5.07.2012

date night with the joneses

Husband and I went on a real live date this past Saturday.
I hear about other couples doing this. So, we decided to give it a try.
Sherman had a sleepover with his grandparents (not kidding) while we tried to rekindle our love (kidding).

Our date night consisted of a professional soccer game and concession food. Keep in mind, we've been together for eight years.

I even put on a little mascara and husband said I looked nice because (and I quote) “you are actually wearing pants with a zipper".
Apparently I need to find sweatpants that have a zipper so that husband will stop judging me.

We walked about 2.5 miles across a grassy field (so romantic) ...
and finally arrived at the stadium, where I then lost husband for about nine minutes and then found him again by the time we reached the door.

Then I asked husband if he would take my picture since I was actually wearing mascara and pants with a zipper. He pretended like he didn’t hear me and went off to the little boys room.
So, I very nonchalantly took a picture of myself.

After I took my own picture, husband said he would buy me dinner. I ordered a plain pretzel because that was the cheapest thing on the menu.
Husband instead ordered me a pretzel with cheese, which cost an extra .75 cents.

So, I informed husband that he ordered the wrong thing.
Husband informed me that there was only one pretzel and it came with cheese.
WRONG answer. There was a plain pretzel without cheese and I could have had free mustard and saved .75 cents.
“Oh Tiff …"
This is what husband says when he wants me to be quiet.
So, I stopped talking and glared at my $28.00 dinner. $28! For the people who truly know me, you know that I compare everything to double cheeseburgers at McDonalds. We could have had 28 double cheeseburgers instead of a pretzel with cheese, nachos and two drinks.

But, I did my best to ignore this fact and tried to enjoy the game.
About three minutes later I told husband that I don’t really understand soccer.
“Oh Tiff …”
Then I remembered that husband told me that he liked my pants with a zipper and I told husband that I should have really tried to impress him and worn a zebra dress like the sweet lady sitting beside us.
“Oh Tiff …”

We stopped by Taco Bell on the way home and were in bed before midnight.

And now you have officially been on a date with the Joneses.
Our next date will be May 5th, 2013.

65 comments:

  1. Your dates sound about like mine!!!!

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  2. I haven't been on a date in FOREVER! This sounds great to me!

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  3. hahah late night Taco Bell and getting mad over $28 dinner, sounds like us too

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  4. Date nights are the best! And I totally agree that 38 bucks is a lot of burgers! I dislike when places gouge you with their food prices!

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  5. we need pajama jeans. seriously. let's get them.
    date night every night.

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  6. I love every single thing about it. I would bet that Morgan would be impressed by pants with a zipper too. It's good not to let their expectations get too high! :)

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  7. haha this was a really adorable post. i loved all the "oh tiff..." references. but i hope you guys had a really nice tiem!

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  8. haha too funny! can't wait to hear about the next one :)

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  9. I love the picture you took of yourself. Regardless of your OUTRAGEOUSLY PRICY DATE - that was sarcasm love - It sounds like you had a fabulous time! Hope you have a great week :)
    xx
    justyn
    thoughtsbyapetitebrunette.com

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  10. What a fantastic time! It sounds like you guys have fun no matter what you do!

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  11. Our last date night was at Chipotle, so not much better. And we were in bed by 10pm. Neat.

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  12. Hahaha! Last time we went to a sporting event, the tickets included 2 drinks, which KINDA saved money... except we forgot to smuggle in water, and had to spend TEN DOLLARS for water. Highway robbery, I tell ya.

    It sounds like you had a fantastic time, though. Glad you were able to stop and the way home and get something more than a pretzel

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  13. Pants with a zipper - I'm dying!

    The boyfriend leaves for work before me and gets home from work after me, so he never seems in pants with a zipper.

    He's convinced I wear sweats to work.

    I would if I could!

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  14. "oh Tiff.." you are too funny!!! :] It's the thought that counts!

    http://flyingfarandfree.blogspot.com/

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  15. Haha. I like the sweatpants with zipper note :)
    You two are cute!

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  16. ha! love you girl.

    i have found that sometimes you just have to blow some money for the glory of God. :) that would be on date night with husband, hanging out time with dear friends, adventures with family. memories last longer than money.

    happy monday, friend!
    xo

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  17. Haha!! I loved this post..!!! I compare meals to mcdkbalds McChickens. Sounds like a fun date!!

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  18. You can tell I'm typing from my phone-- McDonalds McChicken****

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  19. Those concession stands are a big RIP off!!! They get ya every time.

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  20. oh, how i've missed your blog! so funny :)

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  21. Awesome! I love dates like that. And before we had a kid we used to send our dogs to their grandparents house so we could have a night out too!

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  22. OMG I compare everything to McDoubles as well! Can't beat those suckers for a $1. Haha love it.

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  23. haha! "oh tiff". Thats funny, i just get a death glare from my hubby when i say something and he gets embarrassed. which is ALL the time. $28 bucks i would have tried to steal something to make myself feel better, haha jk.. but seriously.

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  24. I was going to make a reference to pajama jeans and noticed somebody else already did. Pants with a zipper...hysterical!

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  25. fun, date night! they seem to get so far and few between - hope you had a blast!

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  26. Hahaha!! This is too much! Your date night sounds about like ours. I will be sitting on the edge of my seat for details from date night 2013! ;)

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  27. sounds like a super fabulous date! although i would have opted for a plain pretzel and water to save the $0.75 AND the cost of a soda. I'm super cheap. by super I mean totally. :)

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  28. Sounds like a great date. I've only been married a year and this sounds pretty similar to our dates! Glad you got to just kick back and relax though :) Sometimes, it might not be the funnest thing for us, like a sports event, but it means the world to our men!

