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Posted on Feb 13, 2011 in Dear Diary, Food, Pup Posts | 1 comment


Gretchen and Daxter
Photo by Steve (via Flickr)

Ready for the weekend update, y’all? Well, ready or not, here it comes because I’ve got a lot to get through.

Friday I pulled a non-Gretchen and went out with my roommate Erin and friend Amanda to see our friends’ awesome band Flow in the Dark at the Tortoise & Hare in Arlington. (Whew! That is a lot of hyperlinks, haha.) I was actually looking forward to getting out and about, and even made a tiny bit of an effort to get dolled up:


I feel like I look skinny in this picture so I couldn’t resist posting it! Haha, it’s okay, I’m fully aware of how vain I am, you don’t have to tell me. 🙂 While out at the bar, I also got to play a game called “Things I Will NOT Be Wearing Even When I Do Get Skinny Enough to Pull Them Off”:


No, your eyes are not deceiving you. That is an electric blue micro mini tube dress paired with thigh-high boots. Sigh. Anyway!

Saturday I headed down to Southern Delaware to see Steve. We had a sort-of early Valentine’s Day-ish dinner and watched Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone! He had never seen any of the Harry Potter movies (and hasn’t read the books) — mostly refusing to do so on principle — so I was very excited to find out that he had Netflixed the movie to watch with me. What a sacrifice! 😛


He took me out for Thai food, which is number two on my top ethnic foods list (beat out by Sushi of course.) It was delicious! We shared an appetizer platter that had some chicken satay, steamed dumplings, and spring rolls, and I also had a Tom Kha Gai soup:


It was yumtastic – spicy, lemongrassy, yumyumyum. My entree was one of their Valentine’s menu specials, Duck Panang Curry! Yeah, I know it was a lot of coconut milk which is really high in fat but… oh well. I’m going to side with the “it’s a super good kind of fat” way of thinking for right now. 🙂


Sorry for the weird coloring of the photos there — iPhone + dim lighting, you know how it goes. Anyway, the curry was really yummy but SUPER spicy! I guess the level of spiciness for a panang curry really depends on the restaurant, because I don’t usually consider panang to be a particularly spicy curry but daaaaaaaang. Oh yeah, and Steve got the pad thai:


It was really good, but I think I like Pilin’s pad thai a teensy bit better.

Today we took a little tour around Lewes, Delaware which is a historic small town a little bit back from the beaches (Rehoboth & Dewey) to take some photos and walk Daxter around since I brought him with me on this trip. We even ran into another miniature schnauzer on the street, hehe! I’ll try to make light on the wordiness, but here are some photos I took:


That last picture is actually the truck of the owner of Dogfish Head Brewery which is originally from Milton, DE (where Steve lives.) I really want to take a tour of the brewery sometime, since their beer is awesome! Since I’m on a mostly alcohol-free kick right now as part of my diet though, it might have to wait a smidge.

Anyway, after a long car ride back, Harry and Daxter are happily reunited and sleeping on my bed, and I’m downing a beast of a salad for dins:


In the mix is a crapton of greens, a green bell pepper, a little bit of avocado, some red onion, and some green grapes. A lotta green, but hey — green is good, right? I sprinkled some lemon juice, salt & pepper, and a teensyweensy drizzle of olive oil on top, and also topped it off with some of my homemade hummus! It was my first time making hummus, and I think it turned out pretty well actually (even though I didn’t have any tahini, so can it still count as hummus without tahini? It still tasted good to me!)

Okay, I think that has sufficiently brought us up to speed here. Whew! Hope you made it through that mess ok, and that everyone’s weekend was great! Tomorrow’s weigh-in will *hopefully* bring me under 200 (!!) but I don’t want to count my chickens before… well, you get the gist. Tune in then! 🙂

1 Comment

  1. your…ahem..sister *refuses* to put tahini in her hummus, so i guess it’s okay….but minus points for authenticity ;)….i’m happy you made some, people think it’s so difficult, but it’s SOOOO easy!

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