Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Gluttony 101: aka Texas Roadhouse

So, last night was the ACTUAL birthday, and six of us went
to Texas Roadhouse to celebrate Daron's 36th birthday.
We've got Daron, Elisa, Sherri, Mr. Terry, Eva, and Eric.
Normally, Daron and I try to eat pretty decent, and count points,
but Texas Roadhouse is NOT conducive to that.
But what the heck, it's a birthday, right?

Daron got some good loot: a Target giftcard from the Hahn's,
a Blockbuster giftcard from Mr. Terry, and a JAR-O-MONEY
thanks to me and Sherri!! (Daron is trying his hardest to save up $$
for a new kayak, and he's sooooo close he can almost smell the plastic!
But seriously, a $1000 for a plastic boat? I just can't imagine what
high quality plastic that must be...but anyway... a whole 'nother story)

Quite possibly, the highlight of the evening might have been when Mr. Terry bolted out of his chair and grabbed the nearest waitress to swing dance. For those of you unfamiliar with Texas Roadhouse, about once an hour the waitstaff all gather together to do a line dance down the middle of the restaurant. Apparently overcome by a moment of impulsiveness, Mr. Terry decides it's time to deploy the Terry Tornado. After finishing the swing dance, he launches into what I can only describe as an "I've got ants in my pants" full body heave. It happened so quickly, I only had time to snap one shot. Check out the look on the waitress's face. Priceless.

Yep, we can pretty much NEVER go back there..... :)

Monday, July 21, 2008

The Pedi-Egg Birthday

It's not actually Daron's birthday until tomorrow, but these pictures are from last night's family party at the Plantation. He's the big 3-6!

Possibly the creepiest part of the birthday celebration was where Daron's sister Sherri gave him one of those weird "Pedi-Egg's" that you see on TV. They are sort of like a cheese grater, but for your feet, and Daron has been intrigued by them ever since they showed up on TV. I don't think he will actually be brave enough to use it, but hey... be careful what you ask for! Because Sherri will make sure you receive it as a gift in front of your entire family!!!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

The week of RUSH

About a month ago, I had the opportunity to fly to Seattle and spend some time with my brother and his family, as well as my best friends from growing up in Las Cruces. Some of us have known each other from gradeschool! The common goal was for everyone to attend the Rush concert at the Gorge, but it was awesome to get to spend a few days with my old friends. Interestingly enough, we all fell back into our old selves. All the old jokes were still funny, and it was like no time had passed at all.

We golfed 18 holes at McCormack Woods

We took a boat tour through the locks, and around the Sound..

We even saw my FAVORITE boat from the show "The Deadliest Catch"... The NORTHWESTERN!!! No, I didn't see any of the crew hanging out....

The highlight of the week, by far, was the RUSH concert. For most of us, we've seen them anywhere from 15-20 times, so you might consider us veterans. The venue they played at is called the Gorge, and it's literally out in the middle of nowhere. You either camp out that night after the concert, or you drive 2 hours back to Seattle in the middle of the night. We chose to camp!!!

The show was probably the best I've seen out of 17+ shows. The energy was great, and everyone was having a blast. I can't wait to get together with these guys again. Hopefully it will be sooner than later!!

Monday, July 7, 2008

A Jaunt to DC

So last Thursday, Daron and I decide that we want to get away for the weekend. We are fortunate to live in Raleigh, where we are literally two hours from the beach, two hours from the mountains, etc. Washington DC is about 4 hours away, and neither of us had been to visit in a while. (Well, if you count the nightmarish night we had to spend in the DC airport sleeping on the floor, then we were just there last fall...) ANYWAY, a three day weekend seeing the sights was a much needed getaway. We even took my best buddy Sherri, (who just happens to be Daron's sister)...
We saw all of the monuments, the Natural History Museum, the Art Museum (my favorite!), the National Zoo, Arlington Cemetary, and shopped at H&M! I hate to admit that that was a highlight, but it really was... :) My brother John has expressed an interest in seeing DC, so we are looking forward to doing that with him and Shelly and Lucy.

At the World War 2 Memorial

Van Gogh's Self Portrait

A Rookie

Ok, so I'm a total newbie at this blog thing. I watch my friends and families post to their blogs, and wish that I had fun things to post about. Well, I still don't, but that won't stop me from trying to get in on the fun.