Luke & I decided at the last minute to go to the beach (alone) for the night. Big BIG thanks to my parents for watching the little peeps while we got away for 24 hours of zero responsibility. Here were some of the highlights:
1. We (of course) hit up the casino. Luke asked this morning about embroidered men's jeans. He said, "If I see a guy and he's wearing a shirt with flowers on it, I can tell you without even looking that his jeans will be bedazzled." He's not impressed. But I'd REALLY like to see Luke in bedazzled jeans.
2. We stayed at Motel 6 because it was only one night and I'm cheap. It looks pretty nice from the outside, so I figured it couldn't be that bad. It wasn't so bad except that there was no shampoo, no hair dryer, and no coffee maker. I don't need a private fireplace or whirlpool tub, but I do need coffee.
3. I accidentally lost all of my cash at blackjack. Despite the overwhelming shame of it, I walked into the poker room and in front of an entire table of men, asked my husband for more money. A less committed gambler might have just called it a night rather than interrupt a cash game to have her husband dig cash out of his wallet. But to this I suggest: you can't win if you don't play/everyone gets lucky sometimes/you're bound to win at some point/someone's gonna win, it might as well be me/and other quotes that accompany somber looking people on billboards with "www.gamblingaddictionhelp.org" websites on them.
4. Luke and I went for a run together- which has only happened about 3 times in history. He insisted on running barefoot (despite my advice) and pulled a muscle. Still, he stuck it out for four miles. He's a really entertaining running partner. But that may not be worth the next 5-9 days of being an injured dwelling partner.
5. To get adequately pumped for our run, Luke queued up some inspirational music. As I climbed in the car he looked to me and said, "It's not Mackle-less, it's MackleMORE." And then his tahoe was transformed into a base-pumping den of fitness inspiration with "Can't Hold Us" blasting out of the speakers (while we cruised down 101 at 9am).