Friday, November 21, 2008

Mama's Late Night Out on the Town

Before I give you any other details, I'm going to tell you how freaking late it was when I got home tonight from my little night out. You might wanna sit down because you are not going to believe this, people.

I got home at 9:30. 9:30 P. frickin' M. I can't even stay up that late to watch Law and Order: SVU most nights. I'm so proud! Woo - woo! *raises the roof a few times*

So, before I leave, Dennis gets home, we chat for a bit, I hand over the baby, and I'm out the door. I hop in the car and Darius Rucker begins to sing to me as I back out of the driveway. We're off to a good start. I crank the volume up a few notches, and start singin' along.

I arrive at the mall, and before I go anywhere else - I stop at Sonic. It's America's Drive-In, in case you weren't aware. Except if you're in the mall. I do not recommend driving in to Sonic when it's stationed at a shopping mall. So, my late night out on the town began with some much anticipated Tater Tots.

No, we're not talking this kind of tots:

No cold, mushy, only-half-way-cooked school cafeteria tater tots that will later be stuffed into the side zipper pocket of your MC Hammer pants. There will be none of that on this night of nights.

This - THIS is what I'm talkin' about.

Good old fashioned Sonic tater tots in all of their greasy, salty goodness. So stinkin' freshly made that I actually burned my tongue. I don't even care. They were so good. Let's not forget the Lemon Berry Cream Slush, either. I place my order and walk over to the cushy chairs in front of the fireplace. The Christmas decorations are all up, but the damn fireplace wasn't on! You've gotta be kidding me! I didn't let it ruin my evening, though.

I sit back and sink into the cushy chair, and then proceed to spill part of my drink on my shirt. Bright pink spillage. Lovely. I think to myself, "If it's not baby snot or spit-up, I guess it had to be the cream slush. Even without the baby here, I manage to ruin a perfectly clean shirt in public." Oh well, I didn't let that get to me, either.

After I savored my treat, I head on over to Hallmark to get a little somethin' for a good friend of mine whose surprise birthday party I would be attending approximately 45 minutes after I popped the last tot. I got a her a funny little book about motherhood and picked out a cute bag to put it in - I just love to make presents look cute when I give them. It's who I am.

So, after that, I decide to head back to my cushy chair to get her gift ready and write her a quick note to go with it. Well, be still my heart if there isn't a Children's Place store right in front of me. Well, well, well. That little chunk of paradise wasn't there the last time I was at the mall (let's remember I don't get out much, okay?) I just had to go in there. I must tell you that I excercised uncanny restraint. I cannot even begin to describe the level of cuteness that was contained in that store - and the sales - oh my goodness, the sales! But, good little me, I walked out the door with a clearance headband - just 1.49, thankyouverymuch. It may not fit Kaylee's head until she's 2, but oh well.

It's rather cute - see for yourself!

After this fun little purchase, I set off for the surprise party, and I had myself a real good time. My friend was just thrilled about her surprise, and I enjoyed spending some time with other adults - just laughing and having a good time. Although, I will tell you that I was rather pissed that the restaurant would not make me a cheese and pepperoni calzone. I'm a very particular eater, and excuse me for not wanting olives and other disgusting food items in my dinner. Apparently these so-called calzones are prepared ahead of time. Stupid idea if there ever was one. I was so certain that what I wanted was the calzone that I didn't even come up with a Plan B. So, I got a quickly chose Frito pie, which turned out to be surprisingly delicious.

I never made it to Target or JC Penney, but I did almost hit a small family of javelinas (say it like have-a-leenas). In case you don't know what that is, it's a wild pig that's uglier than sin. It was sort of like this. Only it was dark, there were 4, and I don't drive an SUV.

Anyway, I managed to make it home without hitting one of these fine beasts. I even got some top-secret hip-hop time in the car with J-Lo...."I'm still, I'm still Jenny from the block. Used-ta have a little, now I have a lot. I'm still, I'm still Jenny from the block." Yeah, yeah, what up homes.

Tomorrow I plan to do some work around the house and then we'll do some sort of family activity that has yet to be determined. BUT! I will be going to the gym to get buff at some point, and on my way home, you can bet your bottom dollar I'll be stopping at Target and Penney's, and yes - I'll take my sweet time and enjoy every minute of it.


April said...

Only a Mom wouldn't let a spill on her shirt BEFORE a surprise birthday mess up her night out. Glad you had fun.

Al and Ruth and Noelle said...

I'm going to have to get some tots now, thankyouverymuch. Sonic should pay you. :)

Glad you had a great time! Do you feel totally rejuvenated now? I agree that it's so important to take just a little bit of time for ourselves and yet it seems like it's the first thing to go when things get busy...

Al and Ruth and Noelle said...

oh, and that headband is ADORABLE!

Jenners said...

Glad you had a good night out. What a typical mom that on YOUR BIG NIGHT OUT you end up stopping at Children's Place and getting something for your kid!!!!!

We don't have a Sonic near us but every time I see one, I always get a ginormous grape slush. Even though I always get 1,000 brain freezes during the course of drinking it, I think they are amazing!

Sera said...

Jenners, are we talking grape SLUSH or grape CREAM slush? That rivals even the lemon berry slush - I've always been a fan of grape-flavored things. And, you know - that didn't even cross my mind about the shopping for my kid on MY night out, but now that you mention it, that is rather ironic.

Ruth, yes! I did feel refreshed when I got home! And, I agree - doing something for ourselves does seem to be the first thing to go, unfortunately. You'rewelcomeverymuch about the tots. Doesn't that picture just make you wants some tots RIGHT NOW?

And, uh, the headband was way too big. Oh well, it's was 1.49 - she can wear once her noggin gets even bigger.

Jennifer said...

Cute headband!! Sounds like you had such a fun time! i feel deprived that I've never been to a Sonic--there aren't any even semi-close to me!

LenaLoo said...

Mmmm Sonicy greasy goodness... Gotta love the tots and the impending heartburn that comes with them! Glad you had a good night out! Givin some SITS comment love!

sassy stephanie said...

Mmmm. Yummy tots. And, to get to have them all to yourself. Awesome! Wear the headband until she is able to!!

Hope you get some rest, after that super late night!!

BPOTW said...

Oh girl, I'd relive that night with you any day. It was all perfect, even the stain on the shirt...a girl's got to stay humble. I've got little stains on all my shirts right at the navel area. Not sure what that's about...

Anyway, we'd try to stretch it to 10pm. Crazy, I know.

And those hog things are ugly.

Sera said...

Maybe you've got a leaky belly button??? Thanks for the link-up on your site, and yes - those hog things are really, really ugly. Although the baby ones are actually kind of cute. They don't look so mean and nasty.

BPOTW said...

Hah! Leaky belly button! Wait, no, that's gross. I think when I'm cooking the grease or butter or something spills right there and I don't notice it so it has a chance to work itself into the being of the fibers. Oh well.