It Finally Happened

It was going to happen sooner or later.  Today was the day.

Yes, I ordered breakfast from the senior menu.

Three important things I am pondering about this experience:

1. I barely looked at the main menu and quickly got excited about the senior menu.
2. The waiter didn’t question my age.
3. It was almost too much food.

Still worse things have happened to a man.  No, I am not going to list them.

This is just a week where I am feeling a bit old.  Yesterday I went to the drug store and actually bought medications and associated health products.  Then when I got home I found the pharmacy had mailed my prescription refills which forced me to reorganize my medication shelf in the bathroom.

Before breakfast this morning Heather and I made an early morning outing to the blood lab so I could get my six month blood tests.  Yes, we decided to make a special occasion out of it by eating breakfast out.  Then we had real excitement by going to the pet store to buy cat food and a new litter box.  We also stopped by Home Depot to buy things – if I could find the receipt, I’d be able tell you what we bought…

I know, I know – it’s a wild life we’re living, but I am not going to slow down just because I now order from the senior menu.

Well, this afternoon I am amusing myself by checking my email to see if the lab results are ready yet.  Almost as much fun as watching baseball – “Well, this is exciting, Andrew’s blood count is rock solid normal again.”

Tomorrow is likely to be a bit more adventurous for me.  I’ll be spending all day at the San Jose Poetry Festival.  Don’t know what that will be like as this is the first time I’ve attended anything like this.  I am not really sure what to expect, but I figured that if I am going to be writing poetry books, I should get connected to the local poetry scene.

I am just hoping that the chairs are comfortable and the restrooms are near by.

I’ll tell you all about the festival next week and on Wednesday look forward to seeing pictures of my finished cross.

Till next week,
Andrew

About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I work in the high tech world doing software release engineering Then I got prostate cancer Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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32 Responses to It Finally Happened

  1. I think the senior menu is definitely worth looking forward to! I hope you received good news in the mail. Xx

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  2. Connie T says:

    I love the senior menu prices. I get a great breakfast for $4.

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  3. Happy birthday! Seniors portions are big at restaurants?! Cool about the festival 🙂

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  4. I too find I eat less as I get older. The senior menu sounds wonderful, but is there enough for a doggy bag? I like those leftovers.

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    • Andrew says:

      No there isn’t, but this was breakfast and I don’t really like breakfast leftovers. If it had been lunch or dinner, I’d have gotten something I like and reheats well.

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  5. koehlerjoni says:

    I think the Senior Menu is great. I’ve been trying to order from the child’s menu for years with mixed success, because the plates are so huge. Who could possibly eat all of that food? It’s obscene when you think about it.

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    • Andrew says:

      I’ve really cut back on the number of times in a week that I eat out. When I do, I often only eat half and bring half home.

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  6. Dave Foyle says:

    Hi Andrew, Happy Birthday!  I’m surmising you hit 55….dave From: Andrew’s View of the Week To: davefoyle@sbcglobal.net Sent: Saturday, April 11, 2015 7:14 PM Subject: [New post] It Finally Happened #yiv2542996068 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv2542996068 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv2542996068 a.yiv2542996068primaryactionlink:link, #yiv2542996068 a.yiv2542996068primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv2542996068 a.yiv2542996068primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv2542996068 a.yiv2542996068primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv2542996068 WordPress.com | Andrew posted: “It was going to happen sooner or later.  Today was the day.Yes, I ordered breakfast from the senior menu.Three important things I am pondering about this experience:1. I barely looked at the main menu and quickly got excited about the senior m” | |

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  7. I remember the first time the senior menu happened to me. I was traveling through Ohio and the waitress pointed out that meal that I was about to order was $1.50 less on the senior menu. It was tempting to take the deal, but the side order of fresh corn was missing on the latter choice. I went for the full-priced item that time, I mean c’mon Ohio, fresh corn—a no-brainer.

    It is nice to have a discount at this age, that’s for sure. The money stretches a bit further and it gives many seniors the chance to get out and socialize. That’s good for the body and for the mind. Ω

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    • Andrew says:

      The lower price was nice, but it was the smaller portions that really attracted me. The average size of most restaurant meals is about twice what will fit in to my tummy.

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  8. Congratulations on the great, bloodwork news!!. Just remember, at the end of a busy, forgetful day, you can always relax and watch reruns of the Lawrence Welk Show.

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  9. Happy Birthday.

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  10. You could have written my biography. You’re funny because this all so true! 😀

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  11. .hartland. says:

    Well I for one, love the seniors menu.
    When I was twenty I wanted to dye my hair silver, but the products weren’t available – now they are, so I’m considering it again – seriously.
    I prefer sports cars, always have, always will…?

    So basically I’ve been preparing for my senior years most of my life. When I get there (more thoroughly) I hope to just feel prepared.

    Loved this! you totally cracked me up 😀

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  12. lifelessons says:

    San Jose Ca??? I used to live in Boulder Creek. Heading back there in 8 days. I loved your essay…and identify with all you say…Judy

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  13. I hope you understand that my outburst of laughter is not at your expense…I just relate all too well! My big day included a trip to Lowe’s and “puttering” in the garden. Tomorrow includes church! Woo-hoo! I hope you had a very happy birthday, Andrew. Another year is something to celebrate, even when it pushes us into a whole new category. 🙂

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  14. nimi naren says:

    Loved reading this….Happy Birthday!

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  15. Happy birthday my friend. Be well

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    • Andrew says:

      actually, my birthday was a couple of months ago. It only dawned on my today that I qualified for the senior menu. The ole brain is slowing down a bit…

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  16. Greg Merritt says:

    I used to make fun of my grandparents when they would talk about how busy a day they had and all they did was go to the bank. I’m not quite there yet…but I’m starting to understand all too well what the meant.

    Greg

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