Thursday, May 29, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
What was this totally awesome thing that inspired my dear 26-year-old husband to start his own bucket list? It was a show about the best hot dog stands in the United States. Freddy wants to visit them all before he dies. Correction. All but one. The one in New Jersey fries the hot dogs and places them in pizza bread with fried onions and fried potatoes. Judging by the looks of these things, a trip here might have to be the last thing you do on your bucket list. DISGUSTING!
The one I found most interesting (and most likely to visit) was...
It's the Worlds Largest Drive-In. The Downtown Atlanta location is on more than two acres and can accommodate 600 cars and over 800 people inside. On days when the Georgia Tech Yellowjackets are playing a home game, over 30,000 people visit The Varsity.
Legendary Volume: Two miles of hot dogs, a ton of onions, 2500 pounds of potatoes, 5000 fried pies and 300 gallons of chili are made from scratch daily.
It just so happens that my boss, who is from Chicago and loves hot dogs, called while Freddy and I were having this discussion. I mentioned to him that two of the nation’s best hot dog (stands? Stores? Restaurants?) are located in his home town of Chicago. On Saturday Freddy and I got an invite from my boss to meet him (and another co-worker and her husband) at a hot dog (stand? Store? Restaurant?) the next day in Dallas called Wild About Harry’s. They serve Chicago-style hot dogs and many other style hot dogs but are also known for their custard.
New York on the left. Chicago on the right.
My Chicago. I took the peppers off.
Danny had some issues with the hot dog, which is understandable considering the amount of toppings on those things. Plus, he ordered a jumbo.
Back to happy wedding talk…Freddy’s high school friend, Clint got married on Saturday to his sweetheart of…6 years?...Kelly. The wedding was beautiful, the reception was a blast. A good time was had by all.
We had two and half hours to kill between the wedding and the reception, so Rachel and I went to the mall where I bought this cute black clutch. This is me making fun of the women who "talk with their clutch" much like one would talk with their hands.
Paul. We liked Paul. Paul was beaten down by us early on in the night. Paul is a published author. When I find his book on Amazon, I will let you know and you should all buy a copy.
Friends. Wherever we go. What did I tell you? Note the disinterest that Paul has in this picture. I told you we beat him down. Okay, mostly I beat him down.
Awwww....Better you than Chay. Right, Morgan? Please don't shoot me for that comment. It's only a joke.
Last weekend (as in the weekend before Memorial Day. I am a little behind on posting. I say that a lot, don't I?) Lesley and Brian dropped adorable Hudson off at Brian's aunt's house in Dallas and went to downtown Fort Worth to let loose. Thanks for inviting us, Lesley and Brian. We had a good time.
Friday, May 23, 2008
And then there was the pink jersey incident. I like professional football (that's a bit of an understatement). I like pink (kinda), but I don't think that the two should mix except under one very special circumstance. Breast Cancer. Brett Favre's wife can wear a pink jersey until the cows come home and it would not bother me one bit! Other than that, let's not sissify the NFL with pink jerseys. I know my thinking here is a little anti-feminist, but I can't help it. Stick to the official team colors, people!
Jessica, I wanted to like you and Tony together. I really did. So, why did you have to ruin it by showing up in a pink Romo jersey? Why not blue, Jessica? Why not blue?!
Sure, Tony is a HORRIBLE singer, but I think that it is cute that he doesn't care.
I want Tony Romo to find himself a plain, ordinary, every-day Fort Worth girl. Yes, I realize that I did not say Dallas girl. I would prefer him to marry a Fort Worth girl, so shoot me.
Let's keep our fingers crossed that the rumors are true. I don't like wishing unhappiness on anyone. So rather than hope that Tony dumped Jessica and left her broken-hearted, let's hope that he "set her free to be with someone better-suited for her".
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
She loves her Dance, Dance Revolution!
For our birthdays, our parents gave us pink tool kits. Good thing Freddy looks good in pink because he is the one that does all of the fixin' around the house. Look at Lola. She is SO FUNNY!
I was trying to take a picture of Charlie, but Lola wanted in on it, too.
Charlie and I are more than just brother and sister-in-law. We are GREAT FRIENDS. Right, Charlie?
My dad tried to warn these two about what they were marrying in to. Good thing they chose to ignore his warnings.
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
After the pedis, Freddy and I went shopping for...My new Calphalon stainless steel pots and pans. You know you are officially grown up when you ask for pots and pans for your birthday!
After the shopping, Freddy and I went to Massage Envy and got back massages - in separate rooms. I've been surveying people about this. I ask them if they would prefer single rooms or a couples room if they were going with their significant other to get massages. While my research isn't complete, I found that most - not all - married couples prefer separate rooms while unmarried couples would prefer the couples room. Give them time, I say. Give them time.
I told Freddy before we went in that all I wanted was to get a non-talking massage therapist. I jinxed myself. I got the new guy, second day on the job, who talked the entire time. I tried to give him small clues that I didn't want to talk - like one-word answers, hmmms, uh-huhs, etc. Yet, somehow he did not catch on and he told me EVERYTHING about himself. The only good thing was that I guess he liked me because he gave me an extra 15 minutes for free!
After massages, we went to dinner - just the two of us. I love going to dinner with my husband! I love spending time with him period. He is an amazing husband, my perfect match. (Awwwwww...)
After dinner, I opted out of dessert and we went home to spend the rest of the evening relaxing on the couch and hanging out with Lola.
What a great birthday!
Friday, May 9, 2008
My all-time favorite, Mike Rhyner.
Chris, Patrick and Freddy.
My handsome husband.
If you are a P1, you can appreciate this picture of Gordo. Hilarious!
This game was so much fun! It was full or errors and bloopers. The final score, coincidentally, was 13-10, Team Musers.
Happy Thursday of my Birthday week to me!
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
This was a fun start to my birthday week! I can't say that my birthday week has been exciting since. It has only consisted of some dog training (both good and bad sessions) and the replacement of my Tuesday night Butt, Legs and Tummy class with a Cardio Max class. It kicked my butt, legs, tummy, arms, back...I will definitely be going back because it is an awesome challenge!
Tomorrow, however, will be exciting. Freddy and I are going with Chris and Michelle to The Ticket's Great Game. Stay tuned for pictures! Oh, and I tried to add the Charlie bit my finger video, but I can't figure out how to do that yet. Any pointers would be greatly appreciated.