Are you happy now, family? I’ve finally admitted what you’ve been saying for years… I embrace my oddness… but look at the genes I had to work with!? Seriously now.
In Idaho Falls this weekend, we also tried to squeeze in a surprise 60th birthday lunch for my gimpy-armed dad (who drove his tractor over the edge of the canal on Friday and ended up looking like a mud monster with a torn rotator cuff) with some of his family members (what up, Uncles Max, Evan, Clifford, and Aunt Colleen). In the process, I’m sure we forgot half the relations that should have gotten an invite. What to do when your brain is 96% filled with cobwebs and the other 10% marshmallow fluff? If we forgot to call and invite you the day before, know it was nothing personal!
When one is traveling, it is infinitely harder to calorize properly… but not impossible. We went to a steak house for lunch. PERFECT!!! That canceled out approximately 90% of the menu for this vegetarian freakazoid! I love that… fewer choices makes for better choices.
Aka Dead Cow Central....
Lindsay, at the urging of Uncle Max, went for the eat a whole cow for one small price special… aka, all you can eat steak and grissel!
The rest of the cow is under the table...
Somehow she only made it through half of a steer and washed that down with the cow bell. Jen-Jen had a much more serious mission, she was preparing for a grueling ballet recital later that afternoon by carb loading… now, I never done heard of a ballerina carb loading, but maybe these folks should think about it… nothing says leap with the angels like a stomach full of starch and pasta!!
- Fettucini Al-Balledo!
Whitney, the calorizer, on the other hand went for the vegetable section and ordered a veggie fajita (which the server forgot to bring… and after he’d set everybody else’s plates in front of them, he asked if we needed anything else and Lindsay piped up with a Nope… we’re TOTES good, officer!) I’ll just eat the table cloth… thank you!
That would be zucchini, broccoli, onions, green peppers, tomaters, and a teaspoon of black beans. I think they must have accidentally dropped the beans onto the pallete just to make it look more bean-like… because seriously there was a teaspoon of them! Now, fajita mix is pretty much laden with sodium, but you gots to live a little. Otherwise, the calories were minimal!
I’d post pictures of the company we kept, but I only discovered I had my camera set on the wrong setting the next day and most of the pictures are blurry and/or unrecognizable… um… just be grateful I know how to turn the thing on! Anyone know of any How to use your camera classes going on in the valley? Thanks for lunch, Uncle Max! I owe you the next one!
I’m redeeming myself right here and right now. You remember the infamous mouse stalkings, I’ll have you know that this weekend I rescued Lindsay from the rain gutter burgular!! She came barging into my bedroom at 4:30 in the morning claiming that there was a burgular in the window well. I’m sure her husband, Shayne, normally checks for these invisible burgulars when she’s home, but he wasn’t there on this night, so I had to put on my steel-plated pantyhose and get down to bizness! She hid out in the living room whimpering behind the TV while I threw open the shutters… when what to my wondering eyes would appear? The scariest sight I ever done seen minus looking at myself in a mirror… the end of a rain gutter!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? Nooooooooo… the humanity! Killed by the serial rain gutter murderers! The wind was only blowing 80 miles per hour… I’m sure the regular people burgulars wait for it to be 75 degrees and partly cloudy before they come sneaking into window wells.
I’ve been thinking this weekend about my 2 bucket list items for Mission: Uncage the Singing Bird and I have it narrowed down to approximately 85 items… what!? There are a lot of options out there. Just a heads up that I’ll probably ask for your 2 bucket list items in Thursday’s posts… so keep on searching those cobwebs!
Question of the Day: What restaurant menu item choice are you most proud of?