Monday, July 28, 2014

T Stands For Legend-ary

Last week, Bridget asked someone named "Beth," and I quote
So Beth what are you planning for next years anniversary?
When I saw that, I laughed until my sides hurt.  I hate to tell you Bridget, but there is no BETH here.  To me, Beth implies a demure, mostly shy, very proper lady.  I'm no Beth.  Never have been, never will be.  Just like I'll never be Bleubeard's "mother," or use "google" to search the internet.

If "Elizabeth" or "Dr. E, Queen of Free" are too long to write, then a simple "E" will suffice.  And if you must shorten my name, it has to be "Liz," because there is nothing shy or demure about a Liz.

But back to Bridget's question.  How should we celebrate year 2 of T Stands for Tuesday? What do you think about having an ATC PIF?  Those who wish to participate would designate it by a star (asterisk) next to their name when they link up, and those who don't wish to participate wouldn't have to, but could celebrate by posting their designated link, anyway.  Just a thought.  I'd like to hear yours, too.

I apologize that this is an old photo, but I failed to get yet another photo of the restaurant my friend Sally and I went to last week.

This time we were seated in a back part of the restaurant, possibly because there were lots of people there that day.  The waitress didn't even bring us a menu, but told us to head to the buffet.  Usually, we look at the menu, because many people order from it, rather than eating from the buffet.

One thing I remembered from previous visits was the desserts were always gone by the time I got around to them.  This time, I headed for the desserts first.  I was glad I did, because the "good" ones were gone by the time Sally visited the dessert bar.

Sally's and my drink of choice was coffee.  Of course, I had to pig out on the Mediterranean salads

which were yummy as yummy could be.

Although I took a photo of the entrees, I found only the cabbage rolls and coconut rice to be items I wanted to eat.  So, of course, I had another heaping helping of hummus and tabbouleh. I admit I spent a LONG time setting up this shot, so I would not be in the photo.  The woman at the right (seen only in the reflection of the domed steam trays) was extremely patient and waited for me to finish taking the photo.

This was the lovely view I had as we ate.

After we ate and paid our bill, I took a few shots of the art. 

As I was taking these photos,

my camera batteries died.  I thought I had a spare set, but alas, that was not the case.  So, that was the end of my Legend-ary T day.  I noticed Divers and Sundry always tells how much she and her daughter spend on lunch, so I thought I would tell you that Sally and I spent $8.95 plus tax and $2.00 each on the tip.  Well worth the price, I might add.

Now it's your turn to share your T post this week.  The photos don't need to be taken on Tuesday, and they can be about anything, as long as you can relate them in some way, back to a drink of choice.

And please don't forget to weigh in on how you would like to celebrate the 2nd T Stands for Tuesday anniversary.

Just to update everyone, in her comment, Deb asked what PIF stood for.  My apologies for not explaining before.  PIF stands for Pay It Forward.  In other words, the person next on the list (who wishes to play) gets an ATC from you and you get one from the person whose name is listed before yours.  Hope that explains it since I guess I thought everyone could read my mind!

18 thoughtful remarks:

Bridget Larsen said...

ok Queen E you shall be hahahahaha thanks for making my day. I have a friend Elisabeth who likes to be called Beth so blame her LOL.
Love the idea of an ATC PIF? Whats the PIF bit?
What a spread you had there, I feel the calories piling on just looking at that plate
Bridget #1

fairy thoughts said...

Hi elizabeth
A rose by any other name ... Eh ?
Sorry I don't have a tea picture to show but then it's not Tuesday here yet. But I would like to ask if you sent me an e mail entitled.... Deliver....ed
If not then you may have been hacked .... I didn't open it because I had something similar a while ago
I hope all is well

jinxxxygirl said...

I'm afraid your gonna have to tell me.. what is an ATC PIF.??? Now i know ATC is Artist Trading Card but i guess i'm just not with it enough to know what PIF is...If its just a ATC swap then i think thats a great idea!

Lovely restaurant pics Elizabeth... Tell Bleubeard Jinx(my cat) just had his summer bath! Does Bleubeard get a bath?? Hugs! deb

Robyn said...

