Thursday, January 13, 2011

Airport Psycho, Tundra = Atlanta, Puppers in Snow, New Slowcooker Recipe

Thanks you guys!! We had SUCH A BLAST at the game. I still can't believe we went. It was just an amazing experience and I feel so fortunate that us and so many of our friends were able to go support our Tigers. I've been checking out videos and photos from my friends all over - looks like everyone had a blast in Atlanta and Auburn too! Backing up a bit...

Tuesday (i.e. the day after the National Championship Game) was rough, friends. R. O. U. G. H. I woke up with about 3 hours of sleep behind me, showered, packed up, then ran outside to meet our car at 9:30 a.m. We got to the airport, got through security, and had about 1.5 hours to go (security wasn't nearly as bad as we thought it would be but fun fact: the airport was all Auburn all day long). We chilled, got club sandwiches for the flight and settled in to plug my phone in. There I encountered a psycho:

(We're standing by an outlet after searching for 10 minutes, Austin is holding the plug up to it, a girl walks up with a plug)
Austin: I'm sorry, we're using that outlet. (shows her the plug, it's clear we were there first)
Bitchy Girl: Well.... how long are you going to use it?
Me: I'm not sure...
BG: Oh, so you just think you're more important than everyone, huh?
Me: Um, please stop talking. Do not talk to us. Find another plug.
BG: Gah - SO rude. Just think you're better than everyone. stomps off

Um, what? Insane. What she should have said? "Oh my bad." "Oops didn't see you there." Etc. I'm just picturing this girl trying to cut someone in line for the bathroom then asking them "well how long are you going to be?" Um, none of your effing business. Geez! People suck.

Aside from dealing with her, we just flew to Texas (I read and we chatted with the ONE Oregon guy on the plane, a Texan who sat in our row). During our layover I read and we had Freshen's yogurt. During the flight from Texas to Atlanta I slept. Hard. Like woke up in Atlanta thirsty and was informed I missed beverage service. Wha?! We hopped off the plane, walked slowly in ice to our car, then headed home - which normally takes 30-40 minutes... it took 2 hours. Single file, sliding on ice. We got behind two accidents. Finally made it north at 11:30 p.m. STARVING, so we hit up a Taco Mac that was this close to closing and got a wrap (for me!) and a burger (for Austin!). Then it was bedtime. Officially not in Arizona anymore - bye bye beautiful weather.

Wednesday I woke up and felt like a zombie. I had TONS of work to do, and the office was closed so work from home I did. The day was just work, laundry, picking up the puppers (eeeeeeeeeeee loved getting the babies!), a quick grocery story trip during lunch, making taco soup in the slow-cooker and chilling. No gym, no workouts, just recovery. hehe I also stomped around in my tundraesque backyard - so random. It's all icy - the pups kept sliding down the hill! Little buggers! Here's some pics:

Reuben! Not a fan of the ice but a trooper nonetheless
'Lil Reuben in ze snow
Miss Remy trying to get uphill. Am I a bad fur mom for taking photos as she skidded along?
My babies
Ze house - all covered in snow! A far cry from Brian's yard we stood in the day before - by the cactus.
Our Auburn gnome was almost buried in the backyard!
Lots 'o snow
Last but not least - I have a recipe to share! I made this one before I left town but didn't have time to post!
Recipe found at 365 Days of Slowcooking
Makes 4 Servings

Nutritional Information: 424 calories, 56 carbs, 6 fat grams and 38 protein grams.

Check out the recipe on Healthified Kitchen!

Q: Is it snowing where you live? it's no longer snowing here - but it's definitely icy and the ground is covered in white. The pups are not happy!

Q: Any psycho stories as of late? My last one was the guy who cut me off then hit the car in front me... he was MUCH more of psycho then the BG at the airport!

22 comments:

Genesis said...

wow, no kidding, she was psycho and rude to top it all off.

glad you guys got home safe considering the horrible driving conditions. and the puppies are so cute, they didnt even make a dent in the snow, or was it ice by the time you guys got home ?!

fittingbackin said...

Straight ice - no powder! Like my boots just made a big awkward CRUNCH. Hate it!

yes - SO rude!

Kacy said...

Luckily we missed the bulk of the snow. Hope your ice melts soon!

Kerr said...

your house is so pretty. I am so jealous of your two car garage.

Erica said...

That girl at the airport sounds like a total nut job. I'm just going to go ahead and hope she was just having some sort of bad/off day. Picking up the puppers after travel is always the best! It is just cold in Charleston :( I wish it would heat up

Heather (Where's the Beach) said...

Awwww, cute pups! We had snow Sunday into Monday, but it's pretty much gone now. Just cold cold cold - but sunny at least ;-)

Melissa said...

Wow...you've had some crazy run-ins! Pyscho peeps!
Again, congrats on the win! That is so exciting!
Nice looking recipe!

Joelle (The Pancake Girl) said...

OMG haha that's crazy- I think the airport and flying brings out the crazies. I'm flying tomorrow so I'll keep my eyes peeled for some weirdos. ;-)

Danielle said...

No, shame coon this weekend?? good to hear!!!

Dawn Dishes It Out said...

Perfect recipe for all that cold weather!!

One Healthy Apple said...

The puppies in the snow are adorable- love the photos!

We won't be getting much snow here in San Francisco, but I am planning on making a trip to the mountains hopefully soon!

lee said...

People in airports are seriously psycho sometimes.

I am so sick of the snow. It's funny that your pups can walk on top of it, because Murphy just crushes through the ice!

Hope said...

We got some snow. I'm hoping it melts soon though. That girl at the airport was so rude! I cannot stand dealing with rude people. Your house looks goregous!

anotherannabanana said...

You can tell there's ice on top of your snow -- the little doggies aren't even leaving foot prints!

I think there are certain places (traffic, costco, the airport) where people just get dumb and mean. You could be Suzy Sunshine normally and once you enter the crazy zone you're awful! (I even find myself much more snappy in those places...) I always try to keep myself in check, remind myself to smile and just take a deep breath. That way I hopefully don't end up like bitchy plug girl! :)

Samma said...

The ice is supposed to melt today right? I'm headed to ATL tomorrow for an engagement party we're throwing (lucky it's a tacky ski theme), then to Cheyenne Grill for a Falcon playoff party. The engagement party is in Decatur though, and I don't want to be sliding all over town!

What a weirdo at the airport- I need more info about this chick!

haute.teapot said...

Gosh I've been missing your blog! I missed the snow because I was out of town--boo to that but it looks beautiful at your house!

Lea @ Healthy Coconut said...

NO snow, more like summer weather here in SoCal. Last week I was just wearing my winter workout clothes and I can't believe this week I could be running at the beach.

I've dusted off my slow cooker so now I will be cooking with it. Such a time saver. Thanks for the recipe.

Lea @ Healthy Coconut said...

NO snow, more like summer weather here in SoCal. Last week I was just wearing my winter workout clothes and I can't believe this week I could be running at the beach.

I've dusted off my slow cooker so now I will be cooking with it. Such a time saver. Thanks for the recipe.

Dawn Dishes It Out said...

Perfect recipe for all that cold weather!!

Danielle said...

No, shame coon this weekend?? good to hear!!!

Melissa said...

Wow...you've had some crazy run-ins! Pyscho peeps!
Again, congrats on the win! That is so exciting!
Nice looking recipe!

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