That scripture is from the book of Whitney… as long as it is translated correctly, which it isn’t, so don’t try to look for it. Part 2 of invite-myself-to-Madre’s-Birthday-Present-From-Lindsay Shindig follows. After the outlet mall adventure, it was time for dinner. We had decided to park the car near Main Street and then pick a place whilst walking up and down the street. Madre and Lindsay had heard a lot about a place called the Eating Establishment.
Which is like the biggest copout when it comes to names… seriously… can’t think of anything so we’ll just call it what it is. If I ever own a bar I aim to call it, Beer Here. Short, sweet, and to the point. No one has to guess what’s in my dagnabbed business with a name like that!
Apparently, way back when, Rachael Ray had a show on the Food Network… something about traveling to places and eating for cheap? I can’t remember the name of it… according to Lindsay when she was in Park City with this show, Rachael totally went to this joint with her husband and they had breakfast. Breakfast was over at 4… so we had to make due with the dinner menu. I thought I was being all calorizing friendly by canceling my order of heart attack sticks and paying 2 bucks extra to get the fruit bowl instead. Them’s are decisions of genius proportions right there.
Unfortunately, my veggie burger came with a whole loaf of swiss melted on the top of it. Pretty sure a few cantaloupe chunks didn’t quite cancel that part of it out. Plus, my 2-buck extra fruit dish was all mushy and tasteless. I should have just dropped by the local Walrus World and bought me a whole dagnabbed watermelon for the 2 bucks. I’m convinced our waiter jinxed us by talking about how cruddy it was earlier that day when he was riding his bicycle. Jinxer! And to think I tipped him proper!
After dinner… it was time to make the jaunt up the side of the mountain to Deer Valley up on the ski hill where we’d be partaking in an outdoor concert… the Utah Symphony performing with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Of course this is where altitude sickness kicks in. We live in a pretty high elevation back in Cache Valley, but Deer Valley is even higher… and so it takes a toll on the breathing… Huffing/puffing disease I call it… that and I got bad Charley Horses in my shins from the higher altitude.
I was under the impression this was a lawn concert… no chairs allowed… just blankets. And I guess there was a section of just blankets, but Lindsay and Madre had chairs, so this was my view in the chair section:
My that lady sure has a nice pink coat. One bonus… I could not have sat on the ground at 530 pounds. It wouldn’t have been comfortable and there would be no way in hades I would be getting up without a forklift’s help. I count the blessings for that.
My back rest was a leopard apparently…
My big ugly mug at the start of the concert… notice the blue, cloudless skies please.
Five to ten minutes later after the concert had started… (oh lawsy gracious… the flattering pictures just keep coming and coming!!)… yes that’s a gigantic rain cloud and them drops on Madre and Lindsay’s heads… definitely rain. Most of the nation is having serious drought issues right now, us included. This happens to be the 2nd time this entire summer that it has rained… and we happen to be out in the mountains. I was basically sitting on a sopping blanket in a mud hole. At intermission we couldn’t take anymore, so packed up the crap and hiked back to the car. I will never be one to poo poo the rain in this drought… but maybe next time the rain clouds could give me a schedule of when the heavens will be opening. Maybe I can plan to wear a space suit like the chic next to us did.
We made fun of her for her tarps and her ponchos and her waterproof blankets when there was blue sky. Five minutes later, we wanted to move into her blanket space! Smart lady that chica! No worries… plans ruined… fashionistas in tow? Let’s go to TJ Maxx! That’s almost the same as a concert… except not at all!
Question of the Day: What was the last outdoor concert/musical performance you went to?
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