Monday, August 18, 2008

More Heat

I wasn't kidding when I said it was hot on our trip to the states. It was 45 degrees when we came out of the KC Royals ball game into the parking lot! I hope I never see a day like that again. The heat was clearly making the the half drunken ball game watchers irritated too because as we were leaving the parking lot, the guy in front of us cut off a rather large white truck that apparently wasn't a good idea. The lady driving in the truck took the insult like the other driver had just run over her first born. I have never seen a woman spit venom quite like that. The shirtless man that came out of the passengers door of the white truck to further tell off the other vehicle was also a novelty. He wasn't wearing any socks or shoes either. Perhaps this is how they roll in Tennessee? It was a true ball game experiance. The very next day a massive brawl broke out on the ball diamond amongst the same teams we had seen. I kept thinking it was the heat. If they only played baseball in Nunavut, no one would get so upset. Everyone could just chill out.
Fun activity while in the states, join a gun club. I know, I know this sounds really bad. But it was fun and no you can't buy any of the guns and bring them back to Canada. All we did was rent some from the club and use them to shoot that day. Here my mother and I are bonding over handguns. She shot most of the guns that day, even a few of the "holy Jesus, throw you off of your feet" guns and we are really proud of her.
I finally got my Mcdonalds and then I got some more.....and then more (not on the same day at least).

9 comments:

Rob, Tina and the boys said...

Yum yum. The McDonald's fries look really good. I can't imagine 45 degrees. That's just wrong. You are looking good girl!

In Iqaluit said...

I love McDonald's too! I also admit it out loud which make some people react snobbishly. My fave is quarterpounder with cheese, fries, and a coke. And I love to dip the fries in the sweet & sour sauce (I highly recommend it if you haven't already tried it... I learned to do this in grad school). A Big Mac is a close second. And those are the only things I order off the menu. I feel like such a kid when I go south... all I can think about is McDonalds... and shopping. My husband does not relate AT ALL.

It's great to hear your second trimester is going well!

Kennie said...

Ohh I second that thought Tina! The McD's DOES LOOK REALLY GOOD! Especially since here in AB we have no meat, and have had no meet, or milk, or eggs for almost two weeks now (dang weather).... hmmm... processed beef with secret sauce .....

Matt, Kara and Hunter said...

Crazy ass americans.

Glad you are enjoying your mcdonalds! I had some yesterday and it was splendid!

jen said...

In Iqaluit,
Diddo to everything, you have described my perfect meal! And as you might see in the corner of the photo I also love dipping my fries in sweet and sour sauce!! MMMMmmmmm

Oh Kennie, that's horrible!!! You are living the hard core arctic experiance. I hope that plane gets in to you soon!!

Rob, Tina and the boys said...

The fries need McChicken sauce.

jen said...

Tina, you are so European lol. They like to dip theirs in a mayo sauce too. I prefer sweat and sour any day.

Matt, Kara and Hunter said...

I am a dip-a-holic. I like to dip the fries in the honey, and then the sweet and sour sauce. Yum. I also dip my nuggets in the same thing.

In Iqaluit said...

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that I even eat McDonald's in the same way every time. I eat the fries first then the burger second. That way I get the fries while they are hot. I don't have any other eating rituals that I am aware of with other foods.