The last few days have been a whirlwind of activities and events. Well the last week actually. First, I auditioned to become a group fitness instructor to teach boot camp at my gym, 24 Hour Fitness. I was a little nervous, but I went in just ready to have fun and show ‘em what I’m working it. Drumroll please….. I got the job!!! I can now bring the pain at 3 locations near you. Well at least if you’re in the Houston area. So I’m uber excited and can’t wait to start!!! Then I had a second audition on Thursday for another gym for the same thing and that one went well also. Now I’m just waiting to set up my formal interview. Wish me luck!!
So moving on to Friday, I met up a with a good friend, who has recently decided to change her lifestyle to one more health and fitness based and she wanted to tips on what to eat so we took a trip to our local H-E-B. I unfortunately did not think to take pics, but she did record video and I will post as soon as she finishes editing it.
Now to when the weekend began to get wild! It was All Star Weekend here in the H and there were plenty of festivities and activities to partake in and we were fortunate enough to get tickets to get in to some of the hottest parties due to a close friend of ours who works for one of the companies sponsoring some of the events. So the homies and I got a little dressed up and headed to a private event at Scott Gertner’s Sky Bar.
There was plenty of alcohol and food to be had all for FREE I might add. I admit indulged in a couple of drinks. I’m not much of a drinker since Christmas of 2005. Yeeeeaaaaahh, that was a bad night. Any, who we sipped and ate, peeped a few celebrities (who knew Tony Parker was so short and looks like I could squat him? So. Serious.) We chatted and danced while being “entertained” by the lyrical sounds of Daddy Yankee. I didn’t know he was still making music. Afterwards we all met up at the Breakfast Klub and joined another couple who didn’t manage to make it to the festivities.
Sorry about the quality, the hubby took these with his phone.
And here are a few more pics of the night and pure shenanigans.
This is my friend protecting her Louis Vuitton bag while walking to the venue. It was raining a little. We had a good laugh but I can’t knock her though. I would probably do the same thing! Check her on her youtube channel @libra1375. She goes talks about properly protecting your Louis bags, makeup tips, fashion, etc.
After enjoying a good meal with good friends, we headed home to pass out and get started with the new day in just a few hours. Yes it was that kind of night. One we don’t get often, but well worth it in the end.
The next day, well really later that day, we just kind of hung out with our little guy before heading out to do a little shopping. Traffic was a nightmare due to everyone heading to the Galleria or somewhere in the vacinity!! But we survived.
Back at home we got ready to head out for the real festivities, a party at the House of Blues and a party at Rich’s hosted by none other than the Jigga Man himself. Now let me just say, we don’t get to go out often so I wanted something really cute to wear. I bought 3 dresses and ended up wearing none of them! Instead I settled for a little number I had wore nearly TWELVE years ago to a college function. And wouldn’t you know I had a smidge more room in it now? This after having 1 child AND being 5-10 pounds heavier than I was then. Just goes to show what leading a healthy lifestyle will get you!
We ended up skipping the House of Blues party and headed straight for Rich’s. Yeaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh, upon arrival, it was a hot mess! The club owners had not organized very well and were sending people all over even if they had VIP status (which we did). Cops were being rude to the reps of of the beverage company sponsoring the event. Girls who were extra “thirsty” trying to bum rush the door. People being picked up and thrown out the club. Not literally but being put out none the least. Just pure ratchetness!! Soooooo….after 1.5 hours of the tomfoolery, we finally made it in.
So we get in and we make it upstairs to what I call semi VIP. There was yet another velvet rope that we would have to get passed in order to mix and mingle with people you only see on TV. It was cool. Just really crowded and smoky. So after about another hour or so I was ready to go. Until, we saw the hubby of our friend. He managed to hook us up and get us into the true VIP. Now mind you, security was thick so there weren’t too many pictures to be had. Okay none, but whose counting? On the way in, I passed Ne-Yo and Jay-z and his wife, H-town’s own Beyonce. As went stepped up on the raised seating area, Ludacris makes an appearance as well as LeBron James, Dwayne Wade and some other people, whose faces I recognized but didn’t quite know their names. As I am standing around people watching, it was cool to see how ordinary these celebrities were wiiiiittttthhhh the exception of all the money they make and being known by everyone in the free world. They acted no different than people I would see out any other time.
We partied until the club closed at 4. Yes another late, VERY late night but it turned out to be a good time. For an All Star weekend that started out with no plans in sight nor any desire to really make any to “hanging” with some of your fav celebrities, was alright by me!
But the weekend was not over yet. The hubby had planned a date night that had been delayed to our little guy having a very high fever a few weeks ago.
He made reservations at one of fav restaurants, Uchi. The food is So. Good! But this was no ordinary date night. This time we had an agenda. We wanted to discuss our future plans, goals and dreams. We are both finding our passions and now trying to fully pursue them. The only problem, my husband has a full time job which he loathes and slowly drains a little bit of life from him everyday. And I hate seeing him come home looking so defeated each and everyday. So yeah, this was a discussion that needed to be had ASAP.
Now I’ve mentioned Uchi before when we visited Austin for my birthday this past December but they also have one here in Houston. And just like any other time, it was just as good. We decided on the Chef’s plate and enjoyed whatever they brought us. So I’m not going to bore you with too many details but I will say that I had the absolute best dessert ever!! It was this lemon gelato with ground pistachios, white balsamic and one or two other ingredients that they made by hand because their machine had broken. But when I tell you the flavor of this made me want to go around slapping people it was so good!!
So here is a quick pic summary of some our tasty treats.
We had a great talk and of course great meal. What a wonderful end to a busy yet fun filled weekend.