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  29. LISTEN. taco bell is a great way to end a date.

    says me.

    tiff-i am jealous of your bod. just so you know, k?

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  30. Looks like fun and the food looks great! Hope you have a good day! xoxo

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  31. Oh Tiff... you are too funny! I'll have to remember that self-portrait idea when my hubby refuses to take my picture in public!

    And tell Sherman that Lucy said hi. That girl is a flirt, I tell ya. :)

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  32. Banana shorts!!!

    Glad you had a date night!

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  33. I'm really glad you chose the zipper shorts and mascara instead of the zebra dress! :) Looks like you guys had a nice date night!

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  34. I'm surprised Jeremy doesn't comment when I wear pants with a zipper too! He usually comes home to comfy clothes, no makeup and a ponytail. Taco Bell is the perfect end to date night!

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  35. You are too cute! Looks like the perfect date night! Also great improvising on the picture taking.. I need to keep that one in mind! xo

    http://dreamingenfrancais.blogspot.com

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  36. Haha!!! Awesome! My husband used to work for a soccer team and I still don't understand anything about the game. I mainly went to people watch.

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  37. I love baseball games, what a fun weekend. $28 is crazy, but then all sports arenas charge an arm and a leg.

    Tab
    my-cliffnotes.blogspot.com

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  38. DYING over the pants with the zipper. And the zebra dress? Basically everything.

    Also, $28?!?!?!? Concessions, they will break your heart (& wallet) every time.

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  39. you're the tiniest little thing, which is what tiny entails. you need to eat more taco bell so I can feel better about myself.

    this post? flawless, so funny. you are so funny.

    "oh tiff" and here I thought I dubbed it. gees.

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  40. I think my bf is jealous of my job. Because that is the only time I put on real people clothes. I put on dress pants and nice cardigans and 5 minutes after I'm home those suckers are off and its yoga pants til morning. Poor man. But not really. haha

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  41. I need a zebra print moomoo in my life.

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  42. A. Your comments are out of control. In the best way possible. Its probably because you're hilarious and everyone loves you. Except me (KIDDING!). Did I scare you? I hope I didn't, I was just trying to be funny.

    Oh, I wasn't?

    B. I hate pants with zippers. Leggins' all the way.

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  43. Hahahaha. Hilarious. Every single bit of it.

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  44. I love your post! and I love date nights with my husband. we just went to the rockies game...and loved it. very simple. our kind of "date" :)

    and i'm the same way- i wear a lot of leggings---no zipper :)

    taylor

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  45. Bahaha your picture of yourself is the best. I may have chuckled aloud.

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  46. hahaha

    the picture of yourself cracks me up & your not alone on comparing EVERYTHING to double cheese burgers... I just call us budget friendly...&& we tend to go somewhere after dinner too because that $28 we spent didn't fill us up to begin with it... ahhh gotta love fun date nights!!!

    Happy Monday!

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  47. Hahaha I slipped out of my chair for a brief moment! You are too HILARIOUS!

    Date night is soooo cute! Love the fact that you slipped in that photo of yourself! PLUS, I think that zebra print dress would look stunning on you =P

    xx

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  48. oh gosh girl you are too funny! i was LOL(ing?) at this post! glad you got a little date night! i'm so that girl at sporting events too --> asking for explanations about "downs" and "goals". think kate hudson when she's trying to scare off McCohnahey (however you spell it) at the big game in How to Lose a Guy. it's a real treat!

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  49. Yall are too cute. Don't feel bad..I don't understand Soccer either!

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  50. Oh Tiff...great pictures & fun blog. It was almost like being there except no zebra in the next aisle.

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  51. Sounds like a fun time! And $28 for dinner is crazy! But you and the hubs seems so precious! xo

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  52. Me and you think the SAME way when it comes to money. So cool - ha!

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  53. I love the pants with a zipper comment...ha!

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  54. I am one of the those blue dots about the South Stand KC sign, across the stadium from you guys! What did you think of the Cauldron? I am one of those loud mouths!!

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  55. I have a pair of sweat pants that Duh said he was going to burn one day if he ever got the opportunity. I told him his pecker would burn like a candle in the wind.

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  56. The sweat pants comment was hysterical! I think I'm turning into you! I also love how your hubby's answer was always, Oh Tiff, he knows you perfectly!

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  57. Awesome.

    I've never been to a Sporting KC game and probably never will, because I have zero interest in soccer. lol

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  58. I liked your nonchalant self portrait of the pants with the zipper. Quirky things like that are what I love about reading blogs :) I'm definitely following and coming back to yours! I'm going to read back a little now and get 'acquainted' ... :)

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  59. Seriously, you crack me up in EVERY SINGLE one of your posts! I'm loving the "self-portrait" haha :)

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  60. LOL oh my gosh. Seriously? You sound a lot like me. Sucking it up for the man & trying not to complain but come on. And pants with zippers can suck it :) That's how I feel at least.

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  61. Hahahahaha! Oh, Tiff.... =) You're SO freakin' funny. I love that he said that about your pants with a zipper. It doesn't take much to impress the guys. =) The Hubs never notices when I put loads of effort into my appearance, but when I throw on jeans and a tee and a pair of running shoes (oh, the horror!), he thinks I'm hot. lol

    And oh yes, the cheapness! I totally understand that! =)

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