Thursday, January 29, 2009

A Girl Date and a GIVEAWAY!

I am so thankful to have been blessed with girlfriends. I can’t tell you how much they mean in my life. I hope you know that experience, too. I have some friends from elementary school who I’ve recently been reconnected with in the blogosphere, friends from high school that “get” all the goofy inside jokes and dear, precious sorority sisters who taught me more than I ever learned inside a college classroom.

The closest friends I have these days are the mom warriors out there who are slopping through the throw up, chasing down the lost sock or dinosaur and begging their toddler to PLEASE GET IN THE CAR WE’RE LATE- just like me. We are in this war, the trenches, best time of our lives together and its fun to share war stories, tips and tricks. And to laugh. I am so thankful for a big hoop and holler {and if you know me in real life- a snort} any time.

I had a girl date on Monday night with one of my favorite friends who falls into so many categories: she’s a "hometown homie", a "college sweetheart" AND we live pretty close to each other now. She’s a hilarious blogger and you should read her blog if you don’t. Becky and I have talked about getting together for a long time. And when she mention PF Chang’s, I poofed my hair, put on a shirt without spit or deodorant stains on it {at least I remembered deodorant!}, put down the TiVo remote and was there in a heartbeat.

We ordered wonderful food: I had Mongolian Beef and she had the Sweet and Sour Chicken- oh- and the lettuce wraps for an appetizer. You must get chicken lettuce wraps. And we got to catch up! Becky’s getting over cold, but she looks great- especially her flippy new ‘do! We talked about our home town, our current scarf obsessions, our families, people we know, blogs we read, etc. You won’t get all the good stuff, but know that we most likely talked about you. Uh huh. That’s right. All good, of course. But mainly we laughed and I snorted.

That's me (Hillary) on the left and Becky on the right: {Someone powdered for the picture thinking ahead that they might land on the Internet. Someone did not.}We shared deepest dreams {truly- and this was over Mongolian Beef, people}, hopes for our children and thoughts on God. We licked our plates clean {we wouldn’t want our mothers to be disappointed}, opened our fortune cookies {that was mine up top!} and lingered as long as we could without getting THAT LOOK {could-you-please-leave-so-I-can-get-another-table-of-paying-customers-in-those-chairs}, but we couldn’t go home just yet! So we decided to go shopping!

Head over to Becky’s blog to hear about our shopping, but here are the details about our giveaway:

We want everyone out there to be able to have a great girl date with a friend. So, please leave a comment on this post AND on Becky’s post before 6 pm CST Friday night. No stipulations on what to write about- just “pick me” is fine, but you need to comment on BOTH. We will draw one winner {or do it by Random.org if there are more than 2 people who’ll play along} to receive a $20 gift card to PF Chang’s or the restaurant of your choice in your city. {And if you have a PF Chang’s, you should choose them- just my thoughts.}

Even if you’re a stalker and have never commented before- come on in! Play along! Did you see? Twenty buck-a-roos as a gift from me and Becky towards a girls night out! You can do it! It’s just 2 clicks and a couple of letters. Work those fingers! It will be the easiest $20 you’ve ever made!

Here’s to Mongolian Beef and poofy hair- not combined, of course…
Good luck!

30 comments:

becky said...

i thought that was mine. so i posted the same one. oh well, it goes better with these posts anyway. do we have more than 2 friends? i know we stalk lots of people.

Tara said...

I'm in! Thanks for the giveaway girls! Ya'll are too much fun! I wish we had a PF Changs here. I was so jealous hearing about what you both order AND the chicken lettuce wraps. YUMMY! Girls night out is great, and we don't ever make time for ourselves to do it! At least I don't very often. Thanks for the incentive!

LOOK WHO'S MARRIED!!!! said...

Great idea. I wish I had a fellow blogger living close by. I'm in for the girl date.

Laura said...

Hill, your blog is great....and I'm not just trying to suck up for the gift card. Your last post was amazing...and something I think everyone can relate to and needed to read. This one was good too! In fact, I had a girl date tonight as well. How would we survive without them? Love you, one of your high school friends

The HoneaBees said...

Hi...I blog stalk you because your blogs are always humorous. I grew up with Becky's hubby at church.
I would love a girls night...haven't had one in about, oh, 6 months. Anyway, I would attend the same Changs that yall go to and I know it would be great (especially if it were free!!)

