March 22, 2019
Hey babes! I can’t believe it’s already Friday. This week flew by waaaaay too quickly. Last time I wrote a Journal Entry it was Tuesday night/Wednesday morning here. I’ll rewind all the way to… around 1ish, Wednesday afternoon when boyfriend and I woke up.
We did absolutely nothing the whole day which was so lovely. Boyfriend had to drive around and run a few errands but, just quick ones. He made us a lovely dinner when he got home and I watched the first two episodes of the new Hulu Original, The Act. I also watched the new episode of Good Girls then, I read The Mars Room for the rest of my night.
Thursday was boyfriend’s 24th birthday!! 😀 We had reservations for 5 PM at Texas de Brazil. We had never been to a Brazilian Steakhouse like this one before so we weren’t sure what to expect.
It was a bit earlier than 5 PM when we got there but, it’s part of the Town Square Outdoor Mall so we walked around and looked inside some cool stores nearby.
We went into this beautiful antiques and art store. We were playing “guess the price” on everything. Some items were just more than we could even fathom.
When we walked out, it was nearly time for our reservation so we walked back to the restaurant. They opened at exactly 5 PM so when we got there, there were already a few groups waiting in the front lobby area.
We immediately checked in with the host then, stepped aside. When the hour finally hit, they called off names and we were seated quickly. They gave us a cocktail menu and explained how everything worked.
Boyfriend and I thought these steakhouses literally served steak and that was it but, there was SO much more. The salad bar was loaded with side dishes that we helped ourselves to first.
They gave us these little cheese muffins that were kind of hard and tasted like a Cheez-It Cracker. I wasn’t that big a fan of them but, hey, they were complimentary so who cares, right?
They also gave us unlimited mashed potatoes and yummy cinnamon sugar fried plantains. These were both much better.
The plantains were awesome but, I wish they were given closer to the end of the meal so I could eat them as a sort of a dessert while they were still warm. Not to say they weren’t still delish when they got cold though!
There was a huge mirror behind us so, I sneaked a quick selfie LOL.
Buuuuut, boyfriend caught me right away so we took a nicer one together. 😉 The meat was coming so fast and I was gobbling it up like a pig!!! I’m so sad to say that I got ZERO photos of any of it. I do remember some of the names of the cuts we got though: filet mignon, parmesan crusted porkchop, top sirloin, brisket, leg of lamb, lamb chops, etc. etc. gosh, there was just SO much. I was wondering if I had walked into a dream world the whole time.
For dessert, we got some alcoholic beverages. He chose his fancy shmancy scotch with “rocks” on the side.
I got a super duper sweet red sangria. I swear all I could taste was the fruit puree they threw in it but, by the end of the drink, I was def “feelin’ myself.”
Mid-drinks, our lovely waitress came over with the tray of plastic dessert replicas and asked boyfriend which one he would like for his complimentary birthday treat. He almost chose the carrot cake but, was swayed by the fudge layer and nuts of the cheesecake.
I love how they decorated the plate and that she lit a candle for him. I was sad that they didn’t sing ‘happy birthday’ though. I tried to do it myself but he blew out the candle so I’d shut up LOL. (Don’t worry, I had already sang it to him at home. At exactly 1 AM… because I’m a dick and missed his birthday by an hour…)
I got a hot shot of espresso to drink with the cake but, wanted another one when I drank it all so, I asked boyfriend if he wanted another scotch while I had me another cup of espresso (but, a double this time).
We positively filled out a comment card for our waitress then, headed out to shop a little. I needneedneeded my fave moisturizer because everything else I’ve tried has been fucking my face up so our first stop was Sephora.
I usually buy the $12 sized one but, I splurged and got me the biggest one available this time.
I also re-upped on my “holy grail” mascara since mine is almost dried out again. 😛 I wanted to redeem my points when I saw the Drunk Elephant duo but, the cashier told me it was this year’s birthday gift so I should just wait until then. Boyfriend was like, “well, today’s my birthday!” so she was awesome and signed him up for his own beauty insider card and let him redeem it for me. 😀
They also tossed in two free lippies! They were both part of last year’s birthday gift (same colors and everything) but, that’s okay. I have a giveaway coming up that I can include them in. 🙂 Oh! And I played with their virtual makeup machine for the first time while boyfriend was giving the cashier all his info. If you haven’t tried makeup on in one of them yet, you’re missing out. It was such a blast and it actually lined the colors up perfectly on my face, all on its own! All you have to do is stand there.
We walked until we got back to where we started without finding anything else to buy. I was hoping to find some summer clothes for boyfriend but, there was nothing he wanted.
We stopped at the dispensary before we went home. Since it’s March Madness right now, the store we go to has this small basketball hoop. When we walk in, they let us take a shot and if we make it, we get an extra discount on top of our ‘locals’ one. We’ve both tried 3 different times already and still haven’t made it… but the person behind us always does…
At least we got two free pre-rolls for it being boyfriend’s birthday and the budtender sang to him, too– the whole birthday song!!! 😀 I was ecstatic since they hadn’t done so at the restaurant.
When we finally settled down at home, we looked on the XBOX Game Pass Catalog for a game to play together. We decided on the recently added Mortal Kombat X. Being a bigger file, it took awhile to download. While we waited, I played with something else that was already ready for me… 😉
When the game finished downloading, we took turns on ‘story mode’ until after 3 AM. My wrist started cramping up but, we were having so much fun and kicking all the asses. We had to call it a night eventually but, I wish the night could’ve lasted forever.
I started a fun new book called The Art of French Kissing. I’m 5 whole books behind on my Goodreads Challenge and this is a short, cute one so I hope I can read it quickly and it’ll help me catch up.
Today, we woke up at nearly 3 PM. It was so bright outside, I thought it was a lot earlier. I read a couple blogs before I hopped into the shower. I tried to be quick so I could use the sun for blog photos. I took those photos (above) of my Sephora items and of two sub boxes while boyfriend made dinner. Our ground beef went bad and it had only been in our fridge since Monday? is that normal?! He had to run to Albertson’s to pick up a fresh pack.
When the food was done, we watched The Great British Baking Show while we ate it. We drove-thru Starbucks for our espressos afterwards and stopped into Ross so I could buy those summer clothes for boyfriend. He was able to find two pairs of shorts and two t-shirts. When we got home, he took a shower and tried on one of his outfits. He looks so cute in his new clothes. ❤ We also stopped at Alberston’s so I could buy him an XBOX gift card to get whatever downloadable content he wanted for his games.
We just got back from all that when I started typing this. I’m gonna reread everything and fix any mistakes that I see, then I’ll go do my hair and makeup for work. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!! ❤