Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Take me out to the ball game..(and bring lots of money for food)

If you follow me on Instagram, you know I was pretty excited about a certain pretzel over the weekend...


Really, it was all about the cheese though. That little cup of cheese that cost $2.75 itself. And I can't forget to give a special shoutout to the man who prepared it for me, who spilled it all over the sides of the cup as he ladled it in, and then handed it over to me with a warning that "careful, it's hot!" Yes it was hot. And messy. But so delicious that once I finished the pretzel I ate the rest with my little finger like an animal.

Anyways, the reason behind the pretzel.  

On Saturday, we went to watch the Astros play the Detroit Tigers. It was with some of Johns work people, and originally was supposed to be "guys night" but then it became 2 wives allowed haha. I'm not really a sporty kind of girl, but I married into a family of Tigers fans, so I try. When John told me I was going, I was like "Ok cool!" but really thinking, what am I going to wear? (any other ladies feel me?!) And then I remembered the hot dogs, and I forgot the outfit and just got really excited about the hot dogs. I always end up getting a stomach ache after these kinds of events because I over do it. But that's the point right? 


But really, it was kind of about the outfit. When I was getting ready I was telling John all about how sporty was my favorite Spice Girl (mostly because she wore high pony tails could do a back handspring.) Even if I'm not "sporty" I like to always look like I'm a cool chick who could just casually drop in at a baseball game. And I'm obsessed with baseball style t-shirts, I have a ton. The skirt however, might have been a bad idea because I kept seat jumping between the two rows we were in haha. 


 But anyways, back to more important things. I wasn't paying much attention to the game, I'll be honest, so I can't really say how it was. But I can talk about all the funny little stories that happened, which in my opinion is always more interesting.

I offered to drive, because I am the best (wife ever). Have I ever mentioned that I hate driving downtown Houston? I HATE DRIVING DOWNTOWN HOUSTON! I was expecting it to be really bad on a Saturday night, but it wasn't horrible actually. No one honked at me and made me cry, and I didn't miss any turns. So not bad at all. But parking was another story. We thought we knew where to park...but you know when you're driving in a busy city and once you miss it you just have to keep turning down one ways and find something else because you know you'll never make it back to that one spot? We pulled into one garage and the man working it was so nice at first, until we said we didn't have cash, only credit, and he turned from nice to demanding that we back out immediately. And maybe we were being a little picky, because you don't just park in any sketchy parking lot for a sporting event with plates from the opposing teams state...but we did eventually find something, and at that point didn't even care that it was a mile away or that we were probably paying 4x what we could have. 


The weathers actually cooled down here a bit since I went on my last rant, but I was still happy to find that it was an indoor stadium. It felt a little weird though to be at a baseball game that wasn't outside. But I don't think I would have lasted 3 hours under the blazing hot sun, so I was thankful for it. Also, it's called "Minute Maid" Stadium, but I did not see any minute maid!! Shouldn't there have been an orange juice stand somewhere?! For smoothies! I would have totally gone for a smoothie.



(Funny story. When the woman came out to sing the National Anthem, she belted out "God bless America".....and then went, "oops sorry! I got excited." She totally started singing the wrong song haha. She recovered very well though.)

It was pretty cool though so see some familiar things though, like people wearing Tigers apparel. I felt the urge to want to like high-five anyone wearing the Detroit 'D' and say "HEY I'M FROM MICHIGAN!!" But I controlled myself. We had pretty good seats right behind the Tigers dugout, and it was definitely the closest I've ever been at a game, so I got to see the guys reaaal close. I kept asking who the best guys were, so during the game we were googling how much money all the players made. When John told me some guy made 29 million A YEAR, I was like "whoa, we are so close to millionaires right now!"

Something I really, really hate about going to sporting events or concerts though, is that you are so close to people! I got out of my seat about 10 times, at least, and every time I would apologize profusely at the people who had to stand up. Like, "sorrysorrysorrysorry!" And the guy sitting in front of us, kept getting really angry for some reason and thought that John was "with" the friend he was sitting by, and would say things like "you guys exchange phone numbers yet?" It was really very weird and confusing, haha.

