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That I stumble upon a 180 pound Great Dane in the middle of a bowling alley:


Seriously.  Seriously.


He was awesome! I want one!  Do not ask me why he was there.  I have no idea!


Date Night was fun!  The Husband and I had a little friendly competition.



As usual, he won.


The beer was a’flowing, I must admit.



I had one of those magical cups that refill itself when you are not looking.  Hmmm. I wonder how THAT happened (ahem, Husband!). 


We had a lot of fun hanging out and talking.  I am SO happy we are reinstituting date night.  It’s a much needed break from our hectic schedules.  The Husband works 12 hour days at the clinic – and then he comes home and studies!  :(  Poor kid.


Plus, bowling is FUN, and it’s so, so cheap.


Dinner was simple and fast.  I was in NO state to be slaving over the oven. ;)  The key ingredient: this lovely wedge of Double Gloucester cheese.  Light and mild, but super “eloquent,” as the Husband says.


Grilled cheese and broccoli:


I had 3/4 the sammie  – the Husband stole a quarter.  And…. I ate all of my veggies. 🙂


Other snacks of the afternoon included a Clif bar:


A bowl of cereal:


And an apple! (Get it?)


Time for me to disconnect.  Have a lovely evening!  But….before I go, the winner of the Stonyfield Farm Spa Prize Pack is:


  • Cat said: Lots of things make me happy, but right now the main one is – I’m 4 months pregnant and we got to hear the baby’s heartbeat today at my checkup! I also love running in my Baby on Board tshirt!





  • Estela @ Weekly Bite November 11, 2009, 10:13 pm

    I wanna go bowling now!

  • Diana (Mymarblerye) November 11, 2009, 10:13 pm

    My boyfriend is at the hospital 12+ hours too! It’s hard on them and I’m sure your hubby is missing you as much as you miss him!

  • Nicci@NiftyEats November 11, 2009, 10:14 pm

    Twilight Love, I was waiting to see when the pic would post. lol Love date nights with my sweetie as well!

  • Joelle (The Pancake Girl) November 11, 2009, 10:15 pm

    Haha love the great random!

  • Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) November 11, 2009, 10:16 pm

    When I was running in central park this morning there was a beautiful, shiny brown lab that I wanted to take home with me.

    p.s. I love grilled cheese! Esp. with Amy’s Kitchen tomato soup.

  • Niki (Running In Pink) November 11, 2009, 10:17 pm

    Love the Twilight pic. Worth the wait. 🙂

  • Deva (Voracious Vorilee) November 11, 2009, 10:18 pm

    That is such a random place to find a great dane. He is gorgeous. Date nights are such fun, I love it when The Boy and I take some time to go out and enjoy an evening together.

  • Jenna November 11, 2009, 10:19 pm

    i am glad you are having more date nights!

  • Kara November 11, 2009, 10:20 pm

    That dog’s head is SO huge!! We don’t see many big dogs like that in NYC…can’t fit in the apartments! 🙂

  • Matt November 11, 2009, 10:22 pm

    I ate that Clif bar today too 🙂 It is pretty much amazing.

  • Angela (Oh She Glows) November 11, 2009, 10:23 pm

    One of the most amazing dogs ever.

  • Stephanie @ Foodie McFood November 11, 2009, 10:26 pm

    Great Danes are my absolute favorite dog!!!

  • Teacherwoman November 11, 2009, 10:28 pm

    I used to have a great dane. However, Duke was only 130-140 pounds. Miss that pooch!

  • Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) November 11, 2009, 10:31 pm

    That dog is huge!!! And so cute!

  • Amelia November 11, 2009, 10:34 pm

    What a great looking dog! Haha magically refilling beer cups. Hmmm 😉

  • Lee November 11, 2009, 10:36 pm

    Too funny about the great dane. Was he a good bowler?

  • tra November 11, 2009, 10:36 pm

    hahah what a cute dog! hhah. aww date night. makes me feel my SINGLE STATUS ACUTELY. =D

    love your fight face. “eloquent”? hahhaa.

    • caitlin November 11, 2009, 11:44 pm

      you can have friend date nights! i like those, too 🙂 sometimes they are even more fun!

  • Lizzy November 11, 2009, 10:37 pm

    date nights are awesome, so glad you and the hubby are doing that again!

    i can’t believe the size of that dog! holy geeze!

  • Anna November 11, 2009, 10:37 pm

    Haha … that dog has a “look” on his face in that second picture! Love it!

  • Jen (Running With Cake) November 11, 2009, 10:42 pm

    Sounds like the start of a joke – “This Great Dane walks into a bowling alley and….” Too funny – and cute!

  • Kate November 11, 2009, 10:43 pm

    Oh man, I reallyreallyreally want a great dane!

  • Madeline @ GreensAndJeans November 11, 2009, 10:45 pm

    I dog sat for a Great Dane once, and lets just say, on our walks we went where ever he wanted to go!

  • Eating Journey November 11, 2009, 10:45 pm

    I can’t wait to have a ‘baby on board’ shirt..wait yes I can. but it will be fun. My mom and her family grew up with great danes. She used to dress them up.

  • Sammi November 11, 2009, 10:53 pm

    My boyfriend just sent me this website I think you’ll like. It is seriously food porn.

    You could post some of your recipes there too!

  • Erin November 11, 2009, 11:00 pm

    Date night is so important in keeping a relationship healthy. 🙂

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) November 11, 2009, 11:07 pm

    Hunni would have ran right back out. He is not fun of big dogs. He likes little ones he could chase if need be.

