You know, I've never really been a huge McDonalds fan. I was never really a fast food person to begin with. I mean, I love me some eating out. I could eat out at a restaurant 5 days a week. However, that gets pricey, right? Sometimes you just have to get something quick, and fast food is lovely for those times. I'm definitely a Wendy's girl - the 99cent menu is fab, and you can never go wrong with a spicy chicken sandwich and a caesar salad.
Anyway, I'm rambling. Back to McDonalds - I never really ate at McDonalds until we moved to WA and starting living on the Subase. There is a McDonalds literally one block away from our house. I can walk there in less than 5 minutes.
Sidenote: Not that I do walk to McDonalds, obviously. I mean, if I'm going to consume a few gazillion calories of fat and grease, why attempt to burn some calories with a walk? Come on, people. LET'S BE REALISTIC.
So, again, anyway... now this McDonalds is a hop, skip, & jump away (clearly, I don't do that, either - have you seen me?!), and boy, do we eat there often. I was super excited to learn of the return of the McDonalds Monopoly game. Finally, an excuse for my bad behavior! Now I wasn't just filling up on empty calories - I was winning a million dollars! I WAS PROVIDING FOR MY FAMILY! It was absolutely imperative that I eat that cheeseburger.
I admit, I got a little crazy about the game. I started going through the drive-through in the mornings to get a large coke just so I could get a game piece. I encouraged Jason to eat there for lunch for more pieces. Who cares if we gained 5 pounds a piece? WE ONLY NEEDED ONE MORE! Come on, Boardwalk!
But that crafty McDonalds... it never delivered. I never won anything. I was convinced that I needed was the power of positive thinking. I asked Jason to chant "I WILL win today!" before revealing the game pieces. I promised to tithe and give to charity with my prize winnings. I did everything short of trolling Ebay for my missing pieces (and I admit, I thought about it) or offering my first-born to friends for their pieces.
Alas, it wasn't meant to be. The game was supposed to run until November 13th, and the McDonalds on base stopped giving out game pieces two weeks ago. Wonder of wonders, my interest in their food stopped about that time as well. I swear I will throw up a thimble if I ever see another 5 piece chicken selects meal.
There's always next year, right?