Monday, October 30, 2006

The Jim Bunch Eats Again -- It's Jim's Birthday III

October 30th is Jim's BDay!!
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.Mrs. Jim treated me to lunch at our local Applebee's at Conroe (link) today. It was delicious. They even gave me this blue balloon because it was my birthday. Opposite us with those other balloons were several small children and moms. [click on picture for full screen].

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Mrs. Jim had the very tasty SANTA FE CHICKEN SALAD (
link) The half salad size was plenty for her, I even had a few bites. *** A word of caution though, put the dressing 'on the side' as it was literally drowned in dressing. ***
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I had the CAJUN LIME TILAPIA (
link) with its 310 calories and 6 grams of fat. Sounds like I'm getting with my diet in a big way! It was delicious, Mrs. Jim had a few bites of that too..
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Ok, with the balloon request came a surprise a little later. All the wait staff showed up to sing Happy Birthday. There were twice as many as you can see here. And I had to stand up in my chair for the world to watch..
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Then my diet went bye-bye. With the singing group came this delicious chocolate sundae with whip cream and cherry!

I was feeling pretty good about that, probably that free sundae was the reason I would condescend to stand.

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All was well and fine. I got the bill and it seemed a little high. A good look showed (no, there wasn't a charge for the singing wait staff group) a charge of $2.99 for my sundae!

At first I was mortified, but Mrs. Jim calmed me down some. Then we both decided that the waitress was so nice that we would just overlook this and pay up as billed.

I don't know if the 'birthday sundae' is supposed to be free or not. We surely didn't ask for it or the singers, just a little blue balloon.

*** Restaurant rating: 3 1/2 of 5 forks -- too much salad dressing and a charge for an unasked for sundae.

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Comments:
Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you dear Jim....

Sounds like you had super lunch. I didn't think that they charged for the birthday puds. I guess they are getting tight with the old money these days. Never mind birthday boy.

Take care xx
 
And I sure didn't think they should charge for something we didn't order. We didn't even know they were going to bring it.
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Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday dear Jim
Happy birthday to yooooouuuuuuuu.
.....and many more.

Sure looks like some yummy food!! I haven't gotten to an Applebee's in a long time!
 
Happy Birthday Jim. Yep, getting charged for the birthday sundae is a little much but - hey, it's your birthday. Swallow hard, pay the bill, and enjoy the day.
Ralph
 
Happy Birthday Jim, now eat your sundae!!
 
Happy Birthday Jim! I did not know that Conroe had an Applebee's!

I don't think it is fair for them to charge for something you did not request. hmph!

Looks like you were honored and dined for your birthday, you are blessed!
 
'Ah, um, a jest gonna say dis one time Jim, HAPPY BOITHDAY, yousonofagun (dere's a mixture of gangster and cowboy talk here). Hey I didn't say I was good at this!!!
Looks like you and your family had a great time. Great to see family values are still alive and well.
 
I always try to remember to ask for dressing on the side as I have had the drowned food effect as well!! Hope you didn't add a year on for every birthday celebration. I had about 4 differnt celbrations for my last birthday, I certainly didn't do any adding on. Good to see you all had a great time. What A crock to bring dessert not asked for and then charge for it.
Cheers Margaret
 

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