Florida 2009: Day 4

May 23

The girls made me get up early, again.  During our travels around Naples we frequently passed the same Cracker Barrel.  I had never been to a Cracker Barrel and had always been slightly intrigued by the concept: diner plus country store.  Odd couple but whatever.  After spending nearly $500 on food and drink in South Beach, I was elated to find a country style lunch for under $10.  We even found time for a game of checkers outside the store… er, diner?  After lunch we headed to the beach.

Parking was scarce, close to the beach but we lucked out and slid right into a metered spot as another beach goer was leaving.  We pumped a few quarters in and since it looked as though it was going to rain soon, we figured the 1.5 hours on the meter would be sufficient.  Well the weather was being so cooperative we decided to just risk a ticket since we didn’t have anymore quarters.  Not that any of us was motivated enough to walk to a store, get quarters, then refill the meter.  Would you be motivated if you had this in front of you?  Additionally, we were having such stimulating conversations.

Fredrick to Amy:  Is getting cellulite your biggest fear?
Amy, with a look of extreme surprise: Did you just ask me that?

As the clouds rolled in, we decided to pack it in.  Mind you this is about 2 hours after our meter had expired.  Walking back to our car we passed a meter maid.  Guess what?  This happened.  And 10 minutes later this happened.

Later that night, we watched UFC 98 at a nearby sports bar.  Unfortunately, Matt Serra and Sean Sherk lost but the fight between Machida and Evans was amazing and Machida emerged the new Light Heavyweight champion.  As per usual, I was hungry again, even though I ate only a few hours earlier, so we drove through McDonald’s.  Amy was driving, me riding shotgun, and Jamie in the back.  Amy places my order with the McDonald’s employee then receives my food.

Drive thru employee to Amy:  Would you like anything else?
Amy to Me: Do you want anything else?
Me to Amy: Ask for some Arby’s sauce.
Amy to Drive thru employee: Can I have some Arby’s sauce?
Me:  <laughs uncontrollably>

Cue the applause, I’m here all night folks.


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