Thursday, December 15, 2011

Much to do

Busy day today doing non-work stuff. Had a dentist appointment in the morning out in Naperville.....yes, to the same dentist I went to as a kid. Over the years I've had a bunch of dentists downtown, but they've come and gone for one reason or another so I finally just went back to the guy who has been there for 30+ years. It was just a cleaning, but now that I'm insured again (thanks LL!), I'll go every 6 months.

Since I was out in the 'ville, I headed over to see my folks and take them to lunch. We went to OCB, Old Country Buffet for those of you not in the know. While my folks eat there quite often, $13 for two people!, I've never been and was hesitant due to unknown sodium content of the food. However, I was pleasantly surprised with their decent salad bar (including baby spinach, two kinds of lettuce mixes, garbanzo beans and egg)and baked chicken. They had fried chicken too, but I have to stay away from that. And while I was there, I was able to meet the employees who talk to my folks when they come in and generally treat them very well. Nice!

Got back home just before rush hour got bad, answered some emails and printed labels for our Christmas cards, which always takes longer than I think it should. Generally it's my fault as I keep the records in Excel and have to import them into Word AND into the appropriate template to match my labels. Still, it beats the hell out of writing them all out!!


terri said...

My dentist is the son of the dentist I saw as a kid. I like him. I like his staff. Why fix it if it's not broken?

I've never thought highly of OCB, but your description makes me feel a little more forgiving. It's been years since I've been to one. I always thought they were overcrowded and chaotic with food that was mediocre. Kacey always loved to go there though, so we went now and then. Maybe it's time to give it another try.

alexis said...

I have fond memories of OCB from sporting events in highschool. I imagine the combination of all you can eat + carbs made for an irresistible stop on those away track and field meets