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Diminishing Appetites & Metabolites September 13, 2013

Posted by nrhatch in Food & Drink, Humor, Music & Dance.
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I don’t know about you, but my appetite is not what it once was . . . which is just as well since my metabolism is also headed south, in inverse proportion to my advancing age.

In younger years, I ate an impossibly large quantity of food at times.  Perhaps that’s why I often felt like a gargantuan plodding oaf?


In recent years, both appetite and metabolism have taken a nose dive, entering into a rapid free-fall descent.

No.  My weight has NOT followed suit.  Thank you for asking.


As newlyweds, BFF and I could easily down a large pizza in a single sitting without thinking twice (or tasting it twice due to reflux).  These days, a large cheese pie lasts for several meals ~ a single slice, that’s nice.

Most times, I don’t mind.  Smaller appetites are better for our bottom line.

Last Monday, we went to Tarpon Pointe Grill and Tiki Bar for Labor Day play.


On the website, someone had advertised 1/2-price appetizers.   We decided to swing by for a light lunch.

On inquiry of the bartender, our information turned out to be misinformation.


They did have a few Happy Hour specials available, but none appealed to the vegetarians in us.

After looking over the menu, we decided to split a beer and an order of fries while listening to the guitarist, Ricci D, play an eclectic mix of songs ~ from Dave Matthews to Neil Young to Crosby Stills & Nash to Matchbox 20.


Appetites sated, we wandered around Tarpon Pointe enjoying the gorgeous water views and river breezes.

It turned out to be a perfect Labor Day ~ easy on the eyes, the ears, the stomach, and our wallets.


Aah . . . that’s better!

If you’re wondering where all the people are . . . an enormous gargantuan plodding oaf ate them . . . like French fries!

Fi Fie Fo Fum!