Dangerously Close to 30 But Still Mistaken for 15. What’s Up.

by sara on April 5, 2010

So yeah, kind of turned 29 since I last garbl’d.  I don’t know where I’ve been the last few years because last time I checked I was 24.  I never really had a plan for when I got older like I want to be married by 26, have at least 4 kids by 27, start a financial planning business for toddlers by 28, visit the pyramids by 29, retire at 30, etc.  But I turned 29 and I was like WHAT IN THE NAME OF RICKI LAKE HAVE I DONE WITH MYSELF?  I have a good job, the most perfect guy I could ever wish for, a ballin whip nearly paid off, 3 of the most adorable monster puppy faces, and yet I still felt empty.

My sweet sweet Jason throwing up gang signs with my grandmother.

My sweet sweet Jason throwing up gang signs with my grandmother.

Can't say no to fadorable

Can't say no to fadorable

I litrolly had myself a little mid life crisis.  At 29.  So I did what any normal person would do in my situation and sat down on the couch with a bag of pretzels and ate the whole thing.  I wish I could tell you that I got it all figured out and I now have a master plan but it was more of a wake up call.  Fact: I bought a book from the self help section of Barnes and Noble last weekend.  Don’t judge me.  Heather Bakes read The Happiness Project and her baby is adorable so I figured maybe it would help me too (minus the baby part, for now).  I also got a Raw Vegan cookbook.  I’m either becoming a GIANT HIPPIE or I need to stop reading food blogs.

All that aging drama aside, Jason and I successfully ran the Rock ‘n Roll Half Marathon in Dallas a few weekends ago!!

Right before we got our $100 entry fee worth of bananas and Gatorade stuffed down our shirts.

Right before we got our $100 entry fee worth of bananas and Gatorade stuffed down our shirts.

Notice who's in front.   Just saying.

Notice who's in front. Just saying.

Flat Foot and Beard Stubble cross the finish!

Flat Foot and Beard Stubble cross the finish!

We sweatededed

We sweatededed

Jason started running with me this past year when he realized the benefits: knee pain, increased laundry, blisters, shin splints and swampass.  We picked the Dallas race because we love staycations and we could count on the weather being nice.  I was afraid of how we would fare since the longest training run we did was just over 9 miles at White Rock the weekend before but we ran it right at 2 hours with a couple stops for water (and to pump up our Reeboks).  You know, the greatest adrenaline rush we got was from the random spectators cheering us on from the sideline.  They were impressed with what we were doing and that made us feel so awesome.  We especially liked the guy that held up a sign that said “Run like Tiger’s wife is chasing you.”  It was also pretty sweet to be running all over Dallas when normally we’d be driving around the same streets polluting the city so we can go to the Dollar Tree to save $.30 on Mop ‘n Glo.  The route was pretty scenic and took us from City Hall through Downtown through Highland Park up Mockingbird to Skillman over to historic Swiss Avenue and ended at the Cotton Bowl.  The feeling we got crossing the finish line is indescribable.  Not only because we had just run through the ghetto unscathed, but because we accomplished our goal!  Jason is still cussing me because his legs aren’t back to normal but I can’t wait to run another one.

All that boring running bragging aside, let’s talk about food!  Here’s a restaurant I’ve been meaning to Garbl forever but have been SO BUSY with SO MUCH STUFF like NOT DOING MY TAXES and VACUUMING and ALL THAT.

Kenny’s Burger Joint
1377 Legacy Drive
Suite 120
Frisco, Texas 75034

You’ve probably already heard of Kenny’s Wood Fired Grill in Addison.  I guess Kenny’s Burger Joint in Frisco could be considered its caj younger sibling.  I’ve been there 3 times now and cannot bring myself to order anything besides the ahi tuna burger because it is INCREDIBLE.

Aha!  Ahi!  I see!  Said the blind man as he picked up the hammer and saw.

Aha! Ahi! I see! Said the blind man as he picked up the hammer and saw.

They serve it with wasabi mayonnaise on a ciabatta bun and it tastes like Christmas morning.  Their menu is a la carte so if you want fries or another burger as your side, you have to order it separate.  I wish I could say I love everything about this place because their ahi tuna burger is SO GOOD but I didn’t like their regular fries with Kenny’s secret seasoning (so secretive!) or their white queso.

Bud's White Queso.  Always Gotta Bring Color Into It.

Bud's White Queso. Always Gotta Bring Color Into It.

Plain Jane Fries.  Remind me not to name my kid Jane.  Or Snooki.

Plain Jane Fries. Remind me not to name my kid Jane. Or Snooki.

I didn’t like the texture or taste of the fries (I’m a sweet potato fry fan though so don’t trust my opinion) and the queso was way too rich.  Instead of “Bud’s Queso” it should be “Birdman Feat. Lil Wayne Queso.”  Jason got the cajones to order one of the Adult Milkshakes last time we went.  In true Jersey Shore spirit, he chose the “Attitude Changer” with Stoli vanilla, chocolate liquor, Oreos and Vanilla Ice Cream.  For $6.99 it isn’t exactly a bargain but it is a great way to end the meal with dessert…krunk style.

Adults Only Milkshake.  XXX Oreos XXX U So Crazy!  LOL OMG

Adults Only Milkshake. XXX Oreos XXX U So Crazy! LOL OMG

So here’s the recap of Kenny’s Burger Joint: If you live anywhere near Frisco, you must go try the ahi tuna burger.  Or if you can sleep at night knowing you’ve slaughtered a cow, go ahead and get a regular burger because I hear those are good too.

On a completely unrelated note, I got my brother a sauna suit for Christmas from Ross and I just realized he never even sent me a thank you note.

The Manners of Some People Not Even Thanking Their Sister For a Thoughtful Gift

I guess he's been too busy running down South Congress sweating to thank me.

I have so much to Garbl but I smell like the Trinity River after my run so I need to shower and get ready for a kickass day at work tomorrow.  Everyone is going to be at the Rangers home opener so guess what that means?!?!?  CHAIR RACES!!!!!!!!!!!!  And STAPLER SWAPPING!  AND RAP TURNED UP SO LOUD THE WINDOWS SHAKE LIKE BOOM BOOM BOOM!  I was built for corporate America.

I'll probably be the only parent asking my CHILD to push ME in the store.

I'll probably be the only parent asking my CHILD to push ME in the store.

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Serene April 5, 2010 at 11:55 am

This is truly amazing! And so caj! I feel all caught up and very excited for future postings! Now let’s go eat so you can garbl again 🙂

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Jan Jan April 5, 2010 at 12:03 pm

I really really need to try Kenny’s Burger Joint. You can sleep at night knowing you’ve slaughtered a beautiful tuna? The most glorious and majestic animal of the sea? What makes a tuna ‘Ahi’ anyway. Kudos for getting over your mid life crisis. Or quarter life crisis, you’re just a little late. Way to suck us in with the adorable grandma + Jason pic especially followed with the doggie family portrait. So adorable! Congrats on your many accomplishments since the last garbl, it had been wayyyy too long!

Love, Your Loyal Garbl Fan YLGF

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Huzy Q April 6, 2010 at 10:33 am

YES FINALLY YOU ARE BACK THANK GOD!!!!!!!

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