … and Asian was a choice. Too funny. And might be a little racist …

FRIDAY:

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Anvil Bar & Refuge
1424 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 523-1622
www.anvilhouston.com

Went with brother and Tammy, and met up with Jenny and her new beau.

Boilermaker [1/2 pint of beer & paired spirit] | $8

It wasn’t bad. But I wouldn’t get this again.

Campari Popcorn | $5

It’s popped to order and Jenny and I were very excited for this … but when we ate a bite we wanted to throw up. Campari is apparently a type of liquor and once you it it you feel your taste buds turn bitter. Bleugh! Brother threw some limes on there and it helped.

Pork Belly Taco, Pickles, Ranch Dressing Cole Slaw | $8

Holy yum … get this whenever you land in anvil. So good. I wish there was more than 3 mini tacos on the plate though.

This place is unique with the way they make their drinks. So many different kinds. I really liked the Montebello (?) Tammy got … I would definitely get that instead next time!

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88 Boiling Crawfish & Seafood
1910 Wilcrest Dr.
Houston, TX 77042
(713) 789-8288

Boudin, fries, crabs, crawfish, oysters … and so much more. It’s like Boiling Crab but better. Next time I’m getting two pounds of crawfish and boudin. Oh my boudin. They have happy hour in where their crawfish is a dollar off a pound. So amazing. I hope not many people find out about it because I love that it wasn’t packed!

After this we watched The Internship. Such a good funny movie. Go watch it if you haven’t.

SATURDAY:

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Went shopping at the outlet for forever and spent over $80 … whoops.

Came home and had Korean BBQ as celebration for Father’s Day. Mmm …           

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Oreo Cake … too good.

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Played The Game of Things with brother, Tammy, and Jenny and her beau came over. Too much laughter. Love this game. We stayed up til 2am playing. We are ridiculous.

SUNDAY:

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Kublai Khan
20940 Katy Freeway
Katy, TX 77449
(281) 398-3658
www.kublaikhankaty.com

This place is better than Genghis Grill … in they give you more noodles/rice than GG. Won my heart. I want to go back already.

Brother, Tammy, and Jenny went back to Dallas along with Pluto and Krypto. Now I’m all alone.

Sad life. But love the time I had with them. We ate so much but now that everyone’s gone I’m able to stop eating out as much.

Whoo … long post. Good night.

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!

You’ve Been Instagramed!

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The day after I told y’all it felt like 90 degrees, it stormed for practically the whole day.
Flooded my city.
The little cars couldn’t get through so I was stuck in traffic for 2 hours.
Thank goodness for my SUV.

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June bought 30+ lbs of crawfish. Score.
So freaking good. I liked the leftovers better the next day.
The flavors just infuse better. Yum!

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Rocky chilling outside with us while we made our critters.
Noses!

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Practiced my chocolate piping skills. That’s the aftermath.
Pile of chocolate piping. Still sucks but it’s getting better.
Practice makes perfect … hopefully.

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Made whole wheat blueberry pancakes.
Best thing eva.

Time to clean my rooms and plan out my workouts for the week. Still can’t do cardio due to my stress fracture. I should probably go to the doctor for that … along with all my other problems. Bleugh!

How was your weekend? Do anything fun?!

P.S. I bought another Cloud Cafe Groupon. Addicted.

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!

[2013] 014/365: Owl Be Damned

Oh my gosh … it’s only day 14 and I already feel drained with this 365. How do people do this?!

Just an F.Y.I. I’m trying out this whole watermark thing to see how it goes. I feel bad not doing it to my old posts but it’s never too late right?

Mallory, Samantha, and I bought a Groupon to:

Merlot 2 Masterpiece
12464 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77024
(832) 767-0855
www.merlot2masterpiece.com

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Here is us with our masterpieces.

We picked owls … obviously.

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And a close up of my owl.

In the end I wasn’t a big fan of this place. The 2-hour class ended up being almost 3-hours. The instructions weren’t very well dictated and I couldn’t even see what she was doing half the time. I understand that you paint it how YOU want it but If I have to stand up every few minutes to see where she is in the painting then that’s too much work done on my end. The paint didn’t stick well to the canvas either and they expected us to paint the background with a tiny brush. We weren’t too amused by it.

