Wednesday, March 20, 2013


D plays softball every Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday, but got a sub for Sunday so we could spend the day together. It was the perfect way to celebrate a year of knowing each other.

The weather was GORGEOUS on Sunday, so we started the day by walking down to Highland Park Pharmacy for lunch. I know it sounds random to have lunch at a pharmacy, but it's more of an old school soda fountain than a pharmacy. It's over 100 years old and has the best homemade vanilla cokes, malts, BLT's, etc. Their chocolate shakes are amazing (good thing we were walkin' home!).

After lunch, we went to J. Blacks (the bar where we met) and had a few green beers. I'm a nerd and got super excited when we pulled up and the patio table we were at a year ago was open.

After J. Blacks, we went to the Dallas Arboretum for Savor Dallas. 

They had food from local restaurants scattered throughout the arboretum as well as tastings of all sorts of different whiskey, beer, and wine. In the center, they had a band playing so we parked it in the grass for a bit and enjoyed the music.

 And the wine.

 And the sunset over the lake.

We ended our day with wine and appetizers at Terilli's. 

We had so much fun that I was sad to see the day end, but luckily I still have these pretties brightening up my kitchen table this week.

Happy Meetiversary, D!! xoxo

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Lucky Girl

Who would have thought that one year after this goofy guy decided to approach a random table of girls he'd never met on St. Patty's Day, that he and I would be going out on the town to celebrate our one year "meetiversary."

Definitely not this girl!

It's kind of funny to look back on the photos from that day, because it was very ill-fated in the beginning. He thought he lost my card after he got home and almost broke his thumb hitting a table out of frustration. And I was convinced that he was too nice for me and hesitated even calling him back in the first place. Luckily he was persistent, and every date was better than the one before (and his thumb healed, for the most part). I still think he's too nice for me, but instead of being hesitant to date him, I am so thankful that he stuck around long enough for me to realize that's actually such a blessing.

He's taught me a lot in the last year… including more baseball knowledge than I'd ever care to know, the fact that legos are a perfectly acceptable form of entertainment for two 30-year olds on a Saturday night, and the true meaning of the term "bottomless pit" when it comes to food consumption (not joking, he ate EIGHT pizzas at Studio Movie Grill's bottomless pizza night the other day).

But in all seriousness, he truly is one of the kindest people I've ever met. He runs "blanks" through my Keurig when he's done making coffee because he knows I hate the taste of coffee in my chai tea. He helped some random stranger move furniture into their apartment because he could tell he was struggling. He picks up after other people's dogs when he takes moose down to the dog run.

While I don't necessarily share his level of altruism; I hope that maybe he is rubbing off on me a little bit. And thankfully, he thinks that the majority of my massive faults "quirks" are cute. He does an impression of me when I'm hungry (I get MEAN) that is hilarious. It seriously makes me belly laugh every time.

Anyways, enough with the sap! Cheers to 3/17, green beer, and chance meetings!! I may not be Irish, but I think St. Patty's Day was definitely my lucky day.