Monday Aurora told me about Pinterest. Today is Thursday, and I am now a Pinterest addict. What particularly thrills me is that strangers have repinned some of my items. Maybe I'm more interesting than I think.
Today IT Prof and I celebrated a late Valentine's Day by using the $10-off coupon he received and eating lunch at Chaz. He has eaten there before; I had not. Wow! Is Chaz expensive! Wow! Is Chaz a wonderful dining experience!
I had the Chef's Combo with the most awesome sweet potato soup I have ever eaten. The Caesar salad and the BLT (without the tomato, which will be explained soon) were also quite good. The server was incredibly attentive. I also drank the best glass of Chardonnay I've ever had.
To be honest, my new physician, an actual board-certified allergist, told me not to drink alcohol. Nor should I drink soda pop. (Giving up Dr. Pepper Ten is hard. Really hard. Not for the caffeine, but for the flavor.) Nor should I eat tomatoes, citrus fruits, peppermint, or chocolate. All these new dietary restrictions are because he thinks I have acid reflux disease, and that causes the asthma (because my lung linings have been hurt by the acid reflux). For thirty-five years, I have believed I have allergies. I have undergone the requisite needle-pricking testing, and I turned out to be allergic to . . . NOTHING.
As much as I hate to admit it, the allergist certainly seems to be right. I had just dropped IT Prof off back at work when I noticed that all of a sudden I was very congested. This was about 15 minutes after I finished the chardonnay (which took me about an hour to sip my way through). There certainly looks as though the chardonnay caused my current congested state.
I like the occasional glass of chardonnay, but I fear that's all over now. It has joined Dr. Pepper Ten on the banned list. I think this is what getting older means.
On the positive side, the allergist is gradually taking me off some of my medications. Think of the money I'll save!