5-23-10 Sunday (Alternative Dating Sites)

It’s so exciting.  We have Asheville with Mike & Dave coming up.  Then Asheville with Grandma.  Then DC with Carl & Tim and Laurie & Pearl.  This morning I worked on a possible menu to host dinner in the RV 3 out of 4 nights.  We’ll most likely have lunch while we’re out and about.  The gang’s hotel will feed them a free breakfast buffet each morning. 

Naturally, with my anal-retentive nature I’ve made meal plans that are broken down into the ingredients that we’ll need to have on hand.  For example:

Meal 1

Anal, aren’t I?  But, it’s not just me.  Jim shares in the passion.  He’s using Excel to make an itinerary spreadsheet.  It’s including times, costs, notes, etc. 


I’d like to have a Weight Watchers calculator or little slider thing.  Their online store sells the calculator for $11.95 + $7.95 S&H.  My online software does it but I want something portable for grocery shopping.  My phone doesn’t offer an app either.


I’m going to stop by their meeting support group location when they’re “open for drop-in to buy products or such” but I have to wait until Thursday morning.  That’s their next drop-in date.  Ugh.


I made Jim and I smoothies.  He had some but wasn’t that fond of it.  I thought it was pretty good.

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Apparently some time ago Jim signed up on Golden Corral’s website – probably for coupons or something.  Maybe it was for dating.  He got this email today:


I read the email out loud to him and could barely stop laughing.  The email provided a link to see the rest of the comments but Jim doesn’t remember his password so I had to request a password reset.

It took a while but after the password reset, here’s the rest of the email from Jim’s stalker.  I wonder if she’s got money…


So… how’d you meet?   -----------  The Golden Corral website.  Let’s eat!

I went to Walmart and picked up some low point foods and more pickles!   We were both a little hungry before dinner so we had some Morningstar Farms “chicken” nuggets.  Not bad, not bad. 

Dessert.  Yum.  I can’t believe how delicious this was:

imageAbove: $1.88 for a 2 pack. 

There’s many desserts out there that are 1 point.  I’m sure they weren’t as yummy. 

Jim spent hours on the DC itinerary.  He researched, surfed, added, deleted, formatted and calculated.  He even figured out rentals vs. bus. vs. The Metro.  He calculated costs of using The Metro vs. driving. 

WW 5-23 Above: 2 points over for today and deducted from the weekly.

What a lazy day…


  1. So when are you going to be in DC? We'll be there at the end of July/beginning of August. Something tells me that you guys are going before then. You'll have to fill us in on what's good there :)

  2. @Craig: We'll be there the end of June. Watch the blog 6-/21 to 6/28. As typical, I'll journal the events with photos. :-)

  3. I could totally vacation plan with Jim ANYTIME. I do the same thing! I make spreadsheets prior to booking hotels or anything so I can compare price and features and location. I research online reviews of restaurants and hotels, too.

    I get really nutso with my State Fair itineraries, though. Hoooooo-wee!! There is SO MUCH going on- shows and demos and special events and things not to miss- I just have to make an itinerary so I don't miss something really important!

    I bet Jim is relieved to find his true Golden Corral love that he can move away with...

  4. Golden Corral - Isn't that a hoot!? Jim likes spread sheets and itineraries. I like lists/checklists. I have checklists for packing, RV travel, parties, etc

  5. I am the SAME way when it comes to planning vacations. We're on a budget, so the more you plan ahead, the more you save! And I made 3 seperate checklists for my wedding day to make sure i had everything i needed. :)

  6. LOL on the Golden Coral dating site. Maureen is an awfully (emphasis on "awful") optimistic one, isn't she? And her Ebonics is impressive.

    Wonder if she doesn't know Jim's gay or just doesn't care. I'm thinking both. You?


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