February 16, 2020
Hello my loves!! First of all, I need to apologize for this being the 3rd Sunday in a row without a Recipe Reviews on my blog. I actually had one all ready for today but, I could not wait any longer to share what we did over the Valentine’s Day weekend!! (I’ll post the Recipe Reviews tomorrow, I promise). 😀 I wish I would’ve pried myself away from my Reality TV to write this yesterday so I’d be on schedule but, I was too hooked, lol. Please, forgive me!!
On Wednesday, after I published my last Journal Entry, I spent some time reading your blogs on my Reader and then, I freakin’ started the addicting show, Love is Blind. I watched the first episode before bed and read a bit of Love, Rosie before falling asleep.
On Thursday, I woke up around 1 PM, showered, took pictures of my Feb. Boxycharm products, and played Disneyland Adventures until dinner was done. We watched an episode of Love Island before we went out to run some errands.
We had to grab a few things from Walmart and also, had to stop at the dispensary. When we got home, I wrote quite a few drafts/outlines for future blog posts then, watched a bit more of Love is Blind, took a shower, smoked/read in bed, then went to sleep!
On FRIDAY, my favorite holiday, finally arrived! I set my alarm for 1:30 PM and instantly popped out of bed after kissing boyfriend and wishing him a “Happy Valentine’s Day.” 😀 I wanted to take a shower and start my makeup ASAP since we had dinner reservations at 5 PM!
Pampas Brazilian Grille had the most appealing deal to us, located inside the Planet Hollywood, we had never been before! For boyfriend’s birthday last year, we went to Texas de Brazil which is the same style but, obviously, a different chain. We were so excited!
When we got there, we checked in and actually had to wait a little even with a reservation. There were SO many people trying to get in but, it wasn’t even comparable to how many were there when we left. Luckily, we were called quickly and were able to sit down after only about 5 minutes or less.
It was the perfect amount of time to take some quick selfies. 🙂
The interior was traditionally upscale with a comfortable atmosphere.
With our holiday special, we were able to add-on an hour of the ‘open deluxe bar’ which included a very deep red sangria that we took full advantage of. We were also given a complimentary glass of champagne each.
We were there for over two hours and were treated so well. We got endless meat and endless drinks (way past the hour mark). It was insane and we were definitely feeling it by the end!
The couple next to us said we were so cute and that she was worried for her sons to start dating but, she’d be so happy if they found a girl like me, lol. She probably would regret saying that if she *really* knew me but, it was so sweet of her!!
The other couple next to us were shocked by how many drinks the restaurant allowed us to down and frankly, so was I! The guy was like, “you guys won, you really beat them.” And, I was proud to hear it. 😉 He said he had been worried about adding on the open bar because he didn’t believe they’d allow you to drink as many as we had.
Another part of the holiday special were these juicy, amazing lobster tails. They gave us two, both split in half. Boyfriend gave me the bigger ones AND one half of his, too. I tried to share but, he refused to eat it and I didn’t want it to get cold. I don’t know what I did to deserve such a man, you guys, lobster is so important to me, lol… it honestly meant so much. ❤
The last part of the Valentine’s dinner was the dessert. Each couple got a chocolate mousse cake with chocolate covered strawberries to share.
It was suuuuper rich and chocolaty, such a beautiful flavor but, the mousse texture isn’t our favorite so both of just sort of picked at it and I ate the whole cake crust on the bottom… hehe.
We got our photos taken by this really rude and snappy photographer and were able to buy a (overly priced) photo at the end of our experience.
We were given this 10% off for our next visit, with one of the two pictures she took printed on it so, we were clever and purchased the big version of the other one.
By the time we were paying our tab, it was somehow 7:40 PM. We had tickets to Adult Night at Glow Zone which started at 8 PM and we still needed to go home, get changed, and smoke a blunt.
We ended up getting there a little before 9 PM, which wasn’t so bad at all! We had only looked at pictures online and weren’t sure what to expect.
