I Dreamed That Love Would Never Die …

If I ever am lonely enough and really want a man, I know where to go … New Orleans.

I got hit on numerous times to the point I had to tell my coworker to NEVER leave my side!

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Thursday night I went over to Samantha’s area of the world and we watched Les Miserables.

I thought the girl in the pictures was Honey Boo Boo … that someone photoshopped her face in their. Whoops. Sorry amazing singing girl.

This movie made me wish I was in theater and a singer. And it made me miss orchestra too. Bleugh!

I was so excited to see this movie I forgot my phone at the restaurant. Scariest moment ever. I couldn’t enjoy the movie as a whole since in the back of my mind all I could think about was the movie.

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Oh, and he was a pretty cutie. Eddie Redmayne. When he sings though, his vibrato throughout his body is pretty ridiculous. His whole neck up just shakes.

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Last night, I went to Midnight Rodeo with Mallory, Samantha, John K., and Robert. Two others were suppose to come too but … nope.

We had fun regardless. Lots of laughs, singing, and dancing. It’s always fun with them!

Later today I get to go to my first wine tasting and then sushi after. Can’t wait.

Happy Saturday y’all!

New Orleans Eateries

How do I get 100+ unread blogs each day?! I can’t keep up! Eeps.

Since I mostly ate in New Orleans, I’m just going to do pictures of the places with food/descriptions. Enjoy. 🙂

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Cochon
930 Tchoupitoulas St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 588-2123
www.cochonrestaurant.com

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Fried Boudin [with picked peppers] | $8

I believe it has a Dijon mustard kind of dip. Mmm … it had a weird taste at first but after a few more bites it was actually quite good.

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Oyster & Meat Pie | $8

I’m not too sure what the dip is but it was spicy. And I really did love this. It was filled with many bite-fulls of oysters!

I didn’t know that both of these dishes were fried, else I would of got something else but OHHHH shiet! So good. I wish I actually got to go there again before I left.

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Cafe Du Monde
800 Decatur St.
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 525-4544
www.cafedumonde.com

I didn’t get beignets! I know! It’s a crime!

But I didn’t want sweets since I was so full from Cochon … so I only got a Large Iced Coffee | $5. It was too water downed and tasted like poop. What happened?! I guess they were just busy but meh …

Eat the beignets … they’re much more worth it.

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Mother’s Restaurant
401 Poydras St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 523-9656
www.mothersrestaurant.net

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Jerry’s Jambalaya [with cabbage & french fries]

I forgot how much it costs but mmm … they served TOO much jambalaya but it was pretty dang tasty. I really loved the cabbage and wished I had more of that. As for the fries … you all know I love potatoes and these were perfectly done!

It was pretty good … just don’t come here for breakfast. Definitely overpriced for that kinda food.

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Pho NOLA
3320 Transcontiental Dr.
Metairie, LA 70006
(504) 941-7690
www.pho-nola.com

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I’m not sure what I ordered … but that it’s obviously Pho. And that it obviously does not taste as good as Houston. Obviously. But if you’re in the mood for Pho in New Orleans, this would do.

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Lüke Restaurant
333 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 378-2840
www.lukeneworleans.com

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Canard Roti [Chappapeela Farms’ duck breast, confit leg, satsuma glaze, squash tian] | $28

If you had to get ONE thing in New Orleans … get this. I about died eating this. It was that delicious. It wasn’t dry like most ducks I’ve eaten at restaurants. My coworkers were actually jealous at how wonderful it came out.

Best –ish ever!

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Southern Breakfast [2 sunny side up eggs, 2 sausages, grits, & biscuit with orange juice]

How do they eat such heavy breakfasts?! The sausages were super oily. No me gusta. The eggs were done up just right and though the biscuit looks burnt, it was actually quite the right amount of cripsness/softness factor.

I’ve never had grits before … or I’ve had but didn’t like it. Gave it another try and it wasn’t bad at all.

Breakfast at Lüke’s isn’t as great as dinner. That’s all I have to say about that.

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Singha Thai Cafe
413 Carondelet St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 581-2205

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Pad Thai

Um … it was actually, surprisingly good. They give you so much shrimp and chicken unlike many other places I’ve been too. This plate would be enough to feed 2 people … possibly 3.

Go here if you crave Thai food in New Orleans!

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American Sector
945 Magazine St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 528-1940
www.american-sector.com

This is located in the World War II museum … we got to watch the movie that’s in 4-d. It’s VERY educational. I want you all to go!

