A whole new [year]
A hundred thousand things to see
I’m like a shooting star
I’ve come so far
I can’t go back
To where I used to be
A Whole New World :: Aladdin
How was everyone’s new year celebrations? I hope everyone had a great one surrounded by lovelies!
I’ve always made sure to go home in time to celebrate the new year with my parents and June. Meaning, I’ve never actually celebrated a new year with anyone but them because I feel bad for leaving them behind. But this time around, I actually said yes to an invitation to a near year’s eve party and I’m glad I did! But before I get to the party, let’s talk about dinner with Melissa Z.
I went to her apartment where we got semi ready then headed to:
True Food Kitchen
1700 Post Oak Blvd
Houston, Texas 77056
Farmers Market Sangria [spiced brandy, citrus, red wine, seasonal fruit smash] | $10
Nothing too special with the drank. Just like any other sangria I’ve ever had. Definitely not better than the one I usually get from The Next Door Lounge but it did the trick in getting my pre-game started.
Seared Spicy Wild Caught Tuna Wrap [radish, avocado, mint, snow pea, cashew, sesame, wasabi aioli] | $15
My taste buds were on fire. FIRE. Not in the spicy kind of way but the holy-cow-on-a-stick kind of feeling. My taste buds were tingling. It’s like a sushi … in a wrap. So freaking good. I got a side of sweet potato hash but after eating the insides of the wrap, I was full enough. Seriously. SO. FREAKING. GOOD.
We headed back to Melissa Z.’s to change into our partying attire and fixed our makeup then got an UBER to Alyssa’s.
Alyssa, my high school bestie, was throwing one at her abode. Her abode is freaking modern and awesomely cool. It’s like something you see in movies! IN MOVIES! So freaking swanky.
Melissa Z. and I got there early so that we could do a quick catch up with Alyssa and meet Cody before everyone came. I miss that little lady and wish we had more time together. Hopefully we get to see each other more in the upcoming future. It’s crazy how she works in my building at work yet we only pass by one another once in a few months. As for Cody, he works on my floor! How crazy is that?!
When people started arriving, I played a game as to whether “that person” works with me. And guess what … majority do! These are just some of the party peeps we mainly talked to. A majority of them work on my floor! Yet we’ve never talked to one another. Just passed by one another. Ah … that is the world of corporate. They’re a cool bunch of poopies and we made plans to do lunch or something in the future. We’ll see if that actually happens. Still awesome that I got to meet them.
I would say my first new year eve party was successful. I had a lot of fun and met a lot of new people which was on my new year’s resolutions. Already on the right path. Holla!
I slept in the day after and just relaxed with Rizzo and had a family dinner that night. I spent most of the day looking at houses/townhomes to buy. Maybe I’ll take the plunge soon especially after seeing Alyssa’s place. But with how oil and gas is … maybe I should wait?