[2013] 005/365: Valentine’s Day

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THON begins tomorrow. I wish I was in Penn State with the rest of my FTKers that got to go this year. But it’s okay. FTK lives on no matter where you are in the world. I have it with me pretending I am physically there.

I got a chocolate cover strawberry from a coworker on the down low. It’s pretty sweet since I mean that’s all I wanted for Valentine’s day. The sprinkles makes it that much better. Make me DARK chocolate covered strawberries and I will be your best friend!

The doggie is a card Jane sent me. I feel very special. Her handwriting is to die for. And just getting mail makes me all tingly inside.

Two more red envelopes to add to my collection. Thanks Aunt Katie!

Samantha and I are now sitting on the couch watching Doctor Who. We had dinner of tamales and chili with cornbread. Thanks Sam! Yum Yum in my Tum Tum.

Time to just relax. No work tomorrow and getting to see one of my best friends later that night for the whole weekend? Too excited!

Happy Valentine’s Day y’all!

Julia & Noel’s Wedding

This past weekend was filled with reunions. Whoop! And it’s nice to see that friendships haven’t died. I mean, yeah I’ve been gone for almost one year. But it’s nice that I’m able to talk to them like I use to. Like nothing’s changed. I know I say that a lot but I’m just so thankful for it all.

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I was lucky enough to stay at an old friend’s place. Thanks Jane, Chris, Long & Vy!

I bought them a cake to say thank you. That fruit was delectable.

I even got to see Liliana, Marisol, Andy, Jakob, and Nayeli. We went to Kona and had a fun time just talking and making new memories.

I even got to spend one on one time with Liliana. I miss those. They always make me so happy. I can always tell her SO much. It’s crazy.

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Sunday was Julia and Noel’s Wedding. Look how precious they are. The love is in their eyes.

I’ve known them since they started college. And they’ve both grown SO SO SO much. They learn from each other and no matter how far apart they are their love stays strong. They never give up when times get rough. They are the definition of love.

High school sweethearts win for this round. Wish them all the best!

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They had little snacks for cocktail hour. Yum!

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And an open bar … say what?! The little shot glass in the back was our souvenir. Love love love! This would be a Cinnamon Whiskey & Coke. So good!

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Tender Wild Greens Salad with Apples and Balsamic Vinaigrette

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Freshly Baked Dinner Rolls

Roasted Garlic Petite Tender Beef Filet

Artichoke and Sundried Tomato Stuffed Chicken Breast

Smashed Herbed Potatoes

French Green Beans with Butter and Herbs

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 Red Velvet

I drove home right after the wedding. I had a lot of fun. Dancing, photo booths, seeing the two love birds finally celebrating their tying of the knot. Congratulations you two!

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Since I came home super late … early Monday morning that is … I took the day off. Got manicures with Samantha and had a lunch date. We went to Ikea, got her a dining table with chairs, helped build one then went to happy hour with Mallory.

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We call ourselves The Powerpuff girls. Mallory is blonde … therefore Bubbles. Samantha is a redhead … therefore Blossom. And I have black hair … therefore Buttercup.

I’ve never seen the show but I found it funny that we were like that.

Love them. I get to see them again tomorrow night! Holla!

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!

Pasha Mediterranean Grill

Jane’s parents invited Roger and I to lunch when they came into town and we ended up at:

Pasha Mediterranean Grill
9339 Wurzbach Road
San Antonio, TX 78240
(210) 561-5858

Sadly I didn’t note what these are so I’ll try my best to do so.

They brought a big Naan to your table, for free! It is so light and fluffy. So yummy!

You dip the Naan in this Sauce. I’m not sure what it’s called but it was very delicious.

Jane ordered me this plate. I’m not sure what it’s called but it has beef and lamb, hummus, some kind of sauce, and a yummy salad. I cleared the plate and was super full.

I love this place and would definitely come again. Just need to find someone to go with me

Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen

It was Jane’s Birthday and she wanted to eat crawfish so on March 4th, we ended up at:

Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen
76 Northeast Loop 410
San Antonio, TX 78216
(210) 340-7143
www.pappadeaux.com/home

*I know it’s a well known place and it might seem stupid to be doing a review on it but I am doing so to any place I go to again and order a new dish.

There weren’t any crawfish by the time we were seated. SAD! So I ordered the Texas Gulf Coast Oysters [on the half shell, dozen] | $9.95. Darn BP! The oysters costs so much and they were too tiny. I’ve lost interest in oysters lately because of it.

I decided to try the Fried Soft Shell Crab [2 crabs served with french fries] | $17.95. It was not yummy at all. The crab was super soft meaning even the breading. It was more soggy, I guess I should say. And the fries? I didn’t even eat them all. I ate at least five fries. Sad, sad meal.


Thank goodness I had ordered Garlic Mashed Potatoes | $3.55. I added a lot of crawfish seasoning to it and it tasted spectacular!

I am starting to not want to go to Pappadeaux as much as I use to. Sad.