Monday, April 7, 2014

Stamp Collecting

Hope everyone had a great weekend! Mine was actually pretty darn good!

I had a childhood friend in town for one night, here on business. She is actually the younger sister of my little 8th grade boyfriend if you can believe that! But she was going to be in town and wanted to see what Dallas was all about! After an hour tour of downtown and uptown in my car we had dinner and drinks at Mi Cocina in West Village. The drinks were strong and the music was pumping! Afterwards we went to The Rustic [my personal favorite] and then to Prime Bar. I thought between the three it would show a lot of diversity. It was great to catch up get the download on people that we grew up with and of course swap war stories about being single in big cities. Doesn't sound like NYC is much better than Dallas!

we had to rock, paper, scissor over who got to be on the left. I lost!
The weather was drizzly and I was kind of a lazy bum. That typically isn't my style but after sleeping in until 11 [also completely unheard for me] I was kind of lethargic all day - another reason why I don't like sleeping in. Saturday night I went out to dinner with my good friend Shaley to Kitchen LTO in Trinity Groves. It was soooooo good! It's a pretty cool concept... LTO = limited time only. So the chefs at these restaurants rotate every 3 or 4 months. It gives new chefs a chance to create a menu and a start on their career. Pretty cool!
Dallas from Trinity Groves

who doesn't love a French macaroon ice cream sandwich?!

Shaley and I, love her!
More rain but I managed to do my taxes, spring clean for about 3 hours, dinner with my friend Jenn and start packing in order to collect my very first stamp!

Yep, that's right I am starting a stamp collection! Passport stamps that is :) You may recall that I just recently received my very first passport about 2 months ago. Now it's time to put it to use. This Thursday I am leaving for Germany with my mom to go visit my brother who is over there going to beer school. [you can read about that here] We are flying to Berlin on Thursday where my bro is and then on Monday taking a train to Munich to round out the trip. THEN I leave Munich and fly straight to NYC where I will be for 4 days for one of my bestie's bachelorette party weekend!

I have to say I am pretty excited about both trips! But it does make packing a little challenging! The weather is supposed to be pretty similar in both places but obviously I will need to pack party clothes and shoes for NYC. I guess I can always buy new outfits when I get to NYC :) No, no, no... I do not need any more clothes!!

This year I have a couple of other trips planned to get a few more stamps to add to my collection.... but more on that to come soon. Very, very, soon :) [!!!!!]