Everything about nothing!

I guess I lead a dull life compared to a lot of people who write these things. Many people I know update their blogs almost every day! I guess I could do that too, but at the same time, I don’t know how many would be interested in reading mundane details about my life: “I woke up today and then turned on the computer! No, no breakfast, just straight for the computer!” But then again, here I am reading everyone’s blogs daily, digesting the mundane details of their lives. DOH! Ah well, part of the interesting aspect is that they are written by friend’s I don’t get to see or talk to very often: Meg, Christina, Tracy and then there’s the random ones like Noodles’ (of Offspring fame) Road Journal and of course, we can’t forget the always sarcastic but always funny: Best Page in The Universe.

Onto bigger and better things! For those of you who have had braces already, it seems like there is a secret that I’m not aware of. My orthodontist told me it would take one year. How long did it actually take and DID they initially tell you it would only take one year? I’ve talked to multiple people (many who don’t know each other) and so far, ALL of them have said, “Yeah, they told me one year, but it is actually three years.” Ack! I got these things on last October, if I have to deal with another two years. . . (At least I’ll have a rocking smile though!). The reason I bring this up though is mainly because I got them tightened again recently and they put another “chain” across the front of my teeth, which pulls the teeth together. It makes it extraordinarily difficult to bite into things. When I go to places like In N’ Out, I have to request a fork and knife with my hamburger, and the people give me funny looks.

Lastly, us California folk know the joy of In N’ Out. It is definitely a religion out here and people from other states just don’t understand it frankly. Seriously, people from other places hear us talk about In N’ Out and blush, not knowing what we mean. Yeah, it’s just us Californians being unmodest. But while on my way to Las Vegas a few weeks ago with some friends, I contemplated ordering a “4×4”. I have no trouble conquering 3×3’s and have eaten quite a few of them, much to my poor heart’s discontent. So after (mistakenly) thinking aloud about it, my friends badgered me into it. I ordered it and polished it off within 10 minutes. Insane, disgusting, awesome. One full pound of meat mind you! For those that don’t know me, I’m a rather lanky 165 pound guy and that one hamburger contained about a half percent of my body weight. Disgusting!

Confused on this “3×3” and “4×4” talk? Well if you check out In N’ Out’s webpage, you’ll notice that burger on the very first page with two patties, commonly called a double-double (and technically a 2×2). That is the largest thing they have on their menu… *but* for us who are in the know, In N’ Out has a secret menu! One of the things you can do is custom order a hamburger, you basically tell them the dimensions and they make it. So 3×3 has 3 beef patties and 3 slices of cheese, 4×4 has… you get the picture. My friend’s grandpa has apparently eaten a 6×6, though I don’t think I plan to challenge him. It is rumored someone ordered a 20×20 (for a frat party or something though) and In N’ Out had no complaints making it. Nice! All this talk is getting me hungry.