On Wednesday night, I met my oldest friend (22 years!) for dinner at The Bayou, a brand new restaurant in Bethlehem, PA (seriously.. it opened last week). We started with drinks (Voodoo Juice for me and Maple Peach Sour for Natalie) – the drink in the picture is actually a Jalapeno Margarita that the owner let us try (so spicy! but very tasty). I loved that most of the drinks were served in mason jars!
On the host’s recommendation, we ordered Flash-Fried B.E.P. (black eyed peas) for an appetizer. Neither one of us had ever had black eyed peas before, but we both loved the app. It was so crunchy! Dinner for me was Ty’s Mac & Cheese – House Maple Bacon, Aged Cheddar (DiBruno Bros.) + Fontina, Sweet Peas. It was awesome.. and tasted just as great reheated for lunch the next day ;) Natalie got the House Andouille, served with Crispy Grit Cakes, Pickled Shallots, Fried Egg. I had a bite (obviously).. so good! The grit cakes tasted like a tortilla chip with a warm center. Yum! If you’re ever in Bethlehem, definitely check this place out!
I had the most intense Throwback Thursday ever this week. My mom asked me to clean out the closet in my room at her house, so I started at the top.. and didn’t get any further than that. I found 4 boxes of notes from middle school and high school. And productivity went out the window. I spent somewhere around 4 hours reading through the notes in those boxes. I was actually shocked at how different my memory of middle school was from how it apparently actually was (according to these notes). I was cracking up reading through the boy drama and the “BFF” drama. “Who do you want to slow dance with at the dance on Friday?” “OMG Chris is so mean lol.” The best, though, was my 8th grade best friend telling me her ex was going to ask her back out, but he was going to wait a couple days because he had just broken up with someone and wanted to be single for awhile. I mean.. the things we thought were important in middle school.. jeez!
I have to say.. my biggest regret (that’s definitely not the right word.. I guess more of an “I wish” or “what if” kind of thing) from middle school is that I didn’t take advantage of the fact that the boy I ended up having a crush on for most of middle school AND high school actually liked me (as I was told in countless notes). He died in a car crash this past summer, and I actually have a lot of regrets when it comes to him. He was and always will be one of my favorite people, and I just wish I hadn’t taken him for granted. Love you and miss you, Will.
On a lighter note, I finally watched Frozen this week! It wasn’t the story I was expecting at all, but I loved it. Aaaand I’ve had “Let It Go” stuck in my head on a loop since then.
Mike and I have been on a big BuzzFeed quiz kick lately. I know we’re not the only ones compulsively taking those quizzes ;) Yesterday, I did “Which TV/Movie High School Would You Attend?” and got Dillon High School and was way too excited. I mean, who wouldn’t want to go to school with the gorgeous people below?
And finally.. I am having so much trouble looking for a place to live in SC! I found a gorgeous house that Mike and I were 100% set on, and then the guy (who I had actually spoken with) took the listing down and put the house up for sale instead of for rent. No, he didn’t bother telling me that it was no longer available. So rude. Another one we were really interested in used a picture of a townhouse to get people to call about a condo – umm, not the same thing. (Don’t worry – I told them how misleading that was.) Does anyone have suggestions for where to look for rentals? I’ve been using Craigslist, Zillow, Trulia, and Hotpads, but I am open to anything!
What was the best thing you ate this week?
Anyone else still have their notes from middle/high school?
What TV/movie high school would you attend?