Weekend Recap: Sucking the Marrow

“I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life…”
Henry David Thoreau

I’m still basking in the afterglow of my weekend.

Friday night, I cackled at Kevin James’ stand up comedy with Alan and then enjoyed a few drinks downtown with friends and an out of town visitor. I ended the night eating this with a side of this. Glorious late night eats.

Saturday, I woke up after too little sleep and packed for and drove to Houston. Once there I shared a very quick coffee date with Cindy.

I spent the bulk of my time in Houston with Kim. She had a whole bag of paper cranes we helped her make in November for her Christmas tree. Not wanting to just throw out the cranes, we took inspiration from Cindy, who crochets critters and drops them off in random places around Houston to be adopted by strangers, and dropped off paper cranes throughout Houston’s Historic Heights.

Then we went home to build forts. We kind of failed but what we lacked in sturdy shelter we made up with belly laughs.

We had reservations at Stella Sola to eat bone marrow. Kim tweeted at the restaurant and sweet Stella Sola offered to design us a customized tasting centered around bone marrow. How amazing is that? We have tweets to prove it happened!

Our first course of beef tartar served in marrow bone with pickled eggs, jalapeno crema, and a sprinkling of fairy dust, I mean bone marrow powder

We finished our 5 course dinner at 9 and I picked up my second dinner for my dad’s birthday at 10. My belly hurt so good.

Sunday, I had lunch with my mom and she taught me a few more sewing lessons before I drove back up to Austin. To end on a sweet note, I squeezed in a pistachio and chocolate gelato date with Naz.

Seriously, what a perfect weekend!

Question: How do you suck the marrow out of life?