Saturday, June 27, 2009

One of these things is not like the other...

So what do these three pictures have in common? husband Scott is actually the key factor. You see, we've been craving sea food and seeing how we live in the middle of the DESERT, Joe's Crab Shack was about as good as we could find. We had never been before but COME ON, crab is good no matter what right? We go to order appetizers and he insists on calamari--I'm not a fan, ever since dad tried to tell me "it's just an onion ring, try it" when we were in Spain, I've never liked the chewy little buggers. The meal was delish! Crab galor: crab cakes, hot cheesy crab dip, crab legs, coconut shrimp...mmmmm good! We get home around 8pm and by midnight Scott is kissing the porcelain! That's right people, the calamari that I REFUSED to eat gave him food poisoning and he has been miserable for at least the past 12 hours.

Is it twisted that I want to call up Joe's and demand a gift certificate instead of a refund (Scott would never go again but I loved my food--might as well get more right?)

The moral of this story is not to avoid sea food or Joe's Crab Shack, JUST DON'T EAT CALAMARI! Hello, yuck!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

My Nose Knows

I woke this morning expecting our typical 90 degree weather but something was different. I opened the front door to walk Scott to the car, took a deep breath of cool, WET air and did a little jig in our driveway! The scents that hit my nose were vaguely familiar--a little dust, wet pavement, a damp musky blend that left me euphoric. You see, we don't get rain here--EVER--and this morning I opened all the windows wide as I could, inviting this welcomed smell to permeate the house and stick around as long as it pleases. And now I sit here, wishing I could capture the plinking sound of the tiny drops I hear tapping on my tiled roof, the water running down the rain gutters. It is refreshing and invigoratingly unique for us. Even Jason knew something was different as he crawled up on the couch watching and listening as our dusty little town is being given a much needed shower! I love the smell of rain!