2-28-10 Sunday (The Hooker)

Insurance update: We got the policy in the mail for Victoria insurance that wanted to charge us for the damages on the RV.  We already cancelled and went back to Progressive but Jim spotted an exclusion on the policy.  The awning.  Can you imagine?  We need that like you need beauty creams.  Good thing we didn’t go with them.  Even though the quote is a little lower for Erie insurance, we’re gonna stay with Progressive.  They’ve treated us right thus far.  I just hate to give “You Have No Business Being In The Insurance Business Or Any Kind Of Business That May Require Customer Service” or X for short, the business.  I can’t believe she didn’t mention exclusions when signing us up.  We have to read about this stuff or catch it ourselves?  Shouldn’t the insurance agent compare the policies for us?  I hate her.

Jodi is on her way here from NY.  I think it’s about a 10 hour drive.  Luckily we’ll have all day tomorrow to hang out.

I keep forgetting to tell an old people story.  Allow me to preface this story with an apology.  I don’t mean to speak about “them” like they’re aliens or anything.  I know I’ll be “one of them” some day.  For the purpose of this story, I have to group them together:

Perhaps I’ve grown accustomed to seeing the elderly in the 20 years or so that I’ve lived in Florida.  They’re every where.   A couple of weeks ago I updated my status on Facebook about going grocery shopping.  Friend Glenn warned “this time of day, you are going to have to deal with the "assisted living" people with wheelchairs, canes and general confusions........ just saying”.  I thought about it.  Ummmm, there’s no old people here.  I don’t remember seeing them decrepitly driving on the roads or barely walking in the stores.   Strange.  Later, I asked Jim.  He was stunned to realize it too.  Later I called Tim, told him the story and of course his reply is, “well no, because they all go to Florida.

That’s the story.  It’s just strange to me.  Maybe it’s stranger to you that I felt the need to share the story?  Anyways, the other night when Jim and I went to Red Robin, Jim spotted a few old people at a table.  “Look, an old people sighting!”  I documented it.

Jim worked on the hot tub wiring while I made salads and breakfast stuff for the week.  And then… it was only after the fact that I was told it’s not a nice thing to create a camera flash while someone is working with electric.  Oooops – sorry.

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Jodi arrived in her cool new Ford Escape (It freakin’ parks itself).  We sat around the living room watching the Olympic Hockey game.  Late afternoon turned into evening and it was dinner time.  We went into Uptown Charlotte to 1900.  (We’ve been to a different location earlier in the month).  Jim and I shared a HUGE over priced, over proportioned fajita for two.  It wasn’t all that great.  Jodi had Red Snapper that she says was good but a little dry.

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Above/Below: There’s a funny story Jodi shared about Trident Tropical Twist gum.  Several times while chewing it, others around her say they smell cat piss.  She told several stories about that.  I Googled it and several people have similar stories on the Facebook fan club page!

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The evenings finale was at Crave, The Dessert Bar.  Jodi loved it.   The food, the ambiance and the cool music…  

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2010-02-28 13 Above: Garret’s selection:

The Victorian
Three moist layers of rich chocolate cake stuffed with a dark chocolate mousse and
envelope with decadent chocolate butter cream icing

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The American
Classic apple pie with a Woodford Reserve® bourbon caramel sauce and Apple jack®
brandy; served with vanilla bean ice cream

2010-02-28 15 Above: Jims’ selection

Caramel Pecan Turtle
Pecan brownie and caramel fudge swirl cheesecake,
topped with caramel turtle pecans and a Chocolate glaze

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Let me tell you about the hookahs.  Not hookers.  Crave’s website says “As a destination for meeting and socializing, Crave also offers several different fruit flavors of hookah in the lounge section.”  The hookah is so weird.  Watching people sit around a table and share it is strange.  I think it’s water vapor. 

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No, she didn’t do any of it.  Jim and I were scared to buy it because we stopped smoking a year ago and thought this might be a little too close to smoking for us.  Maybe another time.

Once at home, Jim headed for bed.  Some of us had to get up early for work. 

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Jodi wants our dog, but Dasher isn’t available.

9 comments:

  1. Hola Jodi. Thanks for braving the long drive to go keep Jim and Garret the Carrot company for me until I can get up to Charlotte. You're so pretty. Almost as pretty as Garret. And much nicer, I'm sure.

    Wish I was there. I could maybe have had half a spoonful of something at Crave, but you can bet I'd have a bottomless glass of wine. {wink}

    Dasher looks Dashing as always.

    XO XO XO

    PS: Love the hookah! I thought you were talking about me in your titile.

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  2. Hi Alix,

    Garret gave me a little bit of your background info. Thanks for the compliment and yes I am a little nicer than Garret but being freom NY you have to take that with a grain of salt! I also love a bottomless glass of wine or two but these guys dont drink so I dont want to look like an alcoholic so I only had one glass in each restaurant we went to. Looking forward to the next blog entry that I am so priveledged to be a part of!

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  3. Gays that don't drink???? You. Fail. Me.

    But Jodi looks like a normal human being....

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  4. Jim and Garret don't drink? Since when? Hi Jodi!

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  5. OMG I want what Jim had. It looks wonderful! Jodi is very cute and I can't wait to see what she wrights in the Guestroom Jornal!

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  6. Where to begin with Jodi's "cat piss" gum? The first time I smelled that nasty gum was when Jodi get in my car one day. We were chatting as always and several times mid sentence i would ask...Do you smell cat piss? and we would continue talking? As I was driving I started smelling my sneakers, cursing that my cat must of pissed on my shoes!As time went by in the car with Jodi I finally realized it was her gum!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And from that day foward Jodi chews cat piss gum? I told her when she offers her gum to someone, she should say...."Do you want a piece of piss"? rotf! I hope you are all having a great time! miss you!

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  7. @Alix: You and Jodi would definitely hit it off with some wine. Oh and I was talking about you in the title. OK, not so much.

    @Jodi: Privileged? Honored? Wow.

    @Chef: Who said I don't drink??!?!? Jim and I don't drink much but we do.

    @Joanie: I have no idea what Chef is talking about. Damn drunken queen.

    @Tim: Come and get it!

    @Michelle: I heard the cat piss shoe story from Jodi. Hilarious!

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  8. Jodie girl ~ I think you've been hoodwinked about JAG being teetotalers ... I've seen them throw back Amaretto Sours like nobody's business {Casa Monica bar? St Augustine? Last summer? Ring any bells?} And there was the post about the the clothes-optional pool and Daiquiri fountain at one of their RV resorts... Shall I go on? I think JAG is just hoarding the hooch while you're there.

    What part of NY are you from, Jodi? I was born and raised upstate in Binghamton.

    We all need to get together sometime... any frined of JAG's is a friend of mine.

    XO XO

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  9. I think I gain a few pounds every time I read your blog :)

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