Sunday, February 21, 2010

Thursday, February 18, 2010

I won a friend in an arm wrestling match

One of my pet peaves: the use of "win" instead of "beat;" however, I really did win a friend in an arm wrestling match. I can't remember why, but Whitney and I arm wrestled to see who could be Ryan's friend. I won. Whitney can only be his acquaintance.

Friday, February 5, 2010

No mustangs were harmed in the making of this post

I learned a new rule last weekend. If it’s predicted to snow and you drive a Ford Mustang, stay home.

Whitney and I went to the temple in Maryland on Saturday morning even though it was predicted to snow. It was my turn to drive, so we took my car. Bad idea. When we left the temple it was SNOWING, a very moist snow.

After lots of fishtailing (I wasn’t the only car fishtailing), and a heart stopping 270˚ spin on the freeway, we stopped at a restaurant for lunch and waited for her dad to come rescue us.

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Boba!

Riverside, CA is all about the boba. Riversidians knows what a boba is like you know what a Slurpee is. It’s just common knowledge. Since moving to VA, I’ve been talking up boba teas* to my new friends. Friday night called for the official introduction of my friend Whitney to a boba creation. She was a bit reluctant, but relented when she realized I wasn’t really giving her a choice on the matter. She was going to try a boba drink: I had decided.

We discovered an adorable bakery that gives LARGE samples of its delicious products AND serves boba drinks. Whitney was pleasantly surprised by the deliciousness of the smoothie drink; however, we both agreed that winter was probably not the best season for a frozen treat. Burrr!

 

Shilla Bakery & Cafe

10940 Fairfax Boulevard**
Fairfax, VA 22030
(703) 691-1171

*For those of you concerned about my adherence to the word of wisdom:

Many American bubble tea vendors sell "milk smoothies", which are similar to bubble tea but do not actually contain any tea ingredients.

**Warning: do not use Google maps for directions to this location. You’ll end up on the wrong end of Fairfax. Always take the telephone number with you on adventures in the DC area.