Friday, I was going to go with Zach to the REO Speedwagon/Styx concert at Usana, but he ended up having to work too late. Instead, Sean and I went out to dinner. He was craving some Texas Roadhouse, but I wasn't very hungry because I had eaten a huge lunch. We got to the South Towne location a little before 7 PM, but it was already packed. They told us the wait was 45 minutes, but I didn't mind so we put our name on the list and found a seat on some benches at the front door. It was a prime people watching location. Mostly I just picked apart people's outfits in my mind while Sean played his PSP. The wait ended up only being a little over 20 minutes before our number came up on the screen.
This is where the trouble began.
We walked up to the host's booth where there were six employee's standing. Every last one of them was trying to help a guy that had made reservations at the wrong location. Apparently he had a large group he was trying to get seated and didn't understand that there was more than one location. (Duh!) The hosts were going to seat them anyway! I thought that was kind of lame. Meanwhile, Sean and I are just standing there getting ignored and other parties were getting seated while we stood there looking like fools. I was getting pissed and kind of mouthy, so we finally got seated. By the time our server arrived for our drink orders, we had had enough time to decide what we wanted to eat. While waiting for our food, we basically got lap dances from the servers who were doing line dances right up against our table every third song. Not only were the claps and stomps loud and distracting from having an enjoyable time, but who was helping the customers while they were busy getting down with their bad selves? No wonder they were so backed up at getting people seated. After getting our food, we didn't see our server again till she brought us a check. Great service, let me tell you. I'm probably going to resist ever going back there again and you probably shouldn't either.
After dinner, we went down to Jordan Commons to see what movies were playing. There was nothing playing that we wanted to see for a while so we just decided to rent Gladiator because I had never seen it. Funny story, Sean thought of that movie because I was wearing my gladiator sandals that night. Once we got home though, we ended up watching Ocean's Thirteen with Val and Jan. Its was a super fun night.
Saturday, I met Nicole at the pool and hung out there for a few hours. It was so hot, but I loved every minute of it. I got a huge chunk of The Host read. I'm loving it so far! [Nicole and I at the pool]I took a much needed nap after the pool before I met up with Mike and Traci to head to Scott's birthday party. I had a great time hanging out there even though I was one of the small handful of single, non-parents there. We spent the night at Scott and Kelly's.
I woke up to Traci trying to swat a fly with a bug zapper about a foot from my face. Let me tell you, thats a very startling way to wake up. We ate McDonalds for breakfast, which was actually very satisfying, and then got ready to head out for Utah Lake. We spent several hours on the lake wakeboarding, tubing and just hanging out. I got the best air I've ever gotten on a wakeboard and nearly cleared the wake. It was utterly thrilling and I was quite proud of myself. On the tube, I was getting tossed around like a rag doll. At one point I was getting bounced so hard and so high that my legs bounced up and my feet hit me in the back of the head. Another time, I was whipped off the tube a rolled across the top of the water a few times before going under. I was laughing so hard, but oh boy does my back, neck and shoulders hurt today! I also have a little bit of a sunburn today!
After I got home, Sean came over and we actually watched Gladiator. I didn't see the whole thing because I was so exhausted from the weekend that I kept falling asleep.
That was my weekend!
Just a quick side note to all the people coming over from SITS today. Thanks everyone for the comment love! I hope I get a few subscribers out of today! I will be responding to every comment as quickly as I can. They're coming in so fast though, by the time I woke up this morning, my blackberry had 36 new emails, about 90% of them being blog comments! Already I'm at my highest hit count in the past 30 days, and its only noon!
What a great start, right?