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Red Velvet Brings People Together

To cap off 2012,
Brina and I met up with our friend from high school, Jzavon,
who is perhaps one of the funniest people I have ever met.
We had dinner at Cheddar's,
and while waiting for Jzavon's grand arrival,
Brina and I ordered dessert first.
Because why wouldn't you have dessert first?
Especially if dessert is the cutest little red velvet cake w/ cream cheese frosting,
topped off w/ chocolate chips in a shot glass. You just don't say no to that.

It was a cold night.
Cold = sixty degrees.
It's Houston, and that's cold, my friends.
So I opted for a good old-fashioned chicken pot pie,
and it was perfect and hearty and flaky and warm.

And while chowing down on my chicken pot pie,
I listened to Jzavon tell her outrageous stories with the dry commentary
that only she can tell, and I watched Brina shaking her head w/
something in between disbelief and what-are-we-going-to-do-with-her acceptance,
just like in eleventh grade art history class,
when this exact scene happened every day, but in whispers while we
attempted to imitate the rococo style. And there was no chicken pot pie.

It's always nice to be brought back to that place.
And as if that wasn't enough good food,
I had my first meal of 2013 at BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse,
one of my favorite food places ever on the planet,
because of the pizookies, of course.
Here's who joined me:

Sarah. Hello, Sarah's eyeball!

Nicole. Hello, Nicole's hand!

and Vivian. Hello, Vivian's blurry peace sign!

And... hi, me!

I've been best friends (as in BFF4Lyfe) with these girls,
since sixth grade. It hit us that we've been besties
for nine years! Nine years! That's one year away from double-digits!
I can go months without seeing these girls,
but once we do get together,
it's lots of tears of mirth, "remember when's," and new memories to be made.

And of course, good food,
Because I don't do not-good-food.
This southern fried chicken was deeeeelish,
as was...

This beautiful masterpiece,
known to mankind as a red velvet pizookie.
That's life, right there.

(Whoa, I just noticed I started & ended this post w/ red velvet.
So I promptly changed my post title as a nod to its bringing-people-together-for-a-good-time abilities.)


  1. Great Post!

    Love your pictures and I'm started to get hungry as I scrolled down ;)

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  2. Oh I love pizookies... never had the red velvet, yum!! Looks like such a fun time :)


  3. good food and good friends. You're right, there aren't many things better than that!

  4. yum, all the food pics have made me hungry! food and friends = great times, always!

    happy new year :)

  5. oh i am hungry :)

  6. Yumm. The red velvet cake in a shot glass sounds like pure genius - especially as an appetizer! xx

  7. A delicious post of a fun time! Happy New year, dear!

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  8. So many delicious desserts in this post, now I've got a sweet tooth! Glad to have found your blog <3

    Colour Me Classic

  9. You guys look so cute!
    And oh, all that food I am getting hungry already!
    Would you like to follow each other?

  10. Once again, you confirmed why I love you so much. Dessert first!!

    And isn't it great that 60 degrees is cold? Yes!

  11. Haha I seriously love this post and the title especially!
    Red velvet DOES bring people together :)
    So many yummy foods in this post--mmmm!

  12. I'll take one of everything!

    xo Jennifer


  13. Great Post!

    OH My I'm starting to get hungry already :P...

    P.S Just wanted to remind you that my giveaway is still open until the 14th for everyone to join !
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  14. Y'all look too cute and having so much fun!

  15. Sounds like it was a fun time! And all of this food looks so delicious! I'm hungry just looking at the photos! :P

  16. Oh my god this food looks so delicious!! Especially that chicken, I'm dying.

  17. The food looks yummy! x


  18. All of this food looks absolutely scrumptious! And you all are just too cute! Loving these pictures :)
    xo TJ


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