I’m back! I finally settled in to the million in one changes that have happened in my life over the past month and a half and am ready to refocus on all the things that make me happy this holiday season. I moved into a new apartment, I broke up with the boy (no sad faces! He’s with someone wonderful and I’m taking time to find my passions and build friendships), and I’ve been focusing on work and getting ready to go home for the first time in over a year.
I’m so happy to see my family this season that I’ve had a count down going since like the beginning of October when my Mom bought my plane tickets.
But fast forward to this past weekend, since no one needs a novel of my life the past two months, it was my roommate, Tiffany’s, birthday! It was quite the whirlwind of a weekend. We started on Friday, with something low key over at a bar called Sherlocks. I completely forgot to snap a picture of most of these festivities by the way. Either because I was too busy running around with a drink in my hand or stuffing food into my pie hole. What else is new? Saturday night was actually a lot of fun and I am sad I didn’t get pictures to share with all of you. A group of us went to Peche, which is an absinthe bar in downtown Austin. I actually hate licorice, so I didn’t partake in the absinthe side. But they did have amazing vodka based drinks that I was all over. I got something called the French 77 and the Lina Grey. Both made with some sort of vodka or gin. The French 77 also had St. Germaine and champagne from what I remember. They were both really delicious! I love when you can’t taste the alcohol in drinks, but suddenly after an hour you feel like you’re back in college again with the buzz.
We then walked a couple of blocks, rather slowly due to us being in heels the size of the Empire State building, to a bar called the Elephant Room. The Elephant Room is a jazz bar with live music and quite a few beers on tap for your pleasure. We ended up bumping into a group with someone who we thought shared a birthday with my roommate, but later found out they were just from out of town and thought it would be fun to pretend it was their birthday. Regardless, we ended up having a huge rambunctious group in the middle of this jazz bar. I’m sure everyone loved us… And by love, I mean we may have cleared out the bar at one point.
On Sunday, yes it was all weekend festivity, we went to the annual Zilker Park Trail of Lights in downtown Austin to check out all the amazing lights. I wasn’t able to make it last year, so I was really glad I got the chance this year. It was actually really cool for someone who has never been. It was pretty chilly, so I was all bundled up, and obviously doing interpretive song and dances throughout the entire trail. My poor roommate and her boyfriend. I’m like their child. The good news, I had a wing man this time. My roommates friend Noel joined us. I think our commentary should have been recorded and played for everyone walking that trail.
Anyways, it was a great weekend and I was so glad I got the chance to celebrate with her. I hope everyone had a great weekend!