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Birthday Karma Abounded

Elephant Bar Logo[dropcap]Y[/dropcap]esterday had some fun birthday karma! Here are just a couple of examples:

Elephant Bar Restaurant

We had lunch at the Elephant Bar Restaurant on 1225 Willow Pass Rd in Concord, CA 94522. (Yes, we were not in our normal neck of the woods!)

First, the food is excellent. Very fresh and healthful. And the decor is fun too! Very safari-esque.

[twocol_one]The young, and cute, waitress asked if we had ever been there before. Nope. I asked her, “Since I will probably never be here again, just passing through, what is the must-have dish?” She became highly emotive, no, effusive over the tempura salmon rolls: seared salmon with avocado, carrots, cucumbers, tofu and sushi rice finished with soy glaze, sesame seeds and served with wasabi, pickled ginger and soy sauce for dipping.

“Great! I’ll have that!” She was beside herself, as we say in the south. And, I must say, it was delicious, indeed.[/twocol_one] [twocol_one_last]Before we finished lunch, the manager came to the table. “I understand this is your first time eating here?”

“Yes, we’re just passing through.”

“Allow me to treat you both to dessert, on the house.”

“Why, thank you. That’s certainly unexpected!”

And, yes. It too was divine!

Little did he know he would get a “Tim Likes” rating here at tt.us! I highly recommend their restaurant! They had no idea it was my birthday.[/twocol_one_last][hr][twocol_one]

Dinner at Outback

We eat at Outback a lot. It’s just close and convenient. And because we eat there so often, we tend to know the people who work there. One of them is expecting a baby girl this week, in fact!

But when we walked in last night, a new guy was working the welcome station. He took us to our table and did the obligatory soups of the day spiel. I get so tired of hearing it (The soups never change.) that I finished it for him.

“That’s it exactly. And your server, Robert, will be here shortly to take you order.”

“Thanks.”

As I thanked him, he walked off, taking three steps away from the table before he whirled around, took two large steps back to dramatically present himself at the table, like he had forgotten something, and said, “Hi. My name is Robert. I’ll be your server tonight. May I get you something to drink while you look over the menu.”[/twocol_one] [twocol_one_last]I love a quirky sense of humor, and Robert has just that. He’s a very personable young man with a great smile.

As we were getting close to finishing dinner, he said that the manager had just noticed they only had one slice of carrot cake left. (We always share a piece of carrot cake.) He said the manager felt terrible the last time we were there because they had run out of the dessert before we got to order one; so, she was saving tonight’s last piece for us. She couldn’t have them run out on us again.

Very thoughtful. And, I don’t even know who the manager is, but no one working at the restaurant had any idea it was my birthday.

We knew Robert was telling us the truth about our getting the last slice because we heard the table behind us later order a slice for dessert and groan when told they had just run out![twocol_one_last][hr]

Thank You

A special thanks to everyone for all of the kind birthday wishes on Facebook and all of the ecards! I’m actually getting old now! Jeeze. It’s a bit strange to me!!

While I’m not much older than the HU, just a couple of years, I think my birthday this year troubled him a bit! “You know, this one rounds up to 60!”