Friday, July 29, 2011
25 Days of Jack: Day Three
I paid seventeen dollars including the tip. That I remember.
But yes, I think I was fourteen because that was how old you had to be to go to Church dances. Every year we would drive a couple of hours in the Mayhoffers' Suburban to Colorado Springs, Colorado (from our tiny ward in La Junta) and go to a tri-stake youth activity called The Best of Especially for Youth. It was what the Mormons refer to as a "devotional", and if you aren't or have never been LDS this is probably a lot of confusing gobbledygook. I apologize. Just know that all the teens would get together, listen to motivational speakers, and then afterwards we would have a big dance!
It really was a lot of fun. But the best part was going to Olive Garden. My family didn't go out to eat much, let alone a "fancy" place like Olive Garden. But the Mayhoffer family, who tended to be our chaperones to a lot of these events, were quite fond of the place so it soon became a tradition. We would always eat at Olive Garden between the devotional and the dance. I ordered a lot of Fettuccine Alfredo back then. Now I order things like the Chicken Ravioli Taco Something with a side of Guacamole. I think. Gosh, what in the world did I order?
It was freaking delicious whatever it was.
Moving on, yesterday's button went out to a coworker and friend named Wes. This is my 36th move! Yikes! Today's opportunity to win a 1-inch Joaquin the Chihuahua button is by posting a funny joke in the comments below. If it makes me laugh, you will win!