Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Beat Out by Cannibus

This probably should be under Wacky Wednesday, but what the hey:) Flower Gardens and More made it into third place in the Amazon ranking for flowers the other day. But, it couldn't beat out Growing Cannibus Indoors which seems pretty well locked into the #2 spot:)   Marijuana or flowers.....Hmmm.  Grin.
Another little wacky tidbit on a Tuesday.  I mentioned earlier that the HH and I went to a winery for lunch on Valentines Day.  It was great, something wonderfully different. But our meals never seem to go off without some sort of strangeness. We had reservations for 1:30 and got there around 1:25. The receptionist looked at her screen then at us and politely informed us, she'd seat us at our appointed time. I blinked a couple of times, nodded and we settled in to wait our prescribed five minutes. Sure enough at 1:30 she came back and showed us to our table. You're probably thinking we were waiting for a clean table which would be a logical assumption. Nope. At that particular time the dining room was nearly empty. It was a head-scratcher.  Anybody in the food industry know something I don't? Then...the HH wanted to order from the Valentine's menu that was posted in the hall and that he'd seen on line. The waitress knew nothing about it and brought out the brunch menu.
In spite of the oddness, we did have a good time. They had excellent wine by the way:)
On a more somber note, the literary world lost one of its bright stars when Harper Lee passed. She never joined the media frenzy that seems requisite to sell today, just wrote an astute body of work, on our culture and history, that spoke for itself.  RIP Harper.

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  1. Flowers or Mary Jane, as my father used to call it, seem to grow equally easily, so I believe. Hard to believe, but I had never seen a photo of Harper Lee and I had even forgotten that the author was a woman. I had to study the book at school, and ipso facto, I hated it.

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    1. Hi Andrew:)
      My son had to read it in high school, liked it and wanted me to read it. I got about three quarters of the way through and was so saturated with the N word, I couldn't finish it.

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  2. You know what? I wouldn't have eaten there. That is just too weird and wrong.
    Awesome your book is at number three! Come on, it can beat pot.

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    1. It was so weird it was funny.
      Thanks, Alex. Want to hear all about your vaca.

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  3. congrats on hitting the number 3 spot :)
    I'm still trying to figure out how to start writing :(

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    1. It's very difficult to take that first step isn't it? But......come on in. The waters fine:)

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  4. It is funny that a cannibus book is 2, but congratulations on being number 3! Sounds like an interesting restaurant you visited:)

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    1. Thanks.
      Even with the strangeness, the restaurant was a lot of fun.

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  5. Sounds like you were in an alternate universe on Valentine's day. Congrats on your book.

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  6. Congrats on the number 3 spot. That is an achievement to be proud of! Very weird about the restaurant. especially given it was empty. That makes absolutely no sense, but I'm glad you had a nice time :)

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    1. Thanks, Mae:) I'm doing the slow slide down, but I'm okay with that.

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  7. Hi, dear Sandra!

    It might have been that receptionist's first day on the job and she let her training rules and instructions take precedence over common sense. I walked into my local supermarket one time to buy a lottery ticket. I was empty handed, hadn't even started shopping, and yet the robotic clerk, reciting the lines she had been taught to say to every customer, asked, "Did you find everything alright?"

    Mrs. Shady, who loves raw oysters as an appetizer, recently endured four dining misadventures in a row. At the first restaurant, she ordered oysters and was halfway through her entree before realizing that the oysters had not been brought out. She flagged down our server and he admitted that he forgot to write them down on the order but didn't apologize for the mistake. At the second place, Mrs. S waited 20 minutes for her oysters and finally needed to get up and go hunting for our server to remind him. The third place, which calls itself an "oyster bar" listed a dozen varieties of oysters on its daily chalkboard menu, but when Mrs. Shady ordered some she was told they didn't have oysters that day. At the fourth place, she got her oysters but they made her ill and we needed to leave before finishing our meals!

    Enjoy the rest of your week, dear friend Sandra!

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    1. Hmmm, this might be a sign, Shady. Maybe oysters isn't in her future.

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  8. Your book needs to make the pot go to pot haha geez, I would have left there.

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    1. As was being unaware of the special menu. grin.

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  9. That sounds like a very strange restaurant! I'm glad you had a good time, though. Meanwhile, I loved your tribute to Harper Lee. Those were the days, when one could write a great book and that was that, no big platform to make it take off. And her book still sells like crazy! Sorry she's gone.

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    1. Can you imagine? Your work going strong, through and after your life time?

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  10. I've been to a restaurant in which the servers were youngish (twenties) and seemed to be more preoccupied with procedure or judgement. I wonder if this is a cultural shift? I know I started working in a restaurant as a server at 16. We grew up earlier due to necessity.
    However, I enjoy the quirks. As long as the food is clean and tasty, it makes a better show. lol
    Cannibus outselling - (I can only raise my left eyebrow in response.)

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    1. It seems like in the evening in a lot of restaurants there is nothing but young people, including the evening manager.

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  11. grazz uze alee winz out over nip...& sum timez kibble... round heer :)

    conga rats two ewe Sandra; we iz buzzed happee for you; which tranz latez ta: total lee awesum ! ♥♥

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  12. I congratulate you on a great #3 for your book. That is a strong # and you should be proud. The place you ate at is weird. I wonder if she was new or if you were on candid camera (showing my age there). I hope the food and wine were good. It is sad that Harper Lee passed away and I hope she wasn't taken advantaged of with her 2nd book...there seemed to be stories about this

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    1. Thanks, Birgit. It was nice while it lasted:)
      I remember it too! Oh wait, I'm sure someone just told both of us about Candid Camera. We're way too young to actually remember it. grin.
      I hope she wasn't taken advantage of either.

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  13. Congratulations on your ranking. Now nudge pot out of the way. If you wave some chocolate in its direction it will leave of its own accord, scoff the chocolate and nod off in a corner somewhere.

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  14. I don't think I could have eaten there, but I suppose some must do. Congrats on your book ranking. Good luck.
    Yvonne.

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  15. That was a very strange thing to happen at that restaurant. Glad you enjoyed it never-the-less.

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  16. Sounds like a memorable meal for sure! I can't figure out what happened and why- but I am glad the wine was good. :)
    ~Jess

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  17. I worked within the hospitality industry for many years, in varied jobs...and I've never heard that one before! How odd!

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  18. Congrats on being number 3! That was very weird about the restaurant!

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