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three dog night

Sunday, December 09, 2012

Had lunch with a friend Saturday. I got to pick the place, so I went with the Free House, so I could get an ABLT. The owners of that place also run my favorite bar in town, and the ABLT at the bar (The Library) has avocado paste, and one can order Cajun fries on the side. The Free House is a slightly fancier place, with a couple of different bar areas, with distinct looks, and a trio of dining spaces. The ABLT there is similarly upscale with sliced avocado instead of the paste. And, instead of cajun fries, they have garlic parmesan fries with parmesan flakes rather than sprinkles adorning the fries. Delicious stuff, less friendly dietarily than the Cajun fries, I suspect. But no matter, it's what I went there for and its what I got.

I got there a few minutes before my friend, was seated, asked for some water to start. Now, this is a place with quite a good selection of beers from around Wisconsin, and I'd intended to grab one...but I never quite got around to it. It wasn't because we had a quick lunch, as we were there nearly three hours. Might have had something to do with the idea that I was going to the gym afterwards, something that didn't end up happening. Maybe it had to do with the hint of downward scale movement that morning and not wanting to jinx that. Not sure, really. It didn't have to do with the topics discussed, as we were in full ramble mode. Lots of discussion about her golden retriever puppy, as he's a relatively new addition. I guess I just never got around to grabbing that beer.

After lunch (getting on toward 4 pm, as we met at 1), she asked if I wanted to meet the puppy and of course I said yes. Ended up hanging out with her the rest of the day, and playing with not just her golden, but her housemate's Pomeranian, and a mini black poodle they were dog sitting. Lots of puppy love Saturday, just a wonderful relaxing day...at least until a couple more of our friends showed up and we watched the Da Vinci Code. The movie was a lot better than I remembered it being, and I might be tempted to stop the next time I see it on TV.

The weird thing about the day was that lunch was the heavy meal of the day. After we returned to my friend's place, we didn't have a specific "meal" for dinner. Her diet is relatively spartan due to a host of allergies and intolerances, and so when she first got hungry in the evening, she microwaved a steamer bag of broccoli, and that was essentially the main course. Broccoli with some garlic salt (I was offered more condiments, but half the time, I'm satisfied with garlic and pepper...case of simple tastes rather than rude host!). Later, we did a quick grocery store run, to grab a couple things before the other friends showed up. We went by the deli counter, but nothing looked great. I'd had a heavy and later than usual lunch, and a bowl of broccoli, so I just grabbed a bit of yogurt, and that ended up being the second course of my evening, with frozen yogurt as a dessert. It was rather strange for me, as I'm usually doing the traditional heaviest meal in the evening thing, but I wasn't ever really hungry in the evening, so it felt fine. Maybe it was a case of being distracted by the dogs?

Never did make it to the gym, leaving me 6 days for the four visits I need for the ugly t shirt. Suspect I can get there, despite social engagements and other obligations. I have put in too much sweat not to collect on this prize, dubious though it may be!
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CLPURNELL 12/10/2012 7:56PM

    Awesome Job on the light dinner!

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1CRAZYDOG 12/9/2012 6:49PM

    Well, sounds like a day that was fun, so that's nice. Nothing wrong with a Saturday filled with puppy love!



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SIRENSONGS 12/9/2012 10:35AM

    This sounds like a great day! Of course I think that any day spent chiefly with animals is a great day, especially if they include a pomeranian and a puppy! I also usually have dinner be my heavy meal of the day, and feel kind of off kilter when it turns out to be lunch. But at least your dinner was fairly low on calories.

And I agree with Sexbobomb, you definitely need to post a pic of the ugly t-shirt!

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GARDENCHRIS 12/9/2012 9:02AM

    glad you got the time to spend with friends

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SEXBOBOMB 12/9/2012 6:42AM

    Yay for spontaneity! Nothing like following the path the day takes you, instead of the one you had planned!

They say that making your mid-day meal your biggest meal is best for your body, because you're fueling it at the most active point in your day. Sounds like it worked for you, at least on this day. Maybe something ripe for a Beechnut-style experiment?

Finally, you absolutely MUST win the ugly t-shirt, and when you do, you must post a pic online!
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