Monday, October 29, 2007

If You Can't Have Summer, Fall's the Next Best Thing...

Hello dear friends! It's Monday night and it's time to update the blog! Last week was good for both of us - work was busy and productive, I got good midterm exam scores back, Brent enjoyed an unexpected Quesadilla Verde from his favorite restaurant, Chile Verde, and we had a very fun weekend. On Friday night we went to a Halloween party at our friends Michael and Casey's cute house in Broad Ripple. Thanks for all your input (uh-hum, Ashley and Mom, the only 2 who responded!!) on our costumes. The vote was unanimous and we dressed as Dwight and Angela from The Office. See below. Strangely enough, I just kept wearing the dress I wore to work that day...hmmm. As one co-worker pointed out, Angela is more about the sour-puss mannerisms, and her clothes aren't really what makes her Angela. Phew. Brent was a great Dwight and he carried Schrute bucks in his pocket. "Here, take this and redeem it for an extra 0.01 seconds of lunch time. Enjoy."

Dwight, Angela, and Sprinkles the Frozen Cat

We didn't stay super long at the party because we had to gear up for an early morning of Purdue tailgating the next day!! WOO!!! Brent's friend Justin took our extra ticket and enjoyed brats, hot chocolate with peppermint Schnapps, and some cornhole with us. There is nothing like eating 2 bratwursts before 11:00 a.m. Manna from heaven. Purdue beat Northwestern and is now 7-2. On a side note, on of the Silver Twins (that's not a technical term) who wears the silver cape and parades out there with the Golden Girl got engaged right below us, which was pretty entertaining. Another side note: the people whose seats are right behind us have spent the entire season yelling things like "YEEEEAAAA BABBBY, WWWOOOO, SPICK SPACK (what does that even mean, honestly)" and commenting that their work league runs this play better and that Purdue must have gotten that play from their playbook. Yeah Uncle Ricco, and you probably would have thrown the winning pass in 1987 if they just would have left you in for the play, right? We're glad we're getting new seats next year.
Mom and Dad stopped for dinner on their way home from Effingham Saturday night. Since the wait at Scotty's is always the equivalent to your lifetime, we headed across the street to Claddagh. Our food was excellent and it's always good to see Bob and Big Lou...and share in livin' the dream with them.
Last interesting tidbit - we ordered a treadmill and Brent went to pick it up tonight. I wish you could have seen us manuever it up the staircase into the guestroom. Brent says we left a hole in the wall - I hope he's exaggerating.

I'll leave you with some pictures from the weekend and of our picturesque fall scene at the house (Not quite...but a few mums, a witch, and a pumpkin are better than nothing. We would have had two pumpkins, but someone smashed one on Friday night. Little twerps!)
Brent: Doesn't like this game...he said "YOU!" for the third week in a row. I told him to pick something else, so he said, "Pizza King!" If I have truly made it higher than Pizza King on his list, well that alone is something to be thankful for. The man loves his pizza. :)
Lindsey: Our good health, memories of times with family and friends, and all of the exciting things waiting for us
P.S. - I just checked out the hole. No exaggeration necessary.

A prized fall purchase - check out the birds!

With Adam and Justin

Larry and the boys

Isn't she cute? Too bad she doesn't scare away pumpkin squashers...


The Bigelows said...

great blog this week linds! i enjoyed every part of it :)

Rachel said...

I love the witch! I am laughing out loud at my desk right now at that picture of Brent as Dwight.
PS Next time you have a poll, I promise I will respond! :-)
PPS I am secretly very excited that we will be on your blog next week.