Thursday, May 11, 2006

This Moment Brought to you by Matt and Erika

I'm not going to post about my car. I know - I'll give you a moment to recover from that. All you need to know is that I still don't have it and I vehemently hate it. Instead this post is about one of those moments - the ones that couples have that are unique to that couple and reaffirm just exactly why you love this person so much, when you say to yourself, Oh that's so typical of Matt [or insert your significant other's name here], and that's the kind of stuff that made me fall in love with him.

Matt's parents live in Sacramento, which is a boring (albeit scenic) 2 hour drive from Reno (and despite what that sentence may have led you to believe, this post is not about the drive so the fact that it's boring and scenic is terribly irrelevant). This is the time of year where the strawberries in California are the ripest and yummiest and are considerably easy to come by - you can't throw a rock without hitting a wooden shack (I'm tempted to call them kiosks) selling strawberries. When we went out to Sacramento last weekend to visit Matt's grandma, his mom had bought us a pallet of these mouth-wateringly delicious strawberries, which is a LOT of strawberries. Undoubtedly, I love these strawberries, but they go bad fast, so suddenly you're hard pressed to stuff your face with them or else risk wasting food. In short, I love them, but not THAT much.

Matt's parents are coming out to Reno this weekend, and since I don't possess the ability to say no to Matt's mom, she informed us she'll be bringing out another pallet of strawberries for us regardless that we're barely even halfway through the first pallet. UGH. It's hard to stomach all these strawberries - I think the only fruit I could eat indefinitely would be raspberries - so we've started making strawberry shakes, and Matt makes a really good strawberry shake. Ice-cream shop quality.

On Tuesday, Matt decided he wanted a strawberry shake so I asked him to make me one, too since he was making one for himself anyway. He asked me if I would mind making them and I declined for two reasons: 1. He's way better at making them, and 2. I was watching House. I'd just as soon go strawberry-shakeless than miss a second of House. And I told him so, so begrudginly he got up to make shakes, saying, "Fine, I'll make you a shake, but it's going to be a small one." I told him that was fine, I didn't want a huge one anyway.

Matt makes the shakes, I crank up the surround sound when the blender is going and huff and moan because I can't hear what smart ass remarks Dr. House is making to his patients, Matt turns off the blender and tells me it's too loud and to turn it down. This goes on until Matt finishes the shakes and then hands me - he's so silly, God do I love him - a shot glass filled with strawberry shake. "That's all you get. I said I was making you a small one."


Blogger Blaez said...


Thats great :)

I miss married life.

5/11/2006 10:36 AM

Anonymous christy said...

HEE HEE! Silly boys. :)

5/11/2006 11:08 AM

Blogger Britt said...

HEHE!!! Boys crack me up!!!

5/11/2006 4:35 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is hilarious. Sounds like something I would do to my husband. :-) If it had a shot with it then it was worth it. :-)

5/11/2006 4:56 PM

Blogger Courtney said...

Ha what a goofball. I bet it was a good shot though.

5/11/2006 11:25 PM

Anonymous Jennifer said...

Thats something Trey would do to me. lol. And I love love love House. The last episode was kind of boring I think... actually, I dont really remember the last episode sice I've been so drugged up the last week, but I some how remember something about it being boring? I dunno! Maybe I didnt even watch it and I THOUGHT I did. haha.

5/12/2006 9:20 AM

Blogger Alli said...

I can give you the quickest recipe for Freezer Jam in the WORLD! Your soon to be mother-in-law would think you were oh so domestic and you'd be the damn happiest girl come Christmas time when you had homemade gifts AND fresh tasting strawberries in WINTER!

Oh yes, and this is Alli, formerly Popcorntree. I didn't die and I just found you again! I'm at I'm married to my sweet new man and having a baby in 12 weeks. We need to catch up!

5/12/2006 2:35 PM


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