There was quite a bit to do from bumper cars to “rock” climbing, a “Ninja Warrior” challenge that I broke my nail on 😡 , a super high up ropes course, mini golf, a lazer maze, VR, arcade games and SO much more.
You all know our first stop was to the bar to redeem our drink ticket!!
Then, it was straight to the line for bumper cars which was conveniently located by the dance floor where we boogied down while we waited.
The cushion around each car was sooo deflated and soft, you couldn’t even tell when someone hit you. It was pretty boring to even try… spinning in circles was better, in my opinion because it was like one of those tea cup rides instead, y’know?
There was a huge “beer” pong set up with buckets and water instead of Red Solo cups and beer. We used these baseball sized hollow plastic balls instead of ping pong ones, too. This couple had been undefeated 5 times in a row so, we had to size ’em up. Boyfriend and I are pretty good at the game and would win all the time when we played at parties in the past.
The first go, we weren’t used to the bigger sized stuff so they smoked us right away but, the SECOND time, we got them down to one bucket!! They said we were the closest out of everyone to beating them so, that was good enough for me!! 😀
The next thing we did was wait in line for the scary, super high ropes course. I was already shaking while walking on the very first steady, wide bar.
I wanted to get off instantly but, the only way was to walk across wobbly ropes and stools to get back to the beginning. I had to do it and wanted to cry. I hate heights so much!!
I breathed a ginormous sigh of relief when I got off and sat at the bottom waiting for boyfriend…
I have to admit, there was NO way that I could’ve fallen off that thing because the harness was not even stretchy or anything like that but, I could NOT handle my heart pounding in my ears and my legs shaking like mad.
We played plus-sized Jenga, did the lazer maze, and Ninja Warrior course and then, heard the announcement that it was time to start leaving. They closed at midnight so, we sadly did not get to do every single attraction. 😦 No matter, though, we still had such a fun time!!
When we got home, we got all caught up with Love Island together and went to bed at almost 5 AM, with an already present slight hangover.
Yesterday, we woke up around 3 PM and were both just lazing about all day. While boyfriend made dinner, I played Disneyland Adventures then, we watched the newest episode of Masked Singer while we ate. When it ended, I moved onto Love is Blind and couldn’t stop thinking about pancakes…
Sooo, we went to Denny’s to get some around 10 PM.
I loved their silly (but, so true!!) coffee quotes on the mugs. 😀
For our appetizer, we got their half-sized nachos… not as satisfying as Buffalo Wild Wings’ but, still good. Nachos always are, aren’t they?!
I went all out and got the chocolate chip pancakes topped with banana coins. I wish they were fluffier and didn’t have such a strong buttery taste.
I got bacon, over-easy eggs, and hashbrowns that came with it, too. I was only able to eat the bacon and a bite of my hashbrowns, though– I was so full!!
I didn’t even have enough room to “taste” boyfriend’s fries like I normally do! He got the Bourbon burger which had some type of BBQ glaze, bacon, mushrooms, onions, green peppers, and the rest of the usual works. He said it was too sweet and soggy for his liking; he had no choice but to use a fork for most of it.
When we came home, I watched the rest of the available episodes of Love is Blind and all 7 episodes of Back With the Ex… I fell asleep watching the very ending of the last episode. 😛
Today, I woke up at almost 4 PM! I got up to shower right away and then, we smoked a blunt and headed out to the dispensary and Sprouts.
For dinner, boyfriend doctored up a jarred Arrabiata sauce with ground beef and pasta.
We watched an episode of Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back while we ate. When we finished up, I removed all my old nail polish on my finger nails and had to clip them all down– I don’t even know how to explain how terribly upset I am about this. 😦
I started Season 03 of The Rap Game on Tubi and I don’t know why, the show just always tears me up. The kids have so much passion and determination.
I should get back to my main-pedi now! I hope you had the most wonderful holiday and weekend. ❤