my life in my words


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Confession: Lemon Bars are my weakness! Though I may have lost the war with the Lemon Bar, I at least won a couple of games of Bananagrams! Totally worth it!


What do you get when you combine amazing friends with food and fun? A night to remember! Yesterday some friends and I got together at one of my FAVORITE restaurants, Saffron Grill, to celebrate my journey to OneDerland. I mean really though, what better way to celebrate weight loss than eating delicious Indian food? Yeah I can’t think of any either! 😉 We were at the restaurant for 2 hours just enjoying each others’ company and sharing life with each other . . . and drinking lots of their delicious chai tea!



Our evening was filled with encouragement and laughter! It was a true celebration and I’m thankful for these amazing ladies I have in my life who never let me forget where I came from, and challenge me to never go back! They are seriously such pillars of grace and strength for me! After dinner, we headed over to one of their houses to have a post-dinner Game Night!


Pre-game shenanigans with Heather J. and Julianna


One of my favorite things in the world is Game Night. It provides me both with the company of great friends and an opportunity to relax from the stress of the work day or personal life and just have fun!

I really enjoy playing Words With Friends on my phone, and it’s in fact, majorly addicting for me—maybe even more so than Facebook (I know, right?). I have always loved playing word games, so it’s no surprise that I would have a deep appreciation for Bananagrams. When I lived in Austin, we played a game called Nerts, which was essentially Bananagrams, but using Scrabble board tiles. Making the transition from Nerts to Bananagrams was seamless and my love for the game continues to live on—last night’s Game Night was filled with many rounds of Bananagrams!

As we were playing one of the rounds last night, I was desperately trying to get one of my tiles to work so I could yell, “Peel” and try to win the game. So then I put this together and said:


So we KNOW I like guys, but let’s say I had a thought about where I would take a girl out on a hot date. Would we then call it a Bi-Dea? 😉

I tried to fight my case for this new word, but I still didn't get to use it. It's okay though—I still won!


Another funny moment was when one of them was trying to win the game:

Me: Technically you can’t use California.

H: Just let me win!

Me: Uh, what I meant was, “SURE, I’ve California’d before!”


As we were driving home, I told Heather that the only downside to the evening was that I didn’t video record the entire evening because I want to be able to remember this day when I’m 90—every last detail! This morning I figured I’d at least write some of it down and then just come back to this entry as often as I can to remember my lovely dinner and Game Night with friends!

Author: Amanda Martinez

I am a mexican chick, born in Germany, raised in Austin, TX, lived in Seattle, WA, and now back home in Texas! I am a daughter, a sister, an aunt, a friend, a graphic designer, a youth pastor, a comedienne, a songwriter, a screenwriter, and a lover of music, art, people, and the world around me! Join me on the journey as I share with you my thoughts, dreams, passions, and experiences!

One thought on “Yesterday

  1. Words are not my friends, so if I can manage to spell California I deserve to win! 😉 Okay I know I didn’t I forgot the rule for a bit there 😦

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