Today I am sitting at the front desk at church filling in for my friend Darcy who is the receptionist.  She is in Puerto Rico for Corey and Tayren’s wedding.  Jealous.  It’s ok, Jake and I are going on vacation with our friends Nate and Miriam and their bambinoes in a couple of weeks.

While I sit here, I thought I would tell you about one of our favorite things to do on Saturday mornings.

As I have said before, on nice Saturdays in West Plano, Arbor Hills Nature Preserve is the place to be.  Well on all Saturday mornings, nice weather notwithstanding, Einstein Bros. Bagels is definitely the place to be.  We started going there on Saturday mornings when someone mentioned to us that a bagel date is a very inexpensive way to spend time together.  Since we’re on a tight budget and we like to spend time together, this was an ‘aha’ moment for the Dreyers.  Before Shep was born we would hit Einsten’s every Saturday.  Now we don’t make it quite as often but we still go every now and then.

When you walk into Einstein’s on a Saturday morning, it is usually packed, the smell of freshly burnt bagel crumbs wafting through the air as you stand in line to order your breakfast.  You may be on your way to a soccer game, perhaps you just rolled out of bed, maybe you want to read the paper over a nice bagel and a cup o’ joe.  There are many reasons to go to Einstein’s on a Saturday morning.  Being the people watchers that we are, we have observed several things about the general Einstein’s crowd.  I will now share with you some of our observances, so that next time you want to come to Einstein’s on a Saturday morning, you can look like you know what’s up.

#1 Females between the ages of 12 and 28, if at all possible try to look like you just rolled out of bed while still looking pretty good.  This is a fine art.  It’s important that your hair is askew in a wadded up pony-tail that somehow makes you look cute, your makeup from last night is smuged but not too smuged or wiped off, your shorts are really short (if it’s cold, you can wear your Uggs with your short shorts) and your t-shirt is from some cool event that you may or may not have been a part of.

#2 Girls of any age – carry a purse that cost more than my first car.  This is very important.

#3 Men (and women if you are coming in together with your man), try to wear full biking gear, full tennis gear, or full athletic gear of some sort and come in sweating like you just won the Tour de France over at the Preserve.

#4 Moms, come in with your six year old boy making sure he has spikey, highlighted hair, while you are looking like a supermodel.  If possible, have some sort of plastic surgery, blonde hair, a fresh mani/pedi, and a fake tan.  It is critical that you look better than the highschool girls.

#5 Dads, come in with your child(ren) pre or post soccer game and be sure to be completely oblivious to the fact that they are spilling juice everywhere.  Wear a polo and some khaki shorts with loafers sans socks or sandals with socks.  A visor is also good idea.

#6 If you are like us and you just don’t care, come in looking however you want, sit down, have a bagel and enjoy each other’s company!


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