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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Tuesday Ramblings...

Bullet Point Style (you love it, admit it)

  • I got to experience my first NFL game last night and it just so happened to be a Monday night game - double whammy.  Tom bought tickets for me to give him for his birthday (nice of him, huh).  He assured me that I would love the seats and that I would have the time of my life.  I will say that it was an experience to say the least.  My cheering neighbor had a smile that looked like this      and gave a disclaimer when he got to his seat with his Papa John's pizza that he'd be loud and everybody would know it.  Yay...  The lady behind me yelled out quotes from the Honey Boo Boo show.  And we had the police called to our section twice for fighting... once for a Bronco fan and a Falcons fan, both of whom I'm assuming had consumed their fair share of the $7.50 beers (I base this solely on the fact that the Bronco fan was pretty much hugging the cop to tell him his side of the story).  The other... two older women fighting about season tickets, while one was sipping on her smuggled in miniature bottle of wine and peanuts.  The game was fun... looooong (who starts a game at 8:30 at night anyway?), but I really enjoyed the experience.  And I know that Tom had a great time so that's all that matters.
  •   Nothing needs to be said about this one...

  • It's starting to look like fall in Suwanee.  The seasons are fun for Tom and I because we don't know quite what it's going to be like.  It's still in the 80's (while in Ohio, they have had some days in the 60's), but I think we'll like it.  Leaves are changing and falling, pumpkins are everywhere.  I just need to find some good apples to make sauce this year (since I haven't seen a single Macintosh, my go to apple of choice).
  • I wrote before about loving Chobani yogurt and they contacted me, telling me super exciting news that they have my favorite flavor, pineapple, in six packs.  While I've yet to find a six pack of any flavor around, Chobani graciously sent me a free six pack.  I love companies like this.  That's really really great customer service!!!  Plus I feel like a rockstar because the "champions" eat it and well, maybe that'll rub off on me.

  • Which leads me to training.  It's been hit or miss to say the least.  Ya'll know I pulled out of the Ironman.  I decided to run the Atlanta marathon on October 28th, but after two weekends of 14+ mile runs, I thought maybe it would be more fun to run the relay with some friends.  Thus the Diet Coke Mafia was born.  Oh yeah... we are going to be a kick ass team.  Thanks Karen and Charity for deciding to join in my craziness.
  • Oh... and Karen.  This girl rocks.  Seriously, if you don't follow her blog, you should.  She's training for her second Beach to Battleship which she is going to do amazing.  We were supposed to go to a training camp in PCB on Labor day weekend together.  Something came up and I couldn't go last minute.  I felt horrible.  She still went and had an amazing training weekend, and sent me this to brighten my weekend.  Absolutely awesome friend!!!! 
  •  And finally, this one's for the girls (and maybe the guys... who knows).  Have you ever bought a pair of jeans simply because of the size on the tag?  I literally went to Costco and had a pair of Lucky Brand jeans in my hands and couldn't bring myself to buy them because of the number on the tag (sad and pathetic, I know).  I then went to another store, found a pair that looked and fit just like them, and they were TWO sizes smaller.  You bet your ass I bought them.  And I might go get another pair.  Just because.  :)
Happy Tuesday!


Heather-O said...

Looks like a fun and entertaining game! I love people watching at football games!

Our Giant Eagle just got the 6 pack of pineapple! You bet I have a box sitting in my fridge at home! Best flavor ever! Awesome of them to send you a box!

The relay marathon sounds fun! Good luck!

And finally, funny story to go along with your jeans story. I have never not bought a pair of jeans because of the size, but I may or may not have thrown a mini temper tantrum and made my mom go shopping with me to Lane Bryant (plus size store) because I couldn't find any jeans that fit me! That was probably 10 years ago and my mom and I still laugh about it....I didn't find jeans there either ;)

Happy Fall!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Seems I always leave Columbus when you come and visit, I miss the both of you

Matthew Smith said...

I looked and looked for you guys on tv at the Falcon's game, but I never saw you! :) I'm glad you had fun, although I was about to fall asleep on my couch. That's so cool that your blog is read by so many people including Chobani! I didn't remember that you were training for that Atlanta Marathon. That's the week after mine up in Chatt-town. You're going to have a blast with the relays. Oh yeah, good call on getting the jeans with the lower number. Who wouldn't do that? :)

Beth said...

I think if you're serious about football, you watch it on tv. If you are serious about people watching, go to the game :) At least you were entertained!

Anne-Marie said...

I'm cracking up at your recap of the NFL game! Sounds like the people in your section provided some top-quality entertainment!

Kristin said...

Is it wrong of me to hate football? :)

I desperately need jeans but refuse to buy them at this larger size I am thanks to slacking all year. I figure I can wait a few months and pray I drop some pounds. If I could find a pair with a happy size tag I'd totally buy them!

Molly said...

you're cracking me up over the jeans! I must confess, last week I bought a pair of Lands End jeans that were on sale. I hesitated because they must you could probably call them mom jeans but I couldn't help it, they were 2 sizes smaller than my usual!
: )

Karen said...

AWWW thanks :) Glad you got your first taste of ATL football - ha ha! I am with you on the size thing. I was that way with shoes this past week. I got fitted for shoes at Big Peach and they were a size in my head that just seemed like clowns should be wearing them. So I justified it by thinking this particular brand *must* run small. LOL.

Jeff Irvin said...

Looks like you guys had a good time at the game. Seems like some interesting characters reside in the ATL!