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I am attempting to win the International Best Wife Ever contest by attending not one, but TWO sporting events in less than 24 hours.

 

Last night we went to a AHL hockey game (Checkers v. Penguins; Checkers lost).

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We went with our friends Kayla and Brandon, who ironically just moved here from Florida, too.  Fun fact:  They have four chihuahuas and Brandon has a tattoo of the dogs on his arm.  πŸ™‚

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We took the lightrail to the game, which made me feel like Charlotte is officially a β€œreal” city with public transportation.

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Good times!

 

I also totally disconnected from the computer so I could face-plant in bed and sleep off the last remnants of my illness.  I’m feeling much better today! 

 

Which is a very good thing because we’re driving two hours to Durham to see the Miami v. Duke football game.  :)  Best Wife Ever, right?

 

Pre-football breakfast:

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The very famous Grilled Banana Sandwich.

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This breakfast could probably win the International Best Breakfast Ever contest.  Seriously.

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Off we go!

 

Are there any hobbies you partook in for someone else, but then you secretly ended up kind of liking it?  That’s me and football!

{ 80 comments }

 

  • Lauren October 16, 2010, 9:05 am

    A few months ago I joined a bowling league with my almost-husband and its really made him SO happy so its totally worth me looking ridiculous one night a week! πŸ™‚

  • holly @ couchpotatoathlete October 16, 2010, 9:16 am

    My husband loves video games and computer games — and after we were dating a short time he bought a Wii — thinking that we could do that together. I tried my best to “not like” playing because I am so stubborn!

    Now I play more often than him!

  • Courtney (Pancakes & Postcards) October 16, 2010, 9:17 am

    you are definitely the best wife ever. or at least the creator of the best breakfast sandwich ever.

    i started thrift store shopping because of a dude forever ago and was totally anti… until i realized the amazingness that you can find and now i wish it was a professional event. “thrifting.” hardcore!

  • christina cadden October 16, 2010, 9:18 am

    You really should get the best wife ever award!

  • Freya October 16, 2010, 9:22 am

    Chihuahuas tatooed? That is so hardcore!!
    I’ve gone to the odd art gallery/museum for my mum..and ended up liking it πŸ˜›

  • Lindsey October 16, 2010, 9:28 am

    Sounds like a fun evening! That’s good you’re feeling better; hopefully you can do your last training run : )
    And the grilled banana sandwich would definitely win…yum!

  • Michele October 16, 2010, 9:29 am

    HOCKEY – I love it now!!!

  • maria @ Chasing the Now October 16, 2010, 9:30 am

    You are brave! And I say you should totally get an award. I’m just lucky my husband isn’t a sports guy because I am totally NOT a sports girl.

  • Megan October 16, 2010, 9:37 am

    Maybe I will see you at the game (Go Duke!). My husband actually adopted my
    fandom early in our relationship when I told him if he wanted to see me
    during basketball season he would have to watch games with me. It almost
    brings a tear to my eye when he starts screaming things at the television
    during a game. πŸ™‚

    • Caitlin October 16, 2010, 12:58 pm

      Where are u sitting!

      • Megan October 16, 2010, 1:30 pm

        section 7 – wearing a silly devil hat πŸ™‚

        • Caitlin October 16, 2010, 1:35 pm

          We are 9 mm I can’t find your hat. What row?

        • Megan October 16, 2010, 2:00 pm

          Row ee – also wearing a #19 jersey

  • tabatha October 16, 2010, 9:47 am

    I tried your banana truffles this morning and about DIED! Tastes just like banana fosters dessert! Soooooooo good. My 12 yr old finally appreciated the experimentation I’ve been doing since I found your blog two months ago. πŸ™‚ Thanks!

    • Caitlin October 16, 2010, 9:05 pm

      i’m so glad you liked them!!

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey October 16, 2010, 9:49 am

    You are a great wife – luckily for me, the Husband isn’t really into sports that much. I enjoy watching football more than him!

  • Annie@stronghealthyfit October 16, 2010, 9:50 am

    my husband loves football (American football!) but I don’t think I’ll ever like it. I did get him Celtics tickets for Christmas last year and actually did have fun going to that game πŸ™‚

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat October 16, 2010, 9:59 am

    Looks like fun – the husband should be very thankful for his amazing wife! I sort of started golfing because my parents did, and when I moved to the Middle East there wasn’t a ton of other sports that I could get into as seriously (coz I’m the serious type – lol… not really, but I like to really get into things and get good at them). I ended up getting pretty hardcore into it but haven’t played much since I moved back to Canada – sadly, university education doesn’t leave much time for golf!

  • Lily @ Lily's Health Pad October 16, 2010, 10:13 am

    The Checkers are in the AHL now? They used to be an ECHL team… I know this because minor league hockey was one of those hobbies I began for someone else and then it quickly became my own!

