Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Best Purchase of the Day

Rich and I went grocery shopping today, and I had to share our best purchase of the day, maybe of my life:

One of our favorite restaurants in Winger's because we love their sauce. Neither of us care much for wings, but Winger's is not your average wing joint. There's something special about their Original Amazing Sauce (formerly Freakin' Amazing Sauce).

And now, you can buy that sauce in the grocery store. It's not exactly cheap, but I know it will be well worth it. I can't wait to make our very own Sticky Fingers. It's going to be delicious.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day

Let's just start this post by saying that I can be a real baby sometimes. Tonight was one of those nights.

Rich and I went to the store to get some milk, and I was in a little bit of a bad mood. He's going out of town tomorrow on another track trip, and I have a hard time when he's gone. I get really sad and lonely. That had me down, and that also meant that he would be coming back on Sunday (i.e., Valentine's Day). I know this is pathetic, but I really wanted flowers before he left. I knew he wouldn't be able to get me flowers when he got back on Sunday, so I was kind of expecting him to get me flowers for tonight, even though I'd told him that I didn't want anything for Valentine's Day (girls can be silly like that sometimes). I came home from work, and...no flowers. So, I was a little sad.

We went into Smith's, and, (me obviously not thinking) after seeing the Valentine's Day section in the store, I told Rich, "You didn't even get me flowers." Wow, I am rude. So, now I was upset, and Rich didn't feel so good either.

Anyway, we got home, and Rich asked me if I could warm up some water for hot cocoa. I went into the kitchen, and Rich went into our spare room (his room - where his closet and dresser are). He came back out with these:

I started to cry (making me even more of a baby) because I was so happy that he'd gotten me flowers and that I had been so mean to him. All I could do was apologize and smile and thank him. Isn't he so sweet?!

He'd gotten the flowers before he went to practice and had hidden them in the closet so I wouldn't even be able to smell them. He knew that I was expecting flowers and wanted to surprise me. And he did!

The flowers are beautiful - lilies and roses. These are the prettiest ones he's ever gotten me.

I asked him if I needed to get him anything, and he said that letting him buy "Little Big League" last night ($4 at FYE) was enough. He's so easy to please. I think I'll share my chocolates with him, too.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

New York State of Mind

The thing that I have most enjoyed about being at BYU these 5 years is the trips that I get to go on with the track team. Last weekend, we got to go to NYC completely on the school's budget :). I realized that there wouldn't be another time in my life where I would have a trip of this magnitude completely paid for by someone else! And I really feel like we made the most of it this year.
We got to NYC late Wednesday night. After a run through Central Park Thursday morning, a bunch of us got tickets to see David Letterman's taping for the day. It's the "Late Show," but as many of you already know, it is filmed at about 3 in the afternoon. We won the "ticket lottery" and I'm glad we did because it was a blast! It was really fun being there and the guest, Jamie Foxx, was really awesome. After that we spent time in Times Square and ate dinner in Little Italy. We had unlimited subway passes, so Manhattan was wide open for us to explore!

Friday morning we ran in the park again and then took a ferry out to see the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. It was cool being there and also seeing the city from the boat.

Friday night we kept the fun going with a Knicks game at Madison Square Garden. What an atmosphere for sports! I brought my binoculars so I scoped out the front few rows for celebrities. I was able to spy C.C. Sabathia (pitcher for the NY Yankees) and Howard Stern.

Saturday was my actual race. I ran the mile in 4:16 which was pretty good. But that's not why I was there :). Just joking...but seriously.

We spent the rest of the trip walking around and checking out the stores and scenes. We had cheesecake at the "world famous" Carnegie Deli ($10 a slice!!) and enjoyed the amazing night scene of Times Square, 5th Avenue, Broadway, etc.
It was an amazing trip and I am going to really miss all these experiences when I am done running at BYU!!