November 21st, 2011
I had a wonderful weekend in Houston. I always enjoy my time there (I think it’s mainly the company).
I got down there Thursday night. My boyfriend picked me up from the airport, and we went straight to a club in Houston Midtown called 5th Amendment for my boyfriend’s friend’s birthday.
We woke up to a breakfast of seeded watermelon eaten with a spoon. The day was spent lazily relaxing and shopping at Half Price Books. Lunch was sushi with cucumber and avocado made with brown rice. Dinner was mongolian barbecue (soy and gluten-free). We snacked on Wholly Guacamole with gluten-free corn chips.
I discovered a new delicious food: polenta. It is a corn-based food that can be used in place of bread or pasta. This was prepared to be like a sausage. The polenta was prepared with sun-dried tomatoes. I cut it in thin slices and sauteed it with extra virgin olive oil. It was delicious.
After breakfast (which was a bit late) we went to the zoo. I love zoos. We saw elephants, primates, lions, tigers, and bears (oh my?). For dinner we tried a new restaurant, Field of Greens. It is a Macrobiotic restaurant that serves vegan and non-vegan fare. The non-vegan food contains fish which is keeping with the tenants of Macrobiotics. So I could have a vegan meal (gluten-free quinoa pasta, veggies and a pesto sauce) and my boyfriend could have a wild salmon sandwich.
Afterward we went shopping in Rice Village and found scented candles that smelled like Christmas. And though it isn’t time yet, we listened to Christmas music on the car ride home and watched the British version of Scrooge with his Christmas tree in the background and a holly wreath-scented candle burning. It was very Christmas-y.
Sunday: Ferrari Time!
Sunday was the Ferrari Festival. There were around 60 Ferraris in Highland Village (a shopping center in Houston). There were two 599 GTOs (one with a custom paint job that cost $60K), multiple Testarossas (including one with the color scheme of the Testarossa from Miami Vice), the new Ferrari FF (the four-seat “family car” with 651 HP) and a few Maseratis to name a few. My boyfriend’s friend (same friend that had the birthday party on Thursday) had his Ferrari 360 Spider in the show as well. I had a great time.
I had more polenta and added hard-boiled eggs. I didn’t have any issues with the eggs. I think this means that they can enter my diet on a more regular basis (if I chose to go back to being vegetarian, and don’t go LFRV).
I munched on chips and salsa, along with assorted fruit at the festival. After the festival we went to dinner at Pepper Tree, a vegan buffet. I love that place.
Today we got up early to head to the airport. My boyfriend had to be at work at 9 so he dropped me off on the way. I spent the morning in the airport and finally got home around 8 pm (my second flight got delayed).
I didn’t track calories today.
Breakfast: Four bananas
Lunch: Chips and salsa in the airport
Dinner: Veggies and guacamole and salsa
Snacks: Three bananas, a pint of assorted fruit, and dried apricots
Feelings to Note
It is always sad to leave Houston.
Walking around the airport.