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Birthday buzz: wrap-up

Ran out of time to post about it yesterday, but the day ended with a nice dinner at Round Table.

We had gone to a pizza buffet (Eatsa Pizza) earlier, but they were already closed by the time we arrived.  So I realized there was a Round Table nearby.  We'd talked other locations, but I figured they were closest, and I remembered that they had an outdoor patio with a playground setup.

We were not sorry in the slightest.  It was the first place my son could roam around freely with minimal danger.  The manager was very kind to unlock some chairs for us.  Really, though it be my birthday, I am happiest at a place where the kids can roam a bit and play.  They're happy– I'm happy.  We had that somewhat at the picnic in the park on Friday, but here was an enclosed area.  We were virtually alone save for another family, and so there was no worry about older kids mowing my son down.

They make a good pizza.  I realize it might not be as fine as a Chicago or New York pizza, made only in wood-fired ovens exclusive to making pizzas (the collective scent left behind is supposedly part of it), nor is it the simplistic authentic pizza of Italy, but for the Pacific Northwest region of the U.S., it's pretty good, especially for a chain.  Mom and Pop outfits are getting harder and harder to find.

So that's all for jak's birthday, until my baby sis (who shares my birthday) sends whatever she is supposed to send.  I was hoping she'd simply return our call so we could all talk to her, but I guess she's a busy woman.  Incidentally, the last outing we had with her was at Round Table– but another location in our city, without the nice playground.

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Bizarre tastes.

I remember the first time I had anchovies on a pizza.

It was many, many, many years ago.  I can't remember the year.  It was at the Godfather's in Richland, I believe; an Arby's is there now.  I was with my father, and I begged for a small pizza with just anchovies on them, for I was very curious to see what the fuss was all about.  He suggested I should get one other topping I was sure I liked, so that there was a likely chance I'd eat it.  Ok, pepperoni it was.

I can still remember him making faces as I happily scarfed it down.

Fast forward to last night.  We were at Hubby's, and we got my favorite "Hubby's Down Under Wunder Blunder" with pineapple, green peppers, backbacon, shrimp and I forget what else– and I saw that they had oysters and anchovies as "side orders".  Well, I thought that they would be just on the side, separate, by themselves.  I was a bit surprised when they put it on a small "peewee" sized pizza.  Oh well, that was just fine.

I can still remember Cimmy making faces as I happily scarfed about half of it down.

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