And a good evening to you from the Palmetto State - just one more day of work to go!!!
So the last 36 hours have been a FANTABULOUS tour through American culinary delights. I mean, I might be 15 pounds heavier, but every calorie has been worth however many miles I have to log on the treadmill once my foot is back to normal (so....about 2014).
For starters, I had lunch yesterday with some work peeps at a GREAT burger joint in Charlotte - Nix Burger and Brew. Honestly, tell me how life could possibly be better than fried pickles, sweet tea, and and a BBQ Black and Bleu Burger - LIFE CHANGING. Granted, I asked for rare and ended up with it cooked well done (what I like to call a "UK special"), but it was still so guuuuuuuuuud.
After work, I made a quick stopover at Trader Joe's, where, Alice, you'll be happy to know that I'm now 3 cases of wine heavier for the drive home. Alice - I simply can't tell you how happy I am that you have moved past your "White Zin" days...even if buying "Electric Reindeer" used to be an annual treat for me.
Dinner that night was a Taylor staple and weekly meal ever since moving to the Villages at Eastover - Hawthorne's Pizza! We had SUCH a good time for several reasons, the biggest of which was that we got to hang out with some more of our friends! Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you...Mindy and Craig Miller! Mindy and Craig were married back in April, and Jenny was in their wedding (and the INSANE runway model photo shoot...I mean wedding day photo shoot). They are living in Chapel Hill now, where Craig is getting his MBA at UNC - GO HEELS!
You'll also recognize two familiar faces in this photo - the COUSINS!!! We had such a good time catching up on life; add in a $1.50 deal for any pint and the delicious Pesto pizza (add chicken, of course!), and you've got a recipe for success.
Today was fabulous as well, as lunch today was a turn with the Narvenator, the Closer, the Shogun, and Donkapotamus at a very, VERY sophisticated "owl themed wing establishment" (Shogun - full marks for the commentary). I mean, let's face it - we are some UBER-classy individuals, and I can think of no better place for GHR's finest minds to congregate than...you guessed it - HOOTERS.
We wrapped up the culinary tour this evening at the Tacy household with an AWESOME meatloaf. Throw in some veggies, mashed potatoes, and gravy, and you've got a recipe for success (and obesity). But who's got two thumbs and is EXTREMELY fat and happy? THIS GUY...
Now it's time to watch some more football. And on a side note - is anyone else in SHOCK that we have THIRTY-SEVEN bowl games this season. Really? REALLY? SEVENTY-FOUR TEAMS are in the post-season? Is it really possible that only 23 teams have losing records this season? All of a sudden the Meineke Car Care Bowl doesn't feel so special (insert joke about the ACC as a pee-wee league football conference here).
Okay, that's all the news that's fit to print. Chat tomorrow!
Sam and Jenny