Chicken Friday

Around our little town, “Catfish Friday” at the Valero gas station is pretty much famous.  Even my great-uncle heard about it when he came to town.  Why Southerners are obsessed with catfish, I do not know, but apparently the Valero fries it pretty good.

A couple of Fridays ago I was subbing all day and my poor husband had to fend for himself for lunch.  He doesn’t like me to pack him a lunch, because he doesn’t like eating at work (being a boss means lots of lunch interruptions).  Usually, though, he doesn’t have time to go home and heat something up either, despite working 1/2 a mile from our house.  So, his normal lunch when I’m gone is some kind of lunch meeting.  This particular Friday it happened to be a late lunch meeting (as in, around 3 o’clock).  For some reason they had their meeting at this same Valero.

Since it was Friday afternoon, the Valero already had their “Catfish Friday” stuff out.  What neither of us knew (never having had a desire to attend this infamous feed-your-face fest) was that they also have chicken.  According to Andy, it’s really good chicken.  And it’s a buffet, so they have really good vegetables and sides too.

For some strange reason it was determined that this Friday (today), Andy and I would be going to what we now called “Chicken Friday” at the Valero.  Maybe it had to do with having a long week.  Maybe it had to do with a billion little stresses.  I don’t know how, but somehow “Chicken Friday” was set in stone.  Sometimes you just need something to look forward to at the end of the week.

That being said, happy Friday everyone.  The weekend has finally arrived.  And, yes, so has Chicken Friday.

What are your plans for this weekend?  Anything special to look forward to?

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