Saturday, March 14, 2015

Finally, Freakin’ Friday

 Sidebar: it’s been a long week and I was seriously worn out…

I walked outside at 10:00 a.m. with my jacket on. I needed it. The puddles were still frozen and there was a bit of a wind. But it was refreshing.

I drove Vicky to meet Michelle P. at the Red Robin on 6-Mile and Newburgh. Vicky and I were on the hunt for the “perfect” onion rings and I think we found them. Michelle had the chicken quesadillas, Vicky had a BLT Croissant and I ordered their Blue burger.

Observation: It was way too much food and way too expensive.

I ignored the “endless” fries and barely managed to choke down my burger. Both Michelle and Vicky asked for boxes and packaged up what they couldn’t eat. I gave Vicky my fries.

Sidebar: If I wanted to order my dinner with my lunch, I would. No wonder why Americans have high blood pressure, cholesterol and Type 2 diabetes. I still say, this overabundance of food (including Chinese restaurants) is ridiculous!

Okay, off my soapbox…

I walked outside in the afternoon and it was refreshing as well.

People kept leaving early (and I don’t blame them) until it was only me and Fred. He’s leaving Sunday to check out our remote site in Naples, Florida for a week (tough duty). So, at 5:00 p.m., I wished him well and took off for home.

I laid down on the bed and watched the evening news. I fell asleep before it ended (did I mention I was tired – damn Daylight Saving). So, I never ate any dinner or my night-time pills.

 I woke up at 2:00 a.m. I shut off the TV and went to bed for real.

I woke up around 4:00 a.m. for a bathroom break. I looked outside and it was weird. There was a layer of fog (we rarely get fog here) so the tree trunks out back went up about three feet and then disappeared in the mist.

Sidebar: ”They always come in the mist…” according to the 13th warrior. I checked my handgun and went back to an uneasy sleep.


  1. Back to your soapbox and “this overabundance of food”:

    Technically, large numbers of Americans are actually starving to death. Real food is very inconsistent and only tastes good at certain times, think “in season” vegetables, for example. The processed substance sold at restaurant chains is just cheap consistency, so consumers know exactly what to expect 24/7, 365. That means most of the nutrients, meant to nourish the body, are stripped from what was food and replaced with nutrient-free chemicals to achieve predictable mouth-feel, flavor, etc. It looks like food, but it ain’t. You might actually be better off eating the cardboard packaging the former-food substance comes in.

  2. @captaink I would agree that Red Robin is overpriced for the... atmosphere? quality? Whatever the word is. Except for maybe the onion rings and the Santa Fe pasta.

    @Jyl Maybe the phrase "portion sizes" would have been better but food deserts and the like are probably a bigger issue than we'll be able to resolve here.

  3. @ Jake: You never mentioned Santa Fe pasta. What's that like?

  4. Penne with a spicy cream sauce. Chicken.... peppers maybe?