Tuesday, December 01, 2009

A Night on the Town

On Saturday, I had the house to myself, so decided to take advantage of the unseasonably warm weather and take Zoe to the dog park. There were a number of canines frolicking in the winter wonderland. Kidding, the ground is as barren as what's between Sarah Palin's ears. Zoe can be a bit timid, but didn't hesitate to sniff a few derriers on that afternoon. We then took the trail that leads to a creek. We didn't stay in that area long as it was quite muddy. A few minutes later, I got a call from a friend and asked if he wanted to get together. He agreed and met me back at the house an hour later.

The first place we hit was Wal-Mart. I had a couple gifts that my mother gave me for my birthday that I wanted to return (some winter socks and a long-sleeve shirt). After receiving $12.50 for the items, we headed for the music section. Over the past week, I'd become a fan of Adam Lambert. It started when I happened to see him performing on the AMA's (his was the last performance and the only one I caught). I saw how risque' his act was and was like, "Damn". I chuckled as the show ended right after his song instead of giving out a last award; It'd be like the Oscars ending by playing a scene from a movie. Next, I read a review in Entertainment Weekly that gave his new disc a B+.


Shortly thereafter, I listened to the recording online at AOL's listening station. I was ridiculously impressed by his vocals and style. This from a man who's only ever watched one ep of "American Idol". So it should suprise no one that I was tempted to pick up his disc when I saw it on sale for a mere $9.95. With the extra money in my pocket from the returns, there was no way I was gonna pass up this deal.

Back in the car, I asked my friend where he wished to eat. He said he wouldn't mind Culver's. Not having been there in quite some time, I said that would be fine. I chose something from their "Meals for under $4" menu and looked for a seat. All the booths were taken save one, one of those corner booths that can seat six. Our party consisted of only two, but I always love sitting in such spaciousness. As we waited for our food, I noticed that the TV they had on the wall was playing Charlie Brown's Christmas in an endless loop. Tis the season. Culver's chicken tenders were pretty dang good for the price. We talked for quite some time as the restaurant gradually began to clear out.

7 comments:

Sundar said...

And everyone lived happily ever after?

Rocketstar said...

Is that the gayest cover ever or what (not that there is anything wrong with that of course)

Thomas said...

Sundar, I don't know about everyone, but I was sure content. Even more so the next day when the cable guy installed my HighDefinition box.

Rocket, totally. My friend commented on that as I was looking at the track listing in the store. I figured he'd shut his mouth as soon as he heard how good it was. This is one of my favorite tracks from it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DKVGiCL7yo

Rocketstar said...

His music is not my cup of tea but I do understand his appeal, he certainly showed it on AI.

Narkissos said...

gayish...totally!!! but batty boy got a nice voice.....:)

Dave said...

Not my cup of tea, coffee or strawberry milkshake for that matter... but wouldn't the world be a boring place if we all liked the same things???

Dawn said...

I am a fan.