Things that make you go hmmm…

  • PF Changs opened this week… I wonder how long it will take for the crowds to die down before I can try it (I have been there once and have been wanting their lettuce wraps ever since).
  • We tried the new Bagger Dave’s this weekend – the food was very good (yummy homemade sweet potato chips) and reasonably priced (half off kid’s meals on Sunday – though no chicken nuggets for poor Jack), and the service attentive – but you would have thought that since we were one of the first customers in (third table seated), they would have offered us some special deal/treat. Nope. In the marketing world we call that a bad plan.
  • I have had a package that had shown on FedEx‘s website as “In transit” since last week Thursday, from the same city I live in – I had chalked it up to being lost and then today it finally says “Out for delivery” from the US Post Office – huh? None of that makes sense to me.
  • Does it seem crazy and unnecessary that Kohl’s will be open at midnight for Black Friday sales after Thanksgiving? Apparently they decided to stop upping their opening time by one-hour increments and just make the leap to midnight. Stooopid. Though awfully tempting to just stay up and go shopping… Simon and I are the rare couple that likes to get up early and get the good deals if we think any are worth it (we will later debate how valuable our sleeping time is compared to a good deal). Last year we weren’t going to go but then we ended up in the ER with Liam (croup) Thanksgiving night and ended up coming home at 5 a.m. so we dropped Liam off at my parents’ house and headed over to Target.
  • On a related note to the above – I’m attempting to do all my shopping online this year, so far I’m having great success.
  • Others have said it better and more thoughtfully, but I’m sickened and appalled that anyone can defend Joe Paterno. While no laws were broken by him, I whole-heartedly agree that a multitude of moral standards were ignored and stomped upon along the way. Because no matter how much money it makes or how powerful the legacy, no football program is more important than the safety and well-being of a single child. Shame on anyone who thinks differently and shame on those who known bad (awful/terrible/despicable) things are happening and do NOTHING – I don’t care how old you are, you know better.
  • I hesitate to write this in case my neighbors ever find my blog but here goes… I don’t live in the south or the country, yet my neighbors have their five-year-old daughter sporting a full-on mullet. Her bangs (a.k.a., short part of her hair) extend from the top of one ear, all the way around her forehead to over the other ear and the rest of her hair is a few inches past her shoulders. How do they think this looks good or normal?
  • Last Friday the hubby and I got to have an unexpected date. I had an event at church and had a sitter home with the boys and when it finished I called to see where he was and he was just wrapping up at work so we ended up meeting at a local pizza place that has added a sports bar area (and was therefore open late) and we got to have an impromptu date. It made me happy (and also feel old because when he initially proposed we meet at a bar that used to be a favorite of ours, I thought, no, I don’t want to deal with that crowd).
  • For the last month I have been eating right and working out more than ever and haven’t lost a SINGLE pound. Frustration. That’s all I have to say about that.
  • We’re moving offices next month… how long do you think I can procrastinate packing up everything before I’ll begin to panic and stop sleeping?

6 responses to “Things that make you go hmmm…

  1. we went to the opening day of a new b-dubs here. it said it opened at 11 and we got there at 10:30 and they had already let in the first 100 people who got their free wings for a year. all we got was an hour wait for our food. but man, do i love me some boneless wings and potato wedges. i’m sad your office is moving. isn’t that weird? sorry about the weight loss. I think you should try and do one of those metabolism boost things where you eat a ton and then go back to being healthy. 🙂 maybe that would help?

    • is that a real thing because I think christmas and our trip to Australia will totally do that for me 🙂 I’m a little bummed about the office moving but pretty excited to save so much money over a year’s time which will hopefully = BONUS next year! 🙂

  2. Mullets on boys = klassy.
    Mullets on girls = unforgivable.

    And yay for impromptu dates!

  3. I love your lists. Does PF Changs have a gfree menu? If so…we are totally there!

    And now I’m wondering if I can stay up until midnight to go to kohls just to say I did it. And I love that you and Simon will shop early. Dave just shakes his head at me. 😦

    I wonder if Bagger Dave’s service will stay high as time goes on. I remember beign SOOO impressed with Costco’s service when they first opened, and now …not so much.

    • I know – they suck you in with good service and specials and then move on to new locations – this is why I was hoping for a discount on their first day – I can be bought.

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