Friday, 9 April 2010
Listless - Half a Post.
I realised the other day that it was April already and I hadn't posted anything since some time in March, so I owe you a rundown of all the exciting things that have happened in the intervening period of my madcap life.
I got a nice large piece of paper, and started to make a list, or rather a series of lists - Funny Things, Sad Things, Interesting Things, Embarrassing Things, Out-of-body Experience Type Things, Hilarious Things on You Tube. However, once I got to "Not Very Interesting Things" and still hadn't managed to think of any topics, I gave up making lists.
The truth is that very little has happened here over the last couple of weeks. I had a relaxing time over Easter, Helena spent a few days here over the holidays, and the most exciting event was lunch at TGI Friday's.
I once read that Friday's (as it's known in some parts of the world) is a favourite haunt of Giorgos Papadopoulos, the Greek Prime Minister. He was born in the USA, and spent quite a few years there, so this is perhaps not surprising.
I don't know what the Athen's restaurant is like - maybe I should visit it next time I'm in the area, but the ones here are good. The service is superb, and Helena enjoyed her Salmon with Jack Daniel's sauce. My sirloin wasn't bad either. There was some music playing that Helena liked, so she asked the waiter what it was. After much discussion and fiddling with their i-phones, we were eventually handed a piece of paper with all the details on it. I think it was some kind of garage-be-bop-disco-hip-hop-grunge-techno-folk or similar. The band was something "5". I can't remember what the "something" was. No doubt you can work that out from my excellent description of the music.
Apart from not being able to afford to eat out all the time, the main problem I have with the place is its lack of variety. You can get a burger. You can get a steak. You can get some chunks of animal still on bones. Since I'm not a qualified surgeon I'm limited to the burgers or the steak. Most things have their ubiquitous Jack Daniels sticky sauce on it, whcih I'm not a huge fan of. Still, we had a nice lunch.
Talking of lunch, it's 4pm now and I haven't had any. I'm running down on supplies, since I'm going to be away for a few days, so I'll have to go out and get something. I'd love to write the other half of this post, but my stomach is insisting. Apologies in advance for not visiting blogs, but I'll probably be without internet access over the next week or so.