This is where the hungry come to feed. For mine is a generation that circles the globe and searches for something we haven't tried before. So never refuse an invitation, never resist the unfamiliar, never fail to be polite and never outstay the welcome. Just keep your mind open and suck in the experience. And if it hurts, you know what? It's probably worth it.

Jun 24, 2008

playing catch up.

TGFO says i need to blog more. but i said i have nothing interesting to say. so here's some random snippets.

father's day.
we had the family over for a father's day bbq. we made chicken, beef, and chicken liver shish kabobs with lots of veggies mixed in as well as ribs with my homemade bbq sauce and cherry cheesecake cupcakes for dessert. it was an enjoyable family gathering albeit a bit hot. oh and i've been on a forgetting to take photos streak lately.. :(

wednesday was work shirt day, and the promotional event was our company cosponsoring the sneak preview for the movie Wanted. we left work early and headed out to Edward's I-10, and spent the next hour and a half passing out our defensive driving dvd, shirts, and mugs. everyone loves free stuff. the movie is full of unrealistic action and is pretty entertaining and while i thought the movie was ok, the guys thought it was super awesome.

texas martini.
chuy's recently opened a new location up north by us and of course we had to try it out, despite T's nonlovin' of mexican food. but this is when i found out that they had a comparable drink to trudy's mexican martini from back in my Austin days. perfection.
so on thursday we had our first semi-planned company happy hour at chuy's. while 8 people initially said yes, only 4 people ended up going. despite the sad little turnout, it was enjoyable, and definitely something we plan on trying to do maybe once a month.

pizza & champagne.
friday night. i enjoyed a fabulous night of catching up with bff roz (who just began her own blog btw) while dining on pizza & champagne a la the hills (yes, i totally went there). the evening began with the pivotal moment of opening the champagne which neither of us had done before... where roz thought aloud "isn't this a boys job?" it ended up being quite anticlimactic with no cork shooting out nor champagne spilling out.. thank goodness. a few hours, half a pizza, and an empty bottle of champagne later.. we were on the couch watching the marc jacobs & louis vuitton documentary.. a perfect way to round out our girls evening.. it was unfortunate that we didn't get to complete one of our main intentions of this visit. we'll just have to do that another time. :)