By the time the game actually started, I was starving. I originally was all about getting a hot dog, but once I saw the hot pretzels there was no looking back. I also got a bag of peanuts which I ate all of and completely covered myself in shells in the process.


John ate one for me instead. These are covered in sauerkraut, which I didn't even know he liked, haha. I was taking some pictures of the man making the food and as we were about to walk away, he came up to me and said "excuse me miss" and I was like "... um yes?" And he goes, "you're gonna want to save that picture of me because I'm gonna be famous. I'm a chef!" And I was like "Cool!!! I'm making a memory of your face right now." ...Could I be any more awkward? The things I say when someone catches me off guard are so embarassing. 

Speaking of awkward. I was in line getting more beers when I heard this voice from behind me go..."so is Faith a child's name or a religious thing?" (tattoo on the back of my neck) and I was thinking about just pretending that I didn't hear him, but instead I spit out my usual answer "Oh, I hate that" and tried not to make eye contact. Haha. If I haven't told the people in my life enough yet, DON'T GET TATTOOS! Just don't do it. Unless you want to spend the rest of your life answering if your child's name is Faith, or being forced to name a child Faith to get everyone to shut up.

Ah, okay sorry about that rant. I get all worked up about tattoos. Back to my 7-course meal.


I know I swore off sweets, and I was totally going to stick to that plan, but since I wasn't drinking I needed something to do (lols). This thing was huge! I was literally spilling spoonfuls of ice onto my lap trying to eat it, but after the peanut shell shower it didn't really matter.

Then as if the world isn't small enough, even in Texas, it turns out my sister was at the game too! Which doesn't surprise me, because she's actually cooler than me, and I should have known she might be there with Detroit being in town. And she wasn't too far from us! But she was with a bunch of her work people and I was with Johns, so we never got a chance to meet up. But she did keep me informed on what was going on in the game, which was good because I had no idea baseball bats were flying around.




She invited us to go out with her afterwards, but we didn't even make it until the end of the game. It went way longer than expected, and after we had been gone for almost 5 hours, I started to get paranoid about Teddy, and was threatening John and his friend that I was going to leave them there. But I think that's one of the best things about having Ted now though. We have a reason to go home. Going back home and cuddling in bed with Ted is way better than any night out I've ever had. Seriously! Also, it was time to go because that angry old man in front of us was getting really upset now and was standing up asking if they needed a pen to "exchange phone numbers" so I wanted to get them out of there before it got weird, haha.

 I don't really think either of them cared we left early though, and John was being soo hilarious on the walk back to the car. I have quite a few videos of him actually, but I won't share ;) When we got to the parking garage, the door to the lobby was locked but there was this little intercom, so John was pressing it over and over again going "Help me." Which I thought was so funny because that's what he does in the mornings when Ted is all over him and licking his face. "Help me" haha. Maybe not funny to anyone else, I know. But some nice security guard eventually let us in and, of course I thanked him many, many times.


And then back at home, this happened. Because we didn't eat enough already ;)


x.

16 comments:

  1. It sounds like a really fun day! My husband and I are on a mission to visit every baseball stadium in the country...he loves baseball. So, we are doing 2/year right now. I love exploring all the different food options! And I've kinda become obsessed with the Instagram account @mlbfood. haha!

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    1. That is a good idea! I've only been to a few, but they really are all unique! And OMG following them now haha

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  2. That guy making comments about the phone number thing sounds like a total crazypants weirdo. My favorite part about sporting events is the food for sure. And I definitely always struggle with what to wear. The last one we went to we had been having super hot days and suddenly this evening was freezing and started raining. So I was sooo cold but I NEEDED soft serve so I suffered through the chill of it. And I never pay attention either. The roof at the Mariners stadium is retractable so when it started raining they closed it, which took about five minutes and during that time I didn't look at the game at all, I just stared fascinated as it closed. Haha!

