Friday, November 28, 2008

Great Night Out

I just could not let a fun night go buy and not blog about it!! So on Saturday night (Nov 22) Jeff Zentner and Matt Call's (Lewis)bands were playing. Jeff was playing first at the Green Sage Cafe. It was very warm and intimate setting, on a VERY cold night. Destinee and Ryan Blau were there, and eventually Sarah (Jeff's wife), and Leslie (Matt's wife) were there. Brint and I cuddled around our vegan hot chocolate (thought it tasted weird, then we realized we were in a vegan cafe... oops!) It was still warm, and had chocolate in it, how bad could it be... don't ask Brint.

Jeff did a wonderful job, and sang some really great songs. So 9 o'clock came and it was time to face the bitter cold once again, and walk to Stella Blue's for Matt's gig. We huffed it up the hill with Destinee and Ryan. Poor Destinee was just freezing to death.

When we got there they were finishing setting up. Both Brint and I had never been there before, it was pretty rough looking inside. Like one of those Seattle grunge places. That being said, it was funny to see quite a few people from church there. We almost out numbered the concert going folk. So here we were in this dark place listening to some GREAT music by Lewis, and we noticed that they had a table set up to sell their CDs.

This is kind of a funny little story. On the table was a cake, right along side Lewis's CDs. On the cake it said "Eat Me", that was meant in a nice way of saying free cake. I thought this flowered cake was soooo out of place, and I thought "You know your a Mormon when you bring cake to a rock gig!" I got a couple of laughs out of that. I also thought how crafty of Leslie to entice people to come to the table for free cake,and to buy a CD.

Well, I guess that wasn't the story. The band that went on first had a band member, and it was his birthday. I like my story better! So Lewis did AWESOME, it was their first gig since loosing Tyler, who played key board and back up vocals. They still rocked the house!!!

We all didn't not want that fun night to end, especially since Destinee and Ryan had a babysitter (Rachel) who was spending the night! What to do, what to do?!?!? Dairy Queen for blizzards... dang closed. McDonalds for something yummy... dang drive through open only. So off to Destinee and Ryan's house for her famous molten lava cake... Woo Hoo!!!

So it was Brint and myself, Matt & Leslie, Destinee & Ryan (of course), and Rachel. All the girls in the kitchen to make the molten lava cake... well, really to watch Destinee make the cake, and the boys shooting the breeze in the family room. A little time later and those heavenly cakes came out of the oven, piping hot.

Now, every lava cake I've had not been that great, and I didn't know what the big deal was. UNTIL.... I had Destinee's. Now I understand. Holly Crap Batman!! Words cannot describe how amazingly good that was.Uggghhh!

So I am a good four bites in with a little ice cream. I shuv the fifth bite into my mouth and uh oh... I looked over at Rachel, with my cheeks stuffed with this chocolate heaven, and realized... Dayna, your on Weight Watchers!!! CRAP!!!!!

Oh well, at least the ice cream was carb free! There is always a silver lining!! We had such a cozy fun night at their house. So THANKS to Jeff and Matt for their great gigs, THANKS to the Blau's for letting us invade their house and making the mouth watering lava cake, and to the peeps for making it a FUN night out in Asheville. I think Brint and I needed a night out like that!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Halloween on Labor and Delivery!!!!

So I really work with the best people on the whole plant. Why is that you ask.... they know when to be serious, professional, and can handle ANY emergency. However, they also know when to cut loose, let go of the stress, and have a fun time. The first pic is of Dr.Stewart and his pirate patch. He did have a serious injury to his eye, but because he is such a good sport, he let us put skull and cross bone stickers on his eye patch. In this pic he is saying Arrrrrrggggggg...

This is Melissa (aka:Peanut), she is our scrub tech. Since we can't ware costumes in our department, she is putting her scary face on. Stand back she does bite!!

My boss Melinda came around the corner and surprised us with this mask. I thought she was George Bush, but she couldn't decide on wether to come as Dr.VanDyke...

...or Dr. Stewart!?!?

Micki got in on the action as a mummy. She put on the "daddy suit" (when they go back to the OR), and a ton of gauze. Ain't she perrtty!!

The sweet kids from Peds & Peds ICU came through to the different departments to trick-or-treat, but we just missed them. Bummer!

We were so upset that we missed the kids that we tried to catch up to them. Micki said that the picture below is of her being a mummy. I say it's her "One flew over the Cukoo's nest" moment! He, he!!

This lovely couple is Ellen and Micki. Check out Ellen's suit she drew a skeleton, complete with a heart and all! They are both our circulator nurses in our operating rooms. Aren't they fun!!!