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Off to a slow start today.

Felt pretty funky most of the day. Even with OTC Day-Quil. Needed to get out and get some food and give the optometrist my lenses as the frames were in. Should be a pretty quick fix. Thought maybe since I’m taking water pills I should pick up some Gatorade too to help with dehydration.

I was just out of the shower (speaking of which we’re having a pretty nice thunder banger as I type this) and dressed. Was cleaning my spare pair of glasses and the frame snapped in half right on the bridge. I took that as a sign I needed to get my ass over to the eye doctors and get my other pair.

So drove over and noticed I was feeling pretty terrible. Almost disoriented, sort of. My appetite has been a bit off and let’s throw some irregularity in the mix as well. Got my glasses, I was back in the car when the gas sensor dinged at me. Pulled into the Chevron that was up the street from where I was and filled the tank. Thought I’d go in and get something to drink. Got a couple bottles of cold Gatorade, ambled back out to the car and started it up, popped the cap on one of those bottles and took a big ol’ slug. And then proceeded to drain the damned bottle. A sense of well being and just generally feeling good spread slowly throughout my body.

Must have been really dehydrated. I drained the other bottle as I headed up the road.

Decided to go to Buffalo Wild Wings in Rice Village to have a few wings because all of a sudden I was really hungry. *laughs* This was a mistake apparently. I had some Parmesan Garlic and a few Salt and Vinegar. Got a draft Heineken. And some Onion Rings. The P&G were off. Chewy. After the 3rd one I pushed them away. The S&V were okay, but not great. I eventually pushed back from those as well. The O-Rings seemed a bit off too. The beer just wasn’t sitting right. Bartender came over and asked what was up, and I explained the P&G’s were just too… Something. Like they weren’t cooked quite thoroughly enough. She went and talked to the Manager and took them off my bill.

I’m not as much of a regular in there as I used to be. Used to be weekly. Then it was monthly and finally I was semi monthly. They used to know my name in there. My last couple of visits I’ve noticed a steady decline in both the Quality of Service and the food quality falling a bit too. They’ve had just about a complete turnover of staff (including management) since I stopped going in regularly. I think I’m done with the place. Too bad. Nice place to meet up and eat and drink and watch some sports.

Oh well.

You know I bought a **case** of Gatorade on the way home though. *grins*

I’ll need another wings joint before too long…



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Aug. 12th, 2014 02:18 am (UTC)
Too bad because I love the Parmesan-garlic wings. And while I rarely eat fries, love good onion rings too. When people can't get fried food right, there's problems.

And, electrolytes.
Aug. 12th, 2014 01:08 pm (UTC)
Electrolytes indeed.
Aug. 12th, 2014 06:00 am (UTC)
After 10 years of summer dehydration and sickness and misery, this year we finally discovered that Gatorade is the magic potion that will keep Gary reasonably healthy during the worst of the heat. he is paranoid about all the sugar in it - he thinks sugar is evil - but it's the only thing that works.

A Buffalo Wild Wings just opened up here but haven't been there.
Aug. 12th, 2014 01:08 pm (UTC)
There is quite a bit of sugar in the stuff, it certainly does work!

BW3 comes to Redding? Whoa. They usually have some decent craft and foreign beers on tap. I like other stuff on their menu too. Burgers aren't bad.

It's all comfort food though. Good for sports get togethers and such.
Aug. 12th, 2014 09:13 am (UTC)
Sounds like Gatorade saved the day! That lurgy put me off my food; also I did not have the energy to cook any. So, probably best you went out and bought some food and drink.

It would have been good to get your new glasses, too! (Frames, that is.)
Aug. 12th, 2014 01:05 pm (UTC)
Still close to a new pair of glasses.

I'm still not hungry though. If I can get an appointment I'll probably trudge in though. A bit too early to call.
Aug. 13th, 2014 10:20 am (UTC)
You'll get your appetite back eventually. I lost about a stone when I had the lurgy, and that was a good thing!

Edited at 2014-08-13 10:20 am (UTC)
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