    • Caitlin October 16, 2010, 9:04 pm

      i think so?

  • shirlene October 16, 2010, 10:24 am

    GO CANES! πŸ™‚

  • Camille October 16, 2010, 10:27 am

    My boyfriend loooves Basketball. I had, honestly, never watched a game before we started dating. Now I actually enjoy it!

  • Karen Bowers October 16, 2010, 10:30 am

    yum! i made your breakfast, too, after seeing these photos. Very nice!

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape October 16, 2010, 10:31 am

    Hmm…I guess going for walks after dinner with my dad initially. Don’ tknow if that is really a “hobby” but he does it after dinner every day. He wanted to do it with me as a bonding thing and while I did it for him, I really wasn’t in to physical activity at the time. I grew to love it, though. It was a great time for us to talk and now that I actually like moving my body I always look forward to them.

  • Laurie October 16, 2010, 10:33 am

    You are the best wife ever! My husband goes to comic book conventions – GEEK! Disclaimer: he does shower and doesn’t wear costumes. He actually publishes them w/ some friends, so not only does he go, he works them. This summer the kids and I “visited” him at one. I got Best Wife Ever that day!

  • lisasfoods October 16, 2010, 10:39 am

    When I first got into skiing, it was because my boyfriend loves it and wanted to teach me. I went along a few times, a bit nervous, and wanting to keep warm while doing so. I ended up loving it too, so now we have a great winter sport to share together, and plan trips around.

    Have a great weekend Caitlin – hope you’re feeling better.

  • Kelly October 16, 2010, 10:39 am

    I so wish this would happen to me- I still hate football and my husband played at the college and arena levels (before I met him) so it’s obviously important to him. I try to pretend to care, but I really am not into football- baseball and hockey, definitely, football- nope! I swear I do other nice things for him though πŸ™‚

  • Marina October 16, 2010, 11:08 am

    well, my bf adores dr. who, so i actually am addicted to it too know.
    hope you feel all better today!

  • Nicole October 16, 2010, 11:08 am

    Dennis is a Dead Head and has collected and traded thousands of live shows. He took me to a show (with the remaining members of the Grateful Dead) about 5 years ago, and although I was a little skeptical, we had a great time. Since then we’ve been to about 10 shows, and I can actually point out songs now (they all sounded the same to me)
    I’ve always been a sports nut but we are complete rivals (He’s a Red Sox fan, I’m a Yankees fan; he’s a Dallas Cowboys fan, I’m a NY Giants fan; etc.) so we needed to find something we wouldn’t strangle each other over!! πŸ˜‰

  • Sarah October 16, 2010, 11:10 am

    Fly Fishing, hands down. I’ve only actually done it once, but a lot of times I’ll go with my husband and hang out while he’s on the river. Four years ago I didn’t know what fly fishing was!

  • Deva (Voracious Vorilee) October 16, 2010, 11:13 am

    The Boy is a HUGE Cincinnati Reds/Baseball fan. I started going to games with him after we moved to Cincinnati, and now I CANNOT get enough baseball! I follow the Reds AND a few Reds players on Twitter, and was psyched that we got to go to one of the playoff games :-).

  • SaraRM October 16, 2010, 11:15 am

    GOLF!!! My husband is a golf coach, plays golf and talks everything golf. I knew nothing about golf when we got married except how to drive a golf cart! I enjoy going to tournaments and watching the team but by the end of the season(which is now) NO. MORE. GOLF.!!!

    Ok I got that off my chest…. wheeeew much better πŸ™‚

    • Caitlin October 16, 2010, 9:03 pm

      i feel like that at the end of football season!

  • Claire (Low Impact Fashionista) October 16, 2010, 11:21 am

    I never thought I would say this but my boyfriend can out shop me! Thrift store shopping that is πŸ˜‰ Sometimes I really do find unique treasures…but my boyfriend is much better. I have no patience to shift through junk until I find treasure!

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) October 16, 2010, 11:25 am

    Best. Wife. Ever.

    You should definitely win the award…haha. πŸ˜€

  • Ellen@FirednFabulous October 16, 2010, 11:29 am

    Whoa, you do deserve a wifey award! Although, I WISH my bf was a sports guy. He’s a history buff, and as much as I try to get into it, I just can’t! Well, I probably haven’t tried hard enough… πŸ˜‰

  • Lindsey October 16, 2010, 11:32 am

    Going to a stadium to watch a football game, it is hard to not get pumped!! I love it! My husband has gotten me into golf, sometimes I love it and sometimes I want to throw my club at that stupid ball arggg….

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) October 16, 2010, 11:33 am

    I used to hate watching WWE wrestling with Hunni. It reminded me of my childhood with my dad and felt so fake. But now I pay attention and actually know the wrestler names.

