Dallas Eats // Jorg's Vienna Cafe

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The other day my Mom and I made lunch plans and we were looking for somewhere in the middle. While on was on yelp this Austrian Cafe popped up and I was like "YES!" I studied abroad in Vienna in 2010 and it was basically the BTOML (am I hip yet?). This place was charming, cute, and the food was totally authentic. It is pretty great to have my mom living so close. I love that instead of waiting for major holidays we can just meet up for lunch on a random weekday.

Here's the Sitch:
Order: We shared Bratwurst Sliders and Wiener Schnitzel.
Price: 12.50 for our bites and $11 for our Schnitzel. Very affordable for a sit down place in my opinion!
Atmosphere: It was a very cute little place with so many decorations. It makes you feel right at home with its Austrian pride. You could totally be nestled somewhere in the alps. This cafe was actually started by an Austrian Expat. They were however playing some bizarre music. I felt like I was at Disneyland, but I guess who doesn't love Disneyland? 
With: Christi (Mom!)
Rating: 5/5
A good old fashioned selfie to take us out. 

I hate blogging

Friday, September 25, 2015

I hate blogging. I hate feeling like I have to capture every moment perfectly to then regurgitate later. I hate feeling like I owe people explanations about choices that I make. I hate that people are mean and judgmental. I hate staring at the computer after work. I hate feeling obligated.

But on the other hand I love rereading my blog. I love the memories that I make. I love the stories that I create with words.  I love the people that I have met. I love scrolling through the photos. I love seeing how I change.

I guess blogging is exercise. Something that is pretty much the worst, but makes you feel awesome after. 

Dallas Eats // Simply Thai

In case you didn't know it, my parents moved to Dallas! Throughout our entire marriage Michael and I have been on our own, which was really important for where we were. However, now we get to enter this new stage of life living by family and so far it is really great. My family got a place up in Prosper, TX. Pretty much as north as you can get in the DFW metroplex. So on our way up there we stopped at a Thai place that Michael had tried once before and I have to say that it was delicious! It was located downtown Frisco on a quaint little street, which I honestly didn't think existed here.

Here's the Sitch
Place: Simply Thai
Order: Crab Avocado Spring Rolls (loved these), Panang Curry, and Pad Sewew.
Price: $30ish for 2 people, including and appetizer, two entrees, and two drinks.
Atmosphere: Eclectic. Lots of random decor that will keep your eyes busy.
With: Michael
Rating: 4/5  

Him & Her // Dallas Edition

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Him: Cane Rosso Pizza
Her: Sanabels Falafal Wrap

Him: Lil' Dickey, Wu Tang Clan, Intuition & Equalibrum
Her: The Wind & The Wave, The Weepies, T. Swift

Him: Silver iPhone 6
Her: Gold iPhone 6

Him: Danish Gummies
Her: Diet Coke with lime

Him: Tweeting before bed (@perkins_michael)
Her: Snapchatting before bed (@krystleperkins)

Him: Scion
Her: Honda

Him: Terriers
Her: Gilmore Girls
Both: Borgen & ANTM

Him: 29
Her: 25 (almost 26!)

Him: Playing pool while watching Netflix
Her: Weaving while watching Netflix

Him: Khaki shorts and his story plot t-shirt
Her: Leggings and an oversized mens Abominable Snowman tee

Him: German Sheppard
Her: Labradoddle

Him: Works from Home
Her: 10 minute commute

I used to do a bunch of these posts over at Harley & Jane. They are fun.  

My Little Brother Got Married

Friday, September 4, 2015

I had the opportunity to attend my little brothers wedding two weeks ago and it was so bizarre. Being the oldest of five kids, this was my first foray into the whole “my siblings are actually growing up and maybe I am not 18 anymore” feeling. Life just smacked me in the face and said “WAKE UP. IT’S HAPPENING.” 

My brother, who is two years my junior, and I were pretty inseparable growing up. Riding bikes, building forts, playing legos. At one point my parents were doing some landscaping in the backyard and they had this giant mound of dirt delivered. Everyday after school my brother and I were out in the dirt burrowing tunnels through it. Digging out passageways in our hideout. It must’ve been dangerous because the tunnels could have collapsed, but we were so happy and when you’re a kid that stuff doesn’t cross your mind. We would come inside and every inch of us would be covered in grit. Dumping out the pockets of our jeans leaving little dirt mounds in the laundry room as we tried to shake it all off. We would climb trees trying to see who could get the highest. We would lay in the driveway under umbrellas while it was raining. Build lego houses for our cat. Watch Power Rangers. It was a great time to grow up and a great time to have a side kick.

Then puberty happened and we weren’t so close. He was a quiet and moody teenager. I was pretty self absorbed worrying about friends and boys. We ran in different groups. The two year age gap suddenly felt enormous. I remember one conversation where he asked me if I had ever French Kissed my boyfriend. Hah! Looking back I think we could have been such great assets for each other. But ah retrospect right?

Then I went to college and for whatever reason we talked more than we ever had when we were teens. Phone calls catching up and for advice. Suddenly we were friends and he had transformed into this pleasant, easy going, smart dude. It is so weird when that happens. When your younger siblings aren’t annoying anymore and start turning into real awesome people. 

And this weekend he got married. My little brother is somehow old enough to be in love.

Right around the time he got back from his mission he was always asking me, “What’s it like to wake up next to the person you love everyday?” and I was just like, “Uh… it’s fine?” I’ve never been a romantic you see, but my brother on the other hand had become this romantic guy infatuated by love and loving. The ultimate romantic. He had so much love to give! Then all of a sudden this girl came into the picture that just stole his heart from the first moment he danced with her. I remember him giving me the play by play of their first date and you could just hear it in his voice. 

He was hers. 

Such a strange wonderful thing. To have a sibling, someone you have known their whole life, belong to someone else. This lovely girl he has chosen seems to realize how lucky she is to have found him and that is all I could ask for. For someone to love him as deeply as he loves. I never would have guessed that my younger moody video game obsessed baby brother would grow into this loving adult man, but here we are and life continues. Love you dude. I'm a pretty proud big sister.


Thursday, September 3, 2015

In an effort to improve my photography skills I have decided that I need to take more photos with my real camera. We all love iPhones but sometimes a DSLR is just better. The way I have decided to go about this is by using the A Beautiful Mess Capture Real life in 52 Weeks E-course. This should be a fun way to preserve my year along with improving my photography skills. Here is week 1's challenge:

Morning: First thing Michael and I do in the morning is check our phones. Duh. I was able to catch our apartment on a day after we had cleaned everything so it looked so tidy and cute. What I wouldn't give for white walls. Ah the renters life. This was also the rare morning where I actually ate breakfast.
Night: I normally don't like taking pictures unless I can do it in natural light so this was a stretch for me. This night I was responding to my Pen Pals and I always catch up on snap chat right before I go to bed.
Does anyone else have this E-course?