Will I come back here again? Yeah, I guess. I believe in giving second chances with this kind of stuff so hopefully next time it’ll be a better experience.

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Afterward, Samantha and I went to go see Identity Thief at Alamo Drafthouse.

Worst service ever! The server did everything wrong. I guess it just wasn’t our day.

The movie was freaking hilarious though. I laughed A LOT! I know critics said it was good but uh … not everyone loves the same thing. That’s all I have to say.

It’s been a fun day seeing the Powerpuffs again.

Can’t wait for our next adventure!

Sweet Company

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I know a lot of people type and edit their blog posts on their computer. For some reason, I do it on paper more times than I do with the computer. It’s just easier for me to jot down. I do get sad about it though since I am wasting trees …

I got to Skype with Patricia on Tuesday. Even got a little time in with Shayna! We got to catch up but I couldn’t remember some things I was going to tell them. Whoops. Guess it wasn’t important! I was hoping that when I go down to S.A. for the wedding I could see Patricia but she isn’t going to be in town since she has training in Austin … so if fate will allow and our plans do work out, I might be able to stop by Austin … along with seeing Joanne. She’ll be busy with school though so we shall see!

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I am sorry for whoever made this screencap … I don’t remember where I found it. 😦

I also got to catch up for an hour and a half on the phone with Jane. I haven’t truly talked to her in so long due to us being so busy and going our separate ways. It’s pretty great to know that the friendships that I thought were over due to not having spoken in so long isn’t. That they still call me in times of trouble or just because. Those are seriously the best friendships and I am so thankful for them. I cannot wait to see her at the wedding. It’s been TOO long!

I really do miss not being there. There being San Antonio.

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Samantha taking a swing.

But I love being here, too. If I wasn’t, I wouldn’t have been able to go to Top Golf with Mallory and Samantha. Samantha and I met John K., Mallory’s dude, along with Robert, John’s friend. We had lots of laughter over most of the time … nothing. I live for moments like these. I did better at Top Golf the first time I went. Beginner’s luck? I am certain it also has to do with a little nervousness with hanging out with people I just met.

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I ordered a Turkey Burger with potato wedges from Top Golf and I am sad to say … their food isn’t all that great and over priced. I think I’ll stick to the drinks next time. Bleugh!

New Orleans trip is in 2 days! What?! I’m not ready. My packing list is written down. I just have to physically pack my things and I’ll be good to go. Sadly I heard it’s going to rain pretty much the whole time we’re there. Boo.

Have a great Friday! I know I will!

Pecan Creek Grille

Lunch happened yesterday with some coworkers at:

Pecan Creek Grille

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Pecan Creek Grille
1510 Eldridge Parkway
Houston, TX 77077
(281) 759-3663
www.pecancreekgrille.com

They have an all day breakfast menu! Which some of my coworkers opted for.

As for me, I stuck with the lunch menu that happens after 11am.

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Turkey Burger Basket [on an egg bun with grilled onions and mushrooms, fries & and drink] | around $11

You get to snazz up your burger however you like with a few bucks.

My fries are humongous because they actually forgot to put it on my plate. Else, it would be right next to my burger and rest assured, way less. To die for. I’ve never tried thin fries that I adore, and these were just perfect. Just the right amount of crispy on the outside and seasoned to perfection.

As for the burger … juicy. Yum. The onions and mushrooms I got added in there definitely made it that much better. I can’t say much for the lettuce. It tasted old and … disgusting so I kind of left it where it laid.

I got my drink of sweet tea [not pictured]. It didn’t taste good at all. Maybe I went on a bad day but the tea was no where near … sweet. It felt very watered down.

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Homemade Chili [cup] | $3.59

I don’t know why I always feel the need to order chili if I can but I did!

I should of said no to the cheese and not to be greedy with the onions. They sure aren’t greedy with the meat though. You will find chunks of ground meat in there. It was really good and I just loved dunking my fries in there.

I really did love this place and I would definitely come back. I’m thinking of bringing the family here one day.

Hey sissy, if you read this … you can come here! They have veggie burgers!

Has anyone checked out PV.Body 30 Day Challenge for today?

Day 3 and it’s a recipe for Protein Pancakes. I didn’t make them but if you did, let me know how they turned out!

It’s finally the weekend! Hope you all have a great one!