Saturday, September 22, 2007

Free Beer and Burritos? I'M THERE.

Since Wednesday I've gotten two free burritos at Chipotle and five free beers from the good people of Anheuser-Busch.

A new Chipotle opened up near us, and I happened to drive by on my way to Blockbuster to pick up Deadwood Season Three discs one and two and I saw a sign that said Burritos - 100% off today only. So naturally I went in and got me one. In fact, I had Tito with me so I actually got two (one steak and one chicken) and took one home for R to have for dinner.

I preferred the steak one, so R got the chicken, and instead of saying "Gee, thanks, you awesome, thoughtful wife!" he said "Well, I wanted to try the steak one too!" So when he got home from work at 7:00 we went back up to see if it was still going on, and they had run out of food. But, the Chipotle guy said, they would have the same free burrito deal tomorrow from 11-1. So guess where my ass was at 10:59?

That was Thursday. Friday was the actual Grand Opening, so I thought maybe they'd have some freebies or something, so I got Anti-Stella to come up with me and sadly, the burritos weren't free this time, but they were still awful damn good. So I had three Chipotle burritos in as many days. I think they add the secret ingredient to make ya crave it fortnightly - I could go for a steak burrito right now.

R's been off the last few Saturdays, so today we took the kids to Grant's Farm for what will probably be our last visit of the season. Once again, we got more than our money's worth out of the $30 parking pass. One of the things I was saddest about after I totaled the car was the loss of the Grant's Farm parking sticker. But, as if by divine intervention, I was able to successfully peel it off and put it on the van.

Oh, and remember how we couldn't find the car title anywhere in the house? We applied for duplicate copies back on the 12th, and we can't get the check from the insurance company until we have the title. They told R it was supposed to take a week, and it's not here yet, and so I went online to check into it, and apparently it takes 2 weeks, which gives exactly one week flexiblity before the closing date.

If it's not here next week we will be BEYOND FUCKED. When we bought the van, we put the amount that the insurance company told us we would be getting down as down payment - only we borrowed it from our Closing Costs Fund which we've amassed by putting half of each of the last six paychecks into this savings account.

So if the title doesn't come I can't get the check and then we'll be $2800 short when we show up at closing, and officially Completely Screwed. I'm still hopeful that it will come on Monday or early next week so I can stop freaking out about it, because I don't think there's enough Xanax in the world to get me through it, if that shit goes down. It's the only factor keeping me from being totally psyched about closing on the house. Everything's been going so smoothly lately, I'm almost expecting this title thing to fuck us.

While we've been living off half a paycheck, I've tried to make some extra cash (and decrease the amount of stuff that we'll need to pack) by selling stuff on eBay. I told you about the MTV jacket I sold for $36. This week my top money maker was a Paul Frank T-shirt that went for $32. I also sold 4 of Beeb's training bras, thinking some mom somewhere would probably love to pay less than retail for them. They're not cheap!

They were purchased by someone named Luis.

I wanted to give Luis the benefit of the doubt, thinking maybe it's a lady using her husband's eBay ID or something, but I looked through his feedback, and yeah, I'm pretty sure Luis is a dude who lives in his parents' basement. The other purchases Luis has made include an 8 gig Ipod Nano and something that allows him to get over 5000 cable TV channels on his PC. I think I'll put "Thanks for your quick payment, enjoy your training bras!" when I leave feedback.

This week I'm selling two My Little Pony sets, another Paul Frank shirt, and a vintage play phone that has a picture of what looks like a young Conan O'Brien on it.

Anyway, so today we got to Grant's Farm just as it opened, and I got my early morning buzz on at 10am.

Beer #1

Beer #2 (it looks like I let Pie taste it, but I didn't)

PLUS, get this. The bartender was giving me shit for choosing Rolling Rock as my first sample and Bud Select for my second, so he said he'd let me have a third one if I tried something new, so I did. It wasn't my favorite, but hey, it was still beer.

The bartender guy probably thought if he got me drunk enough I'd climb up on a table and take my top off. Well, the joke's on him, because little does he know, it would only take, like, a beer and a half - at most.

So since I was feeling kinda loopy, and we'd been disappointed by the Peoplewatching this time (must have been Normal People Day or something - but they still let us in, go figure) and it was only 11am, R and I decided we should take the kids to the Brewery for better Peoplewatching and more free beer! So we went downtown to the World-Famous A-B Brewery, and took the tour.

The Peoplewatching, again, was lackluster. Perhaps I was distracted by the little boy pulling on my arm and telling me he needed to go potty...


Or maybe I'm just getting used to hanging out with freaks and they don't stand out as much to me anymore.

This is not a picture of me and Beebie.

It's a picture of THIS guy.

We had to quit because it looked like he was starting to catch on.

So I had five free beers today and I didn't even have to put out.

But I probably will anyway.


techygeekgirlknits said...

My first thought was "Caddy Shack" when I saw him. I didn't know Bill Murray was even in town this week! That's sucks about people watching though - two prime locations too!! You need to hang out in Franklin Co. more...the Union or Sullivan Walmarts can scare the bejeezmus out of you sometimes!

ZantiMissKnit said...

You know, ZMrK and I decided we may start taking pics of each other with really haggard people. We were out last night, and these two girls were pushing ZigZag wrapping papers and were dressed up all "sexy", but really just looked kinda nasty. If I had my camera I would have taken ZMrK's picture taken with them. And he can take picture of me with mullet guys who think they look hot. It will be our new project, you know?

Anyway, today I told him about the kid in the stroller that went down the hill, propelling him into the animal pen, and he said, "Aw, man! I *dream* about seeing stuff like that!". Yup, my husband is twisted.

cpurl17 said...

Free burritos?? If I catch the red-eye we can go for breakfast.

Nell said...

You are officially my hero. Chipotle puts crack in the rice. It's so freakin addictive.

Ed said...

I'd love to live near a brewery that gives out free beer (seemingly all the time) and a shop that gives out free burritos. On second thoughts no,I'd be dead within the year.

The little man really looked desperate and I'm sorry to say I did laugh at his second phot.

Who was the oddball in the phot and was he about to do anything odd.