On Friday evening, I got together with my birthday twin Joanna. It had actually been a while since we had seen each other.
But besides wanting to hang out again, we had a birthday tradition to uphold!
It was time for our free birthday meal at Truxton’s!
This might be one of my favorite birthday traditions. Joanna and I have been doing this for years, and both of us look forward to it each year.
Truxton’s really does have one of the best birthday deals around, and it would be a shame if we didn’t take advantage of it.
So when Friday came around, I was ready to have an awesome meal (I had also saved up my calories so I could afford to have a meal like that).
Since we knew that our meal was going to be free, we both ordered without looking at the prices. I got a 1/4 chicken with some garlic fries (and they were super garlicky) and Joanna got the salmon.
While we waited for our food, we spent some time just catching up on each other’s lives. Since we are both actors, we both live pretty crazy lives. We both are always changing things around like our day jobs, representation, or other things like that.
Both of us have had some changes in our lives, so it was nice to have the time to fill each other in on what’s been going on. Since right now we only have 2 annual traditions (birthday and Christmastime) and somehow we never have the time to get together, over dinner we also decided that we are going to add a fall and spring tradition hangout. Right now we only know what we are doing for fall (Disneyland), but we have some time to plan out spring.
After dinner, we ordered our free desserts. We always get this one ice cream dessert that comes with churros so we only had to decide on the second dessert. We opted for a giant freshly baked cookie.
We each had 1/2 of each dessert, and I have to say that saving my calories (and working out like crazy at Orangetheory) was totally worth this splurge. It was so yummy!
When the bill came, we had a bit of a laugh at the difference between what Joanna’s meal would have cost versus my meal.
Thank goodness it was all free! And since it was free, we were able to leave a nice tip (we left $30).
All in all, it was an awesome evening out. Not only was it a free meal, it was a meal with a good friend who I don’t see nearly often enough!
I’ve still got a few more birthday deals that I’m planning on taking advantage of, but my birthday month is going to be over before I know it!