Tuesday, June 28, 2011

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How early is too early?

Last Saturday Jacob had a T-ball game at 8:30am. It looked fine on paper but realistically, it was a disaster. That morning he uncharacteristically woke up last among all of us (usually he's the first person up) and I had to force him up. He was still groggy and a little whiny but seemed okay in the car. Damn Google maps put me in the wrong spot so we were lost in freakin' Alvin. Eventually we found the place but we were also really late, which did not help the situation. Rushing a sleepy child, who was just denied of his OJ because of our lateness, created a bad situation. Right when we got there, grumpy Jacob was up to bat. When he hit the ball, he barely walked to first base. When on the bases, he wouldn't move until told to do so. They had to guide him by gently pushing him on the back, at which point he sloooowly walked to the other bases. This went on for the entire game. What a waste.

Afterward we went to a nutrition expo held at a small store in Webster to catch a glimpse of the current UFC heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez (one of my favorite fighters). My goal was to get a picture with him. I don't know why but I didn't think anyone would show up. I was wrong. The line wrapped all along the parking lot and there was no way I was going to wait outside in the blistering heat with a preggo wife and two young kids. Oh well, at least I got a picture of him.

As close as I will ever get to the baddest man on the planet.

Going backwards, Friday night I took my mom out to Huynh Restaurant in downtown for her birthday. The atmosphere was more upscale, which had modern decor but the food is what you would find at any typical Vietnamese restaurant. I had the banh uot thit nuong and a bowl of pho. The food was really good. The drawback was that everything was pricey. My pho was $10 and che (dessert) was about $5 but you're paying for the cleanliness and overall atmosphere. If you want good food at a low price and don't care where you eat, then head over to the pho trailer.


Huynh Restaurant
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

Saturday afternoon I took Lynn out to see Chicago at the Wortham Theater. This was her Mother's Day gift. We had a couple of balcony seats which were on the 6th floor. When we got there, we got a complimentary upgrade down to the orchestra level. Nice. Seems like the people of Houston don't care for Chicago... or this musical as there many empty seats. Overall, it was okay. Just like with concerts, it would have been better if I knew some of the songs beforehand.

As Beyonce would say, "Lemme upgrade you."

After all that jazz, we ate at Nga Restaurant in downtown and I ordered the same exact thing as the previous day, banh uot thit nuong and a bowl of pho. I still craved them both. The portions were bigger and cheaper. I was quite satisfied. Why wait for a table at Huynh's and pay more when you can have the same great food for less at Nga's.


Nga Restaurant
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

Sunday night we hung out at my parent's house and Lynn made my mom a cake for her birthday. A strawberry coconut cake. Yummmm. It was really good. Keep an eye out for Lynn's food blog coming soon. (I kept pushing her to start one since she cooks so much.)


Today, since I was working in Katy, I stopped by Ritter's to try some frozen custard. I decided not to go fancy and I got a pint of vanilla. Sometimes you just have to keep it simple. Like with Coldstone, all I need is their sweet cream ice cream and I'm good. Forget those mix-ins. Ritter's vanilla was damn good. Rich, creamy, flavorful. I'm contemplating on getting another pint tomorrow.


Ritter's Frozen Custard
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

Sidebar: I also had Panda Express' unhealthy orange chicken and Popeye's fried chicken (2 pieces for $1 Tuesday special) all without exercising for the past couple of days. The weight loss bet ends this week. I'm doomed.

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  1. lisalonghorn said... June 29, 2011 at 12:51 PM

    Great recap! I can't wait for Lynn's food blog...and I want a piece of that cake!!

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