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.

Later...

9 comments:

Jean Knee said...

I love that Jack Daniels sauce they smear over everything. We got bad service at our Fridays here and a couple weeks later it shut down. they should have treated us better ya know?


have fun on your adventure or at least take a good book

Brian o vretanos said...

I'm definitely going to take plenty of reading matter.

Brian o vretanos said...

How did you get the place to shut down? Did you steal all their plates? If I was a restauranteur, I'd be scared of you.

Jean Knee said...

Their plates aren't that great.


You have the manager out, complain about all the crap they messed up. refuse the free dessert and leave in a huff.

apparently if you accept the free dessert they stay in business.

Bee said...

Was it Maroon 5? Because they rock!

I'll be baaaaack!

Bee said...

Brian, you know I don't like it when you go places without giving me at least 3 weeks notice!

I'm not a big fan of Fridays or other places like it. I usually walk out there thirsty as hell.

Chris Wood said...

I've found the other half of your post! It was down the back of my sofa, for some reason ...

VE said...

And now I'm hungry. I keep forgetting to eat before reading blogs. D'oh...

diva said...

Jack Daniels sticky sauce... Anything and everything is good in the sticky sauce.

Hope you're well!