Hello from sunny and 70 degree
Los Angeles Washington D.C.! Seriously, it is SO freaking nice out here! Check out this forecast for Easter weekend:
I enjoyed the sunshine last night by meeting a fellow blogger, Quinn, for dinner! We went to Mezza Luna, a fun tapas restaurant downtown. We were super excited about the outdoor seating considering the nice weather!
Quinn is pretty much totally awesome :) We had so much fun talking that dinner lasted three and a half hours! I felt like I was meeting up with an old friend. :)
I love eating with other food bloggers because:
a) they don’t think it’s weird when you whip out your camera (and it’s understood that no one touches the food until good photos are taken),
and b) we wanted to order all the same stuff, so we ended up just getting tons of things to share :)
We started with the Bruschetta. I LOVE Bruschetta!
Next up was the Lump Crab & Avocado Martini, which came with basil and diced tomatoes, all tossed in a lemon vinaigrette. Delish!
To get our veggies in, we got the Escalivada Mediterranea, which was grilled eggplant, squash, and roasted peppers.
The waiter also brought us some hummus randomly! Sweet :) We all know I love me some hummus!
We continued the seafood extravaganza as the sun went down (enter flash pictures… noooo!!!!!) with Tuna Tartare, which is sushi grade tuna with a soy vinaigrette — this was awesome minus the onions :)
And finally the Seared Scallops with a roasted corn sauce. I love me some scallops!
What a fun and tasty dinner! Quinn and I discovered we have a ton in common (beyond food blogging and being awesome), including being in the same sorority (we may or may not have busted out the secret handshake… lol) and a shared love for all those old school MTV shows like Singled Out, Loveline, Undressed, etc. Heh! Check out her blog for a full list of all our similarities ;) Also, we just became Facebook friends and discovered that we have some really random friends in common and may have already met each other briefly 5 years ago!! SMALL world, right?!
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again — I meet the most fun people through blogging :) Can’t wait to play again soon, Quinn!
Today has been spent studying for my Anatomy & Physiology test this afternoon… sigh. It’s SO hard to concentrate when the weather is this nice! I just took a break and went for a sunshine-y 3.5 miler to test out my new New Balance shorts that we were given a couple weeks ago at FitBloggin!
LOVE these! Seriously my new favorite running shorts. My running short pet peeves are when they ride up or are too tight at the waist, and these are perfect on both fronts. Good length, too!
(Disregard the amount of running shoes I own… it’s fine.)
I also love that while they have the standard inside the waistband tiny pocket for keys, they also have a larger (but totally flat and unobtrusive) pocket in the back for ipods, fuel, etc.
I give these shorts two fANNEtastic thumbs up. If you are in the market for new running shorts, I’d definitely recommend these. Thanks again, New Balance!
Back to studying — have a lovely day! How’s the weather where you are??