Friday, July 29, 2011

25 Days of Jack: Day Three

I think the first time I ever went to the Olive Garden was when I was fourteen years old.  I could be wrong, of course, seeing as the human memory is not an infallible thing.  Especially mine.  I was just there yesterday and I can't even remember what it was I ordered.  Carbonara something... no, Ravioli Chicken something...  maybe a taco?  Who knows.  I did eat a lot of breadsticks, got good and fat, and enjoyed the conversation with Michelle.

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!


Rocio Lewis said...

i think you should have some chilean food in one of your 25 days of Jack! just

Joaquin the Chihuahua said...

good idea!! :)

Mishqueen said...

Have I told you my two favorite jokes from when I was little?

1) What's brown and sticky?

A stick!

The second one is very visual and not at all pc!
2) Why did the girl fall out of the swing?

Because she had no arms!

(now, do you still think it was a good idea to ask people for their jokes? lol!)

Joaquin the Chihuahua said...

Ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!


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