Showing posts from October, 2012

It's hip to be square.

Remember when the rock band Chicago hit it really big in the '70s with those songs like "Beginnings" and "25 or 6 to 4"? Band geeks everywhere were pretty jazzed that somebody had made it cool to be a band geek. Chicago was all horns and drums and all the really great stuff in bands. The arrangements were awesome. Of course, the real deal was - and is - that band geeks have always been cool. And anybody who says otherwise is/was jealous of their ability to read music, play an instrument, and march in step with a large group and with a sense of rhythm! Now that, kids, is multitasking. Impressive. And cool.

And now the coolest and newest thing going on at W. D. Deli is our new method of credit card processing. If you've had dinner at a food truck or bought something at an arts fair, you've probably encountered something called Square. Square offers credit card processing through a little white, um, square thing that can be plugged into an iPad or iPhone -…

Eating out.

We all go out to eat sometimes. Some of us more often than others. Mr. Beers and Mr. Bobo probably go out to eat (on the average) ten times a week. Is that a lot? It seems like a lot to me. We eat at cheap places and sometimes at not-so-cheap places. We go to all kinds of places - Chinese, Mexican, Italian, steak houses, burger joints - you name it. So we've accumulated a lot of dining, um, experiences.

But just this past week, we experienced a "first." Some dear friends from Austin were in town and they requested we go to a particular place for dinner - a favorite of theirs when they're in town. A little pricey, but great outdoor seating, a good wine selection, tasty food, and a relaxed atmosphere. So it all sounded good. We were able to get a gander at the patio and the dining room as we walked up and walked in, and there were some empty tables. Good.

At about 8:30 on a Wednesday night, a lovely seating hostess greeted us with a smile and said hello. Then she aske…