Words of Wisdom, From Joe

“Jimmie!” said Joe. “Did you know that macaroni has lots of calories?”

My supper club bunch and I were having dinner at Finezza’s (Italian – very good, highly recommend), and Joe had apparently watched a new documentary.

“Yes, I know,” I replied.

“It’s got more than the cheese! I thought macaroni and cheese was healthy!”

“No,” I replied smugly*, “noodles have a lot of empty calories. They are a great way to convey flavors to your mouth but the calorie payoff is pretty rough.”

*I can say this with smugness because I’ve recently given up all grains and if I don’t say it smugly, I might cry.

“Also, did you know that fruit juice is mostly sugar?” Joe was distraught.

“Yes, Joe, I know. It’s disappointing.  It sounds so good for you but it’s really not,” I replied.

Joe shook his head mournfully. “No wonder I’ve gained so much weight,” he said (he hasn’t) and then he sighed.

The waiter rounded the table to take our orders and I wondered what Joe would eat. He’s a lot like Dammit Todd.  His food is his focus until the meal is gone and there’s no talking to him until the last bite has been consumed.  He thoroughly enjoys whatever he has ordered and it’s a pleasure to watch him at dinner.

“What will you have, sir?” she asked Joe.

“Lasagna, please. Extra cheese.  And lemonade, thanks.”

Oh, Joe. I do love him.


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Felix
    May 18, 2017 @ 18:55:15

    Didn’t slow ‘ole Joe down ONE BIT!!! Love it!


  2. Mom
    May 18, 2017 @ 19:34:26

    Aaaah, the wisdom of JOE….he is truly BOOK worthy….start writing, Jimmie !


  3. Anne
    May 22, 2017 @ 08:55:31

    Delightful. Is it true? I almost hope it isn’t. One of the hardest things for a potential fiction writer to get past is fascinating reality. You may have to practice making stuff up. I never got good at it, so I mostly write descriptions of our trips.


  4. Brandon
    Jun 27, 2017 @ 00:23:39

    Lol, atta boy Joe


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