Hello there, my sweet little blog friends. Have you had your margarita today? It IS Cinco de Mayo, after all. I’ve celebrated plenty, as you shall see…
I was up too late last night reading (don’t worry, NOT for school) and didn’t get enough sleep. I dragged myself out of bed with just enough time to throw on some mascara. It’s days like these that make me oh so glad that I get to wear a uniform to school. I guess it’s a nice trade-off for the fact that chef pants give you, as my brother calls it, “butt-front disease.” Lovely.
No time for oats. I had a bowl of plain Chobani yogurt with strawberries, Peanut Butter Puffins, sliced almonds and honey instead.
Today was my practical in Advanced Pastry. As I said yesterday, I made a swedish jelly roll with a lemon curd filling, along with a layer of raspberry jam and chopped berries.
It tasted great, but the berries thinned out the filling a little too much and it kind of oozed out the sides. No bueno. Regardless I got a 96. So yea for that.
Cinco de Mayo Tribute #1: LUNCH
Chipotle for a chicken burrito bol with black beans, veggies, corn, chipotle tabasco, sour cream and a side of guac. Ole.
After this lovely lunch, my mom and I did a little shopping. She was super sweet and bought me a cute maxi dress (I’m going to live in these this summer) and a candle from B&BW. Oh, and she gave me her bottle of Child perfume- which I LOVE and at one point held hostage for about 6 months before she made me give it back. It’s made by this lady in East Dallas and only sold at two stores that I know of: Talulah Belle in Lakewood and Fred Segal in LA. I love Gina.
Cinco de Mayo Tribute #2: DINNER
We used to eat at Mariano’s Hacienda all the time, and I had a punch card to redeem for a free meal. So we headed there for dinner (along with half of Dallas, apparently). FYI- They’re running some kind of special with $1.25 margaritas through most of May, so you should check that out. I had the chicken fajita lights- “light” because they use less oil and more veggies.
I’m hosting our book club tomorrow night, so I need to tidy up a bit around here so they don’t see how we really live. Yikes. But first, I leave you with a shot of my favorite “pillow”:
I don’t know why she’s up there. Piper sometimes climbs up on the couch behind us- I think Chloe’s trying to copy her. And dear God, I look tired.
This one’s from Brian (obviously): What summer movies are you looking forward to?
The only movie I can even think of right now is Funny People. Though I just saw a preview for The Hangover and it looked pretty good.