Thursday, March 10, 2016

Three Beautiful Things 03/09/16: Polar Surprise, No Kelly at Trader Joe's, Dinner at Quench

1.  One of the janitors at the school the Deke works at flagged us down as we entered the parking lot. He pointed to a stack of something. As we pulled away and got closer to the stack, we could clearly see that one of the Deke's colleagues had bought us two 12 packs of lemon Polar seltzer water.  The day before, he had tipped us off that Giant carried Polar, but had told us they didn't have lemon. Well, someone carries lemon and now we have 24 cans.

2. The Deke decided to depart from getting her hair done at Hair Cuttery and made an appointment at the Alchemy Salon on Columbia Pike (Rt. 29) and, while she got her hair cut, I ducked into Trader Joe's for a while and suddenly flashed back to Trader Joe's on Coburg Road in Eugene and how I used to see Kelly working there and we'd have great talks. So, I texted Kelly and told her how disappointed I was that I was in this Trader Joe's and she wasn't there and it made me miss her. She texted back and it was fun to have a few minutes of solid contact with each other.

3.  Well, Quench is only about ten minutes or so away from the Alchemy Salon, so the Deke and I buzzed up, sat down, and had a couple of beers. The Deke went with Firestone Walker's Double Jack and I had a Troeg's Nugget Nectar and then a Ninkasi Total Domination.  We not only enjoyed the beers, but we split a turkey and sauerkraut and Swiss cheese and Russian dressing sandwich on toasted rye and split a cottage pie, which is seasoned beef and vegetables under mashed potatoes and cheese oven baked in a casserole dish.  We loved both entrees. We had never had dinner at Quench before and tonight definitely won't be the last time.

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