Ahhh dinner was SOOO good!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I had SO much fun with Helen (my roomie), Caitlin and Meghann! When we first got there we hung out at the bar for awhile and chatted. I got a cosmo—it matched my dress!—but I didn’t take a picture because no matter how hard I try, drink pictures just don’t turn up right. They always have a strange glares I can’t get rid of.
My friends at Roy’s also brought out these snackies for us:
These are blue cheese tortillinis and curried crab raviolis. I had one of each. YUM!
When we finally decided to sit down around 8:00 we were totally surprised because they decorated the table all up with tons of streamers and special flowers for me! It was so pretty! Here’s Helen and I:
And then they brought out MORE appetizers!!! We were in heaven 🙂
Kung Pao Calamari!!! (My favorite!!)
Island Poke (spicy tuna)
My friends at Roy’s were SO sweet to bring us out all this party food! Very much appreciated….we loved everything! Here was my appetizer plate:
I got my favorite entree of all time: Prosciutto wrapped Ono.
I barely ate half. I was so stuffed from all the free apps! I brought the rest home for lunch tomorrow though, so I’m excited!
Roy’s even made me special menus with a photo of a chef on them saying “good luck Jenna!”— SO cute…they wrapped them up for me so I got to take them home.
I had fun.
And then they brought us some surprise desserts!
Chocolate souffle cake, CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER PIE (topped with a glob of peanut butter!!), and pineapple upside down cake.
I really didn’t eat much of the chocolate souffle cake but I ate my heart out of the other two. There’s nothing like Roy’s desserts. Nothing. Totally and completely worth every single calorie and more.
As to our beverages—–we all had fun drinks at the bar (I had a cosmo) and then we ordered a bottle of Pinot Noir at dinner. I had two full glasses and then Caitlin and Helen gave me the remainders of THEIR glasses because I was the only one not driving. I sipped at their wine but didn’t drink it all. Just to be safe let’s call it even and say I had 2 1/2 glasses of wine + a cosmo. A good splurge indeedy. 🙂
Good news! No stress fractures or funky things—-just shin splints. I’m SO relieved and thankful! My doctor said that he thinks I can get through this, I just need to massage my shin after every run and be sure to stretch pre and post run. And, of course, if it starts to swell or bruise (signs of stress fractures) I need to stop. So tiger balm it is! At least now I KNOW for a fact that it is just shin splints and I CAN work through this. I just have to keep at it. I was so worried that if it wasn’t a fracture, it was a tear, and that would have been terrible as well.
The doctor took foreverrrrr though and I didn’t even get to see him until about an hour past my appointment time (don’t ya hate that?!). I ate my snack while I waited:
And I was going to run around the lake afterwards but when I parked I realized I didn’t have a dime to pay the meter and I certainly cannot afford a ticket right now, so I decided to just come home. I think a rest day was necessary though because all day I’ve just felt SO pooped. I didn’t sleep well last night and just felt the burn all day. I’ll run tomorrow though!
And on the WAY to the doctor’s office I stopped at the mall to use my “free starbucks drink card” that I got last week. I definitely needed a pick-me-up! I ordered a tall nonfat latte but they definitely gave me a grande. Oh well. It was yummy. And free.
It must have been my day because I walked into Anthro to “browse” (yeah right) and saw a lovely little pink Velvet dress on sale from $128 to $29.99!!!!!!! I’m a firm believer in “party dresses” and knew I just HAD to have this for dinner tonight! Yay!
And now, Helen and I are parked on our super comfy couch (which the salvation army is picking up in the morning!) watching Friends dvds. I’m going to hit the sack soon. See you in the morning!
caitlin (seebriderun)September 26, 2008 at 3:14 am
your dress was lovely! and i had a BLAST!
🙁 i miss you already!
ericaSeptember 26, 2008 at 3:17 am
wow, what a party!! looks like you had loads of fun with great friends and food.. how perfect!
glad to hear that you don’t have any sort of major injury.. what a relief! you’ll definitely be able to work through it.
and lastly, best of luck with the internship jenna.. i know you’re destined to succeed!
