Monday, January 21, 2013

Houston Stuffsies

Houston is full of new experiences for me, I am doing a lot of things for the first time ever!
One new thing I have done has been to try new foods, or beverages, such as the above pictured drink, "Orchata." I chose this drink because it sounded yummy AND because Vampire Weekend has a song called "Horchata," that I have been intrigued by for a while. I knew that the drink existed, but had never seen it. I was able to find its Mexican form at a restaurant called Tilas. Lots of yum!

I've also been swing dancing three times since moving to Houston; this girl loves to dance!

The oddest thing I've probably done in Houston would be making my own sushi, and trying octopus and eel for the first time. Octopus is chewy! It's best consumed if you don't expect it at first. Have someone give you a sushi bite but not tell you what's in it until after you have swallowed. It isn't terrible! It might take some getting used to, but it was very yummy.

What new things should I try in Houston?
My bucket list so far is as follows:

*Zoo (free for UH students! I gotta go sometime!)
*Beach- I live on the coast, ya'll, I gotta go walk a boardwalk or something!
*Eat a Kolache- I don't REALLY know what they are haha but I wanna try them.
*Meet other bloggers in Houston or the Houston area :)

What would you add?

Have a good week!
alexandra anne <3


  1. Good for you for trying octopus! I'm not sure I could do that. I had escargot once... I just couldn't stomach more than one. My mind gets in the way. :-/

    I'm visiting from #yolo Mondays link-up!

  2. I tried octopus over the summer for the first time and I had sushi for the first time a couple of weeks ago. Not bad at all! Octopus is really bouncy...