So I’m sitting on the couch with the laptop, waiting for dinner to defrost, and suddenly I’m plunged into darkness. The power went out in my building and the one across the parking lot. I called the building owner and asked him to contact Xcel because my internet was gone and I was having trouble even remembering where the candles were and then there was the matter of lighting them. I don’t smoke, but I do keep a stick lighter around.
I called JJ and AJ and they talked to me while I walked through the apartment, bumping into boxes and crap piled up in the hall. Eventually, I got a candle lit and the owner called back to inform me Xcel said 200 residences were without power and they’d have it on by 10.
AJ laughed his ass off when I told him. No, I don’t know why. He just thought it was funny. That guy has a weird sense of humor sometimes. I threw my defrosted dinner in the dark fridge, grabbed keys and money, and headed out to find a restaurant. I ended up at Romolo’s.
They serve Italian fare. I ordered cheese ravioli. The salad came; straight out of a bag. A basket of bread showed up; slightly stale and the butter didn’t even have garlic in it. And damn, no beer or wine! How the hell does anyone eat food without alcohol to accompany it? The ravioli was…adequate. I ate about half.
What have we got so far? Mexican place: D. Italian place: C.
I know there are good restaurants in the neighborhood. I just have to find them.
One minute after I returned home, the power came back on. I have internet (obviously) and lights. The search for excellent food continues!