Don’t Leave Me

by Joanne on March 26, 2010

Good walk for my rest day: 3.79 miles and worked up a sweat. I’m looking forward to running tomorrow.

Now my story…there’s quite a story to tell but first we’ll begin with the AC Weekday breakfast.

  • 1/3 cup mixture of: Cream of Rye + Steel cut oats
  • Lots of water
  • 1/2 banana, sliced
  • 1 TBS raisins
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 TBS Naturally More Peanut Butter

The fruit was 1/2 a large pink grapefruit. 

The protein shake was 1 scoop VPX Zero Carb Chocolate with lots of ice and water (about 12 oz) in my Apple Crumbles mug. That made it taste so much better.

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The second part of my story is this movie review:


Old Dogs”  is a very funny movie. Can’t go wrong with John Travolta and Robin Williams.  Story about 2 guys who are finally getting the contract of their dreams for their company. Along comes an old flame of Robin Williams who puts a real big surprise in the picture.  Highly recommended.

The third part of my story happened at work which is the reason for the title of this post.

It was about 4 pm and only my partner and I were at work. Everyone else leaves at 3:30pm.  I hear a bang, bang, bang and then the voice of a kid.  I look out the front window and see 3 kids throwing rocks at a construction van. They broke the window of the van!  I told my business partner what was going on and he said “call 911” as he rushed out the door. I was thinking…”this isn’t an emergency…but now he’s out there and how if those kids throw big rocks at him?….okay… NOW it’s an emergency”.  So I called and explained the situation and the police were sent.  My partner stayed outside holding the kids bikes until the local officers arrived.  Apparently those kids have been in trouble before. Why was I not surprised at that?!!!

 DON’T LEAVE ME HERE ALONE!  I just want to explain that almost every day, everyone leaves at 3:30 pm except me.  On occasion, like yesterday, my partner stays late.  But on those day’s I’m alone…what if those kids want to get evenWhat if they break OUR windowsWhat if they do it when I’m there alone?   I have 3 passifying thoughts:  1. We have close neighbors  2. We have an alarm system,  and  3.  The police are about 1/4 mile down the road.   I think Shane is going to have to start putting in some hours with me at the office.

Finally, we went looking for new bikes for our summer travels.  First stop Dick Sonne’s on Commercial drive. This is the one I really wanted but it wasn’t for sale: The Harley!

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The shop bought it years ago for $3000 and the salesman wasn’t even going to talk to me about selling it.  So we talked about these bikes. 

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We’ll have to consider helmets as well. I really liked this one but Ted had some choice words about it.


Ted and I will do more bike research this weekend or next week. The most important feature:  SHOCK ABSORBTION!

After the bike mission, we stopped at The Hook Line and Sinker to watch Syracuse play Butler.

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We had some really good drinks and eats:  We had Excelsior Chardonnay = buttery and good legs. Nice Chard.  We enjoyed popcorn. 


Love the extensive salad bar at the Hook with the fresh mussels. The Hook is the only restaurant where Ted and I like mussels.  We won’t eat them any where else and if they come in a fish platter, we leave them.

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Not real crazy about the bread…


For main eats: Ted had Baked Seafood (broiled Boston haddock, sea scallops, stuffed jumbo shrimp, and 4 oz cold water lobster tail). 


Joanne had Honey Soy Salmon (Baked salmon fillet marinated in honey and soy served over garlic sautéed spinach).


The coffee was smooth, not too strong, not too weak.


Great night for eats, bad night for basket ball.



Oh well, maybe next year.

TGIF  guys!


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  • At 2010.03.26 09:26, Dawn Hutchins said:

    How scary about those kids! At least dinner looks tasty. I’m heading out to dinner tonight on a double date and it’s the other couple’s first time on a date! I should bring my camera and record the whole event under the guise of food blogging.
    .-= Dawn Hutchins´s last blog ..From the Pantry. Hearts of Palm Salad. =-.

    • At 2010.03.26 10:59, Nancy Jean said:

      I would definitely bring Shane to work for a few days next week – – in case the kids are thinking of retribution. Fierce-looking dogs are a great deterrent, especially with kids. The alarm & close proximity of the police is certainly comforting, but Shane’ll be good to show off too.

      Bob can never watch SYR (they make him too nervous), so we checked back from time to time. It’s too bad they didn’t hang on at the end. He did stay up way late to watch the Kentucky – Xavier game and said it was awesome.


      • At 2010.03.26 12:06, kalli@fitandfortysomething said:

        oh i love a buttery chardonnay-my fav!
        yes, scary if you are left alone-maybe you should leave at 3:30 too 🙂
        sounds like a great day!

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          • At 2010.03.26 14:21, Joanne said:

            Dawn: Def. bring your camera. You’ll find out it’s a lot of fun.

            Nancy: Not only will Shane scare away riff-raff, but the vendors as well. 🙂

            Kalli: Unfort. I come in at 8 and everyone else is here by 7…fair is fair. 🙁

            • At 2010.03.26 14:27, kilax said:

              Ugh! I am so happy you did something about the kids, even though you are worried now. You did the right thing!

              It surprises me how awful some kids are. And these kids probably won’t change, because they have no one watching over them. Our neighbor kids do awful things, and we ask them to stop, but they continue doing them. Even when we talk to their parents.
              .-= kilax´s last blog ..How to show someone you don’t care about their interests =-.

              • At 2010.03.26 14:44, Mallory said:

                Glad you caught those kids, but too bad that now you feel worried about being alone at work, you definitely shouldn’t have to feel unsafe…that sucks.

                Now you’ve got me thinking about endless salad bars for dinner, the entrees looked great, but I probably wouldn’t have even made it that far with all those salad items!

                • At 2010.03.26 17:38, Joanne said:

                  Kilax: My partner came back and told me one kid asked if there were dead bodies in the closed up factory next door. The kid said he breaks in there all the time. Totally strange kids. Really…their parents should spend more time with them. Unless that’s the reason they’re messed up to begin with. There are just as many messed up adults out there.

                  Mallory: Weird stuff has been happening for the 20 years we’ve been at that location. AND…it’s always after 3:30 pm. Even when any of the guys stay late and they are alone, they make sure I lock them in. It’s a strange little town. We should be in a Sci-Fi movie.

                  • At 2010.03.27 11:58, Pam (@ TotalHealthCounseling) said:

                    Sorry about those kids causing trouble. Good thing you weren’t alone that day!
                    So sad Syracuse could not keep on winning..there’s always next yr. The Gators didn’t make it that far this year.

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