    But your date night looks fun and congrats on the Twilight pic 🙂

  • missmolly November 11, 2009, 11:14 pm

    hahaha the apple thing is too funny and clever!

  • Felicia (Bites of the Apple) November 11, 2009, 11:28 pm

    I love that you two went bowling. The first time that my boyfriend and I went bowling, it didn’t go so well… to put it bluntly, he was beyond bad and couldn’t figure out why. He wasn’t pleased, BUT luckily, he has since gotten better! I don’t think he could handle me beating him so badly. 😉

  • Shannon, Tropical Eats November 11, 2009, 11:50 pm

    That doggy is like a horse he is so big!!

    Bowling night sounds like a lot of fun.. I love when they have celestial bowling nights and it’s all glow in the dark inside. It makes it like one big dance party in the bowling alley when they turn the music on.

    Have a great night chica!

  • Mica November 11, 2009, 11:58 pm

    Whoa, that’s pretty wild. We have a Great Dane in the neighborhood. He’s white with black markings, and from far away, he looks like a calf, walking around in the park. It cracks me up every time.

  • BroccoliHut November 12, 2009, 12:01 am

    Aw I love Great Danes! My BFF in elementary/middle school had one named Zurich, and he was such a gentle giant:)

  • Amber November 12, 2009, 12:06 am

    cute date night! your last pic makes me think you would REALLY like the t-shirt i made and posted on my blog tonight!!
    SERIOUSLY you will flip!

  • Amy November 12, 2009, 2:57 am

    I want to run into a 180 pound great dane! What a fantastic treat. Looks like a great time on date night.

  • Stacey November 12, 2009, 6:11 am

    Yay for date night 😀 Jas and I have date night on Friday..I believe we are lighting candles and having a romantic pizza/beer dinner hehe. Great Danes kind of scare me! Their size seems so abnormal compared to my Trixie 🙂

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is November 12, 2009, 6:53 am

    That is a huge dog.

  • Susan November 12, 2009, 7:04 am

    Yay, you posted the Twilight pic! That’s awesome 🙂 (yes, I’m a huge dork…)

  • Lynne November 12, 2009, 7:12 am

    Aw, that dog is lovely! Thank you – that picture has made my day! 🙂

  • Kristy November 12, 2009, 7:33 am

    SO excited for New Moon!! 8 days! 🙂

  • Abby (Abbys Vegan Eats) November 12, 2009, 7:39 am

    Sounds like a fun date night 🙂 🙂

  • Ashley November 12, 2009, 7:44 am

    theres a bowling alley close to my house! i want my bf and I to have a date night there 🙂 its such a cute thing to do! You both are the cutest married couple !!

  • Paige (Running Around Normal) November 12, 2009, 7:47 am

    LMAO you are hilarious with the apple pic! But I love it! mahah

    Sounds like you had a great time:D

  • Amari November 12, 2009, 8:05 am

    Love the idea of date night, so cute! Bowling is a fun way to let loose and relax. The great dane is super random, but I love it, I can’t imagine having a dog that large!

  • Karla November 12, 2009, 8:14 am

    You’ve inspired me to go bowling! My boyfriends is visiting in a few weeks might have to take him bowling (since there’s pretty much nothing else to do around these parts…)

  • Nicole November 12, 2009, 8:30 am

    I love the twilight inspired apple pose!

  • elliebelle November 12, 2009, 8:36 am

    That great dane is awesome! A co-worker of mine has one too and she brought it in because everyone was asking about him. It’s AMAZING how huge they are! Such cool dogs.

  • Anne Marie@ New Weigh of Life November 12, 2009, 10:21 am

    What a beautiful dog!

  • Mrs.Ballou November 12, 2009, 10:36 am

    Love the apple reference! That dane is beautiful! My husband and I spent the first few months of our relationship bowling…it seems like we did it all the time! I miss it, I think I will have to bring him bowling now that we are married! 🙂

  • Tammy (Defining Wellness) November 12, 2009, 10:37 am

    That is hilarious that you saw a great dane in the bowling alley. They are SUCH cool dogs!

  • Rose November 12, 2009, 11:20 am

    Date night looks fun! Friendly competition is a must in every relationship, I say 🙂

  • Amber November 12, 2009, 11:30 am

    I thought I left a comment but I don’t see it now. You pictures look awesome. The last one made me lol. I made a twilight shirt on my blog that I think you might just find amusing! lol

  • Angi November 12, 2009, 12:05 pm

    Yum! Broccoli and grilled cheese – two of my favourite meal components in one!

    Date night looks fun – I’m planning a cyber date night with my fiancee tomorrow – popcorn, snacks and “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”. It’s going to be fun.

    Ugh. Twilight…*finds fork, stabs Edward Cullen in the neck*

  • Deirdre November 12, 2009, 2:04 pm

    I love cups that magically refill themselves! Only problem is you can never figure out how many you had! That Great Dane is gorgeous!

  • Tina November 12, 2009, 2:09 pm

    Haha love the Twilight reference.

    My uncle used to have a great dane. It was his 4th one. He was sooo cute and if you were sitting down, he’d come up and SIT on your lap. I don’t know how he underestimated his size so much…Sad thing about great danes though is they don’t live very long. Their hearts are too small for their bodies 🙁

  • Jolene ( November 12, 2009, 6:41 pm

    I love that you have brought in the date night – sounds like fun!

  • Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty November 14, 2009, 1:06 am

    I looove that dog!!! He’s soo much bigger than you!

    I also just realized that I read your blog ALL the time, but I have never commented!!
    Come visit my blog too!!!!!!!

    Love love love your blog!!

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