Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Miscellaneous Smithellany

A few follow up thoughts from the post I did earlier today:

First, I am very happy to know that so many of you approved our "card table as patio furniture" decision. And it's also nice to hear that others of you have used furniture in such creative ways. That's what makes life fun!

Secondly, in the guest book, Angie asked what flavor shakes we ordered at Chick-Fil-A. (And if I'm not mistaken, I think Angie is the one who sent us a bunch of free milk shake coupons.)

Sarah and I chose Cookies and Cream and Steve and I chose the Peach flavor. If you're good at doing "higher math" you may have noticed that although there were three people involved and two choices, I still got to choose twice.

Because I'm The Mom, that's why.

And let me just say right here that the Peach shake that Chick-Fil-A makes is incredible--the next best thing to homemade you'll ever find, with little bits of peach in it.

For us at least, part of the fun of going to Chick-Fil-A is getting to see Nathan. This time around, he was working the drive-thru window so Steve pulled through there to place our order. Steve immediately disguised his voice (he talked really high) to see how long it would take Nathan to catch on.

It didn't take long.

Of course, it helped a little bit that Nathan could look in his little TV monitor thingie and see our green van. Hard to disguise yourself when your vehicle is on TV.

Steve told him that we wanted two shakes, one with two cherries and one with no cherries.

Nathan yelled back over the intercom, "NO!"

Now you must understand that Chick-Fil-A employees are trained to answer, "My pleasure" whenever a request is made of them. I'm sure the other employees were a bit alarmed to hear Nathan shrieking, "NO" into his little microphone.

Of course, when we pulled around to the window, the mystery was solved. It was Nathan's "annoying family" showing up at Chick-Fil-A again! I wouldn't doubt if they start calling security the next time they see The Green Van appear. (Hey, give us a break! We don't get out much.)

This Friday, Nathan is going to "be" the Chick-Fil-A cow for several hours. I will do my best to sneak over there (in The Green Van, no less) and snap some pictures of him interacting with the public as a cow! Should be very inspiring. As soon as he sees me with the camera, he'll probably chase me around the restaurant (in his cow suit) yelling, "NO!"

I think it will be great fun.

Lastly, Sarah informed me at dinner tonight that when I did the famous Hot Dog Post, I didn't post a picture of what MY hot dog looked like, even though I said something like, "Here is a picture of my well dressed dog." I am obviously falling down on my job as a picture poster.

So lest any of you are losing sleep over this issue (yeah, right) I thought I would post the picture so that you can compare the simplicity of my hot dog with the convoluted complexity of Steve's.

Here's mine.

Here's Steve's

The end.

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Adena said...

I worked at Chick-Fil-A as a "chicken flicker" when I was 16 and 17. I had to stand out in the mall and say "Would you like to try some chargrilled chicken?"...until I was saying in my sleep....then....once...I had to do so in a chicken suit. TRAUMA!!!!!! Perhaps a cow suit would be slightly more acceptable....but...um...not likely. lol. Tell Nathan best wishes from a former fellow chicken flicker. Bwawk, moo, and peace out! :)

Angie said...

Glad to see you got to use the coupons! The Peach shake has been a tremendous success! My favorite was the mint cookies & creme...it reminded me of Thin Mint GS cookies...divine! I wish they would bring it back...but, it's probably best that they don't! ;)

Oh..and tell Nathan to stay hydrated while wearing that cow-suit. I've donned the "kid cow" suit myself. It's a lot of fun but man, do you get hot in there! And, just so you know, the cows aren't allowed to talk...so he can't say no to any demands! :)

We just love Chick-fil-A and are so thankful to be a part of the CFA family. It's truly a wonderful company....so glad Nathan is a part of it too.

Kim said...

This post made me laugh! Our 16 year old son works at McDonalds and we love to go through the drive-thru and torment him. Last time we did, my husband disguised his voice and asked for 3 tacos and a M&M Blizzard--because people really do come through the line all the time ordering food from other restaurant's menus! :) He too, caught on to us!
Hope you are feeling better. I am dealing with heart stuff right now and am none too happy about it. I just want some easy answers and I never seem to get any!
Have a blessed Wednesday--

Anonymous said...

My 18 year old son works at Chick Fil A too! It is at the mall, so no drive in. We do enjoy harassing him at work and hearing him say "my pleasure". I told him I hoped he could be the cow one day. Please take a photo of Nathan the cow! Jill from FL

Anonymous said...

I am not familiar with Chick-Fil-A, so I wonder if you could answer a question for me...please? I have to assume that this is a chicken place of some sort (since the name has "Chick" in it), so why is Nathan wearing a COW suit? Although I could be wrong and the "Chick" in the name has something to do with the name of the owner?

I've mentioned before that I work part time at McDonald's. I love when people come through the drive thru and ask for a Whopper or to make their combo "Biggie" sized. It never gets old! (did you catch the sarcasim in that?) It may be funnier (or "more" acceptbale) if it was my parents but they live in North Dakota, so I always doubt it would be them!

By the way, I like my hot dogs with ketchup, mustard and pickles. Since I don't like sweet pickles or relish, I cut up a dill pickle and put it on it. However, at our Fall Festival at church every year, I like to eat them with mustard and saurkraut. Thought you'd like to know!

Many Blessing to you all,
Boise, Idaho

Adena said...

There is a cow rather than a chicken now because part of the marketing strategy is "Eat Mo Chickin'" from the perspective of a cow. It just wouldn't be the same coming from the mouth of a chicken!!! tee hee. LOL!

Angie said...

Just wanted to share a link to a blog I follow: Stuff Christians Like. Today's post was good...and it sort of applies to your current life situation...and, I thought that you might like the fact that when I first read the title of today's post "Refusing the gift of the desert road", I thought it said DESSERT road!


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