Tuesday, December 8, 2009

I Married the King of Romance.....NOT....

Tuesday, December 8, 2009....

Last night, when hubby got home after several days being away, he suggested we go out to dinner Tuesday. I was like sure. Love the idea. Love when he does the planning.

Right after I said 'great idea' he told me his plans......the $25 date....

#1` We go to Burger King because they're running some sort of hamburger special where we can get 4 for $4 and I can get a diet cola with extra ice (this he threw in because he knows I love extra ice in my drinks whenever possible).

#2 We drive across the street to McDonald's to get a small order of fries and 2 apple pies (he thinks you can get 2 for $1 and I'm thinking maybe if it were 1970). According to hubby, a classy guy always gets his dates dessert.

#3 After going through the McDonald's drive thru (did I forget to mention we're going through the drive thru of these places) we drive back across the street to the multi-plex where movies are $6 on Tuesday ($12 for 2 people).

but....the classiest part of the date is coming up.....

After the movies we get ourselves a quart of Colt 45 and 2 straws. Why 2 straws you say...well, straws get you drunk quicker and it's easier for him to take advantage of me AND he'd keep the date to under $25.

After he revealed his plan for the perfect date he wanted to know if I was going to blog about him and how romantic he is... I said...I'm going to blog about you, but not thinking many will find the straws and Colt 45 too romantic. He said...their loss.

49 comments:

Dan said...

Aw c'mon. Give the poor guy credit for at least having a plan!

Sounds perfectly romantic to a guy (like me).

Reads4Pleasure said...

lol, this is hilarious! You have to give him points for being creative AND frugal.

lacochran said...

Quite the smooth operator.

Monkey Man said...

Next time tell him you'll chip in another $25 and he can upgrade to Jack in the Box followed by a pint at the liquor store he can smuggle into the cheap seats at the local multiplex. Sheesh....Mrs. Monkey Man would kick my ass.

Goose said...

Free dinner, dessert, a movie AND free beer? Sounds like a great date to me! Can you at least pick the movie?

Bamboo said...

HAHA! Classic! At least he did think it out from start to finish.

The Vegetable Assassin said...

I think it's romantic that he "knows" all the fast food deals!

We had a free McDonald's promo on up here the past month where you get a free coffee in breakfast hours but those effers know what they're doing because you go for the free coffee all pleased with yourself then you get there and they waft that smell out and you go "I'll have my free coffee please, black, one sugar. Oh and I'll have a McGriddle and a McMuffin and a hash brown and an orange juice please." Then you go, "Ah shit!"

New England Girl said...

hahaha! oh my gosh. this is exactly what my boyfriend would come up with if he was going to take my on a date. a year of dating and i still haven't seen one of those yet! :)

Sunshine Mama said...

My husband is the complete opposite. According to him, I'm worth wherever I want to go even if it means spending money we don't have. I'm the one that tries to go cheap on the dates and use coupons and deals.

The other day he picked up a bouquet of flowers for me and couldn't wait to tell me that they were only $5. He said, "I wanted to be honoring to you and not spend too much."

Normally he'd prefer to go to the priciest flower shop in town.

It's pretty impressive that your husband can figure all that out...though, I hope he is able to enjoy a more expensive date with you.

But it sounds like he's connected with you if he asked you if you'd put it on your blog.

CaJoh said...

Two things…

First, it reminds me of when I was in college and my girlfriend and I wanted to find cheep dates (since we both were broke)

Second, it reminds me of how I always wanted to go on what I called an "All Out Date". What this meant to me was dinner, a show, and drinks afterwords. If I had known you could do it for under $25 I would have done it more often.

Thanks for sharing your romantic evening with us,

Little Ms Blogger said...

Dan - LOL...I think not and he knows it was a bad date.

Reads4Pleasure - the best part, he cracked up when he was telling this brilliant plan.

lacochran - Isn't he? I'm one lucky gal. Bet you're jealous.

Monkey Man - He came up with the genius plan to make me laugh because he knew there wouldn’t be a snowball’s chance in hell I’d consider this a date.

