Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Here is what you do for a Tim Tam Slam:
You need some hot chocolate, preferably a shallow glass, and some Tim Tams. You take the Tim Tam and you bite off as little as you can on both of the the small sides of the rectangular shaped cookie. Then you put your mouth around one of the sides and stick the other side of the cookie into the hot chocolate. Then the magic begins. What you do is suck as hard as you can, like you are drinking right out of a straw. The hot chocolate fills up into the cookie and is going into your mouth through the Tim Tam. Then you quickly grab the Tim Tam and put it into your mouth, (before it falls into the glass.) It is the goeyiest, yummiest, most addicting thing ever. The cookie becomes a big glob of melted fudge that melts into your mouth. So divine. The first time I did this was on my mission with Sister Roberts and Sister Sackett on New Year's Eve, but we did it with Thin Mints. (Not as good.) Then I did it in Hawaii with a friend from the play I was in there who served his mission in Australia. And I will continue to do it, because it is that good.....
The bad thing about this is that before you know it, you have eaten like 5 cookies in a couple minutes, because you are sucking them up so fast. When if you were just eating the cookies normally, you probably wouldn't eat that many so quickly at least. But trust me, this is fun to do, and super good. Look up where they sell Tim Tams in your neighborhood and get some today to try it! Or better yet, just order them on Amazon!
Monday, February 27, 2012
Sunday, February 26, 2012
I got up at 8:30 to go stand in line for Crazy for You tickets. I didn't want to get there too late and miss out on the cheap tickets by just a few people like I did for Legally Blonde. So I got there at about 8:50 and there was only 1 other person in line! Turns out that I could have totally slept in longer because there was only 4 people total the whole morning. Oh well. Better to be safe than sorry. But I actually had quite a fun time standing in line because I met Dorothy and John, the cutest 80 year old couple that I have ever met in my life. They were both so spunky and full of life, so healthy and with it. I kept on thinking to myself, "I want to be just like them when I am in my 80's." And they were obviously still so in love with each other even after being married for 59 years! I got to know them both pretty well after standing outside together for an hour plus. :)
Friday, February 24, 2012
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
And even if they are right handed, they hold their fork in their left hand, ALWAYS. They use their fork more as a dust pan and the knife is used as a scooper to pile things onto the shovel. They do it ever so delicately, with little quaint movements like a little squirrel. And when they go to lift food into their mouth with the fork, the fork is always upside down in their mouth.
I even have seen people eat fries (chips) with their fork and knife. They use the knife to press the fry (chip) onto the fork and then bring the fork to the mouth.
Or sometimes as Americans, we just give up on utensils all together. We just use our hands! I must say that it can be very effective....like we are really going to eat a burger and fries with a fork and knife!
A little food for thought....
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Monday, February 20, 2012
We ended the night with a trip to Amorino for some gourmet ice cream. I got the yogurt, mango and nutella flavors and they all were completely divine. I love that place! It is must go to when in London. It ended up being such a fun night! Thanks Cindy for making our weekend by popping in for the night! :) We miss you already!
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Saturday, February 18, 2012
He wouldn't tell me where we were sitting when I asked him, but just kept on saying that it was a surprise. When we got to the theater, the usher was showing us to our seats, and they weren't just ordinary seats. He took us down a few staircases and then up another one, through this big maze it felt like, until finally we had our seats. Nate had gotten us box stall seats. For those of you who don't know, there are these private little stall rooms on the sides of the theater, about 4 on each side that you can buy to sit in. They are ideal for kids or if you want to move around during the show. You can talk, sit, snuggle, stand, do pretty much whatever you want in your little box. It was so fun! I felt like royality or like a famous couple as we were led to our "special seats." And surprisingly, they were cheaper than most other seats! The only downfall was it had a slight restricted view of the left hand side of the stage, but other than that, it was great. We were really close so you could see all the facial expressions, but far enough away to see the dancing choreography. It was perfect! What a fun surprise!
Thursday, February 16, 2012
There is a program here that was set up to benefit the homeless people called, "The Big Issue Magazine." Homeless people stand outside of stores, on the sidewalks, everywhere, and sell this magazine. It is set up to get them back on their feet and out of the homeless cycle. They buy a stack of magazines and then sell them for more money. It is intended for them to be be actually selling something for money instead of just begging for it....which helps them feel more civil and worthwhile.
And let me tell you....it is a pretty stupid magazine. There are maybe like 2 pages in the entire thing that interest me. It definitely wasn't worth the $2.50 pence that I paid, but hey! At least I made that lady a little happier and hopefully that can contribute to her getting back into non-homeless-ness.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
For lunch we went to Nando's. It is a Portuguese restaurant and it was very interesting. Nate has been wanting to go there for a while now because it is the only restaurant around here with bottomless soft drinks. He wants the unlimited Coke. :) Most restaurants here just fill it up once in a small glass, and that is it. So you have to drink it slow...but here, you can have as much as you desire.