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    1. Hahaha, the stadium we were in was actually cold too and I was totally shivering eating the snow cone, but I HAD to have it! I use it as a total excuse to eat everything bad. I was kind of hoping it would open after the sun went down, just to see how it worked! But it didn't..

      xo

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  3. Lol. This reminded me of the book "if you give a mouse a cookie." Sounds about like me at sporting events! Lol. Speaking of tattoos, I caught someone on the elevator craning their neck to read the one on my foot and I finally said "it says love laugh love, I can always tell when people are reading it because they hold their neck in this really ridiculous position." Haha I think I embarrassed him but oh well. I wish I had never gotten the dang thing but I don't regret it (if that makes any sense). If that's the dumbest thing I ever do, I will gladly take it! Haha. Also, I love a good pretzel--those look delicious!

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    1. Hahaha John loves so say that.."if you give a mouse a cookie." That is perfect lol. And I know, the tattoo thing is so annoying. I have one on my foot too and I don't think anyone has ever asked about that one, but the neck and the one on my wrist, I've had to answer like a million questions. But you're right, if thats the dumbest thing I've ever done, then that's not too bad ;) It's just ink right.

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  4. hahahahaha love this and SO jealous of that pretzel. I love them so much. Seriously sounds like my kind of game, aka lots of food :) 7 course meal hahaha Sounds like it was super fun! I don't have a tattoo but if I ever got one I would want it behind my ear or a wedding ring one. I just thing the wedding ring ones are so cool!! But yeah sounds like you guys had an awesome time!! That's so funny your sister was there, too. small world! And why was that guy so weird about John and his friend?? Was he drunk? haha so weird! I would have been like uhh.... I'm his wife so he doesn't like dudes stop asking. Well probably wouldn't have said that but I would have thought it! and by the way now I NEED pizza. looks so good right now.
    xo Candace

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    1. Behind the ear is kind of cute, but I would still say DONT DO IT! You're too cute the way you are. And no I don't think that old man was drunk..just cranky lol. I was sitting up front, and I heard him ask if they had each others number and I was just confused like thought maybe he was trying to be friends, but no, he like really hated them. And I swear they weren't being overly obnoxious or anything! But yes..pizza is always good. Especially at 11pm lol. xo

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  5. Oh gosh girl your outfit was on point for the game - so sporty chic!! So funny that you didn't know your sister was at the game!! Sounds like the best day - ending with pizza! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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  6. I love baseball games - we always went to the games whenever the Tigers were in Chicago and honestly, sometimes there were more Detroit people than Chicagoans! But the fooood, so good. I could totally go for a pretzel with cheese right about now... Oh, and the best part of every day is going home to the pups ;)

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    1. I was so surprised by how much Detroit/Tigers stuff I saw! It really felt like "home" once in a while. Except I had no idea that baseball stadiums could be covered because I'm used to places like MI, IL, NY where they are all outside!

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  7. oh my gosh what a fun time. i never pay attention to games when we go, the drinking and eating is the highlight for me. i have a tattoo on the back of my neck as well, but it's not in english and people are always asking me what it means. so annoying haha. love your outfit!

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    1. If someone would have told me that before I got a tattoo that everyone would ask about it, I might have gotten a different word on my neck...just kidding, I was 20 and stupid and wouldn't listen to anyone lol.

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  8. I'm still jealous of this pretzel, 3 days later haha! Sporting events are the best places for food, if they didn't serve pretzels and hotdogs and everything else unhealthy I'm not sure you'd ever get me to one. How did you not see your sister? I would totally have taken that chance to be able to walk around, I have such trouble sitting through baseball games, they're just so long! And that story is so weird about the man, I feel like I would have eventually been like I'm confused are you trying to help them network because I'm his wife and I'm right here. People are odd.

    xx,
    Susie

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    1. Oh my god, if there was no food I would be like SEE YA! Hahah and I have no idea about that man, it was just one of those things that was happening and we were like "is this real?" and kind of ignoring.

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