You see, I usually plan on seeing people, I EXPECT to run into people at Costco. I look forward to it actually. I mean, it's Costco, we're Mormon, it's like second church to us. So, I've run into quite a few people over the years. But, I've also gone MANY times and not seen anyone I knew. Apparently the secret is...Friday afternoon.
So today, after a particularly good butt kicking by my buddy Bob Harper in a Biggest Loser exercise DVD (I highly reccommend it), I took a shower, TRIED to salvage something out of my horrifically bad hair and got the kids together for a Costco run. We HAD to get out of the house, we needed somewhere to go, or something to do. So, Costco it was. I shoulda known things were off when I had to stop and change Max's poopy diaper in the car in the parking lot. Oh, for the record, Max has a double ear infection, so the medicine is making him a little poopy if you will. So, BOOM, walking up the parking lot, right off the bat I see one of my best friends parents. I haven't seen the Brinsons in like 7 years. And before that it had been about 7 years. So, hey there old friends, how ARE ya? It was a pleasant chat in the lot and then we were off to "shop".
Right there in the cheese aisle is Connie and Crystal. Connie is the Mom of Crystal and my other friend Mindy. I was TIGHT with Connie back in the day, and I've only seen her about 3 times in the last 15 years or so. So, strike twosy! Oh, and for the record, sample day was SUCKY! The girls and I were let down. hahaha
Well, now it's time to do our ritual lunch, we're sitting there, enjoying the delish food that is offered at this fine establishment. Well, I opted for the salad today, so no pizza. Anyway, I got up to check on Max, 'cause he was fussing, and LO and BEHOLD, it's a former student of mine and her Mom. I haven't seen them in about 3 years. CRAZY! We stood and chatted for awhile, they got to meet the kiddies, and the whole time all I could think was....my hair looks like crap and I have food in my teeth. So uncomfortable. Ah well, what ya gonna do.
I also saw another guy out in the parking lot, Jeff, but didn't bother to say hi. I'm lame like that. Oh, and let me just RANDOMLY throw in here that whilst in Disneyland, walking along I look over and see Mike Jensen. I've seen him TWICE in the 20 years since highschool. I had it BAD for him in highschool. Oh so funny to think about. Anyway, how random, just hey Mike Jensen, what's up in Disneyland. But, I digress.
So yeah, moral of the story is, I care too much about how I look in public. No one else gives a flying freak about it, so why should I? But, I do. The end. And on that note, I'll leave you with a few pics of our lunchy.
Sweet, SWEET Max, just kickin it in his car seat in the cart. He'd already eaten his bottle while we strolled around.
Oh yes, you're seeing it right. Maggie IS wearing her Valentine finery on her head. She put it on before we left, and who am I to argue with such delightful fashion sense? This was her FIRST time getting to actually hold the hotdog and go to town. She was well pleased.
Brooklyn with her 1/2 of the dog. Cute picture, if you like ketsupy hot dog pictures.
This is how we do it. Maggie stays contained in the cart, Brooklyn gets her side of the bench, and I get mine. That HUGE salad was quite tastey, and the girls helped me eat a bunch of it. Maggie kept leaning over the side and totally skyffing tomatos and chicken. She really loves herself a good salad. And for that, I really love her.
So, that's my story...Costco = seeing lots of people = make sure your hair looks good.