Tuesday, November 13, 2012

FREE MS talk with FREE food

I’ve been a little MIA the last few days.  I’ve been busy or not busy, both being the problem.  I had yesterday and today off work.  Yesterday, I got the kids up and took them to school, came home and about an hour later, I crashed.  I ended up sleeping for a few hours, even when I woke up, I had trouble waking up.  Picked up the kids from school and ran them over to my moms a little later so Cheri and I could go to a MS talk at the local “Papa Vino’s”.  We went to one there last year and it was good, we actually learned a little more and her description of MS hit home with me and I understood how the disease worked more.  So they invited us back this year.

We believe the drug companies are required to set up so many of these a year.  I don’t know why they have to but I think all they do is pay a doctor to come in and talk to us about MS and they leave.  What do we get out of it?  A free meal, and a good one at that.  First they started us out with appetizers of Calamari and small pizza slices.  Now Cheri was grossed out about the Calamari, but I’ve never had it, so I grabbed some.  For those that don’t know, Calamari is squid.  She probably would have been fine except for some of them actually looked like squids, or spiders as she said.


It was good.  Tasted a lot like seafood normally tastes but it was very chewy, like rubber.  They also brought out a Caesar salad that was very good.  Then the doctor came in and breezed through the production like he really didn’t want to be there and then took off.  Then they brought the main course, and then some.  There was Penne alla Vodka, Tuscan Potatoes and for the meat they brought Chicken Marsala and Chicken Picatta both on beds of spaghetti.  They brought so much food it was ridiculous, they even brought all kinds of boxes for all of us to take food home.  After stuffing our faces and our boxes they came out with desserts – Raspberry Cheesecake, Tiramisu and Cannoli’s.  The food was so good, who cared what the talk was about. 

The really nice thing is (other than not costing us a dime) we met some other people that had MS as well as we got to sit next to the couple that we liked from last year.  It was a really nice evening.


  1. Glad the two of you had a nice night out, in spite of the subject matter. Take care.

  2. Sounds like a great evening overall, sometimes being around people who are going through the same thing as you really helps, and adding free food on top of it all makes it even better.