Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Of course, Sunday was even nicer, but by then we had to go. There were specific stores Elizabeth wanted to go to that all happened to be in the Arcadia mall. I dislike parking at almost all malls, but that one is particularly bad on a busy day. My parents live only a couple miles away, so we drove to their house and asked my dad (and the dog) to take us to the mall.
"I can't believe we're having your parents drop us off at the mall," Elizabeth said.
"I know," I replied, "it feels like I'm 12 again."
It was very busy, not surprisingly, and it took us a couple hours to get our shopping done. We were both very hungry. I've never been a fan of the food court at this mall, and I wasn't in the mood for any of the sit-down options like Wood Ranch or CPK (which were packed) or Cheesecake Factory (which I don't like). Johnny Rockets was busy, too, but it seemed like the best balance between the fast food stands or the restaurants.
"You know," I added, "the CEO of Johnny Rockets is on Undercover Boss tonight."
"Excellent!" Elizabeth added. "Then we should eat there and we can watch it and offer informed opinions."
That was a completely dorky and absurd thing for her to say.
And I don't believe I have ever loved her more than at that moment.
"Obviously this ketchup hasn't been shopping in the mall today," I said with a certain degree of smart ass.
But then the burgers didn't come out for at least 15 or 20 minutes. I said I'm not a big fan of their fries, but I was very hungry at this point, so we both started chowing down on them.
It was a good meal at Johnny Rockets. I doubt I will ever again seek out a meal at Johnny's, but it would not suprise me if one day I eat there again in a situation similar to this, and I will be more than okay with that.
Posted by JustinM at 10:48 AM