Is there such a thing as a "bad" dessert? Love the food posters.
I'm always up for an ATC swap PIF or whatever.
Remind me next year!

Krisha said...

Oh, now I'm hungry after looking at those pictures and it's bed time for me. I would love to come have lunch with you and Sally, you find the most interesting places to eat at. How is Sally's foot doing?

I'm so tired and am rambling on, took me almost three hours to get picture collages and post it all, after spending one HOT day cleaning the Playhouse. Thanks God we have two air conditioners in that thing.

Have a great week, give Bluebeard a squeeze for me.

Rebeca Trevino said...

you are funny Beth, errr i mean E, or Elizabeth or Dr. E, Queen of Free or Liz . . . (by the way, i caught myself laughing too)
anyway since i don't do ATCs i can't play, but i will celebrate year 2 by reading all your posts in year 3- since they are always fun.

Darla said...

I'd sure like to have any one of those posters hanging on my own wall. Lunch looks good and certainly inexpensive.


~*~Patty S said...

Good Morning E...I hear you on name calling LOL...
the hair on my neck goes up when anyone calls me PATSY or PAT...which I do not answer to
Speaking of names what is a PIF?
I am assuming there is no rush since the second anniversary celebration is a year away right?
Yummy lunch spot and you did good procuring those lovely desserts in plenty of time...nice that you and Sally got out for a treat...hope she is doing well!
Happy T Day

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Thank you for sharing this post with all the yummy food and cool art. Buffets can be so relaxing since they are generally less rushed, and with a view like that from the table, I could sit for awhile. My DH always goes for the desserts first, too!

I chuckled about the name thing...there isn't much you can do wrong except call me by my given name (Deborah) which I find very formal and stuffy. I much prefer Debbie or even Deb and cringe at the times I am forced to use my full first name.

I would love to do an ATC PIF,and even know what it is! :)

Halle said...

The atc pif sounds like a fun idea.
I too love a good dessert. But won't waste my time on something sweet if I'm not entirely sold on what it is. No mediocre desserts for me. :)

Dianne said...

*ok...I linked up before I read through your post! I would certainly participate in a Pay it Forward swap!
Are we talking about this year's anniversary? or next year!? lol...

I always enjoy your meals out with Sally, and seeing the lovely views. We are having lovely cool weather in Ohio right now, so I hope you are seeing blue skies and mild temps my dear E!

Ariel said...

The ATC idea sounds great Elizabeth. All these food pictures are making me hungry now.
Have a lovely week

Deborah Weber said...

Oh yum! Looks like it was a delicious outing. My growling tummy agrees. And I really love those framed art posters. I love the idea of a PIT ATC celebration for next year's anniversary - how fun!

froebelsternchen said...

Wow what a yummie delicious lunch you had and the posters are great!

In German we have so many short ways for Elzabeth too.. My girl cousins she is an Elisabeth hates when we called her
Sissy or Lieserl...

we have to call her Elisabeth..
but it is too long in my mind!

Carol said...

Well POOP-De-Do! Me thinks I have taken too many pain pills for my back today :( I posted this to my art blog first so I copied it to my home and garden blog but couldn't figure out how to delete the other link so I'm up there twice and they say the same thing on two different blogs :-/ Sorry... I guess I wanted everyone else to be as confused as me LOL!
and since I also forgot the * on both links you can add me to the swap .... if you'd like. If it complicates things never mind I'll catch another one down the road. So now I'm going to go curl up on the couch and fade off into la la land.

Rita said...

I don't do ATCs but I like to see what other people have made on their blogs--LOL!
That restaurant has to be good with a "Rita" poster. ;) I like Queen E.
Happy belated T-Day! :)

Julia Dunnit said...

I am not a regular but would LOVE to participate in an anniversary ATCPIF. Mostly so I can use the acronyms of course, I like an ATCPIF!
Missing you at WOYWW, but understanding for sure...and loving the post, armchair tourism for me! This actually looks like a really good place to eat...and I am super impressed thwt you remembered to get dessert, missing out would make me very miffed!

Divers and Sundry said...

Better late than never? You didn't miss my post, it's just that we went on a vacation and I didn't check in lol! Now I have to look around and see what I missed...