Wednesday, January 7, 2009

The story of how we became MALL WALKERS

I didn't feel great Monday so I wanted some warm, slightly spicy thai food. Like a great husband, Garth obliged. He calls me moments later to say our fave thai place is closed. No reason, just dark and locked up. Weird. I guess it was a sign we should stay in and cook. So Tuesday rolls around and if you know anything about us, you know we love our 2 for Tuesdays at Baja Fresh. You get 2 HUGE burritos for the price of one, SCORE! $7 for two people's dinner with leftovers for lunch, can't beat it. So I pick Garth up from work and head over to Baja Fresh and the lights are off and the doors are locked. You have got to be kidding me! Two nights in a row, what is up?!
Well, we're near Red Lobster and we have a gift card so we decide to head over there. The food was delicious and we were very full. The mall is across the street and Garth suggested we get these boots I've been dying to have, so I happily agree. It turns out Garth's secret motive was to walk off the meal because after we learned the store is out of my boots, and will be until next winter, we walked around the mall for over 2 hours. It was fun though! We laughed, chatted, people watched, and I even got my rings cleaned and fell in love with them all over again. We headed home without buying a single thing. This is how we became mall walkers. The end.

42 comments:

d.a.r. said...

Hilarious!! I love it. Maybe that is a way to get the hubs into the mall without protesting....

Glamorous Life of a House Wife said...

Mmmm, Red Lobster cheddar bay biscuits. Sounds like heaven right baout now!

brown eyed girl said...

You guys are too cute!

Hope you can get into your fave restaurants over the weekend?

Rachel said...

Cute story; love the biscuits at Red Lobster and their caesar salad!

Tabbie:) said...

Yall really are too cute!!

Mall Walkers - did you see any old ladies speed walking past you?

We have those at our mall! It's a great idea, climate control and safety!!

Way to go walking off that meal!!

Emily said...

I love it:) I love that Garth suggested the mall to you! Wish my hubby would suggest that! We have a red lobster gift card right now too:) Did you ever find out why in the world the two restaurants you went to were closed? That is weird!

Ashley said...

haha.. it's fun to explore the mall sometimes! (like the new layout!)

AngieS said...

Love your story. Garth scores major points for thinking about your boots!!

Following Him said...

What a great way to become mall walkers! Glad Garth agreed to go!
~Elyse~

Lindsey said...

Mmmm. Baja Fresh. There is no Baja Fresh in Texas (at least not in San Antonio). I miss it oh so badly! I hope you can resume your Tuesday night tradition soon!

SassyEngineer said...

Such a sweet story :) I think all of our Baja Fresh places closed down a year ago :(

Pleasant Drive said...

cute story, Lindsey Lou! Did people ever call you that? That's what my parents used to call me. I, too, get my rings cleaned every time that I darken the mall's doorstep, which is about once every 2-3 months.

Tasha said...

Fun story! You guys are so cute!

Whitney said...

Great story!
Now I'm hungry for Red Lobster!!!

Miss Anne said...

ha!

now all you need is matching shirts, pedometers, and fannypacks :)

p.s. i love retail therapy + a workout...

nice job not spendin' a dime! i'm impressed!

Tabbie:) said...

You are TOO sweet!
Thanks for my sweet comment, it seriously made my day!

bekah said...

haha well done!!

Sandy Toes said...

I love Baja Fresh..love it!!
-sandy toe
In MI you have to be a mall walker..too much snow!

La Petite Chic said...

You have much more restraint than I because there is no way I could walk the mall for two hours without buying anything! :)

Megan said...

I would have been so bummed about all three of those things (2x missing out on dinner and the boots)! At least you turned it into a positive!!

Jules said...

Love this idea! Hubby might think it's a trick if I try to get him to go for a walk in the mall. It's definitely worth a try.

mrs.leah.maria said...

Wow, what whammies of disapointments so close together. At least there was the silver lining lol.

Lump said...

hahaha unfortunately I can't be a mall walker because I can't keep from spending money!

now I want a burrito. :)

tootie said...

Ha! Although, mall walking is not a bad idea. You get some exericse, get to browse through stores, and avoid the cold outside! Maybe I should try this...

Kristy said...

LOL! That was really cute...however..I can't step foot into any mall without whipping out my credit card...my husband banned me for life!

jlc said...

I'm a huge fan of the biscuits and make em at home!!! haha.

The Pink Chick said...

Y'all are seriously too cute! My best friend and I have been so cold walking lately, that we have thought about becoming mall walkers! We decided if we did become mall walkers that we had to buy matching wind suits!!! :)

morewineplease said...

that's really funny... and amazing that you left with out spending money!

Mrs. Cup said...

So funny!!

Mrs. Ruby said...

What a cute story...and what a sweet hubby!

Carrie said...

great story!

Mrs. Not-so-Domesticated said...

So funny...I hate when places are closed unexpectedly like that. Don't they know I'm hungry! I very much enjoy walking the mall, my only problem is I don't have the will power not to buy anything...

Kim & Ryan said...

Cute!

Kristina said...

Ha! So fun, although too bad about the restaurants being closed. I love the new look on your blog header too!

jenkins_k08 said...

ur just too cute! i love your little stories. mall & my husband dont mix.. :)

Kaitlyn said...

What a bummer on those things. But you did get to spend lots of great time with Garth! :)

Adrienne said...

That is too funny! Cute story.

Kelli said...

Love it! Sounds like a good way to get in some exercise! Sorry to hear about the restaurants closing and your boots being out of stock!
Hope you are feeling better.

Lis said...

That's so awesome!! What great together time! :)

With Love from New Orleans said...

AWW I heart you two!! SO CUTE!!!

THE Stephanie said...

Oh so sweet! That's also the story of the two of you before you had children :)

Margie said...

Hmmm 2 for 1 Baja Fresh! I gotta see if the one here(California) does this. I have MALL WALKED on accident ... it was good ... about an hour with my friend ... passed by the doors and realized it was dark out! Will def go to the mall to walk ... it does get a little tempting with all the pretty things in the windows :)