  • Kath October 16, 2010, 11:36 am

    Do Duke!!

    Wave to my parents when you pass Hillsborough, Exit 165 on I-85!

  • Amber K October 16, 2010, 11:37 am

    Ah, what a lucky guy!

    Actually…I can’t think of anything I have done for someone else that I ended up liking myself. But I do still put up with some things that aren’t my fave, so I can hang out with the hubs.

  • Michelle (The Runner's Plate) October 16, 2010, 11:38 am

    I need to make those grilled banana sandwiches!

  • Krista @ Can't Survive on Yarn Alone October 16, 2010, 11:38 am

    Hubs got me to go camping when we were dating. This was after years of telling my BFF that camping was a hotel without cable (never had cable growing up so that was a luxury when on vacation.) I had NO interest in sleeping in a tent. Now I love it.

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing October 16, 2010, 11:50 am

    I can’t believe I still haven’t tried that!!!
    That would be watching football and bowling!

  • Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine October 16, 2010, 11:54 am

    I ran before I started dating my current BF, but he got me way more into it as a sport. I realized that I’m actually pretty good at it!!

    Also, I hate sporting events but will go with my dad πŸ™‚

  • thetreadmilldiaries October 16, 2010, 12:14 pm

    You get my vote for the Best wife award. That’s a lot of sports in a day.

    And..let’s not even talk about how delicious your grilled banana sandwich looks. Yum!

  • Tempie October 16, 2010, 12:16 pm

    Definitely a good wife! My husband isn’t really into sports, but he does like to watch boring documentaries. I consider myself a good wife when I don’t complain about watching one of those with him instead of something I would really rather watch.

  • Mary @ Bites and Bliss October 16, 2010, 12:16 pm

    I took up karate for Michael and am starting to like it. And guess what- he took up blogging!! haha! πŸ˜€

    • Caitlin October 16, 2010, 9:00 pm

      that is cute πŸ™‚

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin October 16, 2010, 12:31 pm

    I’m glad you’re feeling better now!

    My mom always used to have to drag me into housewares stores, but now I like shopping around for pretty dishes as much as she does! πŸ˜€

  • nicole October 16, 2010, 12:49 pm

    Best wife ever! Yes, sometimes I feel like I deserve an award for going above and beyond regular girlfriend duties. Last night I went to the bf’s little brother’s football game, and somehow I forgot how obnoxious high school kids are.

  • Jessica M October 16, 2010, 1:07 pm

    Sometimes I have to be dragged to see an action flick. But sometimes I will end up liking the movie. I thought The Town was pretty good!

    Netiher the husband or I like football all that much. But we both would kind of like to go to a college game sometime. Sounds like your weekend is off to a fun start!

  • JenATX October 16, 2010, 1:11 pm

    haha you crack me up.. I actually love sporting events secretly πŸ˜‰ But sports on tv is another thing.. boring! At sporting events you can eat peanuts and drink a beer while looking at hot athletes, sounds like a good time to me

  • Natalia - a side of simple October 16, 2010, 1:16 pm

    I always love when you post pictures of your grilled banana breakfasts.. they always look beyond delicious! So glad you’re feeling better

  • Chelsea @ Strawberry Sweat October 16, 2010, 1:21 pm

    My boyfriend loves playing video games. I’ve played with him a few times, but I haven’t gotten into them like he has. At least I tried!

  • Kjirsten- Balanced Healthy Life October 16, 2010, 1:25 pm

    I love football! I get bored watching baseball of TV, but I love going to the games and people watching!

  • Becca October 16, 2010, 1:37 pm

    Oh I try and try to enjoy rugby, but I swear my brain isn’t wired to appreciate sports! I like the atmosphere, but I just find the activity itself so boring πŸ™

  • Cathy B. @ Bright Bakes October 16, 2010, 1:46 pm

    I want your sandwich. That’s all! πŸ™‚
    love,
    Cathy B. @ brightbakes

  • Caca October 16, 2010, 1:57 pm

    My husband used to have to drag me to electronic stores, but now I can put up with those stores, and sometimes I kind of like them.

  • Sarah for Real October 16, 2010, 2:01 pm

    Skiing! I finally tried it last year for my husband and turns out I love it! Now we are going on two different ski vacations this winter. I’m so excited!

  • Paige @Running Around Normal October 16, 2010, 2:06 pm

    Glad you’re feeling better, girl! Nice of you to do two events in one weekend!
    The only thing I pretend to like but kinda really do like for my husband is playing Tiger Woods. LOL

  • Jessica K. October 16, 2010, 2:13 pm

    I’m a recent graduate from UM and I am so jealous that you get to go to the game today! I hope they play well today, last week was horrible!
    Well have fun and GO CANES!

