Happy Friday y'all! I hope that you all had a fabulous week & have an even better weekend. This is the first weekend that I haven't had to work (without having something such as Nashville planned) since August. More to come on that in the future. This was a weird week for me. It was a lot of good with a lot of underlying shittiness. As Tuesday was basically the highlight of me week, that's where most of my favorites come from.
On Tuesday I spent the entire day in Dallas. I honestly planned on doing a lot more & having a whole post dedicated to my day in Dallas, but alas I didn't. I got lunch at El Come Taco & holy shit I'm going back. I got a chorizo & a lengua. The lengua was alright but the chorizo...I could've eaten 10 more. I'd like to say I went because #TacoTuesday but really I always love tacos & didn't really realize it was Tuesday until I went to instagram my food.
After tacos I went to Mudsmith for some coffee. I almost wished I was hungry when I got there because they have a jalapeno popper cheese melt & I'm jalapeno obsessed. I hadn't planned on being there real long but my lit review & blogging took longer than I had expected. So, that's actually where I spent most of my day in Dallas.
After Mudsmith I had an awkward amount of time to kill. I had wanted to maybe go to Papaya or Forever 21 for clothes or the Pedestrian Bridge or Klyde Warren Park. But I had that awkward amount of time where it's not long enough to really do something but too long to do nothing. So I drove myself to Deep Ellum, parked my car, & read my book. That night I got to meet up with Bella & Olya at The Green Room. The views there were awesome. I had previously been there before for a couple of drinks with other friends but hadn't realized it until I got to the patio. The view is pretty awesome though so I wasn't disappointed. Plus, I had never tried their food before. I got jalapeno poppers (told I was jalapeno obsessed.) It was fun getting to meet up with them to chat for a couple of hours. I can't wait to do it again & meet more bloggers in the DFW area as well.
When I got home from Dallas Tuesday night I saw that I had mail & when I opened it I cried. My friend Sonja had sent me a Minnesota Homesick candle & my friend Kayla had sent me a gift card with a really sweet note inside the birthday card. I have some of the best friends a girl could ask for.
This is all so out of order. The very first thing I did when I got to Dallas on Tuesday was get my 7th tattoo. It had been almost a year & a half since I had gotten my last one so I was already going tattoo stir crazy. But then, a few weeks prior I sat there & watched someone else get one. That put the nail in the coffin. I figured out what I wanted (there's actually 2 that I have planned out but am putting them off) & made myself an appointment at J. Hall & Co Gentleman Tattooers. I will not get a tattoo just anywhere. With the exception of my foot tattoo, I have only gotten tattoos at places that I have personally known someone who got one there & have seen it. If I had the time & money I would have rather gone back down to Houston, or even back to Minnesota, where I had previously gotten tattoos. However, I don't have that kind of time or money. I am so happy with the tattoo though & the guys there were a lot of fun. I got a compass with the coordinates to my parents' house, aka home. Per my cousin's suggestion I blocked out the coordinates because "what if you have a stalker" True that cousin, true that.