"I'll drive you to the store," I said.
"Are you sure?" she asked.
Just then a graphic flashed across the screen: Butler was 1-21 from two-point range. And they were winning.
"Hell yes," I said.
So went went to the store and bought groceries. We were lingering in the frozen aisle, talking about what to do for dinner.
"Want to just have White Castle burgers?" she asked.
"Well if you want burgers," I replied, "let's just go to In-N-Out."
There was an In-N-Out right across the street and I saw the smile creep across Elizabeth's face. Fifteen minutes later we were in line. I received a text from my friend Nick.
"I'm sure UConn is real proud that they just watched Butler throw up bricks for 40 minutes."
I wrote back: "I went to the store instead. I scored points with Liz, didn't have to watch any more of that game, and now I'm getting In-N-Out."
He simply replied: "Good work."
I ordered my usual Double-Double Animal Style, but then I also added a hamburger.
"You're going to eat two burgers?" Elizabeth asked me.
"Tonight I'm just going to eat the Double-Double, but tomorrow I'm going to have the hamburger with Zankou sauce."
"Oh my God," she said.
I'd like to pretend she meant Oh my God you are adorable, but I think we all know that's not the case.
Came to talk about the hamburger.
I don't know if I will ever do this again, though. It was too good. I don't think it can be repeated.