Sunday, June 1, 2014

Aaron Visits Dallas

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What a week of eating, sleeping and love.  Aaron came to visit me in Dallas for 8 days.  I'm trying to sell him on Texas and he's wooing me.  Those two things lead to a very wonderful week together.


He arrived on Saturday, May 24th.  Before he came to me, Dimple took me to Ascension Coffee in the Arts District.  It was a true Chai and a little bitter for my tastes, but definitely the most authentic Chai I have every tasted.  I drank it, but I wish I had added a little sweetener.  If you've ever met me, you know I love sweet.

We met him at the airport and then did a little shopping.  Dimple is my favorite shopping partner, hands down.  She's the friend that will tell you something looks awful, and encourage you to try on a fluffy homecoming dress for fun.  She's the best.  From there, Aaron and I got Taco Cabana as a snack because neither of us had eaten that day, but we were getting food later that night.  We went home and got ready, and headed out to meet Paul for sushi at Sushi Zushi under Dimple's recommendation.  Again, have I mentioned that Dimple is the best?

Sushi Zushi was delicious.  Aaron and I split some vegan sushi; a Tropical Roll, an avocado roll and one other roll that I can't remember the name of.  We also ordered Tofu Yakiudon.. Aaron loves udon.  It was delicious and even Paul said he would come back.  Paul rarely visits the same sushi place twice, so that is a huge compliment.

We attempted to go to Bowl Lounge, but they said it would be an hour and a half wait, and it was already 11pm.


We started our morning by sleeping way, way in.  It was wonderful.  Around 3pm we found ourselves at Cici's pizza, starving.  We inhaled some food and headed to Half Price Books so Aaron could see the flagship store.  I picked up a Cortana Pop! figure for my love, Lisa.  We went out that evening with Paul and saw X-Men: Days of Future Past at Studio Movie Grill on Royal.  The movie was great and the black bean burger at Studio Movie Grill was delicous.  I loved the sweet potato fries.


I had to work long shifts these days, so Aaron was very patient with my schedule and did some independent exploring, and hung out with Paul.  He also visited me on my lunches at work.  We ate the delicious Greenhouse Market at the mall, had Puciago for dessert, and a few times after work, we went to late night food options.  One night we visted Velvet Taco, which again, Dimple had told me about.  As always, it was amazing.  Another night, we visited a place he and Paul had found called Trinity Hall.  It was an Irish pub with vegan options.. heaven.  We even had vegan brownie cheesecake for dessert.  It was amazing.  Thursday, we got a vegan pizza from Whole Foods and I ate half of it and went into a carb coma.  Yes.. it was good.


Friday I was off!  We woke up late and went to work out.  We also wondered around looking for food, and ended up giving up and decided to see an earlier showing of Maleficent instead.  Paul joined us at Studio Movie Grill on Technology Blvd.  The theater was better, but the service was considerably worse.  It took us over an hour to get drinks.. that was after food, and with us asking three different servers to please bring them to us.  It was disappointing, but the movie was great.  Second Disney movie I've seen recently where the Princess isn't saved by a Prince.  I am loving the direction Disney has been going... exploring that there is more than the love between a man and a woman.

We went to Half Price Books again, but this time, Aaron and Paul wondered off to look at nerdy things while I looked at skincare books.  We got chai teas and Aaron was impressed.  I love their chai so much.

We came back to the house and opened the Cards Against Humanity and played that for a while before we headed to Lower Greeneville.  Caroline joined us just before leaving.  We went to Truck Yard for a few minutes, but it was honestly too packed to be pleasant, and we left as soon as Aaron finished his beer.  Paige and Prem met us at Truck Yard.  We headed to the Libertine and got food.  I had their seitan tacos in the past and they were great.. they've since changed them and they're just bland now.  They're served with just cabbage and hot sauce, and in order to get enough flavor and cut the dryness, you have to use too much hot sauce and the heat is too much.  I was disappointed, but Aaron liked them.  We bounced around Lower Greeneville a little longer, but then we decided to head back to the house and play more Cards.


Aaron deemed Saturday lazy day.  We slept in, ran a few errands, and got groceries for the day.  Paul joined us to play Cards, watch anime, and generally nerd out.  I made curry with cauliflower rice and it was delicious.  I also tried Nada Moo for the first time in the Chai flavor and it reminded me of Half Price Books / Black Forest Cafe's Chai.  So delicous!!  It was, overall, just a nice preview of the days to come when Aaron really gets to move here.


We slept in, we cuddled, and we said good bye.  I don't want to say goodbye.  Let's say.. see you soon.

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