Lunch Blog

Sundaying

Sundaying

I like the idea if Sunday, even if it isn't actually Sunday. I often post on my Facebook wall that "I am Sundaying"  as an expression of laziness. Perhaps laziness isn't the right word. When done right,  a Sunday isn't about being lazy so much as just setting aside a...

Life Changes

Life Changes

I'm losing my morning person abilities.  The winter and spring of 2017... I'm not waking up energized and dtsrting my work day anymore. I've even lost my proide in being a morning person.  I hate it. I have not gained the late person powers. I still want to go to bed...

Wahlburgers Toronto

Wahlburgers Toronto

My review. http://wahlburgers.ca/  This is basically a hamburger place where you sit and order from menus. It's downtown in the trendy Entertainment district across from Wayne Gretskys 99 Blue Jays way. This is the restaurant based on the reality TV show Wahlburgers,...

Two Minute Warning

Two Minute Warning

Your soup is ready... but it's not. The microwave Macaroni and Cheese you can smell just beeped - but wait. I am blogging about this exact situation while I am forced to wait that extra two minutes after my food has taunted me. It's beeped the ready warning bell, but...

Friends I haven’t met yet.

Friends I haven’t met yet.

In general, strangers don't talk to each other.  Few ever strike up a random conversation with me. It almost never happens, so I am never sure how they react when I start one with them.  It's funny, because in my life, I have trouble starting conversations with...

McDonalds. Free Entertainment

McDonalds. Free Entertainment

I have an attitude in life that has served me reasonably well, especially in depressed time. Failure can sometimes be funny, and anger is almost always funny... if you look at them from a different perspective. Just now, I have returned home from what some people...

I finally did it.

I finally did it.

A while ago, I transitioned my late night journal writing hobby to video. I started talking into the camera instead of writing things down.  For the first year, I saved them on my hard drive, but I wasn't sharing them.  January is traditionally a month of new years...

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Pigeons

I am sitting outside the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, having a quick Polish Sausage for lunch in a nice treed Park area. In front of me, walking around observing me in one lone scruffy pigeon. He's not a pretty one at all, multi coloured in no set pattern, and...

Waiting vs Selling

Waiting vs Selling

I’ve worked in the support industry and the retail sales industry, but never did food service and I've never been a waiter. I have a great respect for the people who work the counter at fast food places. It’s a hectic stressful job that I don’t think I’d do well at....

Parking Lots are not Book Covers

Parking Lots are not Book Covers

I arrived at 11:45 for lunch, just a little before the lunch rush shows up. The parking lot was empty, and that is usually a bad sign. When there are no people inside, the Pizza Hut buffet doesn’t change. Surprise. A kids party with 20+ kids, and lots of pizza...

My First Perkins

My First Perkins

This weekend, I find myself living the life of a traveling salesman, right here in my own city. I am living out of a hotel room, and eating Sunday breakfast in the hotel family restaurant. It’s a Perkins chain, although this in the only one I know of in this area. It...

I tried Green Olvies

I tried Green Olvies

I ate green olives today, probably for the first time ever. I say probably, because the event was so un-memorable, it is conceivable, I have done it before, and just forgot. The taste had a slight familiar feel to it, almost as if I thought was green olives ‘should’ ...

Bloggin’ The Hut

Bloggin’ The Hut

Second weekday at my new lunch spit and I’m already the Four Square mayor. My last visit was on a Friday, and today is a less busy Wednesday at noon, do we will see what difference a crowd makes to the variety and quality of an all you can eat buffet. The guests this...

Wahlburgers Toronto

Story Gifting

I have written many times about the power of stories,  but today I will give an example of how they can be used to change embarrassing situations into joy. I am seated in a lunch restaurant a fair distance from my home, with my back to the dining room. As I was...

Pizza Hut Bloggin

Pizza Hut Bloggin

May the fourth be with you. It’s funny how memories of past traditions can almost force you to carry them on. I am sitting on a Pizza Hut in Toronto. It’s the first time I’ve had a buffet in a very long time, since do few of their restaurant locations still have...

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Eating Alone at McDonalds

Eating alone is something you get used to after a while.  You find ways to amuse yourself, or feel less self conscious. I used to only ever eat alone at counter-pay places, but never at restaurant where I sit and order from wait staff. Today, I was eating breakfast at...

Table for One

Table for One

The job I have is one I do alone, and it means I usually lunch alone. Through the week, I work an uneven mixture I’d days at hone, and days on the road to places all over the area. I am often available to share a lunch with somebody, but not always in the right place...