It’s the week before Halloween! Things are going so well, I don’t even need a “bothered” list — it’s just slippery wet all the way, baby.
The 27th Annual Caesar Salad Competition. Last Friday night, Eric and I went to what I just call “Caesarfest” in Houston. After we went last year, we both wanted to make it an annual tradition date night and I was so glad we could make it again this year. This year, the salads were even more creative, especially the Caesar salad gelato. (Creative, yes. Tasty? Um, it was edible but I wouldn’t keep it in my freezer. Combining two of my favorite things always sounds like a good idea, but Caesar and gelato is like chocolate sauce and sex — just…don’t.) I also tried four new foods while at the competition: a whole anchovy, a whole sardine, duck meat, and quail eggs! The open bar was nice too. It was just such a funny, happy, delicious date night outing!
Corporate Thriller. Every Halloween, all the teams at Eric’s company choose a theme and then wear costumes and decorate their area for a competition. This year, they decided to go as the dancing zombies from Michael Jackson’s “Triller” video — and Eric got tasked with choreography. Which means I got called in to help. Now, let me be clear: neither Eric nor I can really dance. We both actively avoid it at weddings or parties. However, we can follow basic choreography and, apparently, we can create basic choreography. The plan was to create a dance that was reminiscent of “Thriller” that was still short and simple enough that a bunch of engineers could learn to do it. I called it “Corporate Thriller.” Last night we spent a few hours watching the video over and over, picking out the most iconic parts, and then making them more apropos for your everyday engineer. By midnight, we had a not-too-shabby dance made up of ten 8-counts. Once we have practiced it enough to really have it down, maybe I’ll make a video of us doing it. Maybe.
CHICAGO! I leave tonight and I am just so excited! Last night when I was packing, I was so happy as I took out my cold-weather clothes (and amazed at what great condition each item is in since I only get to wear them a couple times each year). I can’t wait to see my best friends and family, get outside in the cool air in a walkable city, host my imaginary friend meet-up, go for a couple outdoor runs, and put on my Halloween costume!
That’s all I got — what’s making you hot today?