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Monday, February 13, 2012

Jenga and Margaritas

My friend, Mallory, and I made a pact at the beginning of the year. We committed to two outings/adventures a month to explore our fabulous city, meet new people and have some good ole fun.

Feeling the need for mexican food and margaritas, we started the night off by enjoying a scrumptious meal at The Lime in South Tampa. Mal had a delish strawberry margarita and I drank a skinny margarita, which is basically tequila with a splash of club soda and lime. Our drinks were amazing and gave us high hopes for our supper. We split their signature appetizer that includes queso, guacamole and salsa followed by a chicken burrito. Needless to say, we were stuffed because the food did not disappoint.

After dinner, we walked about a mile up the road to Yard of Ale. The best thing about this bar is the large games they have. People were busy chatting and playing jenga or connect 4. We staked our claim on a jenga section and proceeded to rock the game for the next few hours. The night was just a blast. We even met these two cute couples who joined in with us for jenga fun and good conversation.

Of course, the night would not be complete without having one, if not many, student affairs moments. The downfall to your training for our field is that it becomes a part of who you are and it doesn't quite shut off. Mal and I determined that when at a bar being hit on by two semi-drunken guys, these are the signs that you work in student affairs:
  1. You ask where he went to college to ensure that he is not currently a student.
  2. You seize up inside when he says "homo".
  3. You use the word "engagement" at a bar and it is not in reference to a proposal.
Even though our brains were still turning, we were able to put aside our work hat and have a great time. This evening will need to be repeated very soon!

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