Our meals arrived by someone who didn't take our orders. Sure enough, my salad and salad dressing weren't on the tray. I let the waiter distribute the meal plates before I attempted to ask about my greenery. But just as I started to open my mouth to speak the waiter turned and was dashing off through the crowded room without asking us if we needed anything else or to check the completeness of service.
I said, "Sir" in a normal tone but he kept moving.
He took another step and I gave an ever so slightly louder "Sir!" but no response from him, just his back going away from me. My wife looked at me with wide eyes.
He took another step and I gave a loud enough "Sir" that he stopped dead in his tracks and the room hushed and 80 some eyebaLLs were looking at me, including the veRy wide eyes from both my wife and son.
He looked at me with instant anger. In a normal voice in the hushed room I asked about my salad and ranch dressing. He said he would get it. The 80 some eyebaLLs stopped watching me and the normal noise level resumed and I couldn't teLL for sure what my wife was thinking and I didn't care.
A friend of mine from Borger currently lives near the Gulf Coast and so her dog has mainly had a humid hot climate. He seemed pleasantly surprised by the cool dry night air of our northern end of Texas. I told my friend:
"The only thing better than living at 3100 ft is maybe 3150."
Okay, it is time for someone to build an NSA proof Internet and phone system.
My main mission in life at this moment: Determine the insulation R-Value of a sheet of Bounty paper towel, and then determine the R-Value of my homemade coffee cup insulator. (Thanks go to my friend Jeri M. for the quest-yun ...) Google hasn't been as helpful as I had hoped.
Later: Perhaps I should change that to "quest-I-on".
I noticed the fruit is wrong on the McDonald's giant window poster for their Blueberry-Pomegranate Smoothie. They got the blueberry part correct but they put raspberries in the picture, no pom-Grntt which I am neVer sure if I am speLLing correctly.
Comedy Central: Stop lying to us, its now "The Daily Show withOUT Jon Stewart", at least for the summer.
I am veRy sad that Scottish author Iain M. Banks has passed away. His last book, that I pre-ordered, arrives in three days. I wiLL miss him veRy much.