So, Friday I went to a body pump class at the gym and a 40 minute cardio workout!! Not bad for someone on holiday huh??? After that Lisa & I went to get me a mobile phone SIM card, my new number is 1 509 392 9101!! I also got the forms to fill out for my bank account - went to the supermarket (they yanks know how to go BIG...), and pretty much chilled out!! Mike arrived home on Friday night, and it was good to see him & catch up!! Lisa made us Salmon burgers for dinner - someone really needs to import those guys to SA, they were amazing!! Anyway, still under the influence of the JETLAG, so again, was in bed by 9pm - tried to force myself to read a little, and woke up at 10:30pm still holding my book!!! I persevere!! Anyway, Saturday was kinda cool!!! I took Rourk for a really long walk in the morning ~ I am his new best friend at the moment!!! Then I spent the rest of the day at the mall shopping!!! Yipee ~ in my element I was!! So many nice things to buy, and so not enough $$$ I could have gone moggy, but have to excercise a bit of self control if I want my $$$ to last til the end of July!!! It started snowing again in the afternoon - I had plans to meet up with Heather (a friend of Lisa's), and we were hitting the night life!!! Mike dropped me off at her house at about 7pm, and we headed out to this bar called the "BoneFish" - pretty upmarket kinda bar with clientele in their 30s ~ we met up with 2 other girlfriends of Heathers, and had a couple of drinks there - OMG, the drinks are very strong over here!!! I had 1 G&T, and it was so strong, I had to force myself to finish it, I then ordered a Georgia Peach Martini - sooooo strong!!! I was already off my face from the G&T, but all good fun!!! :) One of Heather's friends, Lisa is dating this guy called Dean who plays in a band, and they had a gig on at this other place called the PUB, in Kennewick - so we headed on over there at about 9pm. There was a $5.00 cover charge, and we were in!! the band started at around 9ish... there was rum & coke on special at $3.25, so I ordered one of those, and thank goodness, it was drinkable... went down quite smoothly actually... so there was this girl there having her hen night, and she was having a really great time... then her fiance arrives at the same place with his stag party, and there is this girl all over the stag ~ thankfully the bride didn't see it, but her friends did, and they gave the stag a hefty bashing, and kicked the other girl out of the place - was quite something to see!! The rest of the people were all kinda weird sort of... some of the guys wore cowboy hats (so funny), and actually it was quite good to see people just getting down and have a really good time - I guess it's a small town, so people don't dress up that much, and no airs and graces, but pretty much down to earth - So, Heather had had a really big night the night before, so by 11pm she was ready to go home..... I was so impressed with myself for still being awake at that time - Mike came to fetch me from Heathers, and we were home by 11.30pm ~
Thankfully I managed to sleep in til about 9.30ish the next morning ~ Lisa went off to gym, but I was in no shape to go and do a work out - those drinks were a lot stronger than I'd realised, and was feeling a bit under the weather!! I climbed back into bed for another 40winks, and then got cleaned up to go to Chris' place for the BIG TIME SUPERBOWL ~ the biggest sporting event in the USA. Chris is Lisa & Mikes neighbour.. he lives a couple of house down the road... So, the New York Giants were playing the New England Patriots ~ Mike filled me in on how the game works, and it was quite interesting, but far too many intervals - the game doesn't really get going like a game of rugby.. Chris was a very good host, and had all kinds of typically american snacks ~ this really awesome cheesy/chilli dip called QUESO!!! really good - you scoop it with taco chips, and it is WOW!!! then he also made this ranch dip with carrott sticks etc ~ spicy buffalo wings ~ and a really 'HOT' Elk (like Raindeer) pot roast - Yikes ~ it was like eating a whole bunch of chillies - he put about 30 Jalepenos into it, and Lisa & I couldn't eat it.... Then he also made home made brownies - really yummy!!
So the superbowl started at 3pm, and they play 4 quarters of 15 minutes each but with all the stopping and starting, the whole game took 3 hours!!! Finally got home around 7pm-ish, so stuffed from all the snacking all day, watched the new series of HOUSE, and crashed by 10pm!!!
So tonight Thea & Gary (Lisa's mom & her husband) are coming over for dinner ~ I am making a potroast under Lisa's supervision - she has this really awesome recipe, and the whole house smells devine - it takes about 3-4 hours to cook, so started it just after lunch ~ hmmm smells good!!!
Ok, gotta go check on the pot roast now, so will catch up tomorrow!!