I believe that I write best when I am in a good mood ... better when I am in a really good mood. I thought I was in a good mood when I started just one sentence ago writing the above title. I have made a mistake. The Texas Tech (my alma mater) Vs. West Virginia football game is on my TV. Just as I began to type, three words typed and West Virginia runs a trick play. The game is now in jeopardy.
Frankly, I don't watch much football on TV. Several years back, the networks quit showing halftime performances. I quit watching. But, when it comes to Tech, I have to sneak a peak once in a while. What if they turned the corner and became good. I wouldn't be able to brag cause I didn't know. As it is, we trod on. Maybe they will pull this one out.
Today was another Adventure. Laura and Tom picked us up, and we traveled a few miles south on I45 to Fairfield and Sam's Restaurant. Sams has a nice buffet with plenty of good salads, friendly staff, and 4 different meats: Chicken fried Steak with mashed potatoes and gravy; fried fish with unlimited shrimp; fried chicken -about as crusty good as can be fried; and their best -- BBQ sliced beef. The BBQ was their forte when first they started; and, it is as good now as years past.
Your plate can be adorned with side dishes of okra, pinto beans, macaroni, french fried potatoes, mashed same, the list continues. My precious family thought I over ate. Well, nonsense. At the price Sam's charges, over-eating is a must. I had the chicken fried steak and mashed potatoes and gravy with okra followed by 3 pieces of fish with a pile of shrimp, topped off by some sliced BBQ and sauce. Well, yes, I did have a salad. Well, sorta. A few pieces of lettuce with 5 cherry tomatoes atop and liberal slices of bell pepper and cheese and radishes. Of course, I had to get a couple of peppers and green onions. The unsweet tea was refreshing - all 3 glasses full.
Did I mention that Sam's brings a loaf of fresh baked bread to the table - you can have cornbread if you wish, why, I don't know??? The bread is so good it could make you forget to watch the football game.
Normal people top off their meal with an enormous piece of pie - or two - or three - or cake. I had the no-sugar-added (sweetner added) peach cobbler. it was a fine meal and I do thank Laura and Tom for feeding me... Sometimes, they have fine ideas. This was one. Yum.
It is a birthday present. I turn 80 in about a week and a half. It is seven hours later, and I am still not hungry. Wonder Why? I could use some of that fine homemade bread soaked in BBQ sauce.
It is a good day. It is nice to get out. It is nice to be around relatives.
It is nice to overeat. (It is not nice to be uncomfortable from over-eating.)
ps. Tech won 34-27 It is still a good day.