Monday, September 05, 2005

Four-Day Weekend Randomness

Wow. What a busy weekend. Went to Salem on Friday and went golfing. Went to Corvallis on Saturday to the OSU-PSU football game. Went up to Washington to go golfing on Sunday. And then stayed in town today and helped demolish my parents deck today. Anyway here are some random thoughts...


Two words I realize I say incorrectly, but do nothing to correct them:

TENNA SHOES-- Tennis shoes. I guess the "S" at the end of tennis gets lost in the mix? And I use this term for all athletic shoes. I don't think I own an actual pair of tennis shoes, but b-ball shoes, running shoes...

McMINIMUM'S-- McMenamin's. A local family chain of cool restaurants, movie theaters, and bars. We actually know the McMenamins, but I always say it wrong, and Houston has called me on in, multiple times.


So I went to QFC, a grocery store, around midnight and bought a) a 12-pack of Pop-tarts and b) a 20-oz Vanilla Coke, the Coke to drink now and the 'tarts for breakfast in the car early in the morning. The check out girl Jacqui, a blonde ditz, asks if I found everything okay, I say "yep, just the essentials." And then she scans the 'tarts and says in a loud, disgusted valley voice, "Ooo gross, Pop-Tarts are soooo disgusting." What? Since when are the grocery checkers told to give positive and negative feedback about customer purchases? It just ticked me off. I am thinking of saying something to the manager.


Lastly, OSU might not have a winning football program this year, but they finally have a real football stadium. And not one made of metal bleachers! Not saying I jumped ship, I'm a duck goddamnit. But Reser Stadium finally looks good. Luxury suites, two levels of seating, and the student section running the entire length of the field.



...okay and I know that unimployed people don't really have weekends, let alone three-day weekends, but this one felt like a four-day weekend.

5 comments:

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holland said...

Hey....mine actually felt like a 4 day weekend to. Well, even a 5 day weekend, since I hit up SEA on Wednesday. I even went to a McMinnemums. As for Oregon Agricultural College's new stadium, the new side just makes the rest of the structure even more pathetic looking. (Sorry--I've got full-fledged Duck fever. Screw the Beeevs, and especially the Huskies!!)

As for running commentary, I would've said something about her dumb ditzyness.

4 day weekends rule.

J-Mon said...

Beavs suck...but their radio network kicks ass!!!! Pop tarts are the shit! McMenamins are good, but i've only been to the ones in eugene and the food is overrated imo, but i heart the atmosphere mucho.

Marla said...

Matt, ever been out to Edgefield's in Troutdale? BEST...McM's...EVER.

Anonymous said...

Do I sense a little Beaver spirit in you matt??? I think so.. GO BEAVS!!!!

Erin