The talk tonight was GREAT!!! I felt like I was right back into my women’s history classes at Davidson and had a smile on my face the whole lecture! Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott, and Lucy Stone were remarkable and I only hope to have the same wisdom, passion and confidence that they did!
The reception was also great. Tonight ended up being a bit of a splurge. I always think to myself “Is this worth it?” Tonight, it was. I was so happy and excited to be out socializing on a Wednesday night and talking about intellectual things that the wine and nibbles just seemed to fit in with the celebration. No worries!
The husband….. (should I start calling him Matt? See the thing is, we NEVER call each other by our first names! We’re Koops and Kanz – don’t ask 🙂 – to each other so to refer to him as Matt on here is almost more awkward for me than ‘the husband’ but I feel like you all know him as Matt now!).
Anyways, the husband/Kanz/Matt and I made a quick last-minute decision to go to our very favorite pizza place – Brixx. They do gourmet wood-fired thin-crust pizzas with really good salads and a GREAT selection of beer! Since Brixx was right next to the museum and we were short on time, it made sense to go there instead of Fuel. When we were in college we used to go to Brixx once a week for the longest time. I could easily eat a whole pizza (which I now know are close to 1,200 calories each even though the crust is super-thin) plus a salad, PLUS 2 beers! I have learned a lot in my old age 🙂
I started with the “Brixx Salad” – greens, goat cheese, pine nuts and really good focaccia bread! I barely touched the dressing, ate 1/3 of the bread and most of the salad and toppings.
The husband got a beer sampler – and I got to claim one for myself! A really fun way to have a taste of beer. Mine was Blue Moon.
We split the pizza 1/3 for me and 2/3 for him. It was pepperoni and mushroom – we were in the mood for a classic – but they do have some amazing combos, including a new fig/prosciutto/arugula/Parmesan pizza! The spicy shrimp one is also fabulous.
At the talk reception I had a smoked salmon bite – (Hard to photograph while balancing things but I made the effort for you guys!). However, I also had a bite of a chicken stick thing that I didn’t photograph since I just had a nibble of the husband’s.
Half glass of wine …
And a second glass! This was one of those “wine is like water” nights when you just keep sipping and then it’s gone!
And lastly, the desserts!! I just LOVE one-bite desserts!! They make portion control so easy 🙂 The museum had a whole spread of different kinds and I tried to pick ones that looked good. The fudgey thing in the back was the best. I had about 1/2 of this plate, husband had 1/3 and we threw away the rest that were a little stale. Then I hate one more pecan pie thing that I missed!!
Guess I was happy to have my appetite back tonight 8)
Off to bed!!