Monday, August 18, 2008

Calling all vegetarians


I have found the best burger place with the tastiest burgers I have ever had in my life. These aren't all super messy greasy burgers- they don't function like Carl's Jr. They are compact and stay together through the LAST bite. Which was very important to me, because I RARELY take the last bite of a burger. I finished my whole cheeseburger in record time.


Honestly, I haven't really been a burger fan, on occassion, I would eat a $1 cheeseburger from McDonald's just because I had one in London that hit the spot once. No burger from Mc'y Dee's ever performed the same again. I went to ACME BURGER in Salt Lake and was pretty impressed. But retrospectively, I think it was mostly atmosphere.
Truly the burger I had today is now on my list of "foods that I will always like."

That and the Beef Tenderloin at Epic. Mmm.

PS Thanks Nat for the reccommendation.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

ALWAYS Go Behind the Curtain.



After reading my sisters post I can't help but tell MY story about the event that took place last weekend at "Layers".
On Friday I chatted with Laura at her work and she mentioned the "big sale" that Layers was having on Saturday and how I should wake up at 8 in the morning to go with her. As you will read in her entry, bringing my child was out of the question and I wasn't sure I could get out of the house without him that early. So I decided it was worth an extra 5-10 dollars for me to go pay full-price for the ONE shirt I wanted at Layers, and hit the place on the way home.

I had never been there before, and from what I heard it was a tiny, warehouse-like show room for their clothing. I walked in with Jack and let him loose, since, it was such a small area. I found the exact shirt I wanted, and it happened to be on sale ANYWAY so I thought I was pretty lucky...

Then- I noticed a sale rack towards the back of the room and behind THAT, was a mysterious black curtain. It was waving in the breeze that the industrial sized fan was creating and I behind it I saw bin, after bin, with markings that said $5 all over them. I thought, HEY that looks like a good deal. So I grabbed Jack and barged through the curtain into a room 50 times the size of the show room, with endless rows of sale bins.

There were perhaps 6 other women perusing these intriguing bins so I joined in. There was SO much stuff. Ridculous amounts, at ridiculous prices. So I decided that for the $15 I was going to originally spend, I'd spend the same but get THREE shirts instead.

"FABULOUS!" I thought. I looked around the large, vacant room for where to pay, and I saw a young girl filing her nails at a table. So I walked across (click, click, click- in the big echoey room) and began my transaction. I asked her "Are these for the sale tomorrow? Or did you just start the sale early?"

She kindly replied, "Well these are for tomorrow but you guys got to come today for 'friends and family' and get first picks."

"...Right." I said. And quickly handed over my cash, and exited the building.

We are all friends at Layers.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Sweetest Boy.



Putting Jack to bed has recently proven tricky. He will usually throw a crying fit in his bed or wander out of his room...
My newest approach, though misleading, has worked lately. I will read stories, say prayers, tuck him in, turn on "snoopy" (the Charlie Brown Christmas Soundtrack he listens to every night..) and then say to him "Ok, I'll be right back!" and he says "Ok" and patiently waits my return.. falling asleep while doing so.

See, he wants me to sleep there next to him. Which not only to I NOT want to do because he needs to learn to get to sleep alone, but because it's very uncomfortable, and I like to use "Jack sleep" time as "Special Lisa" time.

So I'll tell him I will be back and I leave the door open so he can hear me around the house, then he eventually falls asleep waiting. I KNOW it's mean. BUT- he's learning that it is part of the ritual and he stays in bed and finds ways to get to sleep on his own.
FOR EXAMPLE. Tonight, as I type here and Jack is "waiting" for me in the next room, I hear him start to sing.
It is a lovely combination of "Old McDonald" and "The Wheels On the Bus" using the melody from "Wheels" and the characters from the farm, as follows:

The duck on the bus goes quack, quack, quack,
quack, quack, quack,
quack, quack, quack.
The duck on the bus goes quack, quack, quack,
All through the town.

The puppy on the bus goes arf, arf, arf,
arf, arf, arf
arf, arf, arf.
The puppy on the bus goes arf, arf, arf,
All through the town.


And so he sings himself to sleep.

Success.

If you haven't, you should..

Check out this hilarious satire..

Although, it's dangerously close to what my blog looks like and I'm now considering redecorating....

But still. Very clever.