So Here’s the Thing…

So here’s the thing: I don’t really like watching football.

I do, however, enjoy everything that comes along with football season. I love parties, tailgating, lazy Sundays and dressing up to support your team. I also really like attending football games because the energy and excitement is contagious and I’m a huge fan of classic stadium food like hot dogs, kettle corn, nachos and oversized draft beer.

When I got home from laying out by the pool this afternoon, I found Ryan and Sadie on the couch taking in the first University of Florida football game of the season.

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Ryan got his MBA at UF and my sister is currently a senior at the university (and is actually at the game today along with my mom and dad).

I really love having football games on in the background at home. For some reason the sounds of a college or NFL game remind me of home and make me feel relaxed. Strange, I know.

While Ryan took in the game, I made us a simple lunch.

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On the menu today:

  • Turkey sandwich with honey mustard and baby greens
  • Sliced apple
  • String cheese

It was a lunch fit for a 5th grader… or a 26-year-old guy and 25-year-old girl. 😉

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Is honey mustard a southern thing? I never heard of it until I moved to Florida and now I absolutely adore it. Honey mustard can seriously transform a sandwich. So tasty!

Now I’m off to shower up before we pile into my car to run some errands and pick up somethin’ special for dinner.

Hope you’re enjoying this holiday weekend so far. 😀

Question of the Afternoon

Are you a football fan?

Blind Date

At lunch today I went on a blind date.

Before you throw eggs at me and send hateful thoughts my way for betraying Ryan, I should probably tell you that the date was with the fabulous Tina of the blog Faith, Fitness, Fun. 😉

Bloggers Unite!

(I guess it wasn’t technically a blind date since I knew who I was meeting, huh?)

Tina is staying in Daytona Beach for the week with her family and drove to Orlando to meet me for lunch at Dexter’s, a restaurant and wine bar located just outside of downtown Orlando.

Though we’ve communicated through our blogs frequently, I’ve never actually met Tina in person. Fortunately I recognized Tina and her adorable baby-bump right away (She’s currently expecting baby number two!).

Tina has the most welcoming smile and we hit it off immediately.

After chatting for a bit, it was time to order. The last time I was at Dexter’s I opted for the create-your-own-sandwich option which was delicious and perfectly filling. I decided to build my own sandwich again and ordered smoked turkey on whole wheat bread with lots o’ veggies and creamy Dijon mustard.

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Bread + Meat + Veggies

I had it pressed, Cuban-style, and loved every bite.

By the time our lunch was over the weather took a turn for the worse and we got soaked running out to our cars. 😦

Returning to work with wet hair was more than worth it though since I got to meet Tina!

Of Possible Interest

Question of the Day

Have you ever been on a blind date? Would you ever go on a blind date?

I’ve never been on one but I think they sound kinda fun! (Of course I won’t be going on any now that I have some bling-bling on my ring finger. 😉 )