MeghannSeptember 26, 2008 at 3:17 am
I had such a great time tonight! I see road trips to vero in my near future! THanks for inviting me out!!
You think they have anymore pretty dress and Anthro for cheap 🙂
AndreaSeptember 26, 2008 at 4:31 am
friends = one of my FAVORITEEEE shows!!
your dress is gorgeous 🙂 it looks/sounds like you girls had sooooo much fun. that’s what life’s all about! good news about not having a huge injury – what a relief huh!?
Melissa S.September 26, 2008 at 4:32 am
yay for the great going away party from your friends and your coworkers at Roy’s! all the food look soooooooogood!
and great to hear that you don’t have anything funky/disastrous wrong with your shin!!! def stretch before and after and ice/heat as much as possible! that’s what i do for my calves cause they HATE me!
hope everything goes well this weekend with the move!
MaddySeptember 26, 2008 at 5:13 am
I’m glad to hear your injury is just minor! Good luck with moving and everything tomorrow!
ps- LOVE the dress =)
EllieSeptember 26, 2008 at 7:11 am
Looks like so much fun! I don’t think I’ve seen a picture of you & your roommate here before, she’s totally gorgeous (all you girls are, seriously!). The proscuitto-wrapped ono (I hadn’t heard of ono before) looks like it is absolutely to die for!
ChristieSeptember 26, 2008 at 10:25 am
That was so nice of ROys to put that on the menu and glad you guys had such a good time.. blessings on starting this new step in your life!
NicoleSeptember 26, 2008 at 11:41 am
It looks like a really fantastic night! That peanut butter chocolate cake is droool-worthy.
I’m glad you are okay-ed to run! I hope you feel 100% better soon!
VeggieGirlSeptember 26, 2008 at 12:19 pm
SO MUCH FUUUUUUUN!!!!!!!!!! Perfect celebration.
And hooray for no stress fractures or “funky things”!! 😀
SammieSeptember 26, 2008 at 12:27 pm
Sounds like a great celebratory dinner. All the food looks delicious. I love your dress!!!
laurenSeptember 26, 2008 at 12:39 pm
all the food looks delish! that is great it is just shin splints and there are things you can do to make them better – such a relief, I am sure.
Christie I.September 26, 2008 at 12:44 pm
Looks like a great dinner! And I am glad it is just splints, nothing major!
Justy2003September 26, 2008 at 12:52 pm
Those desserts look great (as does everything else)! And how nice of them to give you special treatment while you dined 🙂
Glad to hear it’s only shin splints! Hopefully they’ll go away soon…they’re such a nuisance!
mhSeptember 26, 2008 at 1:06 pm
aww you all looks so cute! I’m so glad you all had a great time Jenna! you deserve all the best
Anne PSeptember 26, 2008 at 1:32 pm
aw that looks so fun!!! the people at roy’s are obviously going to really miss you, as will the other girls! sounds like it worked out that you ended up going there instead of the wine bar!
cute dress, too 🙂
AlliJagSeptember 26, 2008 at 1:37 pm
Awww, it looks like you ladies had so much fun last night! The food looks AMAZING! I started drooling when I saw the edamame!
Glad to hear it’s just shin splits and that you should be able to work through it! Good luck! 🙂
TeddySeptember 26, 2008 at 1:41 pm
your meal look decadent and fabulous! congrats to you on having fantastic friends 🙂
shawnaSeptember 26, 2008 at 1:50 pm
Aww, everyone looks so great! It looks like you had a wonderful time, and I’m completely jealous of all the great eats you all had. Hope your move goes well.
Very happy to hear about your MRI results! You must be relieved.
bobbiSeptember 26, 2008 at 2:22 pm
how fun, cute dress…man I need to get out with some girlfriends soon, miss that!
BizSeptember 26, 2008 at 4:05 pm
What a great night! Good luck with the move this weekend!
Chef Erin (Pumpkin)September 26, 2008 at 5:20 pm
It looks like you guys had so much fun! That calamari looks totally delish!
Natalie ASeptember 26, 2008 at 5:26 pm
Looks like such an amazing dinner! I love Roy’s, I wish they had one by me.