Hockey, Blizzards, and Bridesmaid Dresses

Today has been eventful!

I spent most of my day papparazzing around at the Mastercard Centre (official practice rink of the Leafs!) at my organization’s boys’ hockey championship.  I really enjoy watching hockey, especially live, (hey, I’m Canadian) so it was a fun way to spend a workday for sure.

I carpooled over there with my boss, and we saw this:

Storm Hunta!

The Storm Hunter!

(Edit:  Ando was reading this and was like “You saw what, a Jetta?”  I guess it’s hard to make out all the instruments on his roof, but it really was crazy looking.  You can click on the picture to zoom if you’d like.)

The Storm Hunter has a show on The Weather Network where he chases storms…I guess.  I’ve never seen it but I assume that’s what storm hunters would do.  And I googled it and confirmed my suspicions.  I was impressed with all the crazy tools on his roof though…it reminded me of Twister!

I was a little worried about the lunch situation, since my boss is not quite as lunch oriented as I am (who is?) and we were arriving around 10:30 and planning to stay until about 3.  Prime lunchtime, and what if there wasn’t anywhere to eat? (I know there had to be food, obviously, in a building packed with high school athletes, but I can’t help feeling uneasy about unknown eating situations.)

Thankfully my boss is awesome and knows me well, and as soon as we entered the arena he said “Oh good, I see a snack bar.  You’ll be able to get lunch.”

:D!  Music to my ears.  Any little worry niggles were gone immediately, and I was able to fully enjoy myself.

I managed to squeeze in a nutritious lunch…

Chicken Fingers + Fries

If fried foods are nutritious.  Arena food is not the healthiest… I haven’t had chicken fingers in forever though!  They were actually very good, but I didn’t eat very many of my fries.

After work I headed straight to my friend Beth’s house.  Beth is getting married in August and has asked me to be a bridesmaid, hurray!  So we had some serious bridesmaid dress shopping to attend to.  We hit up Everlasting Memories in Port Perry and had fun trying on dresses.  And pretending to try on dresses…

Nice Bow

Not a bad colour though.  I dunno, I think we should just use the pattern from that beautiful wallpaper in the background…

And we found this gem as we were leaving.

Not Colourful At All...

Pretty sexy, eh?  EH?!  Maybe it would be better without my coat on.

After making our selection (which will remain a surprise), we went out for dinner at Jester’s Court, also in Port Perry.

Jesters Court!

It is a super old house that was renovated into a restaurant.  We used to come here all the time in high school, and it’s haunted!  I never had a ghost experience here…but I have heard a lot of stories.  And I saw it once on Creepy Canada!

Bethers and I both ordered the chicken stir fry on wild rice.  I wanted to keep my meal on the lighter side after my fried lunch.

Dinna

The stir fry was huge and de-friggin-licious.  I have some saved for my lunch tomorrow, so I’m excited for that.

Afterwards we went to Dairy Queen (actually the one I worked at in high school) for a little dessert action.  We both ordered Turtle Pecan Cluster Blizzards.

Beth + Blizzard

So good.  It has been wayyyy too long since I’ve had a Bizzard, especially since I used to eat one practically every day ;).  And let me just say, they make them a lot chintzier than I used to…

You may have noticed when you order a Blizzard from DQ the server will hand it to you upside down (when I worked there we were required to serve Blizzards that way).

One time when I was working, I was blizzing one up a for a drive-thru customer and I accidentally tore the cup on the blending machine.  I just slid that cup into another one, and went to hand the blizzard to the customer (upside down) not thinking anything of it.  The cup holding the actual ice cream promptly fell out of the second cup and landed ice cream side down straddling his open window on the driver’s side door.  The blizzard fell into the car and ice cream was dripping alllll down the side of his door.  He was not the happiest of campers, to say the least…

No workout today, but I have spinning tomorrow which almost counts as a double workout, I think ;).

Hope you all have a fab Friday!

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4 responses to “Hockey, Blizzards, and Bridesmaid Dresses

  1. ‘Welcome to Dairy Queen….home of Lindsey Evanoff’s big cones.’
    Yeah to spinnnnning!!!!

  2. HI BETH!!!
    The blue of that first dress looked wicked on you, lindz.

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