This is kind of becoming an annual tradition for us. Or maybe it’s just cause we live so close to the zoo, but Jeff and I went to the zoo last month. So far, we’ve been every year since we’ve started dating.
We took a 1/2 day off work on a Friday, went to lunch at La Mesa and ordered their great cheese dip and split a single order of Chicken Fajitas. (Side note: why don’t people give you cheese to put on your fajitas? When did that go out of style? I like cheese.)
Then went to the Henry Doorly Zoo for a few hours. We love the Skyfari that they have there now – for those of you not familiar, it’s a chairlift that takes you from one side of the zoo to the other. Such fun! We bring a couple of slices of bread and try to drop pieces in the lake as we fly over. We also like to feed the fish and watch them jump all over each other to get the little morsel.
We’re not crazy about the desert dome, but we love the aquarium. This day, there were like 5 scuba divers in there cleaning things out. That was kind of fun to see. And, is it just me, or does the Lied Jungle smell pretty bad?
We went to the IMAX theater – something on Alaska, which is beautiful. That was totally worth the money.
For dinner, we headed home and I made Marlboro Man sandwiches. Jeff wanted to make chocolate chip cookies and have them ala mode (that means with ice cream). We’ve only baked (or cooked) together a few times and he took the lead on this one. I did the dishes and gave assistance as needed, but it was pretty much all him.
- “Why do you need to measure flour? Just eyeball it. That was about a cup.”
- “Uh oh.”
- “I’ve never seperated an egg before.”
- “It came out like poo.” (referring to how the brown sugar plopped out of the measuring cup…he hadn’t ever “packed” brown sugar before.)
- “Jeff, that’s not a tablespoon…that was a teaspoon.” “I can adjust.”
- “Oh boy, I was only supposed to use 1/2 a teaspoon of baking powder, not a whole teaspoon. Oh well, I’ll just fish out half of it.”
- “These are just guidelines anyway. I don’t need to be that strict.”
- (scooping cookies onto the sheets) “That’s gonna be a big cookie. I INTEND that to be a big cookie.”
- “Do we have ice cream?” “Yes.” “Good wife.”
- “I intend THIS one to be a big cookie. A big cookie with lots of chunks.”
- “Is this going on facebook?”
- (put the first batch of cookies in the oven) “I’m gonna stretch. It’s important to stay limber when you’re making cookies.”
- “Hey, these didn’t come out as big as I thought they would.”
- “I’m gonna have 3 scoops of ice cream on top of my 2 cookies.”
Guess how they turned out? Wonderful!!!! They were great cookies. He did a fabulous job!