Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
We started with a great day going downtown. We ate lunch at Mother's (it was good, but WAY overpriced!)
We toured around the city, tried a pineapple mojito (really good) and then went to the Insectarium. Now, I am not a fan of bugs. Really don't like them much. Spiders in particular are, well, difficult for me. But I pushed through, learning all about the creepy crawly things that populate the world.
To add a topper to this afternoon, we had the opportunity to enact a little revenge on the insects. It was time to eat them.
The Insectarium provided a place for us to taste a number of different kinds and flavors. We actually enjoyed it and I even bought some bugs to take home for Claire to sample.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
I had some free time this afternoon while he was at work, so I went in search of the "Best Lunch in Charlotte".
The Internet did not let me down.
It directed me to Price's Chicken Coop, which, while not fancy, was greasy, messy and oh so tasty!
I ordered a dark meat sandwich...which consisted of a bun with a fried chicken leg and thigh, bones and all tossed on them. For good measure, I also ordered a side of fried gizzard...one of my favorite things since I was a kid.
Those Doxie Turd looking things were glorious!
Heading back to VA on Friday for date night with my wife. We are going to see that Disney movie Earth.
Nothing like date night with a Hot Chick!
Monday, April 20, 2009
During the party, some of the young boys brought out remote controlled helicopters. While nobody was particularly adept at flying them, it was a lot of fun.
When the party started to die down and the RC Helo's disappeared, my brother-in-law Kyle, a friend Nick and I were looking for a toy to play with...we found them. At Wal-Mart.
We bought RC Airplanes.
We flew them in the day.
We flew them in the night.
We flew them up and down.
Flying them was tight!
Friday, April 17, 2009
Instead, I am hopping (literally) off to the hospital trying to figure out why I can't walk.
Apparently this kickball thing is not good for me or Claire.
Okay, so I hit up the Doc-in-a-Box and he said I tore a muscle in the arch of my foot...Hydrocodone and Ibuprofen as needed, wrapping up my arch and as much rest as possible.
This sucks...I am out for at least 2 weeks...the kickball team is down their Sensei and the Softball season will start without me. Stupid feet.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
On Thursday night we played kickball...it was our first team practice.
Claire was on first base and playing like a champ. She caught anything and everything that came her way. A stud. Surefire MVP candidate for 2009 Young Ninja Krew (YNK Kickball team). But late in the practice, the unthinkable happened...our budding star got into a collision with another player. A new teammate. We will call her the executioner.
She looked like Scotty Pippen. Not the Executioner, Claire.
She never cried. Never fell down. Never blacked out.
It just looked like the top of her head was smuggling a golf ball.
If it did not hurt so bad, it would have been funny.
My wife is a champ.
Thursday, April 9, 2009
I look like I am the one in the military rather than Claire. I need to get a new haircut or something.
Claire also got a cool little gift from my mom this week...an outfit that I wore when I was first born...complete with little baseball shoes.
I don't think I have ever seen Claire so happy about a gift...it was definitely on par with the engagement ring.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
The Ceremony was nice and short. We read our vows again, so as to make sure each of our friends knew that we want to be kept accountable to what was promised to one another...
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
While on our Honeymoon, Claire and I had dinner next door to a Tango Restaurant. As a matter of fact, the place was called "Tango".
The video shows the band that was playing at "Tango". I have a decent idea of what Tango Music is. Clearly, something that is not translating well.