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- Jan 7, 2004
I have my adventures like that too. Yesterday while dh was taking some papers/electronics to an event at our credit union...I was home with the dog. Well, I had to take outside, some of our neighbors got in a fist fight---I'm not sure what it was it about since I only heard of it in Spanish. It seems okay at that house for the rest of the day (multiple relatives sharing a home).So sorry @hertamaniac - hope the pain starts to subside soon. And what's the saying - "No good deed goes unpunished?".
You sound like me - strange, adventurous things happen to me doing regular, everyday stuff, and the kind of things that never happen to anybody else I know all the time. So much so that my friends who have been around to see enough of them, gave them the name "Heidi-Ventures". Another friend who'd never experienced them pooh-pooh'd the idea, and thought were were all just being melodramatic, even though I TRIED to explain most Heidi-Ventures turn out okay in the end, it's just the torturous (and fantastical) process of getting to the end of them. Then she and I went to the movies a couple of weeks ago at a big, busy, always-crowded mall, where people circle for long periods of time looking for parking spaces, follow you to your car from the exits, etc. We got blocked in and prevented from leaving for approximately 1/2 an hour, while the 3 cars wanting our spot got into a screaming, and eventually shoving, road rage incident, fighting over the spot!! They were also taking pictures of each other and each other's license plates, posting them on social media, etc, - VERY weird, and kinda scary!! The only way we finally got out of there is me calling the local PD, who sent mall security (of course - NONE around the whole time the incident was going on, otherwise I would have flagged them down!) and a squad car for backup. When we were FINALLY above to leave, my friend turned to me with REALLY big eyes, and said "That was a Heidi-Venture, wasn't it?". I smugly said "Ayep"!!!!!!!!
Then, a few hours later, dh takes me out to an early birthday dinner a night early since he has his last week of working nights for now (new job next week), we went to Chili's. We had last eaten at Chili's over 10 years ago plus. We saw online that the menu had dropped old favorites from the past and portions have really reduced. We had no wait at 60pm on Saturday...that should had clued us in. We decided to do the 2 for $25 meal deal. We had ordered chips and salsa from dh's email deal and that was pretty decent. We took a long time to order since I was trying find what appeal to me that did not have bell peppers (slight reaction). We decided on their appetizer on awesome petal...it came...and it did not look like a sharable portion since it came in the same basket used for their portion of fries. Another server came by and asked if we are wanting for another portion of the onion and we said that we were not sure if what we got was correct size. Then, our entrees came. The burger was okay and cooked to the right temperature, but dh's fajitas were a let down---paid extra for beef and it had the most pitiful portion of sour cream/cheese/pico/guac and the runniest black bean mix. I felt bad for him as he a view of the place that we go for fajitas/Mexican that we tend to go for birthdays/special events that you get a lot for about the same amount of money or less. However, we were to hungry to do that place's Saturday dinner crowd waits and they are closed on Sundays. He was hoping for the "shared dessert" choice for cheesecake, but I claimed birthday girl choice and ordered the cookie skillet since it would be nice on a cool night to have a warm dessert..right? Well, it took a while to come and the ice cream did not melt except the tiniest place where the cookie had warmth. It was the hardest cookie skillet ever. I could not use a spoon to break the cookie so I had to hit the spoon like a chisel which got the waitress to come by quickly and ask if we need anything and she took the cookie away and gave us the cheesecake in a to go box (we asked it that way) and we were only charged for the2 for 25 deal plus the beef up charge. We laughed a lot about it.
We then went to Target since it was in a nearby parking area. I could not believe that there was so much Halloween candy and supplies still there. I got some cheap enchilada sauce, salsa, and 2 Target exclusive M&M flavors. If we had the money, our dog would had some Halloween wear like angel wings, devil outfit, tutu, and witch. She is to fit plus we are moving soon.
You may think nothing else was exciting could happen...well...about a half-mile to home...I got a glimpse of a white blur. It was a male deer with a big rack of antlers along the road munching on grass. I let out a high pitch noise and dh was able to avoid the deer and the deer moved away in time. The deer along my car door side and looked in. I think he was seeing what made that noise and ran away to safety. I told dh that the deer may have been in our yard or nearby lately since our scent hound keeps on looking at the back and side yards for something.
I hope for a Disney birthday dinner next year.