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A Double Date, Splitting, and Twos

I had this post title thought up earlier today, and I didn't want to change it--although what we had planned didn't go as planned.  Tonight was a double date triple date.  Anna and I went to an Indian restaurant with two other couples.  It was a bunch of fun--and a ton of good food!  Well, not a ton ton.  It was great.  The six of us (and one toddler) shared 2 dishes of rice, 4 naan breads, and 3 dishes.  That comes out to 1/3 of a dish of rice, 2/3 of a naan bread, and 1/2 of a dish.  I'd say that's not bad for going to an Indian restaurant.  And one of the generous people at our table paid for all of us!  What a treat.

So, that's the "Double Date" portion of this post.

Splitting.  Although we shared the mean family-style, Anna and I planned on splitting one dish (which I guess we ended up doing).  This is a big change for me.  Anna and I go out to dinner a fair amount--maybe once or twice a week.  Most of the time, we're trying to save money.  And Calories.  And Anna almost always asks if we could share a dish.  I, however, am usually a stubborn, spoiled brat and say, "No!"  That I want my own dish.  And I almost always win.  But that's not a good thing.  And we end up spending more money and consuming more Calories than we are happy with.  So splitting entrees will be a good habit to get into. 

And now for the final portion: Twos.  This is one thing I struggle with.  I'm a little fussy about some things, especially numbers--for instance, I like to have my volume setting in levels of 5.  To be honest, it really annoys me when people say, "I'm a little OCD," or, "I have a little OCD."  It's like saying, "I have a little Lupis." Well, I don't have a little bit of OCD, but I am randomly particular about some things.  One of them is my desire to have 2 of things.  Not that I always feel a need to have 2 of things, but I do like to do that a lot.  When we have pizza, I always bring out two slices on my plate.  When I used to go to McDonalds, I'd always have to get at least 2 McDoubles or 2 McChickens.  It's not a huge problem with some things.  And some things it's a big problem.  But really, it's something I have to break.  I have to be able to be able to only have one of something.  Just one.

7 miles ran & walked
50 situps
50 push ups
1 60-second front plank
1 40-second plank
read the bible
read my devotion
date with Anna

60 minutes on elliptical
60 minutes on stair stepper
60 minutes on exercise bike
10 miles ran
200 situps
200 push ups
4 60-second front planks
4 40-second planks
pray daily
read the bible daily
read my devotion daily
2 dates with Anna

5 miles walked/ran
15 miles biked
100 sit ups
100 push ups
1 60-second front planks
1 40-second side planks
pray daily
read the bible daily
read my devotion daily



August 29, 2010 at 10:46 AM

Mmmm...Indian food. The night we arrived home we went to our favourite buffet.

Nice that the bill was taken care of too! We went out with some friends in Ottawa and both times they paid as well. It is always such a nice surprise.

I am with you on the number thing. I think I am randomly particular about certain things as well.

  South Beach Steve

August 29, 2010 at 6:54 PM

I think that many of us have OCD with regards to some things. I knew a guy that had a real problem though. So much so his wife finally left him over it. She couldn't master the placements he expected for his remote control, socks, pillows, or anything else.


September 2, 2010 at 8:20 AM

Great post there, I like your post it is so interesting. Keep up the good post.