Well, I am into week 3 now and I must say, I'm having fun with this blog. That was the point going in and I have certainly exceeded my expectations. I appreciate you having a look and the feedback I am receiving.
This week, I'll share a
I was sitting with my group, near the back of the cafeteria, holding ticket numbers 722064 and 722074. Near the end of the event, a lady stepped up to the microphone and called out number 722704. As she said the numbers 704, in my mind, I heard 074!!! I pumped my fist, let out a "Yo-Yo-Yo" and was up and on my way, hearing the sounds of hearty clapping, to the front of the room to collect
Now, as I approached the mid-way point to the front, my mind started playing tricks on me and I was now thinking to myself, "Did she say 704?" "Did she?" "What if she did?" "OMG, what are you going to do if she did?" As I got closer to the front, the lady that hands out the gifts started making her way toward me with a huge smile on her face. As I greeted her, I handed her my ticket and I asked her (now with absolutely no confidence), "You said 074, right?" And just that fast, her smile was gone (and now mine was leaving very fast, followed by red & warmth on my face) as she uttered the words, "Oh no, I'm sorry, we called 704!!!" And as she said those words (in what seemed like forever slow-motion), she also did a quick retreat with
And so now, I was left to turn and face approximately 500 people and while I heard something muttered over the PA about a "wrong number," I then had to walk what I call the "Walk of Shame" back to my seat. Along the way, I saw lots of smiles (but no high 5's), and I can only imagine what they were truly thinking. Next time, I'll turn to my neighbor and ask "What number did they call?" Ha!!!
Here's a quote from Martin Charnin: "You're never fully dressed without a smile." Love this quote...
Recipe's: Last night, I prepared a dish from one of my favorite sites, Skinnytaste, and the multiple flavors in the dish just popped!!! Overall, a pretty easy meal to make and you can find the recipe here. So, if you get a chance, check it out and enjoy "Thai Chicken and Pineapple Stir Fry" served over some Jasmine Rice and you have a winner.
Libations Anyone???: This week, I am highlighting what my "little bride" refers to as the perfect poolside drink. Nothing new, but as we start summer, a reminder of a cool and refreshing drink and the exact recipe can be found here. So, this weekend, try a "Vodka Tonic" and enjoy.
Photos: Speaking of my family... Here are a couple of pics from last weekend up around Canyon Lake and Gruene:
|La Familia... Having dinner at the Gristmill|
|Speaking of my "Motley Crew" The Kids (and still missing 6), Love 'em to death...|
Market Watch: Facebook is into week 3 as well and is
The End: As always, I appreciate you stopping by. Don't forget to scroll down below and check out the Food & Wine Pairing tool and you can feed my fish as well. Thanks...
Be safe, be smart, & always smile... It's "Happy Friday"