Matt, Carrie and Lucy Allen said...

hillary, how sweet of ya'll to do this giveaway! count me in! there are lots of people and fellow bloggers in bham i could enjoy a girl date with!
carrie

BASSakward Tales said...

hillary that is a great post...i have a girlfriend that i have since kindergarden and we live about 30 minutes apart and only get to see each other about once every 3 months because of those lovely creatures called children. PF Changs is my favorite resturant. My husband and I love to go there and eat. My friend Miranda has never been. This would be so AWESOME! You and Becky are so thoughtful.

Tara said...

You gals are too funny. Thanks for the giveaway and another blog to stalk!

Ivy said...

Im in for the girl date! Wish there was a PF Changs in Tallahassee:)

Amanda said...

Pick Me, Pick Me!!

Darby said...

s i g n m e u p. y'all are too fun!!!!!!!!!!

Kellie said...

This was great - wish I could have been there! You are too funny!

Lisa said...

Yall are both too funny!

mary caroline said...

I wish you could come to sisters lunch too!! I think we should meet halfway one weekend soon so you can hold Sally Kate and we can all visit! AR did not come to the ADPi thing...we missed her! She was at the island I think. Loved the girls date blog and love PF Changs almost more!! Oh, and we're doing that sips n' strokes this weekend in Atlanta...is that the painting class you went to too?!? Have a fabulous weekend!!

Tiffany said...

Dude, I am totally signing up for this. I want it. I need it. If I win, I will probably drive 90+ miles to the nearest P.F. Changs just because their lettuce wraps haunt my dreams with their seductive dance of yumminess. And also, because barbecue joints are the nearest thing to fine dining in this town and my last girls' night out with two co-workers involved us driving 45 miles one way to eat at a Cracker Barrel.

Brandi Bartee said...

Great idea and so glad that you both had fun!

Vaughn said...

Hillary,
A few friends and I just started a girl'd night. Once a month, rotating houses, activties, dinner, whatever. No kids. No husbands! We had a great time and I am so looking forward to the next one! We all need time with others going throught the same thing as us!

aedozier said...

I want a girl date! Tara and I live so close (Auburn/Columbus) and NEVER see each other! I'd love to see her for a girl date!

CL said...

You guys are too funny and fabulous! I had PF Chang's twice this week in VA Beach for training but would love to go again on a girl date! Chicken Lettuce Wraps, Orange Peel Chicken and WonTon Soup!

And ok Hillary, we know a lot of the same people so I am officially no longer just stalking your blog! Can I add you to my link list?

Ashley McGee said...

pick me! I enjoy your blogs and reading about your families! I'll drive to Destin if I win....there is no chance Dothan will ever get a PF Changs!

Jenny said...

I still haven't been to PF Chang's!!! I'm glad you took the time to share dinner with a long-time friend. I'm making more of an effort lately to get together with "old" friends...it's great!

Melissa Tash said...

hmmmmm, what a great idea... i may hire you to be my new blog promoter... i did want to talk to you about a possible barter... call me. :)

Lindsey said...

ya'll are hilarious! so glad you had a great time. i actually had a girl date last night with my friend Kristin, but i would certainly be up for another. count me in!

Angela A. said...

Those Lettuce wraps are definitely something to crave. Love the blog BTW. I'm really the worst at actually making it to a girls night so kudoes to you both, but I love the idea and have to do it more.

Susannah said...

I'm sooo jealous for two reasons! First, I wish I could have gone. And second, I LOVE P.F. Changs. Pick me, pick me!!

holly said...

that's a way to get lots of comments...pick me, pick me! i need girl time in a big way (and not mommy and 2 year old girl time)

Lydia said...

Your "date" sounds like it was sooo much fun! Thanks for sharing! I haven't had PF Chang's in for-evah...you flung a craving on me. Ok, so enter me in the contest. This would be super fun!

Lori said...

What a sweet idea! Us girls have to look out for each other, right? ;)

Carrie said...

Oh, you know I'm desperate for ANY date without kids, but I promise to use it with girlfriends. Count me in!

annieck said...

Ooo ooo, pick me! Pick me!

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