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telophase ([personal profile] telophase) wrote2016-10-17 10:19 am

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I spent Saturday visiting [ profile] puppleball in Dallas while Toby went to his RPG group there. She and I went to this boil-in-a-bag seafood restaurant for dinner which was fantastic. Apparently it's got some mediocre reviews from people under the impression that it's a Cajun place that inexplicably fails to serve andouille and a few other Cajun things,'s not.

Anyway, [ profile] puppleball ordered for us, so what we got was a mix of shrimp, smoked sausage, snow crab legs, mini corn cobs and boiling potatoes, all boiled in a bag with their Bang sauce, which is a mixture of their three sauces: garlic butter, lemon pepper, and Old Bay Spice sauce. They bring the bag out and put it on the table, and you just grab stuff out of the bag and eat. They also bring you a giant plastic apron to wear, which is necessary. The sauce makes this thick tasty sludge on the bottom of the bag.

Anyway. At the end of the evening, when she was driving me over to the house where Toby was so we could go home, we were passed by an old beat-up blue Chevy pickup work truck, the sort with a framework on the back to which were strapped ladders and extension cords. Mounted on the hood was a set of longhorns.

Welcome to Texas, y'all.
yhlee: Texas bluebonnet (text: same). (TX bluebonnet (photo: snc2006 on

[personal profile] yhlee 2016-10-17 04:06 pm (UTC)(link)
We used to own a longhorn, which my parents must have bought in a spirit of "we live here now must try to fit in" glee. It was one of my favorite things to play with as a child. :D
yhlee: Texas bluebonnet (text: same). (TX bluebonnet (photo: snc2006 on

[personal profile] yhlee 2016-10-17 04:17 pm (UTC)(link)
Ahhhhh, that takes me back. XD I had a friend (A1) in middle school whose dad was an Aggie and I have to admit that another friend (A2) mocked him mercilessly for it. Kids!

(It's okay! They're still friends as far as I know--A2 was the best man at A1's wedding.)