Sunday, September 9, 2018

Dessert Menu: September 9, 2018

Hi, friends!

I hope your Sunday is going well, and that you got the last of the bacon at breakfast. We missed some things this week (and last week, really), and I have an update on our adventure yesterday. Let's get to it!

My first college football game

Earlier this year, Josh laid down a challenge for me to watch three college football games this year. My first assignment was to watch the Washington Huskies take on the Auburn Tigers. I knew none of the players and nothing about the teams, but I was able to enjoy it. I loved that the bands were playing (I wish the NFL could do this). I loved that the commentators seemed invested in the game. And my favorite part? The players seemed to care too. I guess because they aren't making money (a patpeeve for another day), and still have a major goal in front of them.

Or not. Either way, I enjoyed it. I don't know how much I can invest in it because honestly the number of conferences and playoff situations confuse me, but it was a good time.

Anniversary date


As I mentioned on the show, yesterday was my wedding anniversary, so we went on an adventure. Our first stop was lunch at Nifty Fifty's, which has become a quiet favorite spot of mine for two reasons: I love milkshakes (and they have lots of them) and the menu is very basic. I love the old-school feel of just having the staples - burgers, fries, chicken fingers - and not much else. This, as my lovely wife pointed out, also makes ordering much easier for children. And we all know how terrible children can be, right?

We also crossed a big item off the old to-do list by seeing a psychic today. The building was a small storefront a block from home. The aroma of scented candles and incense lingered in our nostrils for hours. There were a handful of readings to choose, none of which we knew much about, so we went with a classic palm reading.

Apparently I have a "very long lifeline" and "good things will happen this year," which seemed like very general platitudes. But she did nail down how I hate going places, worry about everything all the time, and have a short fuse. And one line she dropped did get to me: "You are crying in your heart, but smiling on your face." And if you've listened to the show this year, you understand how true that is. I had no idea my palms were so chatty.


Also I got to talk with her afterwards about how great yoga can be. She had a Chakra chart posted on the wall (not the one above, but similar) and I always like talking about my Hatha Yoga days - the two semesters I studied it - and the wonders of meditation. Overall, I'm calling this new experience a win.

Designated Survivor

Speaking of wins, we learned from Variety on Wednesday that my favorite new show has been picked up by Netflix! Not only did I thoroughly enjoy this show (Jack Bauer was president!), but there were a bunch of unanswered questions (WHAT WAS IN THE ENVELOPE?) at the end of season two. The cancellation was terrible news, and that makes this news super awesome! The show will begin production this year, and is expected to launch in 2019. The first two seasons will be on Netflix later this year as well, so you have time to get started!

Credit: Ben Mark Holzberg/ABC/Kobal/Rex/Shutterstock

And that's what I have for you this week. pals. Sorry this is a bit late, but it's still in time for you to digest before yelling at your TVs all afternoon. Enjoy the games and kick some ass this week!

Until next time, my friends, don't do anything I wouldn't do!

Crap open a cold one!

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