Karaoke Fun @ Shuck N Jive.

Last night, I was ready to eat pie & chill.

After consuming an apple pie (paired with classic vanilla ice cream) in honor of National Pi Day, our friends decided to go out.

I was very unprepared for a night on the town. I was wearing my baggy, Kim Possible-like pants with Tevas (aka the world’s ugliest sandals). I looked like a true granola climber.

Nevertheless, I was up for the adventure. After much Google-ing and Yelp-consulting, we discovered the close-by Shuck N Jive had karaoke on Tuesday nights. Why? I’m not sure. But Yelp assured that there would be a crowd ranging in ages from 20 to 60 years old, and that it would be a “good time.”

So we went for it.

Shuck N Jive is a very unique experience. It’s a small, Cajun restaurant and bar. We didn’t eat the food, but their drinks were great.

The review was right, we represented the 20-year-old demographic, and the ages reached up until at least the mid 40’s. There were also children probably around the 8 to 10-year-old range, so that was a…strange surprise.

My friend Sarah and I warmed up the night by belting Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes’ “Home.” It’s one of my all-time favorites, and I know every word. It also makes me feel nostalgic of the many times I was far away and anticipated a good homecoming.

Sometimes, you just gotta jump out of your comfort zone.

You have to try new things. You have to succumb to your friends’ wishes to sing karaoke on a Tuesday night. You have to take a shot of Patron and sing your heart out to the Black Eyed Peas’ “Where is the Love?,” because this world is in need of more love these days.

Even if you hate it, you’ve got a new memory and experience to cherish. And if you love it, you know where to return on a Tuesday night. I can’t say I’ll become a regular, but I wouldn’t be surprised if I end up at Shuck N Jive for another round of my five minutes of fame.

Taco Tuesday: Fuzzy’s.

I’ve always been a taco enthusiast.

It’s meat and cheese and veggies and more all¬†squished into a round, flour (or corn) tortilla and hand-delivered straight into your mouth. What a novel idea.

Each Tuesday from here on out, I will feature local and chain taco-selling restaurants. If I don’t get a chance to blog about them, make sure to check out our Instagram.

Our first #TacoTuesday feature is Fuzzy’s.

Fuzzy’s was founded in Austin and moved to the Dallas area sometime while I was in highschool — aka 4+ years ago. Wow. That makes me feel old.

The taco chain sells tasteful tacos at reasonable prices¬†and crazy, huge margaritas for only $5ish. Though they’re not the best tacos I’ve ever tasted, they’re definitely a great deal, and I recommend going at least every now and then.

It’s a great place to grab a quick bite, watch the latest sports game or catch up with friends you haven’t seen in a while.