Let me start by saying that this story I am going to tell has nothing to do with this salad – which is outstanding and I’ll get to it. Promise.

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This story is about football. And you know I don’t give a hoot about football, right?

Except Tim Tebow. I like him. But that doesn’t really have anything to do with his football skills.

Oh, and Peyton Manning – I now like him. Not only because he’s the Bronco’s new quarterback, but because we had dinner together last night. Peyton and I.

Okay, okay, just the same restaurant. BUT I WAS ONLY FEET AWAY FROM THAT TALL, LIKEABLE, WILDLY FAMOUS QUARTERBACK WHO EVERYONE (IN DENVER) HAS BEEN TALKING ABOUT NON-STOP FOR WEEEEEKS.

Ahem. Excuse me.

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We went out to dinner at a fancy schmancy steak house for my in-law’s 30th anniversary (happy anniversary Rob and Lee!!). Just so you know, we never go out to dinner. Ever.

But last night we did. We got all gussied up (I was having a good hair day and I wore a new dress!) and had a night out – it was the bessssst.

Made even better when halfway through dinner the restaurant erupted. People whistling, clapping, raising their glasses, and hoopla-ing. I looked around and thought something happened with some basketball game on the television at the bar. BUT THEN…I SAW HIM.

THE PEYTON MANNING. Mere feet away from me and shaking hands with people, smiling, and looking altogether very friendly and awesome. I stared and giggled. Then got my act together and started clapping, too.

That’s what you’re supposed to do when a very famous football player walks into  a room, right? Giggle and clap and think oh my gosh, oh my gosh, he’s looking at me, do you think he notices my new dress, my perfectly done hair? Oh wait, he’s married and not nearly as good looking as Tim Tebow. OH WAIT, I’m married to a hunk already and have a gorgeous baby girl that looks like my hunky husband. But it’s PEYTON MANNING. OH my gosh, oh my gosh I have to text everyone I know and tweet about this RIGHT NOW.

Then he went into some private room and although I tried,  I didn’t see him for the rest of dinner.

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Okay, so this salad was awesome. I bet Peyton Manning would like it.

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