The chef is the same one from Lüke Restaurant … if y’all were wondering.

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Abita Purple Haze

I was a little skeptical to not get Guinness … my go to beer every time I have no idea what to get.

I was not disappointed.

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Meat Pies & Shrimp Pies

I’m not going to lie. I forgot which tin is what but they’re pretty much the same. The only thing is the inside. I liked the meat pies more. It was juicy and spicy! The shrimp pies on the other hand … it was just weird. But nonetheless good.

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Shrimp & Crab Dip [local spinach and grilled ciabatta]

Mmm … I’ve had better. The bread wasn’t good to me at all. It was too hard to eat.

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Mini Cheeseburgers [bacon-onion marmalade]

Oh man … they cut up that meat real nicely. It was kinda like sloppy joes … but without the slops. Must try!

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Grilled Black Drum [farra and Covey Rise vegetables] | $16.50

Mmm … this was a “heart healthy” meal. And it sure was. One of my coworkers got the same exact meal as me … but she said hers was dry and cold … lucky for me, mine was the exact opposite. It was too dang good.

Only thing that confused me was that I had flowers and stuff in there … which I don’t think belonged.

They seemed pretty messy here. Hopefully it’s because they are still new. Else, they need some work.

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My first King Cake. It’s a must since it’s so close to Mardi Gras time. And I got the baby! Yay!! It’s like a Cinnamon Roll … but with Mardi Gras sprinkles. I really do think sprinkles make everything taste better!

That’s it! I’m full just looking at it all.

Hope you all have a great Friday!!

Just Checkin’ In

Hi Hi Bloggeroonies!

I only have limited WIFI here so that’s the reason why I haven’t updated. But you will get a full update soon. Not much has happened so all you’ll probably hear about is food. But they’re all delicious and free! Most of it anyway. YAY!

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Oh … and the whole not fitting in thing. I fit in with the older folk. The young folk around my age. Not so much. They’re all paired up since they’ve worked together longer soooo no room for me. Oh well, right?

Hope y’all are having a wonderful beginning of the week!

When I’m Gone

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I’m off to New Orleans! Hopefully this doesn’t happen to me!

I will try to check in and read and comment y’all’s posts as much as I can.

Glad to hear y’all liked the prank video on my other post.

This isn’t anything like it but I’d like to leave you with a voice of an angel from one of my favorite movies.

I hope you all have a great weekend!

Much Love,
Melissa

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!

Realizations

Oh fudge.

Bad Realizations:

  • No dress for wedding that’s at the end of THIS month! Where do people buy nice dresses?! Bleugh!
  • Business trip to New Orleans is NEXT weekend! And I found out we all have to present something. Crud.
  • I touch my face and hair TOO much. That means bad skin and oily hair! Eek! Already not doing well for that resolution.
  • My wisdom teeth has got to GO. It’s pushing on the side of my other teeth since it’s growing incorrectly. Boo.

On the upside:

  • I LOVE bows and have been searching for a pretty bow ring but haven’t found one that I like.
  • I want to FOCUS more on my art and my music … my hobbies.
  • I want to start VLOGGING but I have nothing to talk about but it seems cool to do.

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Who’s done Day 2 of the PV.Body 30 Day Challenge?!

I about died. That’s what happens when you’ve been out too long. Whoopsies.

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It’s a 30 Minute Full Body Workout. I only did 1x each circuit. Hopefully that still counts. And hey, at least I got off my butt and did something right?

It’s a plus that she’s wearing the same exact clothes I got from PV.Body. Yay!

Tomorrow’s my day off … but I just might go in for a few hours so I can you know … slack off another day. 😉

New Year, 2nd Blogoversary

It’s been a whirlwind of a year. Reason I started this blog on New Year’s Day is because I wanted a new start. And because I knew people did recaps every Blogoversary and New Year … and I’m too lazy to do it twice in one year sooooo yep. Here goes!

January:

February:

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  • First time in a recording studio: back of a house type deal but it was cool to see how everything gets put together. Helped throw some ideas in. I loved it. I wish I was good enough for this line of work.

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March:

April:

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May:

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June:

July:

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August:

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September:

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October:

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November:

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December:

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There has been so much going on this past year and there would be more if I was more consistent with my blogging. It’s been a year of ups and downs but the ups shine through more. I hope you all had a great 2012 because 2013 just begun and it’s going to be a great one!

Stay Positive! Think Good Thoughts!