Friday, October 05, 2007

Proving I am No Vegetarian

Last night I convinced The Funasaurus that our counters were just too gross to clean and then cook and that we absolutely MUST go out to dinner, instead of making something quick at home and then writing the thank-you notes like we swore we would do. (I swore I would still do some when we got home.) I vetoed all the fast food options, saying that we needed to eat something a little lighter and more nutritious. So we end up at a nice-ish restaurant, and The Funasaurus orders salmon with green beans and carrots and I order a half pound burger. With extra cheese. And cheesy mashed potatoes as my side.

“I don’t fault you, cheeseburgers are the most fabulous food ever,” began The Funasaurus, “I just didn’t realize large chunks of red meat fell into the ‘light and nutritous’ category…” I did not reply, because I was busy shoveling it into my face as fast as it would go. But rest assured, I thought hateful thoughts.

I polished that huge section of cow right off. It was the weirdest craving, but I felt extremely satisfied. And I did write a couple of thank-you notes last night, and told The Funasaurus I would just jog extra hard in the morning.

Naturally, when the alarm went off at 6:45 I immediately turned it off and cuddled The Funasaurus in a compromising position so that his attempts at getting up to go jog were quite short-lived. We slept in until 7:30, at which point I wandered downstairs and made myself some cereal.

The Funasaurus and I looked at each other very seriously, and said, “We will definitely go jogging tomorrow.” (HA! It’s Saturday! Damn dirty lies!)

Anyone want to take bets on if we make it? I will bet you a large steak with a side of fries.

9 comments:

audrey said...

Oh my gosh, my mouth is watering over your burger and mashed potatoes. Yum!

Diane said...

I like the idea of being a vegetarian . . . in theory. In reality, I never quite make it there

Angela said...

Oh, I really want a cheeseburger now... why is everyone talking about food today? This is not the way to help me appear svelte and waiflike in one month and three weeks!

Leah said...

Oooooo, if you jog tomorrow, I will go with you. Hey, we could even jog to Udi's and have a nice, big breakfast.

Let me know if you guys are free anytime in the next few weeks so we can do dinner or something.

meno said...

I had a big old rare steak for dinner last night. God, it was fabulous. I was at the restaurant chewing on the bone when the Mister looked at me and i realized that i was acting like a cave woman.

Then i decided i didn't care and went back to chewing on the bone.

hamiam said...

Hehehe....you are such a Colorado married chick.

Me too...

v said...

You're all enablers! Lol.

Seriously though, how about a healthy side next time ... to balance the cheeseburger.

And salmon is very delicious.

Though, kudos to you for vetoing all the fast food options, which would have been significantly unhealthier.

M-M-M-Mishy said...

I fully support you, your dinner choices, your exercise regime, and your dirty tactics against The Funasaurus.

Pauline said...

reading this at breakfast time and rummaging in the freezer for some hamburger and fries...