Wet Wednesday

by Rachel on October 26, 2011

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?

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Mel October 26, 2011 at 10:58 am

HAHA @ Corporate Thriller. I’ve done enough Thriller dances to toss in a few easy moves if you need any. (An easy one is walking sideways facing the right, claws up in the air for 4 counts; then switch hands to walk and face the other way).

I’m all registered for Thursday and soo excited to pretend to really know you all!!


2 Carrie @ No More Tomorrows October 26, 2011 at 11:25 am

I had duck when I was in Korea and I LOVED it. Mmm

Hot – well definitely not the weather, it’s snowing big huge chunks of disgusting cold white stuff. That’s on my bothered list. Hot is my chance to spend some time alone and figuring life out.


3 Erica October 26, 2011 at 11:32 am

Yay Chicago! Don’t get too excited for the fall weather… It’s starting to get a little depressing. In Michigan, at least. Or maybe that’s just me. I suppose it wouldn’t be so bad if you only get a few days’ worth for the year. :)


4 Rachel October 26, 2011 at 11:37 am

It never depresses me!!


5 Ashley October 26, 2011 at 12:46 pm

Excited for Thursday! A little nervous since I’ve never been to a class like this before..


6 Rachel October 26, 2011 at 7:20 pm

You look gorgeous Rach. Have a blast in Colorado!


7 Bria @ West of Persia October 26, 2011 at 9:15 pm

Loving your blog, Rachel. So glad I ran across it.

Dance video PLEASE ;-) Sounds like such fun.


8 [SMASH] October 27, 2011 at 9:37 am

Have a great time in Chicago! I’ve always wanted to visit there.

Hardcore craving a ceaser salad. A small Italian place here in Dallas has the best once I’ve ever had.

OMG I would almost pay to see this Corporate Thriller.


9 Kimberly October 28, 2011 at 12:59 am

I am glad you had a great time on your date night. I can’t wait to see the video of you dancing. I can relate a lot with the dancing skills. I am glad that there are simple dance steps that I can execute. God bless on your trip and have great time there in Chicago.


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