Monday, September 24, 2012

Priceless Gem

Did this Monday seem to drag on more so than usual for everyone, or just me?
It didn't help that the day started off with Lucy throwing up in our bed at 1am.  She acted so sad and pitiful it was hard to be mad at her, but it was also hard to get much sleep afterwards.  

I can't complain about the weekend though, since it was the first Carolina tailgate of the season!
It was so nice that they had several away games to start the season off so when we finally did get to some home games it was not so incredibly hot.  

This game was also nice because the ECU game is one of the few my brother goes to every year. 


My sister also made the best mini cheesecakes with little Oreos and Nilla wafers on the bottom that I can't wait to try out myself.  {recipe found here}


And now I have some fall premieres that are calling my name.  





Wednesday, September 19, 2012

A Brad Paisley Adventure

A few weeks ago Dan and I went to a Brad Paisley concert with my sister, her boyfriend and some neighbors.
(Yes, a few weeks ago.  I've been busy.  Or lazy.)

If you haven't seen Brad Paisley in concert, or been to a country concert in general, you should give it a try, even if you're not a country music fan.  I've been to concerts of all different genres (even including 50 cent) and country concerts are by far the best.  Dan even left wanting to listen to some country stations for a few days afterwards and has made a few Brad Paisley requests on the ipad since then.  




What you shouldn't do is lock your keys in the car.  Especially with your tickets inside.

A few things we learned were:

1.  A Lexus is just about impossible to break in to.  The policeman said we'd have been able to break in to my car with no trouble.  (fun fact: he also said cop cars are by far the easiest to get into)
2.  My sister's boyfriend knows way too much about breaking in to things.  One of the policemen asked my sister what she was doing with him.  
3.  The guys riding around on bikes are paramedics, not police.  But they will radio a police car with the tool needed (a Slimjim) and come spend an hour helping them get in to your car. 
4.  Just because you're surrounded by rednecks in big trucks does not mean those trucks hold any tools that would be useful.
5.  Nice policemen will give you rides to your locked car after you track them down, but your parents might not immediately assume a picture of their daughter in a cop car with the caption "We have some news..." is a joke.  We got a panicked phone call halfway through the concert.  

  
It took 2 policemen, 2 paramedics, my sister's boyfriend and his criminal knowledge, 3 coathangers, a Slimjim and a pair of scissors over an hour to get into the car.
We were legit thinking of breaking a window and calling it a night just before they pulled it off.  We'd even looked up which window was the cheapest to replace.  (FYI it's not the little ones in the back-those are surprisingly expensive) 

Then I promptly took Christopher's keys from him and didn't return them until the end of the night.  He obviously can't be trusted.  

Monday, September 17, 2012

Fantasy Football

I'm a big fan of college football, but professional football has never been very interesting to me.  I don't know the players, I don't feel strongly about a certain team, and frankly, I'm tired of football before Sunday rolls around.  Dan, on the other hand, is not that interested in college football but loves watching NFL games.  
And playing fantasy football.  

His obsession with "making his picks" gets to be a tad annoying say, when we're out to lunch and he realizes he hasn't set his lineup and games are about to start so we have to rush home rightthisminute.

Then we have to have track games via the TV, computer and both cell phones.  
Can't miss a minute
Familiar with the Red Zone channel?
You bet we are.  

This year I felt like I might be a little less annoyed by Sunday football obsession if I had some sort of stake in what was going on. 
So, I joined the dark side and created my very own fantasy football team.  

I had very strict rules for who got drafted to my team. 
While Dan was reading injury reports and pouring over stats I was looking for who played at Carolina or dated a celebrity I liked.  Mainly since those were the only familiar names to me.  

They also had to be good people.  
Michael Vick making my team?  Not a chance. 
Cheated on your pregnant wife? Nope.


During the draft there's an open chat with everyone in the league.  
I may have gotten picked for some of my choices.  
Especially by one guy in particular with a very vulgar screen name. 
This past week was the week our teams played each other...


147
57
ACA
Yet to Play:
In Play:
Mins Left:
Proj Total:
Line:
Top Scorer:
0
0
0
147
-22
R. Bush 31
MB
Yet to Play:
In Play:
Mins Left:
Proj Total:
Line:
Top Scorer:
0
0
0
57
+22
L. McCoy 12





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