Saturday was a fun filled, jam packed, day that I am going to blog it in sections. Otherwise its going to be a REALLY LONG post. And who has time to read LONG posts that go on and on? Not me!!
Kassie and Jim. Matt was with the boys, in case anyone was wondering. :) I am going to back up a second and talk- I mean gush- a little about Joe. :)
Joe and I met in high school and became really good friends. He is awesome! He is kind, silly, creative, goofy and just plain fun to be around. I have been known to call him dip punk. Why you may ask? Well let me tell you. Back in high school we were in these NCOT (North Computers of Tomorrow) classes. These classes were all done on the computers. Very high tech for the time. Anyway my friends and I didn't write notes to each other on just a piece of paper. We were too high tech for that. We either used an actual notebook- but I don't think we did that did we Joe? or we used the computer screen. Now keep in mind, at this time there wasn't instant messaging or email or text messaging. We would seriously write on a word document and then read off each others screens. I was writing a note to someone else and Joe kept trying to look at what I was writing. I was getting mad and frustrated and wanted to yell "QUIT DIPPIN PUNK!" but was so mad it came out as "Dip Punk!" It was funny and it stuck. I won't tell you what he calls me. Honestly I can't remember why that name came about so its really a moot point right? :)
Joe is awesome and I owe a lot of my favorite things in life to Joe. For example- Nebraska football. I consider myself a fan. But really if I want to be honest about it- I am not. I have friends who are and I am PATHETIC with all caps! I don't know all the statistics and plays and history- nor do I care. I just love watching it. Joe took me to my first Nebraska football game and it was AWESOME!! The crowd! The energy! The hot dogs! I was hooked. Now every chance I get (which isn't often) I go to games!
Joe also introduced me to lots of awesome music. The one that comes to mind right now- and no idea why- is Back to the Hotel by n2deep. We must have listened to that song a lot riding around in his white CRV or something. Every time I hear that song I smile, think of Joe and then bop my head- gansta like of course. :)
Joe introduced me to Mudslides....those delicious chocolaty drinks....yum. Next to the margarita- my choice of alcohol. He also introduced me to spinach and artichoke dip. And it could have possibly been in the same night but I am not sure. Favorite appitizer hands down.
And now for my new favorite thing in life!!! This Saturday Joe introduced me to sushi. Honestly, I have had it once before but I was not impressed. Saturday- TOTALLY impressed!! -and now completely hooked.
Blue and can I just say YUM. It was delicious wonderfulness. I do have to admit I have to feel a little guilty about all of this. Matt has been trying to get me to go with him for months and I wasn't, shall we say, open to the idea. But I had the opportunity to go to lunch with them and I knew from past experiences that Joe wouldn't disappoint. :)
Joe is awesome to say the least. He is a fantastic friend and I feel very lucky that he is in my life! PLUS he introduced me to his wife Kassie. Another wonderful thing in my life!! Thanks Joe for filling my life with wonderful things! You are the best! :)