Sunday, January 11, 2009

Girls Night it EVER a bad thing?

Everyone needs a girls night out every now and then. This was a tough week for a couple of my friends and so I wasn't surprised when Staci called and said, "Let's get a group together and go out on Saturday night!". I was skeptical when I realized who all she'd invited - a couple of whom I didn't know well or at all. It turns out the mix was perfect.

It amazes me how long it can take to decide on a location to go out. It's as if as soon as someone asks you where would be a good place your brain completely stops working. It's bizarre really! So after a series of email and phone calls we settled on Pappasito's Cantina. It's a local chain - Mexican food - loud restaurant - reliable.

I think my favorite part of last night was that Staci drove her big ass, gas guzzling Suburban and picked us all up! I don't think I've gone out with everyone in one car since college. It really is a lot more fun for all the girls to pile into one car. I'm not sure why it's more fun, but it is, trust me!

We had to wait a while for a table so we started with a round of drinks at the bar - margaritas all around except for Sarah and her Johnny Walker red on the rocks and Brooke's water (she just started Weight Watchers and we certainly didn't want to derail such noble efforts!). The group meshed quickly and we started firing off smart ass and random comments. It wasn't long before we had Staci crying from laughter, which just makes us all laugh more.

I guess I should mention that I did drink water throughout the night - about 2 full glasses, so I wouldn't get dehydrated and hear Sarah talking in my head (the Sarah that was with us is not the same as Dietician Sarah).

Great food, great margaritas and great girls...all in all a fun night.


Sarah said...

"Sarah talking in my head?" I don't get it.

Terri said...

I was talking about Sarah, the dietician, not Sarah the crazy mother of 3. =) Does that clear it up??? You've fallen victim of the fact that I have 2 friends named Sarah that both spell it the same way. I love you both, though!

Megan said...

This is too weird Terri. I did a random google search for Pappasito's and diet because I have to go their tonight and don't know what to order, and your blog showed up! What's even crazier is that it was a post about a girl's night out that I was invited to and couldn't make! Sounds fun, sorry to have missed it.

Terri said...

Megan - if you haven't already gone to dinner - a good choice at any Mexican restaurant is either chicken fajitas on corn tortillas or chicken tostadas or grilled shrimp or fish tacos. I hope that helps!

Megan said...

So I ordered tortilla soup without the cheese or the tortilla strips. I had some chips and salsa, but nothing like, I planned ahead and ate "extra lite" throughout the day. All in all, I think I did pretty good. And the soup was yummy!

Terri said...

I love Pappasito's Tortilla Soup! And a cup is a huge serving - the bowl is absolutely ridiculously big! I'm glad to hear that you found something yummy and good for you to eat!