Goose – Free beer –umm ever taste a Colt? I think I had one in college – can’t remember, but sometimes free is just not worth it.

Bamboo – Yes he did and had me in stitches.

The Vegetable Assassin – LOL.. Okay, knowing all the fast food deals is not what I remotely consider romantic.
Ya know, if you go through the drive-thru, you’d never smell the other stuff.

New England Girl – I’m so sorry to hear that. Trust me, we may go to a movie tonight, but all the rest is out the window.

Sunshine Mama – My husband and I will not be doing this…he loves to make me laugh and he knew I’d crack up with this scenario – particularly knowing all the fast food specials and drinking a quart of beer in a parking lot in freezing temps with 2 straws. Seriously, we are going to dinner and a movie tonight.

Little Ms Blogger said...

CaJoh - I hope his idea does NOT catch on...

Green-Eyed Momster said...

Actually, that date would thrill me! After the bad service at our favorite Mexican restaurant last time, if we ever go out again, I'm going to suggest we leave the kids home and do something similar to your date. I'm all about saving money these days!!

I hope it was fun!! :)

Hugs!!

Actual Scale said...

This is just too funny!

Always good to have a spouse who knows how to make you laugh. ;)

Helen McGinn said...

Aw. Of course, one straw would have been more romantic, if a little difficult....

Only kidding, it sounds like great fun!

Secretia said...

Why don't you get 2 quarts of Colt 45 and then you take advantage og HIM. That's how I'd do it.

Secretia

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

What a hoot...Call me crazy, but I have to say that I find it somewhat romantic. It's easy to go to a fancy restaurant but a Colt 45 with two straws...that's planning and dare I say romantic!

Love and hugs,
Karyn

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

UM. that is fucking amazing. I think your husband and my boyfriend must be friends.

Matty said...

Now that's what I call genius. Take your wife out for less than $25 AND get laid for it. Pure genius!!

P.S. Does he have any more "cheap" ideas?

The Peach Tart said...

It sounds like a great cheap date night to me.

Little Ms Blogger said...

Green-Eyed Momster – Here’s the rub…he prefaced his idea as a very romantic date. I think not.

Actual Scale – He had me in stitches.

Helen - You’ll have to do it and let me know.

Secretia – Well, if we got 2 quarts, he’d be spending over $25 and then the concept to him wasn’t fun anymore. I wouldn’t need any beer to take advantage of him.

Karyn Bernard – It’s 33 degrees out AND have you ever had a Colt 45?

Chelsea – You’re a lucky girl.

Matty – Figures another guy would think this genius. I’ll ask him if he has any more, but if you take any of his tips, please don’t tell your wife where you got the idea from.

Little Ms Blogger said...

Peach Tart - Wouldn't you rather substitute the Colt for Peachtree Schnapps?

Brian Miller said...

taking notes...friday is coming....lol.

rxBambi said...

this is too funny! You do have to give him some credit tho, for working it all out. I don't think my hubby spends that much time in a week planning what we are gonna do :)

Heckety said...

You sure married a comedian- THAT's for certain!
I'm sitting here laughing away, I hope the Hub doesn't walk in because he wouldn't find my laughing at the content of your post very funny!!!!

Spot said...

Is it sad that I'm up for that date?? Lol. I think it sounds fun and cheap. Our cheap date? We hit a little bar in the closest town (they have the best burgers ever and the prices are low) and then come home and watch movies. An expensive date? A better restaurant in a bigger town and grocery shopping...talk about expensive!

I think his cheap date sounds romantic, like pretending you were young and poor again. (as opposed to old and poor like we are now. Lol!)

♥Spot

THE ACTORS DIET said...

i have to say - he gets an A for effort. my hubby never plans anything!

mrs.notouching said...

I'm printing this and posting on my fridge - my hubby could use a few romantic tricks.

Candace said...

My friend who's husband is a loser would die to have a guy like this-haha.

Green-Eyed Momster said...

Maybe you married the king of romantic comedies? :) I think guys and gals view romance a little bit differently.

Hugs!!

otin said...

