It is always a fun thing to escape my little valley for the big city, and today was no exception. Before we departed Logan, Chelle and I stopped at a fantabulous bakery, “Sweetly Divine”, and picked up some goodies as gifts for Lin and Nan. Our assortment included one of these adorable chocolate mousse and sponge cake hedgehogs.
We ate a ton of heavenly sushi and the meal was great except that I forgot how to eat Endame (Steamed and salted Soy Beans) and told everyone that the pods were edible. That didn’t go over so well as they are about as chewable as tar. OOPS. Hey, I have only had them twice and it was a long time ago!
The conversation was good: Michelle finally unravled what Nancy does for a living. Let me explain. For years I thought she was a welder. It was so cool, and a great thing to add to conversation.
“That’s my sister, Linny, and her partner, Nancy. Nancy’s a welder.“
After about 8 years or so, I found out that she WASN’T a welder. She worked for Boeing. So I modified the introduction.
“That’s my sister, Linny, and her partner, Nancy. Nancy makes airplane parts.”
THEN, I found out that isn’t really what Nooncy does either. So, she explained it all to Michelle and now I have the offical, “What Nancy does at work” figured out: She runs a company that heat treats and coats aluminum products (Including airplane parts) to make them stronger.
Maybe I should just switch the introductions just in case I have it wrong again.
“This is my sister-in-law, Nancy and my sister Linny. Linny’s a CPA.“
During the meal, Nancy returned the plate I used when I gave her cupcakes, and it was covered with aluminum foil with something under it. I was thinking “Holy cow! Nancy BAKED??!!!!”
I opened it and saw that SHE GOT ME THE FREAKING CUTEST IPOD, EVER!!!
It is so CUTE!
So ORANGE!!!Nancy told me that she read the comments on yesterday’s blog entry about my hideous CD player experience at the gym and said that she didn’t want people making fun of me at the gym because I am a dork that uses STILL uses CD player. (And a FUBARD CD player at that!). Nancy is pained whenever she sees ancient technology still being used.
It is EXACTLY what I would have picked out for myself. Even down to the “Bug Orange” color. It is perfect to clip onto my shirt when I run and work out and is simple enough that even techno-tard moi should be ok using it. Nancy knows what I like and what will be perfect for me even better than I do!
I completely heart it.
I was so stunned, flattered, overwhelmed and excited that I forgot to take a million photos of them (Which was probably Nooncy’s master plan, anyway.).
I didn’t have a chance to look for a dress, but that is probably for the best because I really want to lose more weight before I start looking in earnest. Besides, it is a good excuse to go to Salt Lake again.
I had such a lovely day. I’ll shut up now because I promised Nancy I wouldn’t overly gush on my blog. (Too late). Lin and Nan rock the house, IPOD or no.
Look at what we saw on the way home. I totally thought of you.