I came home after a long day of striking, report cards and teaching and found Dylan running between our apartments doing "something." I had no idea what he was doing but I was really too tired to ask. All I wanted to do was sleep. And that I did.
After napping for a couple of hours Dylan woke me up and told me he had a big birthday surprise waiting for me in my closet. But when I went searching for his surprise, all I saw was a backpack. Then looking at his watch he said, "Surprise! You have 2 hours to pack your things. We are leaving in 2 hours."
And like a crazy mad woman I had no idea what he was talking about but all I remember was running around my apartment pulling out clothes figuring out what the heck I was going to where.
"Is it going to be cold? Is it going to be hot? Do I need a dress?"
He just shrugged and said, "You're just wasting more time asking questions. All I can tell you is that we're going away for the weekend."
Two hours later, after packing and finally calming down, we walked down to my car and just then my brother jumped out from behind. "AAAACK!" My brother Jeremy was in on the surprise and was there to take us to LAX!!!
We finally arrive to Terminal 6 at LAX and I still had no idea where we were going. Then he pointed to his Carne Asada t-shirt and handed me my passport."Are we going to Mexico City???"
Dylan just smiled.
"What??? You lied to me! You said we were going to a show!"
Ensalada de nopal curado en sal, guarnición tradicional, nieve de orégano
Chapulines al sartén, aire de tortilla-mantequilla negra, epazote, guacamole, rananito
Capuchino de flor de calabaza, leche de coco y nuez moscado
Trucha, mezcia de hongos, elotes, humo de chile pasilla, jugo de cebolla asada
Lengua de res, salsa de aceituna verde, aros de cebolla capeada, jitomate cherry
Plato de queso artesanales de Ensenada, Atotonilco y Atlixco
Pie cremoso de limón verde, merengue, helado de yogurt
By the time we got home, all I wanted to do was sleep. But before walking in the door, Dylan stopped me and said, “I have one more surprise.”
“WHAT??? No more surprises Dylan!”
Dylan took his sweater off and did the best he could to cover my eyes (without suffocating me). Then he slowly walked me into the room and uncovered the blindfold…
And the first thing I thought was, “Oh my God our room is on fire!”
There were candles and red and white petals everywhere. Just then, within milliseconds, I completely fell into tears. And as I was trying to wipe my face, Dylan was already on one knee…
And he asked me to marry him!
All's fair in love and tacos right???
*If tears aren't falling now, read his story here. Major tear jerker.
The History of Oishii Eats & Eat Drink & Be Merry
My crush begins at Musha in Torrance
Soundlessons and Tacos Arizas for our first date
We come out after 6-months of dating at AOC
Toasting to our first year
Riding on the back of a scooter with the love of my life in Yangshuo, China
103 Tamaulipas #8
*update: Casa Comtesse has moved to 197 Benjamin Franklin
Red Taco Truck
SE corner of Av Tamaulipas and Campeche
Across the street from Neveria Roxy
Francisco Petrarca 254