Saturday, June 12, 2010
Today was the day for the annual Wing Off! It was warm today and very windy. Everything at the Wing Off was weighed down, tied down or blown away! LOL! DS and I got there around noon, set down our chairs and cooler, grabbed a plate and took off. There were over 50 cooks and I swear I sampled every single one of them! LOL!
After my one trip around, I did stop eating. But I did walk around again, talking to everyone I knew. I told DS that we could probably head out in 30 minutes or so. A little over an hour later, we actually left! Part of the delay was the dogs fault. One couple brought their two Bull Mastiffs (BIG dogs) and two other couples had boxers. Since my son is 11, he HAD to play with the dogs. And, since I have dogs, I HAD to talk to about the owners about their dogs and my dogs. I really enjoyed myself! On the way home, dropped DS off at a friend's house to play and now he's spending the night there. DS has a friend spending the night, so they are hiding in her room. DH is in bed, so I practically have the house to myself!
For dinner, DH and I decided to try Five Guys Burger and Fries. We had never been, but had heard good things. I ordered the little cheeseburger, with everything, and fries. The burger was good and I really like that you can get grilled onions and grilled mushrooms at no charge. Yummy! Unfortunately, that's the only thing I liked. No, wait, the fry sauce was good.
It took longer than I thought it should to get our food. Even tho we were staying there to eat, the food was placed in a brown paper bag. I don't know if they always do this, but our burgers were in the bottom of the bag and the containers of fries were as well. (Duh, right?) But the weird thing was that they dumped a bunch of fries on top of all of the food! Why in the heck would they do that? To make it look like they serve a LOT of fries with the meal??? Whatever. And, the fries weren't even very good. Even DH didn't like them.
If we go back, I would order the little hamburger (the american cheese wasn't melted very well and I didn't care for the taste) without the condiments. The veggies added enough flavor that there was no need for the extra calories. Of course, if I'm choosing, we won't go there. But if I'm not, I won't say no! Any food that someone else cooks is better than anything I cook! LOL!
Friday, June 11, 2010
I am in a rut. The kinder folks may say that I am a creature of habit. Less kind souls may say that I'm an anal SOB. Tomato - tomahto! I say I have a bit of CDO (that's OCD with the letters in the correct alphabetical order!).
Every morning, I get up at the same time every day (M-F). I do the same things to get ready (BTW, clothes are picked out the night before) and I leave within a 5 - 7 minute window every day. I get to work within that same window, when the parking is best! I take the same route to and from work every day. I make dinner and then go work out. When I get home, I Spark, shower, make lunch, pick out clothes and go to bed.
Now, before you think I have no soul, I can vary some. In the morning, I may stop at the Chevron for a Diet Pepsi on the way to work. At work, I always take a lunch, but I vary the time depending on how the day looks and how hungry I am. I sometimes have to run errands after work and take a different way home. Sometimes the kids make dinner (not often, but it has happened!). I don't always go to the gym. But, pretty much, that's my day.
And you care, why? You probably don't! LOL! That's besides the point! What matters, in my well-structured little world, is why I'm telling you. It's because my day is going to be ALL MESSED UP tomorrow! Completely, 100% ruined beyond all repair!!!
How, you say? (Because now you're hooked into this soap opera I've created...) Because I have to pick someone up on the way to work, drop him off at his work and then take him back home! I know! Can you believe the horror?!?! Oh the humanity!!!
Okay, so he lives about two minutes out of my way. He works for the same company I do, just in a different building. It will really cost me less than 10 minutes all day and not enough gas to even mention. He asked if he could catch a ride tomorrow and I said yes.
But, as the day draws nearer, I've gotten crankier and crankier. And I think I figured out why. It's cos I will be missing my "me" time of the commute. I'll have to play nice with others at a time that I'm used to being able to be my own b!tchy self. My routine is changed away from my comfort level! I didn't have to say yes when he asked. He doesn't *need* a ride, just didn't want to drive his wife's vehicle. No big deal really. But I don't want to do it.
I know, I know. I'm being whiny. Intellectually, I get that. But the little girl inside me is throwing a fit!!!! LOL! (Should I let her out?)
Okay. I'm done. Thanks for watching my drama play out. I'll feel better when I get home tomorrow. After all, Friday starts the weekend!
Monday, June 07, 2010
DH, DD and I went to Denny's for breakfast this morning. (DS was spending the night with a friend.) We hadn't been to Denny's in quite some time as our last experience there was wretched (poor service, bad food). DH had a craving for a Grand Slam (thanks to a well placed commercial) so off we went!
Looked at the menu and they have a "build your own" slam. There were about 10 options and you could choose four for the given price. Add up to two more for a given price. They actually had some healthy choices. Egg whites, turkey bacon, chicken sausage, fresh fruit, milk with granola are the ones that I remember as being healthier options. Of course, the bacon and sausage are loaded with sodium, but who's counting?
I did build my own slam. I had the turkey bacon, the chicken sausage, the egg whites and the English muffin. All of it was very tasty and I was satisfied at the end of the meal. I may have to look into turkey bacon next time I go grocery shopping. The family won't eat it, but it may be a healthier alternative for me.
Saturday, June 05, 2010
What do these three people have in common? I know who they all are. I love Billy Joel's music. In fact, the first time through college, I used to listen to his tapes. Yes, tapes. Not CD's but not 8-tracks either! LOL! And yes, I know what an 8-track is! I even remember listening to 8-tracks growing up.
I use the term "Maybe I'm being a little Polly Anna" when I am trying to be VERY optimistic.
Justin Beiber is a 16-year old boy who happens to sing and is cute in a 16-year-old boy way. My daughter's BFF "loves" Justin Beiber. His songs don't all suck, but they are all very much bubble gum pop.
Today, while getting my hair done, I heard a Billy Joel song on the radio. The lady who does my hair did not recognize it as a Billy Joel song. When I explained who it was, she did remember him. And she recognized who Polly Anna was.
However, the young lady next to her had NO idea who either one was. But she knew Justin Beiber! Talk about feeling old. Or maybe I'm just lucky. I remember things that were more from my parent's generation, stuff from my own generation AND I'm learning about DD's stuff as well. Does this mean I'm well-rounded?
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