BTRIPP (btripp) wrote,

Ooops ...

So, Daughter #2 wheedled her way into staying home again today (due to Daughter #1 being on Spring Break), and The Wife took them off to the Aquarium this afternoon. I decided that I was going to treat myself to lunch (actually, they were treating me to it, having given me $50 last Father's Day for the purpose) up at Standard India.

Standard India is one of my favorite places ... it's up on Belmont, just about a block east of the Red Line stop ... and has a spectacular buffet for both lunch and dinner. If you go for lunch, and just have water (or BYOB), you can get out of there for an even $10 (which includes tax and a decent tip). "Back in the day" they used to have a location down here, and, when I was in PR, I'd go do that every couple of weeks. These days, I'm lucky if I get there 3-4 times a year, so it's a treat when I do!

I realized after I'd had my appetizers, that I'd had about the amount of food that I typically have for lunch ... so going up there involved eating about four times what I would normally! This led me to "wanting to sit down for a spell" when I got back home. Here is where the "oops" comes in. I left the house with the rest of the family a bit after noon ... got on the El at 12:35pm ... got up there, had lunch, got back on the El, did a few errands, and was back home by 2:00pm ... sat down to read the paper about 2:15pm (planning on being back at my desk in a half hour or so) ... woke up at 5:30pm when the family returned ... OOOOPS!

Needless to say, I was not planning on a combination of a decadent lunch and a long afternoon nap! I guess I'm going to have to bust butt to get some of the stuff I was promising The Wife I'd have done today done by tomorrow.

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