Pre-weekend weekend lunch invite 20. Healthy teeth and bones

Many things this weekend. First, today is the Chase Corporate Challenge in Highland Park. Although I haven't run in a while, I hope to not collapse in a heap of goo on the course. :-)

Next, tomorrow, as some of you heard from Derrick is the Singles Convention at the Jefferson Raddison. Before you get too excited about making fun of all the people there, it's $20 to keep out riff-raff like you. Derrick has more details...and yeah, I'm going and, as Derrick put it so well, "What have you got to lose, other than the $20, your self esteem, sense of self-worth, your pride, ego, and dignity? You lost all that ages ago, right?"

Throughout the weekend--starting Friday--is the Rochester Ham Fest. Although it has nothing to do with pigs, there are some portly people there. It was started by ham radio operators to buy, sell, and trade equipment, but it has evolved into a big garage sale with any and all electronic junk. Plus, even though your odds of finding a date (unless you're looking for a male nerd in his 50's) are as slim as at the Singles Convention, at least it's only 8 bucks for the whole weekend (I don't have an exact number, but that's about what it was last year).

Also (I told you it was many things), Thirteenth Floor started last week, but I'll be going to see "Driver's Wanted," an independent film produced by, directed by, and starring Tim something or other. It's a comedy about pizza delivery, has been well received, and was made here in Rochester. Money made from it goes to help WBER get a new extra-large Mr. Microphone. It's at 1:00 p.m. at the Little on both Saturday and Sunday, but I don't know how much it cost.

The part that isn't very new follows:

For the last few months I've been having lunch at O'Bagelo's on State Street on Saturday at 11:30. The same people who have been going have been coming back, so I guess I'm not on crack about the food being good.

I'll be there at 11:30. For the few of you who haven't been there, it's on State Street between the Federal Building and Frontier Field. It's south of 490 and north of Andrews on the west side of the street (i.e., across from West Group on the east side.) Their sign is flush against the building so it's a little hard to see unless you're looking. They've got a variety of sandwiches on bagels, fresh bread or fresh rolls, and some soups. There are some veggie stuff too, but sometimes they don't make the fried eggplant very early.

Anyhow, RSVP, call, e-mail, or just show up.

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