P.F. Chang's: Thanks for bein' my fran and sponsorin' this post. Of course all the grit, sass, and calories consumed and gained are my own. To bad Pf Changs can't take the calories and food baby birthed. But seriously y'all.
So I have this new hasghtag: #Diditfortheblog. I'm sure I'm not the inventor of this hashtag but Imma claim it and pretend that I did. Maybe I should pause and explain. This story has nothin' to do with P.F. Changs but I love stories and it'll help explain. So, y'all all know that I joined the Dallas Junior League with, Ride or Die (Sherry) who's in Germany and I'm all jelly. Well we had retreat two weekends ago. Of course they were all, "y'all gotta make frans" and not once were we able to sit with each other. We didn't even get to eat lunch together. Yes, I know the whole point is to make new fran's and connections. See, I'm not shy and have never met a stranger but you ask me to start talkin' about myself and it's gonna be a big ol' hot mess.
Anyways, I'll get to the point. After we switched tables/partners for the millionth time. Ok, maybe it wasn't that many but it sure felt like it. We had to get to know our partner an introduce them. I kept insistin' I had nothin' interestin'. Finally I admitted I blogged only to have my partner admit that she had seen me on Pinterest. Y'all I'd like to say I handled it well but I didn't and I got all awkward. After she introduced me, "as a successful blogger yada yada", a few other ladies came up to tell me they either read me or follow me on some form of social media. Y'all I about lost it and wanted to hide and cry the rest of the day. The flowin' tears emoji was me. It's one thing to put your life all over the internet. It's another to stop and think about the people behind the computer screens readin' or actually meet them. Sherry then proceeded to put all over social media that she was the Gale to my Oprah. SMH
Holy not gettin' to the point. Well, when some of the girls kept askin' about the blog or things I've done I kept sayin' #Diditforttheblog. I was tellin' them how at first my frans/family were weirded out but now that the opportunities and trips are rollin' in they jumped on the train' and ain't gettin' off anytime soon. No seriously we were at dinner in Mississippi and my Momma stopped the whole table from touchin' the catfish until I got the photo I needed. See, she #Diditfortheblog. My newest obession is sayin' this and I know my frans are gonna get tired of me sayin' it and hashtaggin' it. Oh well, cause I did it for the blog and they just gonna have to deal.
I met up with Bestfran Numero Duo at the P.F. Chang's in Dallas. I had never been and about got lost navigatin' North Park to find it. All my Dallas lovers understand. That mall is not just swanky but huge. I finally meet up with Bestfran and we caught up while we waited to be seated. Yes, we had a slight wait but who cares. We #Diditfortheblog. Plus, can you really complain when you aint' payin'? I know I sure can't.
The first thing our waiter did was tell us all about the new menu and how things had changed. I laughed and wen't, "We sure do know." We couldn't decided what we wanted so Casey was all I can drink. We went through the new small plates menu and I knew immediately I wanted to try the Jimaca Pork Tacos. Casey turned her nose up at the pork reference only for me to say, "What now you don't eat pork?" Her response was priceless: "Of course I eat meat. I'm from the South!" We laughed and then I picked out the Asian Carnitas Bao to try. Y'all and try we did. Casey put up with me snappin' all the pics and yammerin' on and on. When they waiter came back over he realized I was bloggin'. He told me he should have guessed cause of all the photos I was takin'. He said I was the second person he had seen that week. We even started jokin' around cause I didn't tell him the Mangos were out to get me. He was fussin' at me for not tellin' him and that he could have input the items we were orderin' in the system and they will break it down by allergies. Apparently they are one of the only restaurants that do that and I told him I would mention it. Y'all this waiter was the loveliest. Especially to put up with us.
I'll deff have to come back in visit. So, P.F. Changs, thanks for the "girls night out" we sure had fun.
See, I had a point with the #Diditfortheblog hashtag. It just took me many paragraphs to make it.