Today’s post is courtesy of Avelyne’s boyfriend, Mike. Mike was kind of enough to provide some stories and general info on the birthday girl.
I have learned when Avelyne snacks between meals, it’s called “snacking”. When she snacks while I am making a meal for her (potentially ruining her appetite) it’s called “sampling”.
Avelyne doesn’t nag, instead she’ll gently poke the bear with a sharp stick 300-400 times until she gets what she wants. This technique is called “Helping me remember”.
Avelyne came over to my house for the first time on our third date. She was going to make me dinner for my birthday. As busy as she was with dinner, she was gracious enough to take the time to let me know I had organized my kitchen completely incorrectly and offered to reorganize it then and there. As a bonus she listed off all the appliances and utensils I was lacking and pointed out my decor was “Spartan”.
Avelyne and I attended the 1st birthday party for Zachery Munro (Drea’s son). It was held in a public park and friends and family of Drea and Zachery were there. Avelyne and I arrived later than anyone else. She and I were both hungry and hoping there was food. When we arrived we saw Drea, Zachery, friends, and family all gathered around several park tables. We also discovered most of the food was already gone, however there was a woman manning a grill cooking up fresh carne asada on a grill next to the tables. I pointed it out to Avelyne and her eyes lit up. I asked if she wanted carne asada to which she replied she did. I pointed out no one else was eating, but she simply explained we were late and they had already eaten. I said fine, grabbed a plate for her and I and approached the woman who had raw meat on the grill and cooked meat off to the side. When I approached (plate in hand) the woman just looked at me. I said “carne asada looks good”. She gave no reply and just stared. Not wanting her to have to serve me I reached over and speared 3 large slabs of beef with my fork. Avelyne did the same and we went and found available seating, at a table only feet away from the grill, and began eating. After a few minutes of eating and smiling at the woman who had just fed us, one of Avelyne’s friends came over and asked how the carne asada was. We both agreed it was actually quite good. Her friend then pointed out that the woman at the grill wasn’t actually with our group and in fact was grilling for her waiting family 40 yards away. Avelyne made me an accomplice to a robbery (that poor woman had fear in her eyes). I have been conflicted about my job as a cop ever since.
Since I have met Avelyne I have learned that for decades I have been folding all of my towels in an improper bi-fold fashion. I fold the towels and she follows right behind me and folds them in the socially acceptable tri-fold fashion. I’m sure they absorb water better that way.
She wears these tiny little socks that I swear she’s stealing from Cade.
She invited me to a movie for our second date and then was 40 minutes late making miss the previews (which drives me insane and she still denies to this day).
She assumes any and all food left out in the open and unattended was left that way specifically for Avelyne and she’ll eat it.
Intrepid wishes you a very Happy Birthday, Avelyne! Thank you for being a great coach and pushing us to work harder every day.
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