On Friday Cindy drove over to Calimesa to run some errands and when she got back the taillight lens that I have been pushing back into place and thinking I should add a bit of glue to for the last year was now missing, evidently while on the freeway it came loose and disappeared into the wild unknown, I know it has vanished because we have retraced the path she drove and nothing red other than plastic Dixie Cups are to be found, now here it is Saturday and our plan to drive all the way to Riverside without a taillight lens will surely include sitting on the side of the road explaining to a CHP Officer how I had actually ordered a replacement light and it was on it’s way to our home even as we were speaking, I know that sounds like an old “the check is in the mail” story but I did order one, so to get us by until then we picked up a roll of Cherry Red duct tape at Walgreens..
OK I’m going to get off track here for a minute so bear with me, I picked up this roll of duct tape and I know you all have seen this brand and this one gets to me, the name on the label reads Duck Tape, OK now this is where my brain goes into high gear because this type of tape was created to tape Ducts not Ducks, now just picture this if it were the other way around and the label Duck Tape was actual and not a play on words, then this could be the result..
OK back to the story, we got home and I removed the taillight and completely covered the surface in neatly laid straight lines of Cherry Red Duct/Duck tape, I replaced the light and it looks so good that I am thinking about removing the other lens and using some more of this so called Duck Tape or in NASCAR language 200 Mile An Hour Tape, Cindy had another plan to which caused me to leave it alone and I am now waiting for the new light to arrive before the taillights will again match, but for now we are sort of legal because the light does shine through the tape just fine.
The Cheesecake Factory is pricey but a very nice place to eat and yes they serve more than just Cheesecake, although a slice of the cheesecake ranges anywhere from seven bucks to seven and a half so needless to say we didn’t bring any home with us, I ordered the Shrimp and Chicken Gumbo which was out of this world and a few insulin shots later until the next morning so was my blood sugar but I have to say I would order it again but judge my amount to eat and insulin dose a bit different next time. Cindy had a Crispy Beef that they prepared in the orange sauce that the Orange Chicken is cooked in and she raved about it, she couldn’t eat all of it so about half of her plate came home with us, to give you an example of the amount just the part Cindy brought home fed two other people. Dessert was a slice of cheesecake with Happy Anniversary written in chocolate syrup around the plate with hearts and the ticket which was as I mentioned before very pricey but well worth it for the experience of a candle light dinner with my wife.
Walking our meal off at the mall next door was pretty entertaining also, we love to people watch and some of the styles of dress is enough to make you grin just to think of them, a lot of kids with the skinny jeans but sagging at the same time, the hairstyles everywhere from neon colored tips to Mohawks makes you remember back when we were that age, we looked a whole lot better than that. And speaking of looks Cindy is a lady who wears no makeup what so ever, she never has except on rare occasions and this day was not one of those occasions, there was a makeup display in the center aisle of the mall and the young lady there asked Cindy if she had time to give the products a look, Cindy made the mistake of saying yes and answered none when asked what type makeup she was wearing, a Mini Makeover later we were back to walking through the mall with Cindy now wearing a completely new face, it didn’t look bad but Cindy requires no makeup in my opinion, we spent the rest of the night laughing and joking with Bob and Martha talking about everything from politics and school policies to chicken coops and skunk skin caps, I know that’s not a typical topic but our friendship is anything but typical, we had a good evening out on our Date Night even though Bob and Martha didn’t go with us at least Martha and Bobs Sister Kathy got to eat at the Cheesecake Factory in the comfort of their own home due to the generosity of my wife.