Sorry to go AWOL for these past couple of days. After posting Thursday, it’s just been long days of never-ending tasks and almost no food pictures.
I’ll try to recap as best as I can.
I was able to locate some food, thank goodness. It wasn’t the best stuff in the world and for seven bucks, I was a little pissed, but this is what I had:
A cup of chicken noodle soup which I think should be called dumplings in chicken broth and a few softs carrots for good measure because that’s what it really tasted like. I wanted the chilly but this was all they had left – can’t complain, though. The weather was freezing and very windy so the soup warmed me up!
I also bought and orange for 75¢. It was so juicy and sweet! Mmmmmm.
After class, I waited in the hotel lobby for my professor with Alec. He was hungry and so bought a bag of chips and a cookie for each of us.
I ate the peanut butter cookie and it was delicious! Still warm with a gooey center but a crispy outside. Yummy.
For the two-hour drive, I brought a bag of trail mix. I snacked on-and-off on the way there and the two-hour trip back, picking out the raisins, of course. I don’t know why, but as a child, I was convinced that raisins were rotten grapes and to this day, I can’t eat them by them selves. In cookies or hot dishes, I’m fine, but by themselves? Oh, no. That’s not going to happen. I’ve been looking for trail mix without raisins but have been unsuccessful.
Anyways, I still have about half a bag or more of the trail mix so I think I’m going to keep it in my bag for emergency munchies.
At the training, I had a 6-inch turkey sandwich from Subway with lettuce, tomato, red onions, and pickles. On the side, I had a mini-bag of original Sunchips and two 3 Musketeers Truffle Crisp Bars, which were to die for! I love light, fluffy chocolate with a little crunch to it so this hit the spot! And best of all, it was free!
The presentation went well, even though I felt like I was going to puke the entire time. I’m not what you would call a “public speaker.” In fact, what ever the opposite of that is, that’s me.
I didn’t get home until about midnight, which sucked.
I was bone tired Friday and still had a lot to do – pack, go to class, work, etc. This is where the bad food starts . . . Here’s how it went
- Went to Chik-fil-a on the way to class and got a chicken biscuit. It was delicious so I regret nothing.
- Sexuality Class
- Work for a couple of hours.
- Skipped my last class to load up the car with the dog, boy, and duffel bag to go to boy’s hometown for his mom’s rehearsal dinner.
- Got there insanely early. Picked up a Sonic burger, some fries, and a cherry slushy before unloading everything at Alec’s dad’s house. Drooled over the huge flat screen TV and talked to the step-mom before heading to rehearsal dinner.
- I sat in the church for about an hour and half, being bored, with boy’s grandmother and future step-grandparents. We made fun of things and talked.
- We went to dinner at a local restaurant after the rehearsal dinner. Really awkward since it was where Alec worked in high school and some of the people who he worked with were still there, including our waitress. I had the spinach Talipia on a bed of rice and mashed sweet potatoes. It was a lot of food but I ate all of it, even though the waitress failed to mention that the “lemon” sauce was actually a heavy cream sauce.
- Watched the Olympics with the stepmom – tried [and failed] to understand curling and got angry that Apollo Ono was robbed his medal.
- Had a horrible night of tossing around on the bed and multiple trips to the bathroom. Not fun.
Yeah, it was wonderful. Really.
Saturday was a fun-filled day of wedding and errand stuff. Wanna see? Of course you do. :0]
- 7:30am: Woke up but then realized I was going to be up for a really long time and tried to go back to sleep.
- 9:00am: Got up for real because the bed was just that horrible. Made the bed and then headed out to the living room. Watched Campus PD on G4 with Alec. Marveled at the fact that a show like this existed. Still drooled over the magnificent TV.
- 10:0am: Took a shower – came with a lot of grooming since it was a “big day.”
- 10:30am: Got out of shower and said “hello” Alec’s dad who just came back from a business trip to Tennessee.
- 10:40am: Blow dried, straighted, and prettified my hair while praying that it would stay straight all day and not try to return to its naturally wavy self. Also put on makeup, which include eye shadow. Tried not to cry as I stabbed myself in the eye since it’d been forever since putting on eye makeup, aside from mascara.
- 12:00pm: Finally finished getting completely ready.
- 12:10pm: Left the house to find a charger for my laptop since mine died and the converter I was using with Alec’s mysteriously disappeared – we’re positive the dog or cat ate it. While searching, we shared a plate of sesame chicken, fried rice, noodles, steamed vegetables, and two dumplings at the Chinese place in the mall. I also had a sugar cookie from the American Cookie Company. Finally located a travel sized charger at a small computer repair store for a lot less than the hundred that Best Buy wanted.
- 2:00pm: Went to the salon and got a manicure and pedicure – no reason other than I wanted to. :0]
- 2:40pm: Returned to Alec’s dad’s house. Was going to take a nap but ended up reading instead.
- 4:20pm: Alec and I started to actually get ready – he put on his tux, I put on my dress, etc.
- 5:30pm: Arrived at the church. We grabbed Chik-fil-a sandwiches, fries, and sweet teas on the way. I ended up giving most of my fries to a little boy named Austin, who was apparently really lonely. Wandered around and took pictures while waiting for everything to start.
- 7:00pm: The wedding started.
- 7:20pm: Ceremony over – reception starts. I had a snicker doodle, brownie, a bunch of pineapple chunks, and two little cheesecake squares. Oh, and a few bites of the strawberry cheesecake and orange cremesicle layers of the wedding cake. Most of the evening was spent watching other people dancing and talking. I refused to do the “Cupid’s shuffle,” “Electric Slide,” or the “Hoedown, Throw-down.”
- 10:30pm: Reception over. Drove to Alec’s mom’s house to pick up groom’s tux to return Sunday. Ended up staying to wish the couple a good time on their honey moon to Hawaii and to eat a couple more snicker doodles.
- 11:00pm: Drove back to Alec’s dad’s house. Packed all the stuff up and talked about the wedding.
- 12:02am: Drove back to Alec’s mom’s house to grab the socks that the groom forgot to put in his bag.
- 12:05am: Finally on our way home.
- 12:20am: Stopped in a gas station near my hometown. Old high school buddy and one of my long time friends was working there as a night manager. Ended up talking for a while.
- 1:40am: Left the gas station to go home. Feeling hungry so we grabbed a double cheese burger from McDonald’s and shared a Dr. Pepper Slushie with Alec.
- 2:10am: Got home. Unpacked everything.
- 2:14am: Went to sleep. Thank goodness.
And that was my really long day. Here are a few picture from the day:
The beautiful and yummy cake.
The beautiful bride and her handsome son [aka Alec].
Alec and I at the end of the night – I’m happy to report that my hair stayed straight for the entire night.
All kidding aside, it was a great weekend and a beautiful wedding! Now it’s time for rest and relaxation before starting up the busy week on more time.