I am still in Texas.
I think I kinda like it here! Gas is cheaper than California and the Mexican Martinis at Trudy’s are reason enough to stay. We’ve become addicted to Mad Men (have been watching at least two episodes a night) and even got to buy all new clothes at Target since we ran out. Tropical Storm Hermine has just the icing on the cake….I sort of feel like I’ve been living a movie? Very, very odd.
However, on a serious note, Almanzo is having surgery right now and I’m in the hospital waiting room sipping coffee and checking in on the blog world. He’ll be just fine and we are both ready for him to get rid of those darn kidney stones so we can get on with our lives!
Despite everything, we dragged the patient to happy hour last night at North, where his cocktail of choice was water with lemon and Morgan and I each had a large glass of red wine. Happy hour wine by the glass is only about four dollars—I took a deep breath of the wine and it smelled like home!
Dude. If you live in Austin, you MUST go to North for happy hour!!!! Never have I seen such amazing deals! Send me Dexter–I’m not leaving!!!!
I had the fig and goat cheese pizza, which normally is twelve dollars on the regular menu but only six for happy hour! It was out of this world delicious.
The crust was super light and paper thin, and was studded with juicy fresh figs and fresh balls of soft goat cheese. Just looking at this picture makes me want to eat the whole thing over right now!
Mmmmmmmmm…this could quite possibly be one of the best things I’ve ever eaten. I know I say that a lot but this is one of those “wake up at three in the morning and crave it” type of meals.
We also had the trio of spreads with grilled garlic bread, which was equally as fantastic and only four dollars? Seriously. I don’t lie about these things.
There was hummus, goat cheese and banaganoush, and the bread was hot and chewy.
Poor Almanzo ordered the mushroom pizza topped with arugula but only could eat half. I’ve got my eye on that when we get back to the house for a little snack later on….don’t tell him!
Almanzo should be out of surgery soon and then I get to play nurse all afternoon at Stephen and Morgan’s house. He’s already made me write down two solid pages of possible food options for later today (Rudy’s lean brisket and beans, Hoover’s fried catfish, Amy’s ice cream, pizza from Homeslice…..) because I told him I would go get him whatever food he wanted in all of Austin and I have a feeling he’s going to milk this for all it’s worth.
I’ll check in again later today and let you know what food we decided upon. Thank you all so much for your kind thoughts and prayers!