  • Jenne October 16, 2010, 2:42 pm

    UFC!!! I used to go to a friends house and “watch” the games just to be around the guys πŸ™‚ but now I love it and will go to the pub by myself to watch the fights!!!!

  • Jessica@tastyandtrim October 16, 2010, 3:13 pm

    I’d have to say fishing! I always thought it looked SO boring and didn’t understand how my friend sat there with a pole in the water for hours at a time..but then I tried it out and actually kind of enjoyed it! It is pretty relaxing πŸ™‚

  • Sana October 16, 2010, 3:58 pm

    Swimming! The boy has too much fun scaring me in the deep end. But I have fun hanging on for dear life.

  • Moni'sMeals October 16, 2010, 4:00 pm

    yes you are a great wife indeed! I try to do as much as I can for loved ones but there are a few things I just have to pass on…
    I really want to try that sandwhich of yours too.:)

  • yummieecupcake October 16, 2010, 4:00 pm

    haha you’re the best wife ever already!

    love tattooed arm guys!

  • Heather October 16, 2010, 4:29 pm

    Football too! We like different teams but I’ll root for his if mine’s not playing.

  • Tamika October 16, 2010, 4:31 pm

    I moved to Carolina from Texas which means I went from a football to a basketball state. I quickly realized that NC fans either love Duke or Carolina (very Coke or Pepsi, right?) but I for one didn’t care. That changed when I met honey. He’s very into Duke basketball and I have turned into a Duke fan despite many sighs and rolled eyes. In fact, we went to the Duke basketball game last night. It’s a beautiful campus and I know you’ll enjoy the entire Blue Devil atmosphere. Enjoy the game!

  • Leah @ Why Deprive? October 16, 2010, 6:41 pm

    I dont know if it counts, but I started watching The Office just because my boyfriend loves it. I make him watch so many girly shows I figured it was his turn, but now Im completely obsessed with it.

  • eatmovelove October 16, 2010, 7:44 pm

    What’s the white on the sandwich? Is that cheese, mayonnaise or just ‘smooshed’ banana? (and it just took me 5 mins. to spell banana correctly -GOD!!!).

    Hmm – definitely Best Wife Ever…although I think you get a sweet deal out of it too seeing the games πŸ™‚

    • Caitlin October 16, 2010, 8:58 pm

      its egg πŸ™‚

  • Amy October 16, 2010, 7:51 pm

    I started pretending to like hockey as a little kid so that I could fit in with my brother and my dad! I would literally sit and pretend to watch the tv, and wear my brother’s hand me down jersey. Now, I’m 23 and it’s the only sport I absolutely LOVE to watch!! Thanks, dad and brother!

  • Lisa October 16, 2010, 7:52 pm

    I love hockey! It’s so much fun live.

    When I started dating my boyfriend he watched a lot of tv and he turned me onto the shows 30 Rock and Community. I didn’t want to like them, but I did. πŸ™‚

  • Amy October 16, 2010, 8:41 pm

    Football for me too, definitely! I think I might like watching it more than my husband now. (He takes it so much more seriously.)

  • Becky October 16, 2010, 11:54 pm

    “Can I please, please go back to undergraduate (and be 18 again)?”

    It’s funny, because I’m a (21 year old) undergraduate, and when I read your blog all I want is to be a real adult with a husband and dogs!

    • Caitlin October 17, 2010, 8:08 am

      beckiii nooooo college is seriously the best years of your LIFE. i think about how little responsibilities i had (i don’t know your situation, of course, so i’m not saying you’re in the same boat), but someone else paid for my cell phone and health insurance, i got $10 birth control from student health, my rent was $400 a month, and all i had to worry about was class and my fun college jobs (i actually had three but there were all so low stress that it was fine by me). i spent my days hanging out, partying, making out with my boyfriend (aka the Husband now), and generally loving life. I still love life but college seemed so incredibly relaxed. no worries about savings or 401(k)s or anything. πŸ™‚

  • Marnni October 17, 2010, 12:01 am

    I won best wife ever award yesterday when I support-crewed for my husband (and his best friend) at multi-sport race. Husband’s bike tyre went flat approx 30 seconds before the start of the race (run leg). I has 30mins to change the tyre, drive to first transition and set up kayaks! And I did it!

    • Caitlin October 17, 2010, 8:09 am

      i think you are the best wife ever now!

  • Juli D. October 18, 2010, 10:43 am

    My H got me into backcountry hiking. The idea of not showering, digging a hole for a toilet and not communicating w/the rest of the world for a week didn’t seem appealing. But now I love getting away from it all and spending QT with him and our friends who are crazy enough to join us. πŸ™‚

  • Lin October 18, 2010, 4:43 pm

    AHHHH I’m so glad you went to a Checkers’ game! My friend Andrea is a Checkers’ girl (the cheerleaders who dance on ice)!!!

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