Monday, July 21, 2014

how we do birthdays

So in case you missed it, I snuck away to Austin on Thursday to bring back barbecue from a few places in Austin for Andrew's birthday. I think keeping that secret is part of what stole my blogging mojo - it was all I was thinking about last week! Thursday was his actual birthday, but as is tradition, this weekend was his birthday weekend and I think we did it right. Some highlights:

- Vietnamese for dinner on Friday and learned that too few restaurants in my suburb are open for a late (9:00) dinner.

- Saw S-x Tape (bleeped because I don't want you to google my name and that phrase and have something come up!). It was better than I thought, though not great. Rob Lowe uses his Chris Traeger voice to play a different character, I don't buy Cameron Diaz as a mom, and if you've seen Date Night and Horrible Bosses (which I love), then this movie is completely unnecessary.

- Breakfast at our favorite local place, dinner at Coltivare. I posted the full meal on instagram (private right now, as is twitter, but ask and you shall receive) but I didn't talk about my drink - the Lillie Langtry. Something about hibiscus and lemon. It was hot pink and sweet and served with a metal straw which felt extra fancy. I want to order a set to keep at home. Everything was fantastic - even our estimated 45 minute wait time ended up only being about 25. I like this place more every time I eat there so Houston friends, you need to check it out.

Sneaky pics get a little blurry but yes it was very pink.

- Sunday I thought we would be back to normal and past all the birthday celebrating but Andrew convinced me that a trip to Killen's Barbecue in Pearland would be a good idea. They, like Franklin, are known for their long line, though it isn't nearly as bad. They have a new system where you can pull a number like you do at the deli counter and that will save your place in line. So we went, pulled a number, and then went to get coffee. It was a great system, we had a fine place in line (maybe twenty minutes?), and ate. The turkey was great, as were the sides, as always. I have never liked creamed corn but I could eat this stuff every week.

Andrew was right where the column is. For those keeping score at home, that's three BBQ places I've been to in the past four days!

- Lazy Sunday with several episodes of Six Feet Under. That show really is a Who's Who of actors who are bigger now. Adam Scott plays a guy who David/Dexter dates and it blew my mind (I kept waiting for him to bring up calzones).

If you want a mushy post about how much I love my husband, check out this one (it's all still true, I promise). I'm thankful that birthdays only come once a year because we definitely did some celebrating. I'll be spending the next week eating carrots and apples and trying to recover from too many great things.
                     Weekending

19 comments:

  1. Sounds like a pretty good weekend! I was wondering what that movie was like, so thanks for saving me $20!

    Happy Monday :)

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  2. That is a lot of BBQ but looks and sounds totally worth it. I love the idea of the deli ticket style so you don't have to wait in a line.

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  3. stuffing your face with good food and booze on a birthday? YES PLEASE :)

    that movie looks hilarious; i love jason segal but cameron diaz is 'meh'.

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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  4. I love BBQ. as we have talked about before. Can never get enough! and yeah, I don't buy her as a mom either!

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  5. Aww...sounds like a great weekend (very meat filled) :) That drink and food looks so amazing...I don't know how I missed your meal IG post.

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  6. I need some recovery time from all of my fat summer fooding.

    I want metal straws for home.

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  7. Looks like you had a great weekend!!! I love ordering turkey at BBQ places it is my favorite. And the corn looks so good!!!

    Metal straws? Yes, please!

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  8. Sounds like a perfect birthday weekend. Food, food, and more food! 😉

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  9. That drink looks so good & I want some good brisket so badly.

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  10. I just don't get all the Cameron Diaz hype. She's just ok. Now I need metal straws, what a cool idea!!!

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  11. What an awesome weekend! I love that you bleeped sex so that you would not be linked to it on Google! Bwahaha! Way to think ahead!

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  12. I do want to see that movie. Now you have me not wanting to say it! Hahaha...I think you should win a wife award for this birthday, food-filled weekend!

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  13. I have to admit I like Cameron Diaz a lot. And metal straws sound so fancy.

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  14. I didn't know Rob Lowe was in that movie! I might see it just for THAT! hahaha

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  15. You are making me want BBQ! Yum! Looks like a pretty good bday weekend :)

    Thanks for linking up for MMG!

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  16. I love your food filled birthday celebration, that's the right way to celebrate if you ask me!

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  17. Aw happy birthday to him! Thanks for the review about S*x Tape haha it bombed so good to know I should skip it although I love Jason Segal.

    Thanks for linking up with MMG this week :)

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  18. I dont buy Cameron Diaz as a mother either, that movie doesnt look that good to me, though I freaking love Date Night. that bbq stuff looks amazing!

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