This morning Ben and I headed up the California coast to Paso Robles. He had a 4 day work week and wanted to do something fun with his 3 day weekend. So even though I wanted to stay home and watch House Hunters all weekend, I agreed.
And since we could not go one more day waiting for the Hunger Games movie we made a pit stop for a matinee showing! I mixed up half home popcorn with half movie theater so I could get my volume eating fix and buttery goodness fix.
I LOVED the movie. I read the book end of last year and completely became obsessed. I got way too invested in those characters and have been waiting to see the Hunger Games since then. (I don’t to say how many times I’ve watched different clips and cast interviews and tried to get Ben to reenact scenes from the book with me.)
It’s funny, but even though I knew what was going to happen I was dying of anxiety with each scene. What’s going to happen?!?!?! AH!!!
After a little more driving we stopped for dinner at Panera. That “any baked good for 99 cents deal” (with an entrée and drink) is too good to resist. Well, at least for Ben. He ordered the cheddar scones and a chocolate chip cookie. I swear the cookie was all him. Seriously.
The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Criteria:
One a scale from 1 to 5
Presentation: 3.5 – plastic wrap, made me feel like it was store bought. I at least want the illusion that it’s fresh.
Size: 5 – Perfect! Bigger than my palm, smaller than a car.
Thickness: 4 – Not thick enough and I want it chewier.
Amount of Chips: 4 – Good amount, good size.
Other: The sign read 440 calories. I like that info – especially helps me share with Ben. Normally I’d dominate.
Overall Taste: 3.4 – Not the one.
When we were dating Ben and I would just take off on road trips without a plan. Well, my brain was obviously flooded with love chemicals at the time and I didn’t care – now, I kinda do. But, he wants to ‘go with the flow’ this weekend and I’m going to
reluctantly play along.
See ya later!