Monday, July 28, 2008

Memories, Light the Corners of my mind!

A friend has this game on her website and it looked fun. Here are the rules:

1. As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you know me a little or a lot, anything you remember!

2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty funny to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you.


Bob said...

Here's a memory for ya:

You, me, and Niccia all decided to go out for a fancy dinner at Lombardi's in Ballard. After a wonderful dinner, it turned out that neither of you had enough for your shares of the bill and both wanted me to help. I didn't have much more than my share, but we managed to gather up enough to pay the bill and leave a modest tip.

Before we could leave our table in the upstairs dining area, the waitress came back and complained that her tip wasn't good enough. Stunned that anyone would act this way, we all dug out some more money to give her. Our chins hit the floor, metaphorically speaking, when she complained that her tip STILL wasn't good enough. Totally confused now, we gave her all the rest of the cash we had on us.

Basically having just been robbed, our senses slowly started coming back to us as we were leaving. Spotting the manager, we all approached him and complained about what had just happened. He apologized and gave us one of his business cards, on the back of which he wrote that we would receive two complete meals at no charge on our next visit.

Since Niccia had moved away, you and I decided to go back there a couple/three years later for some occasion or another. Although the manager who had given us his card no longer worked there, the new manager honored it for 2 complete meals of our choice with drinks. It was a pleasant evening of Italian dining.

Although it's been quite a few years now since all of that happened, the responses of those two managers to the outrageous actions of one of their employees remains with me to this day.

As a result, I took my Mom there for her birthday dinner last May 26, while we were in town visiting.

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Angie said...

I remember meeting you at 3 a.m. at the church (back in our single days) b/c I needed some company and was mad at Allen. lol You were working at the time, and we hung out in your patrol car. :)

Debbie Murdock said...

I remember your wedding day and having a really awesome cape. It reminded me of Belle in Beauty of the Beast. When you guys were going out of the church we got to blow bubbles for your grand exit and I couldn't believe my little brother had grown up.

Lisa Lewis said...

My husband David came into your branch way back when. He was not a member, just a guy that walked into the building because the girl he liked 1400 miles away went to your church. He was completely absorbed in friendship. You and the rest of the branch took him in whithout even knowing where he came from or who he was. Heck most of the members didn't know he wasn't one of them until President Coffee announced his baptism date. He went to all of the activities with you guys, Institute, and parties. When I moved back, I had a whole group of friends I didn't know I had. Because of you and your friends, I was married in the Seattle Temple to my best friend. Thank you.

Summer said...

Christina!! I found you! I remember when you were on bed rest with your son and I brought over dinner and I was looking at your pictures and was saying how pretty you were in your engagement photos and Donnie said. "She's still beautiful." So sweet! And helping you with a ward Lula sp? and the lady who was completely crazy and wanted to take home the decorations that you bought. Or the time I saw your tiger, was it a tiger? That was soooo funny!!!! I miss you guys and I cannot believe how big your kids are!! They are so cute!!!

Summer :)

Anne Corey said...

The first memory that popped into my head was when I first saw you. You had this pretty, flowing lavendar top, capris, flip-flops, tatoos, a tongue ring and lots of earring. I said to myself, "Oh, my goodness, I'm totally gonna like this girl!" hee hee hee

Rose Johnson said...

okay.... so I was your visiting teacher for a long while. Got to know all about you monthly :). Helped a bit with Emma, and you helped with my little Don! What else? Okay... cornish game hen made just for us.... thanks! and photo shoots and such. HOORAY! A FRIEND to remember for life!