Sunday, February 14, 2010

Everything is Bigger in Texas

Apparently, shifting around in the back of Chancho's car this entire week has been this big heart shaped box filled with chocolate! Just waiting to be given to me. This was the first surprise.

Step one: I was told to get in the car. We drove to the train station and caught the express train into Grand Central. It was crowded so we had to stand. Interesting conversation happened while on the train. It went something like this:
Chancho: "Do you wanna do it now?"

Me: "What? No, I don't."  Man standing next to us, glares at us.
Chancho: "Well, okay do you want to wait til the next stop, that way we can get a seat in the back?"
Me: "No. We can wait til later." Man still glaring at us, shifting slightly away.
          Chancho: "Okay, fine. I just thought it would be good to do it now."

He then pulls out his lip medication. He had apparently been wanting me to put his medication on his cut. I can only put it on while he's sitting down and figured since we were on the train it would be more convenient than trying while we were walking in the city. I of course, wasn't thinking anything near that and apparently the guy standing next to us was afraid he might get a show himself. All I could do was laugh.
From Grand Central we hopped onto the subway and got off in Times Square and there we were. We walked a few steps and found our destination. Dallas BBQ. We walked in and they wanted to put us at a table right by the front door, but we both shook our heads no. We wanted something a bit closer to the back. Instead, they told us to take the elevator upstairs. Turns out there is a huge upstairs, just filled with tables. They were a little too close for comfort. I could join in on anyone's conversations if I felt like it. 
Here's how our night went: 

Welcome! Have a ginormous drink. I chose the Blue Hawaii (pina colada)
Chancho picked the Strawberry Long Island Iced Tea

Then came my dinner. Spare ribs, Chicken, french fries and corn bread. Yes, I ate the whole plate.

Chancho's dinner arrived soon after mine. Chicken, fried shrimp, french fries and corn bread. Yep, he too finished the plate clean. 
Round two of drinks
I opted for a regular size. Still pretty large in my book. I also switched to a Strawberry Daiquiri
And here ends our dinner. This is what our table looked like 2 hours later. Oh and those blue tubes on the table...Those are the shots of vodka that came in our drinks.

After being afraid to stand up after drinking so much, we stood our ground and took off for the movie theatre. Thankfully it was right next door. Valentine's Day was the movie that he picked out. The theatre was packed. We had a guy sitting behind us that thought he was in his living room. He commented on EVERYTHING. I really could have done him harm. He didn't even have anything witty to say. There just wasn't a filter on his thinking. It was like he forgot that thinking meant to keep it inside your head. Other than that though, it was an okay movie, not the greatest and I wouldn't buy it, but it was appropriate for the date. 
From there we traveled back home. I loved it. It was perfect. A great night out with just the two of us. We were able to laugh and be ourselves, we didn't discuss anything heavy and we made it a fun night out.
I can say that this is one "holiday" that I don't mind celebrating, not on the actual day.

Quote of the Day: "I love every little thing about him. The good and the bad. They all make up him, and he's all I want." - Jacqueline Kelly


  1. Nice photographs, you sure had a commuting adventure. That food looks yummy!

  2. :) Glad you had a awesome night!!! The food looks delicious!

  3. Those drinks!!! They look so good! Glad you had a good night. :)

  4. haha,I was thinking those same thoughts!
    wow the food looks yummy and those drinks look huge with a shot of vodka to top it off!CRAZY
    I would have asked the man(kindly)to zip it!
    sounds like you guys had a good time,nice.