I have done that with the Burger king and McD's! I like BK burgers and McD's fries!

Prosy said...

do you at least get to pick the movie?

Jules said...

Colt 45....... Wow.

Jaime said...

colt 45 with a straw? your man's got class! at least he didn't say you guys should drink it out of a paper bag.

DB said...

Oh my God this is even funnier reading the whole plan in print. When Turkey Boy comes up with beauty tips, that's when you need to run.

Herding Cats said...

I kind of like that date idea! I mean, it's ridiculous and all, but funny!

Little Ms Blogger said...

Brian – My husband will be so happy to hear that someone loves his idea.

rxBambi – I give him a lot of credit for thinking it up in about 2 minutes, especially his idea for the perfect end to the evening – freezing in a car with really horrible beer. He had me in stitches.

Heckety – This news made my husband very happy. He loved that people laughed at this blog post.

Spot – Oh, I love a good dive, but you mentioned something important – you come back to a warm house. His scenario has me sitting in a car in temperatures below freezing with crappy beer.

The Actors Diet – He does.

Mrs.notouching - make sure you change the beer brand to something you like….

Candace – LOL…No…he’s mine and I wouldn’t trade him for the world.

Green-Eyed Momster – I’m not that tough to please, but I do have some standards – like a better beer and being able to enjoy the beer indoors where it is warm and the temperature is above freezing.

Otin – but have you done this as a romantic date? Btw…you and hubby think alike on the fries issue. Personally, I like BK fries better.

Prosy – Yes I do.

Jules – It’s nice to know one reader picked up on the crappy beer issue I had.

Jaime – I bet there would have been a bag involved if he suggested drinking outside on the curb of the theatre’s parking lot.

DB - He actually read the entry and many of the comments and loved it. He’s thinking of giving more suggestions for romantic dates or on other topics…ya never know, he may just give beauty tips….which would be interesting considering he’s the man who calls sushi bait.

Herding Cats - It was hysterical. But, the beer has to be yummy before I consider and the temp above freezing.

That corgi :) said...

I think it was a cute date! maybe he just planned this to see if you would blog about it?

I happen to love McDonald's fries :)

betty

Unknown Mami said...

I was kind of into it up until the Colt, maybe if he got you a Mickey's Big Mouth.

Captain Dumbass said...

That was beautiful. Your husband should be offering classes.

Midtown Girl said...

AHAHAHAH!

Tell your hubs he GIVES GOOD BLOG!!

Oh my gosh he is classic. And seriously..pretty effing genius I must add!

LOL ;-)

Little Ms Blogger said...

That corgi – he actually wanted to see if he could make me laugh. He succeeded with the sitting in the car drinking Colt 45 out of 2 straws. Once I was laughing, he wanted me to blog about it so people could learn he was a genius. He read the entry and loved the comments.

Unknown Mami – Mickey’s – omg, is that the beer that comes in a bottle that resembles a green barrel and tastes horrible? I think it was from Pennsylvania.

Captain Dumbass – Sure and then I’d have to go in hiding because every wife or gf would want to kill me.

MG - I will tell him. He’s thinking of other classic dates that are frugal and crappy.

fgrngtllt said...

hahahaha good on him for being clever in this tough economic market!!!

he really gave this some thought and its hilarious:)

Badass Geek said...

Sounds like he and I would be good friends. I'm a cheap bastard, too.

Little Ms Blogger said...

fgrntllt - he definitely was very clever and funny.

Badass Geek - Note to self, never have hubby meet Badass..don't need words of encouragement for him to continue.

erin said...

I see why Jeremiah is always broke. We don't eat fast food. Hmmm. For the sake of our budgeting, maybe we should start?

nah.

notthatkindofgirlblog said...

Oh man, your husband is -- judging by this post -- one of the all-time adorable guys. So funny!

Kelly said...

This post just made my day!!

Little Ms Blogger said...

Erin – NOOOOO don’t start….

Notthatkindofagirlblog – He is an amazing guy. He greats such great pleasure out of making me laugh.

Kelly – I’m happy. Does it make you want a BK burger?