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Double Date

by Meghann on March 13, 2011

*Beep* *Beep*

Alarm goes off at 6:45am

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Clearly I needed that extra hour of sleep. My tweets didn’t even make sense yet.

I rolled over and slept that extra hour. Much better. :)

Last night Derek and I had our first Tampa double date with this lovely couple.

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Meet Callie and Nate – quite possibly the cutest couple ever. They’re expecting their first child this summer and we spent the majority of the evening discussing their FSU themed nursery.

Obviously Derek and I are big fans of that theme.

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(photo circa Fall 2006)

Go Noles!

It was a friendship made in college football team heaven. :)

Anyways, we met them for pizza and wings at Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza.

Funny Story: On Friday night Derek and I were driving around Tampa when I spotted out of the corner of my eye an Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza. I immediately started freaking out (that place is a new obsession of mine) and speed dialed my Dad to let him know I found one nearby. Derek smiled and goes “isn’t your Dad going to find it odd that you’re calling him out of the blue to let him know you drove by a pizza place?” Ummm… no. We always call each other about restaurants we drive by. Doesn’t everyone? :)

To drink I had a Sam Adams Seasonal Brew.

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Yummy. :)

And the table started with Anthony’s famous wings as an appetizer.

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Before the wings arrived at the table I was really talking them up. They’re oven roasted wings that are then topped with sauteed onions. They are super moist and super flavorful. I’m not a fan of traditional fried and sauce coated wings, but these babies win me over every time.

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Callie and I split the small Broccoli Rabe & Sausage Pizza

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And the boys split a large meat heavy pizza with dollops of ricotta (love the ricotta dollops!)

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After pizza we walked next door to World of Beer

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Where I enjoyed a Lost Coast Downtown Brown Ale and Nate showed off his list of over 250 beers he has tried at World of Beer since November of 09.

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World of Beer has a club you can join where they track which beers you try. For every new beer you try you earn a point and after so many points you earn prizes. Nate’s over 250 pts means he has tried over 250 different kinds of beers at World of Beer. Impressive! I’m not inspired to join the club too. ;)

We didn’t stay out long. By 10:00 we were all exhausted and I was probably in bed before 11. I know – Party. Animals.

This morning I ignored the time change and ran 4 miles after the sun rose.

Yay to staying lighter out at night. Boo to being dark later in the morning. :(

It was chilly this morning and I wanted something warm, so I gave Chocolate Covered Katie’s Baked Oatmeal a try.

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I followed her recipe to the T, only making the suggested additions of nut butter, pecans, and raisins.

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And finished it off with vanilla yogurt and fresh blueberries.

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Nom. Nom. Nom.

Time to wake Derek up. We have a painting party to get started! :)

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