Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Restaurant Hopping

I really really need to get to bed!

Okay, that being said, I have to blog for a minute or two and try to get tired. So here was my day:

Went to work (okay, I'm already yawning), and after work we had our last department meeting for the year. The meeting (which really wasn't a meeting since we accomplished nothing useful) was scheduled at Oggi's, which is this really upbeat pizzeria and brewery. I had a really good time--I love being able to visit with my fellow colleagues in a social, fun environment outside of the pressures of work. After nearly two hours, I had to leave because I had made plans with Shan and my mom to meet them for dinner as a sort of late Mother's Day get-together. Of course we were meeting all the way on the opposite side of town, so it was going to be another half hour drive. When I went to leave, I discovered that I had locked my keys in my car. You would think that in today's society of modern cars with fancy remotes, locking your keys in your car would be an impossibility, but where there's a will there's a way. Somehow I am perpetually able to magically find a way around the idiot-proof systems in our society...it's a gift. :) When I discovered my keys still in my car (not in the ignition, mind you, but laying in plain sight on my passenger seat), I went to call Triple A, but Laurie immediately said she would give me a ride to the Olive Garden since I was already running late. I couldn't believe it! Bless that woman's heart--that was so out of her way!

Once at Olive Garden, I had an amazing time with my mom and my sis. We haven't had a dinner with just us girls in...well shoot, I can't think of a time in the last decade where it was just us three. We shared a bottle of wine and got a little silly in our conversations--at one point we spent a good amount of time discussing toilet seat liners in loud, adamant voices that I'm sure didn't go well with the customers around us. We stayed at the Olive Garden for about two-and-a-half hours, and could have easily stayed longer if we didn't all have lives going on the next day. Shannon drove me home since I didn't have my car, which was great because we had extra time to chat on the drive home. When I got home, my car was back. Clint and his mom had picked it up while I was at my multitude of dinners.

All in all I had a GREAT day today, but I'm sure I'm going to pay the price for it tomorrow.

Oh, and just a quick little piece of irony: I found out later that Triple A was in the same shopping center as Oggi's, so I literally could have walked right in and had them break into my car. But I guess that would require me to be a competent person who is actually aware of her surroundings. *sigh*