Everybody gets a SNOW DAY!! Woohoo!!!
Except me! I get to work 12 1/2 hours! YAY!!!!
Jason and I were just doing some late night channel surfing and we caught a quick peek at Iron Chef. It's Bobby Flay vs. Amanda Freitag, but Arianne from TC Season 5 is totally one Amanda's sous. As per Top Chef, I knew Arianne to have her own restaurant. I'm curious as to when these different shows were filmed and all. Anybody catch more of that episode? We just saw a few minutes in the middle.
Anywho, thought that was kinda interesting.
So does anybody else think this push for slider-type hamburgers is just a good way to sell less for more with a good marketing gimmick? We just did dinner with friends a few days ago and half of one menu page was for these, too.
The countdown has begun to several weeks of absolute insanity. 55 days from now is my last day at Fair Lakes. I should probably let my bosses know that is, in fact, the official date. From there, I have a few days to finish loading a bunch of crap into the car, then I'm due in Rhode Island on April 8th to start work at The Village Hearth on the 9th for Easter Weekend. Sometime between now and then I have to figure out a room to rent, too. A year ago Andrea would have let me just stay at the bakery, but the former living space is being converted into a cafe area right now.
About a month after that, I drive back down to Virginia to spend a week or so here with Jason for his graduation. I'll finally get to meet the rest of his family (eep!), touch base with some friends again, and if all goes well I'll get to see the Master Chorale perform Carmina Burana. I really wanted to sing in that one, but this would still be most excellent.
I'm back up to Rhode Island the following week to work one more weekend, then I have to train/bus/fly down to VA around May 25th. During the following few days, Jason and I will do as much to pack and clean and prep this apartment for moving as we possibly can. Soon thereafter, we each have a sister graduating from high school. Thursdayish we'll fly into Chicago and pick up a rental car and drive straight to my family's place in Iowa. We'll spend about five days there around my sister's graduation (May 31st). After that, we drive back and spend about five days with his family around his sister's graduation (June 5th) and a friend's wedding (June 6th).
After all that craziness, we fly back to VA, finish packing/cleaning/loading, and then Jason gets his car and I get the moving truck and we're on the road to RI together. We'll hopefully have a few days to unload before I have to get right back to work. At least Jason should have a week or two of down time before he starts up with the Navy.
(Jason, don't read this last part) ;)
Of course, Jason's insanity begins even sooner, too, what with defending his dissertation and all that fun stuff. Good times!
I've been getting to the gym off and on through the fall and winter, but I've definitely been out of a routine since last summer. I'm REALLY looking forward to the move and how I'll have a stable schedule and all that to work an actual life around. Still I figured rather than waiting out the two months, I may as well get back to things now! Definitely been a while, though, my legs are decidedly jelly-like at the moment.
I've been following since Season 3 now, and while I've disagreed with some elimination decisions before this is the lamest one yet.
FC has been a lot of fun. Generally laid back and mellow, but that's been totally cool for the both of us (and the rest of the posse). Tonight is our last night, tomorrow we're off to San Fran. Hurrah for San Fran and a room with just the two of us in a king size bed. Love you, Seth & Scott, but king size bed for the win.