Melanie and I celebrated our fifth Valentine's as a couple yesterday. It's our second as a married couple. I picked Melanie up from the house and we went to her favorite restaurant, Red Lobster. We thought we would try and beat the rush since they were not taking reservations. We got there a few minutes before 5pm and the wait was 30-35 minutes, with a packed out lobby. We also noticed that we were not waiting with other "young adults." That's right, the Johnson dine with the 50+ crowd. (We have noticed this to be a growing trend that we like to eat dinner early.) We were fine with the others in the lobby. They 50+ crowd is a very friendly bunch acutally. As we were leaving the lobby was double the size of when we arrived. I guess most people had to wait till they got off work.
We exchanged gifts when we got home. Melanie has been pretty excited about my gift. She had to hide it at our friends apartment. I thought that was strange, since I could hide mine in ours. I thought, "maybe she thinks that I will search for it since I do work at home all day." However, it turns out that the gift needed food and water! So we welcome the newest addition to the Johnson family..."Jack" the Hermit Crab. (I thought about calling him Dora, since he likes to explore his surroudings, but you cant be called Dora and have a pirate "tatto") Ever since I saw the hermit crab display at the mall I
have wanted to bring one home. Apparently Melanie remember this. And of course, she got me the one with the pirate on the back. Since we are not allowed to have animals in Seminary housing, we decided that Jack would be easly hid if maintenance come by. He is a pretty active guy. We put him on the carpet last night and he was happy to just "crab walk" circles for an hour. Melanie won't touch him, I'm not sure if she thinks its gross or it will pinch her. Probily both. I hope to find him a bigger shell as the guy at the mall said they can get pretty big.
I like easy-low hassle pets. Basically fish. But since we had to leave Pierre the Beta in Georgia, its nice to have someone else around the house during the day.